Stop for a moment and take notice about what you were just thinking.
Whatever thoughts you think now pave the way for your future! As humans, we tend to act out unconsciously what our mind thinks about. Are your thoughts critical or tend towards the negative side of things? No worries, there is a way to turn this around, right now. One way to help shift your emotions and your future is to use positive affirmations. Affirmations are a fun way to retrain how you think about yourself.
You can use affirmations for literally any situation! Using them consistently provides the best results.
Below are three way I like to use affirmations.
In front of the Mirror
Many of us spend some amount of time in front of the mirror every day. During these times, you can add a boost of confidence by using affirmations. Look into the mirror and say your affirmations to you, while maintaining eye contact with yourself. It can be confronting and difficult to do this at first, especially if you don’t make eye contact with yourself too often. But this is so powerful to say that you love yourself and that you accept yourself in the eyes every time you look in the mirror. Try it next time you pass a mirror and see what happens!
Use Sticky Notes
You can place sticky notes in places you are every day as a gentle reminder to use affirmations! Just write what affirmation you are working with on your sticky note and place it where you can see it each day. You can use sticky notes on your mirror, by your desk, in your car, in your room– anywhere you can read them regularly can help to train your mind when you are least expecting it, anywhere you go.
Speak your Affirmations Out Loud
There’s something powerful about hearing your own voice telling you that you are worthy, capable, and confident. Hearing your own voice telling you this each day is more meaningful to you then hearing someone else’s voice say these things.
Here are a few affirmations to get you started:
- I love myself
- I accept myself
- I am worthy
- I trust in the process of life
- I am healthy
- I am safe
Hopefully this got some ideas flowing for how to incorporate daily affirmations into your routine! If you are looking for more ideas on how to increase your positive thinking throughout the day, there are affirmation videos on YouTube available for you to listen to for free. These can be so helpful for setting the tone for the day.
Below is a video of my favorite Abundance Affirmations! Try listening to it and see how you feel afterwards!