When thinking about self-love and how to make a change in your life that doesn’t require time or financial investment, the most beautiful way to begin implementing self-love is with affirmations
I know without a doubt that there is someone already glazing over this. Affirmations have long been deemed “woo-woo”, or for those who practice yoga daily. But affirmations have been the simplest and most impactful change I’ve made in the last year.
I was living in a world of “busy”. Not true busy, but rather the glorified type where I filled my to-do list unnecessarily or if a moment freed up in my day I would immediately fill it with something else. “Self love” seemed out of the question for me. I thought it meant massages and trips to Mexico and that wasn’t going to work for the season I was in.
I needed something simple – and impactful. I decided to dive into the world of affirmations.
Some people use affirmations when they have a goal in mind, and some people, use affirmations to set a tone of positivity and gratitude.
The things we choose to say to ourselves, that inner voice, is INCREDIBLY powerful. What we hear around us, out loud and internally, is INCREDIBLY powerful. It can set the tone for the day, see us through challenges throughout our day and become the mantra that we unconsciously live our lives by.
But yet the use of affirmations seems dramatically underused and underappreciated in general public.
I do a lot of business reading and personal development reading of course, and the topic of affirmations comes up again and again and again. So I knew there had to be something more to it.
Many of the most influential and positive people in the world do this as a daily practice.
Just as they brush their teeth or get dressed each day, they take the mere moments required to say a set of phrases to themselves to feel that lift of motivation, that reminder of what it’s all for.
On the opposite side of that is the negative self talk that eats away at our confidence, our self worth, and self love. Those little comments we make, about how we look, what we are capable of (or not so), and even the tiny tugs at our clothing when the message is “you are not enough just as you are.”
I’ve done it. I do it. It’s a constant work in progress.
I catch myself repeating those words… “but what if…”
Well, WHAT IF?
What if we change the tone, change the words, change the voice to something more meaningful, powerful, positive?
What if we just happen to work in a little self love as we look in the mirror in the morning, as we are getting dressed, as we get into the car, as we take that deep breath when everyone around us is pushing the buttons you didn’t know you had.
Affirmations help us to handle those moments of overwhelm, help us create positive feelings about ourselves, help us take action on the goals that are important to us. They support healthy self confidence and self worth.
So, why not try it?
Or maybe a week.
Or a month.
I’m sharing a few with you here by clicking the button below, but as an even more impactful step, I recommend writing a few that are most meaningful to you and your life.
Put them somewhere you will see them. Screenshot them. Tape them on the wall. In your closet. Wherever you feel it would work for you and just say them. Out loud is best. In your head if you aren’t there yet.
Just give it a try.
The Benefits of Daily Affirmation:
1. You become aware of your daily thoughts and words, reducing the risk of letting negativity seep in.
2. You notice more synchronicities in your life, which serves to encourage and motivate you to keep up the practice.
3. Daily affirmations not only help keep you surrounded by the things you want in your life but they help bring about awareness of all you have around you.
4. A daily practice helps to keep the small things in perspective. In this high-speed world you can easily lose sight of how large the small things really are. When healthy you may forget to think of how much you appreciate it. A simple morning affirmation sentence of “I am healthy” can go a long way.
5. A recent study shows that optimistic people have healthier hearts, and affirmations help you to stay positive.
6. As you continue this practice, others take note and you begin to help those around you without even trying. This, in turn, helps keep you focused.
7. Daily affirmations keep you in a constant state of gratitude.