Happy Monday y'all! Lately, I've seen several posts relating to self-worth, self-image, and self-confidence. I'd like to share with y'all a very simple tool that I use on a daily basis to stay positive and in love with myself and my life. Affirmations. It's as simple as that. What you pay attention to, thrives. Where your attention goes, energy flows. I could list a million rhyming, cliche' sayings to get my point across. But, I will spare you this time.
Honestly, I feel that this is one of the most important keys to happiness. It sounds silly, I know. But, it's so simple, it's obvious. Your thoughts matter! Whatever you are thinking, good or bad, will most certainly manifest itself in your life. For example, if you wake up thinking that it is going to be a terrible day. What kind of day do you think you will have? A good day? On the contrary, my friend. Your mind has already been pre programmed to expect the worst.
Every morning, on my way to work, I sip my smoothie and I talk to God, pray, and I say my affirmations. I find the more I repeat this behavior, the more naturally it flows throughout the rest of the day. I will find myself thinking a negative thought, and almost on autopilot my brain STOPS the negative thoughts and turns to more positive ones. I find myself repeating "I love myself, my body, and I love my life!" or "I am healthy, happy, whole, and complete!" You know, something along those lines. My words sound so corny..but, I cannot stress enough, HOW THIS BEHAVIOR WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Sure, sometimes we find ourselves comparing our lives to others or feeling down about a situation. That's totally normal! That's what it means to be human. God made life hard, but, he also made it beautiful and rewarding. So, reward yourself! Go dream up some positive affirmations and put them on repeat in your mind and amazing things will happen for you! I promise! -Ruth-