I am in the process of becoming the best version of myself
I might be aging myself here but who else remembers the Stuart Smalley Daily Affirmations skit on Saturday Night Live? It was a hilarious skit where Stuart would look at himself in a mirror, solemn music playing in the background and he would say, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and dog gonnit people like me.” If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go check it out on YouTube, it’s awesome! But jokes aside, that is what daily affirmations are. Maybe not as exaggerated and hilarious but that’s basically what it is in a nutshell.
If you had told me a year ago that one day I would be waking up at the crack of dawn to meditate and repeat affirmations in my head I would have laughed and called you crazy. Well, a year later and I’m doing exactly just that and I am thankful for the lows I experienced this year that made me realize how necessary and important it is to take care of your mind and your soul.
Along with being consistent with a healthy diet and hitting the gym, meditation and affirmations are like food and exercises for the mind. We have to get accustomed to fine tuning our mental health as we do our physical health. One of the ways to incorporate mental exercises that promote a positive mindset and gain a new found perspective on things is through affirmations.
Affirmations by definition is anything we repeatedly say to ourselves out loud or in our thoughts that are aimed to affect our conscious and subconscious mind.
Affirmations are the beginning point on the path to the change we want in ourselves. They are positive statements that can help you overcome self sabotaging or negative thoughts and instead help you to make positive changes in how you see yourself, other people and the world around you. Regular affirmations can have a significant impact on your quality of life because it allows you to be more in tune with your thoughts, thus helping you to see yourself in a more loving and forgiving light.
Like most things in life that have huge benefits, getting started is the hardest part. I have to be honest, at first I felt silly doing it but the results are real. Daily affirmations has helped strengthen my belief in myself and realize my potential to live the life that I dream of: full of joy, happiness, contentment, peace and love.
Here are some daily affirmations to help you start changing the quality of your life for the better.
- I am safe and sound. All is well.
- It’s just a feeling. I allow myself to let it go.
- I draw from my inner wisdom and intuition.
- I compare myself only to my highest self.
- The past has no power over me anymore.
- Everyday, and in every way, I get better and better.
- I love my life! I live in joy and peace.
- Every day and in every way, I feel healthier, richer, more successful, and loved.
- More and more good things are coming to me.
- I let go of all attachments and set myself free.
- I give and receive with an open heart.
“Be mindful of your self-talk. It’s a conversation with the Universe.” – David James Lees