“The way you choose to think and speak about yourself (to yourself and others), IS A CHOICE! You may have spent your whole life talking about yourself in a negative way, but that doesn’t mean you have to continue that path.” – Miya Yamanouchi
Life is not about how we show our happy faces on social media. There are going to be rough phases where you want to shut yourself down and just cry your heart as loud as you could. As humans, we do have negative feelings which makes us feel lost. Being an adult, it’s okay to cry as it’s a way to express pain. Having a plan in our mind which doesn’t work, gives power to that plan where we feel as if life is going to fall apart. It’s said there is a reason behind everything, and we need to trust the process. At times it gets difficult to navigate in the darkness no knowing that the light that guides you is within. It is easy to say but then once we calm our minds by accepting the feeling it gets easier to deal with the situation instead of overthinking or ruminating over the past.
We must buckle up and be our hero. We need to have our future version of ourselves as a cheerleader for the present us. Knowing our worth we all have a picture in our mind what or how we want to be in the future. Why not be our motivation?
Our mind needs to be trained to practice positive affirmations when we feel stressed and anxious. Positive affirmations help to stay focused. It will build self-confidence and self-worth. It is advised to say the affirmations in the present tense as the mind learns to accept those statements. If the affirmations are in a future tense then there is a possibility of contingency or assumption of a particular scenario to happen which is usually not the case.
“Watch what you tell yourself, you’re likely to believe it.” – Russ Kyle
Here’s a list of positive affirmations that can be used for different situations.
Start the morning with these affirmations:
- I am going to face whatever comes today with a positive attitude.
- This is a new day I begin a new claim and create all that is good and so it is.
- Today I create a wonderful new day and a wonderful new future.
When you feel low use these affirmations
- My self-esteem is high because I honor who I am.
- I am a unique and beautiful soul.
- All I seek is already within me.
In case of anxiety the following can be helpful to calm your mind :
- I am enough.
- I believe in myself and trust my own wisdom.
- I am loved and peace lies within me.
When you are feeling disappointed or dealing with failures say the following:
- I am in the process of positive change.
- I deserve all that is good.
- It is okay to make mistakes and I am stronger as a result.
Before going to sleep it is better to have a clear mind else we might have trouble falling asleep. The following can be useful to avoid insomnia and have a peaceful goodnight sleep.
- I am in harmony with the universe.
- I am grateful and relaxed with where I am in life right now.
- I am letting go of all my tension in my body and mind.
I would conclude, by saying self-talk with positivity is very essential to get our mind back on track. The above positive affirmations can be used in other situations as well apart from the ones mentioned. Meditating with these positive affirmations also goes along very well. Since our mind is choosing to relax with meditation music in the background. Focusing on the present is the main goal. In case you have other affirmations do share in the comments where it will be useful for other readers.
“It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.” – Paulo Coelho
Hope this article was helpful and informative. If you have any other recommendations which worked for you do mention in the comments section. Let us keep spreading positive vibes. Be healthy and safe. Stay tuned for a new post till next week!