The power of thought makes an impact on our attitude. It can affect the way we feel about ourselves and the events and circumstances in our lives. Positive thoughts can help us stay energized through tough times, organized when we have a full schedule, and inspired during a big, scary life change.
The more we think about something, the closer we become to bringing the thought of that something into our reality. Some thoughts can promote negative experiences for us, so keep your thoughts on the sunny side.
The following affirmations are only examples. Perhaps you’d like to come up with your own. Feel like sharing? We’d love to hear your words in the comments below.
“I rise and I shine”
Start the week off with this affirmation immediately upon arising. Believe you will shine throughout the day and shed positive light on whatever lies ahead. Trust in your heart that you have the remarkable ability to glow and be an inspiration to those around you.
“I nourish my body with good food”
Say this phrase to yourself while you are planning a meal. Notice how it enhances your relationship with food and your choices about nutrition. At those moments when you feel the urge to hurry up and eat whatever is available, repeat this affirmation with conviction, and take charge of your health. When you eat well, you’ll have more energy to do the things you enjoy doing.
“I am deserving of time for myself”
Mid-week can be challenging as we begin to pine for the weekend. Vow to alleviate a Wednesday slump and take some time for yourself. Give yourself permission to pamper your body, take care of your needs, or just relax. Repeat this affirmation as a firm reminder that you deserve it. Rest, and be your best.
“I trust in my ability to get things done”
Procrastination can lead to depression and a sense of feeling overwhelmed with the tasks at hand. When you feel confident, you will have more energy to do what is needed. Tell yourself over and over again that you are fully capable to do what needs to be done, and tackle your to-do list with gusto.
“I have a strong and healthy mind and body”
When you believe something you are more likely to actualize it into your life. Repeat this affirmation whenever you need the inspiration to get moving. Try it when you are exercising and feel like quitting, or if you just need a little motivation to go for a run, roll out your yoga mat, or return to your favorite fitness class.
“I value having fun”
All work and no play makes Jack (or Jill!) a dull person. Whether it’s reading a book, watching a movie, baking a cake, playing with your grandkids, dancing, hiking, laughing, the list goes on…. Have fun! The flood of feel-good hormones will give you a reprieve from your worries or anxieties. When you feel good, you can create and follow through with your dreams and desires.
“I am allowed to feel what I feel”
Whenever you feel burned out, bored, or cranky, and none of these affirmations seem to work, don’t deny it. You are who you are. We are all human, and no one ever goes through life without feeling less than par from time to time. If we can just be okay with how we feel, we’ll have a greater ability to move on from those less-than-perfect feelings. Understand that, “this too shall pass,” and be triumphant in the face of a bad mood.