I Woke Up Like Dis: How Affirmations Keep You Sane
I am a mother to three young kids that are active. I have a full-time job that pays for my full-time bills and I have an obligation to return to it Monday through Friday so that they honor their commitment of a direct deposit every two weeks. I am a taxi cab owner that takes and or picks up kids from practices. I belong to clubs and are committed to being active. I can only think of those things right now but I know there’s more I do. I, like many of you, have a full life. It is imperative that I don’t forget about me and take care of myself also. I do this by focusing on well-being, health, wealth, my end goal of firing my boss, and just one day having my life on autopilot going in the direction I want it to be headed. One way I do it is to chant my personal affirmations every morning before getting out of my bed.
What Are Affirmations?
Affirmations are simple statements that are used inspire or remind a person to be the best they can be. They also help you focus on goals, whether personal or professional to help support positive and self-sustained change. They are 1. Written in the first person using the words “I” or “I am” 2. Written in the Positive. It helps to redirect thoughts and steer away from negative ones. 3. It has an emotion tied to it. Many words like “love” and “enjoy” are used to suggest your subconscious to feel this way. 4. They are written in the now. They don’t mention where you plan on being in a year. You are there now with affirmations. “I want to lose 10 pounds in a month” turns into “ I’m healthy and vibrant today and I love watching the pounds melt away.”
Why do I need to say it?
When we say affirmations, we are reprogramming our subconscious mind to believe what we say. We will then subconscious create that reality too. We are putting it out in the atmosphere. We are speaking it into existence. It is the most basic Law of attraction or (The Secret). I if I tell myself that I am fat and ugly, my actions may show it and keep me that way. I will continue to eat what I want without giving a damn and not really take part in my appearance. If I start to tell myself I am beautiful and healthy, I may start to eat healthier and taking extra time spent on my makeup or hair. I will make sure I am cute and lose weight!
How Do I use them?
Once you get your affirmations, you must use them at least once a day. I wake up and before checking my phone, texts, emails, social media accounts I breathe for about 2 minutes and then read my affirmations I have typed on my phone. I love apps and have “The Secret” app on my phone that allows me to swipe through money affirmations easily. However, my personal creative affirmations are written down on a sheet of paper by my goals. I decided that I needed it on my phone too so I could have a constant reminder of them throughout the day.
Quick Tips on creating affirmations
- Google some and not worry about them until you figure out what you want yours to say. You may find inspiration in some and customize them to fit you.
- Follow the 4 rules above on how to make them.
- Make them personal.
- Make a minimum of 5 to 10 statements
- Make them personal.
- Mean what you say! Be intentional
Some of my personal statements:
- I remain still in the face of conflict. Annoyances will fall to my feet quickly and easily
- I have nothing to prove to anyone but everything to prove to myself. I accept me.
- I embrace love, service, and truly meaningful relationships in my life ONLY. Nothing can hold me back.
- I am the STANDARD. I compare myself only to me.
- I am comfortable asking for what I want and with saying no to others
- I am going to go to work and not engage in gossip within my department (yet all other departs are fair game)
- I am productive at work Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm. My free time is just that My, Free, and Time. Work will not follow me home.
Please share some of yours!