self improvement

The Power of Positive Affirmations

“Affirmations-- positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.”

 

Affirmations are powerful, powerful tools. Affirmations manifest into reality using the law of attraction. Create an affirmation, WRITE IT DOWN, and repeat it to yourself everyday.

 

What’s a change you want to make in your actions or beliefs?

 

WRITE IT DOWN.

Grab a piece of paper, any colored writing utensil, and write down 5 positive affirmations – RIGHT NOW.

Do it on a napkin if you have to!

 

Remember:

Your affirmations must use POSITIVE words and try to write them in the present tense!

 

For example:

☆☆☆ I am beautiful.

☆☆☆ I am grateful for my friends.

☆☆☆ I am making progress towards my goals.

☆☆☆ I am successful.

☆☆☆ I love my body.

☆☆☆ I am proud of myself.

 

Keep your affirmations in your wallet, put them on your wall, stick them to your mirror – place them wherever you feel is best. Return to your affirmations everyday, repeat them over and over, and feel the positive changes you are making for yourself. ♥

Positivity: Live Your Best Life  

I’d like to share something I realized.

 The truth about life--

 We don’t see the world as it is, the world is how we perceive it to be.

 

These words helped me realize happiness.

They helped me worry less and embody positivity.

 

Worrying less:

 

I, like many of you, care about what others think. I want people to like me. Whether or not it’s intentional, this alters my behavior.

But – how can I really know if someone likes me as a person? Why am I changing myself to please others? How do I know that certain actions or words will deter people?

And so, when I remember…

“We don’t see the world as it is, the world is how we perceive it to be,”  

I understand that how I think other people view me is all in my head.

These are all my own perceptions. I am making assumptions as to what other people think and feel based off of my own values and beliefs.

None of it really exists.

 

Why hold all of myself back because of how I think it will be received-- something I can never truly know?

 

Positivity

My number one rule in life: always have a positive mindset.

If the world exists only as we perceive it, then there really is no definite good or definite bad. This is not to get confused with the idea that the world is solely a good place. We all know that’s not true.

Rather,

There is good and bad in everything. It’s all about which details we choose to focus on.

It’s a choice to spend our energy relishing in the bad.

It’s also a choice to concentrate our energy on the good.

I can be upset about missing an exit on the highway…

or

I can feel grateful for the opportunity to have more time to myself, to learn a new way to get somewhere, and to enjoy my music longer.

 

I can be upset about waking up for my 8 am classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays

or

I can appreciate being awake when no one else is.

I can appreciate the crisp, morning air and feeling like the world is still and calm.

I can appreciate being done with my classes by 10:45 am.

 

I can go on and on with examples of situations that aren’t ideal --  and that’s not to say I’ll intentionally miss exits on the highway or wake up at 6:20 am on days I have my first class at 10 – but rather, it’s accepting that life happens.

Life will always happen. It will give you things you didn’t ask for and things you can’t control. What you can control is how you react to the things life gives you.

And now you are at ease. 

The simple act of having a positive mindset has made me feel happier because I am seeking out happiness. It doesn’t happen by accident -- It’s a practice. It’s intentional.

 

Anger, sorrow, discomfort, frustration – this can be found in all that we experience daily.

 But we can find happiness and positivity too.

 The choice is yours.

Choose happiness.

Choose positivity.

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Why are we so afraid to reveal our human experience?

The human experience is fascinating.

On the most basic level, all humans experience the same thing.

We breathe.

We eat.

We think.

We poop.

We touch.

We feel.

We love.

Etc.

 

And yet -- These most natural, mutual tendencies become… uncomfortable to talk about.

 

We hide our experiences from others.

We disconnect from others.

We feel alone.

 

But we’re not alone. Everything is interrelated.

 

You have a connection to every being on this planet. All you have to do is keep an open mind.

Be open to sharing. Be open to listening. Express your thoughts and passions and concerns and desires to others and you’ll witness your relationships transform before your eyes.

 

I used to feel very embarrassed to talk about the details of my life, whether it was the insecurities I feel about my skin or doubts I have about my future success.

 

But a funny thing happened.

I noticed one person express an insecurity that I could relate to.

And then I noticed another person tell me an embarrassing story I could connect with.

And so on and so forth.

 

Little by little, I realized I wasn’t so alone.

 

And then another funny thing happened.

I started to notice myself be more open to others.

I’d share a personal experience that I used to feel uncomfortable discussing.

The more open I became, the more open others were to receiving and giving.

The best part was hearing others tell me they were glad they weren’t so alone.

We all wear a mask that we present to the world.

We wear this mask daily.

I wear it.

You wear it.

 

Why?

Why do we mask our human experiences?

 

Talk about the things you’re going through.

 

We all have stories we need to tell and words people need to hear.

 

Connect with others.

Other wills connect with you.

We are all one.