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Affirmations are positive words and phrases that, when used daily and repeatedly, can have a powerful and transformational effect in your life. I have been using affirmations (not daily, but I try), for over 7 years now and I really do believe in the power of using this practice in your self-care routine.
Including affirmations in your daily life is easy. You can do it while you shower, while you get ready for work in the mornings, while you're stuck in traffic, or while you're in the bathroom. All you have to do is repeat the phrases to yourself, preferably out loud, and really take in each word, say it like you mean it. Like you believe it.
At first it might feel strange, silly even, but if you continue with this practice eventually it will become second nature. You will memorize your favorites and find yourself saying them out loud in moments of stress.
I encourage you to give affirmations a try. It really becomes a magical practice. Below I have included 10 of my favorite life changing affirmations, with a few extra motivational words from me to get you fired up 😛 . I hope you enjoy them, and give them a try.
I am Enough
Damn right you are. You are enough. You are enough.
Now look at yourself in the mirror, dead on. And say it, loud and proud, YOU ARE ENOUGH. You right here, right now, in your skin, with that hair and those eyes and that heart of gold.
YOU ARE ENOUGH.
And believe it. Because if you don't, you're just lying to yourself – and that doesn't serve you or this big beautiful world.
The Universe always has my back
Say that three times and tell me you don't feel better already?
The universe always has your back. That right turn you missed? That job you didn't land? That rejection you got? IT HAS A REASON.
The universe always has your back. It is not your job to find out why. It is your job to allow. Let go and release that tight grip you have around your circumstances and situation. Relax. Ease into it.
And the universe will make it happen. Trust that it will.
I deserve a life of freedom and abundance
Do you know what else is free and abundant? Energy. This Universe. And aren't we all energy and pieces of the universe walking around in our daily lives forgetting our connection to this grand cosmic show?
We are free and abundant. Free to choose a life that fulfills our desires. Abundant enough to understand that there is enough for you, for me, for everyone. Believe you are free and abundant, and so you will be.
Be okay with knowing that you indeed deserve this. Because you do. YOU deserve freedom and abundance just as much as the next guy (or gal!).
I create the life I desire
No one is going to do it for YOU. No one is going to create YOUR dream life for you. It is up to YOU and only you, to make it happen. So what are you waiting for? Who are you waiting for? Yourself? Here's the sign.
Wake up. Tell yourself that you create the life you desire and in every moment, every decision, every choice you make from here on out, will be made with the sole purpose of creating the life you desire.
You want to be healthier? Make healthier choices. You want to have more freedom? Find a way to make it happen. YOU create the life YOU desire.
My body is getting stronger and healthier every day
Did you know that if you speak beautiful words to water crystals – they'll turn into beautiful patterns of magic? However, if you speak ill words to water crystals – the opposite happens and you get a messy, chaotic, not-so-pretty to look at pattern.
We are mostly water. What we say to ourselves matters. Those silent, but hurtful thoughts in our brain that constantly puts us down... they are powerful and are a c t u a l l y putting you down. STOP it.
Speak beautiful words to yourself. Tell yourself you are strong, you are healthy, you are a living organism that is constantly thriving and flourishing and recreating itself each and every day. Speak kindly to your body. Speak kindly to yourself.
I am loved, loving, and lovable
Everybody wants to be loved, usually by somebody else. What we forget is that the biggest love we can feel at all is the love we give ourselves. If we don't love ourselves, we are only telling the universe that we are not worthy of love, heck we can't even love ourselves - why would anyone else love us.
Love YOURSELF first. Love yourself hard. Look in the mirror and say I LOVE YOU. Yes, you do it. Be silly. Laugh at yourself. Fall in love with your face, your eyebrows, your dimples. Notice that crooked tooth that makes you, well YOU.
I love me so freaking much
And love it all. And say it out loud – I love me, I love me so freaking much and every day make sure 'me' knows it. Only then can you be ready to love others and be loved in return.
I am worthy of my dreams
Yes, yes you are. You are worthy of having dreams that sound insane to any sane person. But you are not sane. You are BIG and wild and crazy enough to go chase those dreams because that is when the magic happens.
Magic doesn't happen when you settle and choose safety nets over jumping off cliffs.
Magic happens by standing face to face with fear and letting it know that you are worthy and you are brave and your dreams matter so take up some damn space in this crowded world and make-your-dreams-come-true.
I am open to receiving
Ah, this one is so magical. I am open to receiving. Receiving what? Receiving anything and everything that the universe wants to direct my way. I am open to receiving messages from divine intervention.
I am open to receiving and recognizing the signs that the universe and my spirit guides lay out in front of me. Synchronicity – meaningful coincidences – I welcome them with open arms. I am open for whatever messages are sent my way. Life gets busy and chaotic and messy and crowded – and messages and signs from the divine are often simply missed.
We see them, we look at them, but we just don't grasp the information, we don't see clearly. Be open. Be open to recognize what is in front of you. And magical things will begin to happen.
I believe in my skills and my abilities
Because if YOU don't believe in yourself, who else will? No one. Not one single peep of a person will believe that your cooking is delicious, if you can't even believe that yourself. Not one single person will see the magic in your art, if you, yourself can't see it.
Believe in yourself. Believe that you are the single-most-badass writer, chef, instructor, artist, ect. Believe it so hard in your soul, that it HAS to become your reality. There is no way that it can't. Because when you believe something – everything around you changes.
Because when you believe something – everything around you changes.
Reality is but a perception of our circumstances – believe in your skills and abilities and they will flourish. And those around you, those who you are trying to sell on your skills and abilities will have no option but to believe in you, too.
I create my own reality.
Remember a minute ago, when I said that reality is a perception of your current situation? You are literally creating that perception based on the things you say to yourself and the thoughts you think and the beliefs that you so tightly hold on to.
If you are not creating a reality that is positive and joyous and fun, change your perception! Create a reality that is positive and joyous and fun. Choose to only see the good. Choose to see the positive things that are happening right now in your life. Celebrate the small victories. Find a fun hobby. Stay away from toxic environments.
Don't focus on the negative and expect a positive outcome. It doesn't work that way. YOU are a magical manifesting human-being making things happen constantly. Do you not know the power that is in your words and in your thoughts? Use them to CREATE your desired reality!
Now, go on and manifest those crazy dreams and make THIS week the best one yet!
with love + gratitude,