We all have moments when we feel low and out of sorts. It’s normal and it happens to the best of us. Refrain from compounding the issue by being negative and kicking yourself. Instead . . . give yourself a lift with affirmations.
Affirmations are statements that direct or redirect your thoughts and perspective. The benefits are worth the effort. Affirmations should do exactly as the word implies . . . affirm . . . they affirm and reinforce your beliefs. The trick word here is beliefs. At first you may not believe, but over time, as you repeat the words, feel their meaning and the impact that they can make on your life; you’ll begin to experience them through believing. In other words, you manifest it into reality.
Yes, it may seem absurd. And yes, Saturday Night Live has gotten us to laugh along as they poked fun at the concept in their “Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley” skits; but there are many successfully (and cool) people who use affirmations as a means to stay grounded, focused, and positive on a daily basis.
So, think about it. What do you need to affirm within yourself? What stresses you? What behavior do you want to change and how can it be flipped into a positive statement? Here are my daily affirmations.
- I am civil, kind, and loving.
- It’s a great day to be alive.
- Today – I am a hot dog!
- Keep it simple.
- Have faith and positivity.
- Be humble.
- Give of yourself in all you do.
- My thoughts are productive and relevant.
- Ego does not exist.
- Feel the life/energy of you!
Each one serves a purpose for me. I recite these every morning and I revisit them when my day gets hairy or my attitude spoils.
And just for fun, here are the great words of Stuart Smalley . . .
“I’m good enough. I’m strong enough. And doggone it, people like me.”
A little self love can go a long way. 🙂
Question: Do you believe?
My Intentional Life Journey: Component 5 ~ Affirmations
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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes