It feels like everyone is on the New Year New You bandwagon at the moment. I know that’s a good thing. Change is key for personal growth and it feels great to set new goals for the coming year.
But, sometimes the pressure from advertising and the information barrage can be simply overwhelming. De-clutter, minimalize, lose weight, eat right, quit bad stuff, the list is long.
For me, I get great results when I focus on a couple of things that bring about real positive change for me.
When my kids were little, I used to go into “Christmas has to be perfect” mode. I would be thinking about all the things…….the perfect gift wrapping, the perfect gifts, decorating the table to perfection, making sure the house was perfectly clean, the perfect menu and on and on with mind spinning, anxiety inducing craziness. And guess what, nothing was ever perfect enough for me and I had no joy in all this preparation.
Then I found some wonderful books on affirmations. The first book I found was “Creative Visualisation” by Shakti Gawain and this opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking.
In the beginning affirmations gave me a coping mechanism to overcome my tendency to try to control and perfect everything.
Then I found that affirmations could help me to change the way I saw myself and that I could affirm new and better ways to view myself. I could invent affirmations that would help me to attract great things and good people into my life.
For me, affirmations are a way to positively brainwash myself and over-ride the negative self talk which can so easily spiral me down towards anxiety and depression. They are something that are uplifting and a way of taking some action when things, thoughts or circumstances are not in your control.
Here is my recipe for inventing great affirmations:
- Make them in the present.
- Make them positive.
- Make them about you (you can’t do them for others)
- Be Specific.
- Use your emotions.
The most important thing is that the affirmations you create need to make you feel joyfilled and expectant. When you read, say or think your affirmation it should bring a smile to your face. Smiling and laughter releases Endorphins which help to relieve stress and make you feel happier. A good spiral to be in!
I surround myself with written affirmations, my bathroom mirror is my favourite spot. They make me feel happy, positive and uplifted.
I have created a free affirmation poster to help you to create great things in your life. This is one of my favourites – For Abundance enjoy!
What affirmation have you created for positive results?
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