Positive affirmations have played such a huge role in my life, both with my anxiety recovery as well as my growth into the confident person that I am today.
I want to encourage others to bring the power of positive thinking and affirmations into their lives and this is why I have created The AffirNation!
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The AffirNation is for all of you out there who want to feel good about yourselves.
It’s for those who want to feel strong but don’t.
It’s for those who could use some encouragement and support.
It’s for those who want to feel loved and worthy of love.
It’s for those who want to feel capable and in control of their lives but are so overwhelmed by day to day stress that they have no idea where to begin.
I will tell you where to begin: The AffirNation.
Becoming a part of The AffirNation is the first step on the journey to an emotionally healthier and stronger you and it is the easiest thing in the world to do. You just make a commitment to do your best to not allow unkind thoughts about yourself into your headspace again, and to make affirmations a part of your daily life. That’s it.
Positive affirmations are the little thought seeds that you plant in your mind to help you grow into the person you want to be. I will give you a new thought seed every week, and your job is simply to water each seed with repetition and consistency and conviction. Just spending ten minutes a day tending to these thought seeds can give you amazing results. I am proof of it.
I used to be an insecure, shy person who didn’t feel worthy of anybody’s love and support.
Now, after spending years repeating kind, empowering statements about myself, TO myself, and being mindful of what kind of thoughts I allow into my head, I am a confident person who knows who she is and I am at the best place in my life that I have ever been.
I think I am amazing now! Years ago, I didn’t think people were even allowed to think they were amazing. I thought people who thought that way were boastful people who had huge egos – NOT a good thing.
Now that makes me laugh because I am PROUD to have a good, strong ego and high opinion of myself. I worked my butt off for it!
I spent years never allowing myself to even consider the idea that I could love myself and be proud of who I am. But I got tired of living that way, and I spent a lot of time looking inside myself, paying attention to all the negative “thought tracks” that automatically played in my mind and I decided to rip them out and create new ones! I spent time thinking about the things in my life that I wanted to improve upon and the personality traits that I wanted to have for the rest of my life. I made up my mind to start thinking and behaving like an entirely new person and affirmations were a HUGE part of that transformation.
Thinking positively was something I simply did not do before I started using affirmations. That is why it felt so strange and foreign when I first began using them. But repeated daily use of positive affirmations helped normalize this type of dialogue in my head and helped it become a new automatic response for me. My confidence grew, and my anxiety lessened. And so many new windows have opened up for me in my life. I want that for you as well.
I encourage you all to join The AffirNation and make a commitment to self-love, self empowerment, and self-confidence. You are not obligated to believe what you are telling yourself when you say your positive affirmations. You are only obligated (to yourself) to open the window in your mind a little bit, to let some fresh air blow these new thought ideas around with the hopes that they will take root and grow into something beautiful!
I can guarantee you that you have absolutely nothing to lose by spending ten minutes a day saying kind things to yourself.
Very few things in this world have no bad side effects, but self-love and self- respect make that list. There is literally no down side to thinking positively.
After reading each affirmation I share here at The AffirNation, take a moment and think about what that affirmation means to you, and then write it down and repeat it to yourself as often as possible throughout the day. Also try to set aside at least ten minutes a night to work with each affirmation whether it is by journaling about it, doing “mirror work”, or simply repeating it to yourself in a quiet setting. I often doodle my affirmations over and over again with glitter pens or I yell them out when I am practicing my kickboxing, hitting the heavy bag. Be creative and incorporate affirmations into your daily life and routine. Work with each affirmation until you believe them with 110% of your being. Then move on to the next one.
Just ten minutes minimum a day with each affirmation – that is all it takes – if you make the most of that ten minutes. Always say your affirmations as if you believe them, even if you don’t. Say them with confidence and conviction and when the negative, doubting thoughts creep into your mind to tell you that your affirmation is NOT true, you simply say out loud or to yourself “No. I DO believe what I am telling myself. I AM worthy. I AM strong. I KNOW it. “, and then continue repeating your affirmation.
The negative thoughts WILL come. Simply speak against them and carry on with your positive thoughts.
Affirmations will not change your life overnight. They take time to grow into something truly life changing. But if you put the effort it, you WILL reap the rewards. Slowly.. over time… you will notice how you are changing and growing. It is such a great feeling and it is one that I want every single one of my readers to experience for themselves.
I hope you decide to join me and my little positive thinking movement and give yourself a chance to wake up and decide that you want to be a strong, confident, amazing person and live that truth out for the rest of your life.