More than just a method of positive self-talk, affirmations can train us into living deeper, happier lives. Whether you’re feeling a bit blue, or simply looking for some extra oomph, try incorporating the following affirmations into your week. Focus on one a day for the next seven days, and be amazed at how your outlook, and your life, changes.
Day 1: I am enough.
Though it’s easy to slip into a daily cycle of self-shame, self-pity, and self-doubt — don’t. Kick the negative talk to the curb today and remember that you are enough.
Day 2: Good things are coming my way.
No matter what challenges you may be facing today or at this particular time in your life, know there are wonderful things in store for you. Tell yourself that good things are coming your way and be willing to create memories worth being remembered.
Day 3: I matter.
You have a role in this journey of life that cannot be filled by another. YOU are your parents’ child, YOU are a friend to that person, and YOU are the other half of a relationship. Don’t sell yourself short–today or any other–and always remember that you matter.
Day 4: I am getting healthier every day, and in every aspect of my life.
Know that despite handicaps, health struggles, and illness, you can live a full and rewarding life. By focusing on your body’s amazing ability to endure, to overcome, and to heal, you’ll be rewarded with the motivation and determination to become healthier, each and every day.
Day 5: I am ready.
Instead of thinking you are “too old,” “too young,” or “just not right,” try something new today. You are just the right age and at the right place in life. You are ready.
Day 6: I can breathe.
However you perceive your body, choose today to be grateful for this basic function that sustains you. Don’t analyze yourself–just keep breathing, and be grateful you can.
Day 7: I love my life, and my life is full of love.
As you spread love to those you come across today, whether it be through a smile or a helpful hand, focus on the love they return. There is kindness everywhere for you to find.
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A major key to happiness is choosing to focus on thoughts that encourage and inspire. Adopt these affirmations into your upcoming week and begin turning that key today.