What you tell yourself is going to become your reality. Your thoughts are more powerful than you may even realize, so why not make them something that will improve your life and your mental health? Read on for 5 affirmations to get you in the right frame of mind daily.
You are not your thoughts. Say it again. You are not your thoughts.
You are literally in control of everything you do, say, think, feel, eat, and experience. You are in control of your thoughts! I cannot stress that enough. By telling yourself these 5 things on a daily basis, your brain will start accepting these affirmations as truth, thus, making you feel fantastic about yourself. You're welcome in advance!
"You are not your thoughts."
1) Everything will get done. I can do everything I want to do.
Time is an illusion anyway. Time was constructed to give us something to grasp onto, to show the passing of events and milestones.
Have you ever had a day that just crept by at a snail's pace? You were almost certain there were more than 24 hours in that day?
Have you ever had a day that zoomed by so fast you could scarcely remember what you even did that day? Every glance at the clock showed at least several hours had passed?
You can make time for the things that are important to you, and you can keep yourself in the present moment, only living in the time that the activity you're doing exists in. You are in control of how you spend your time, and you can get everything done with the time you have. We all have the same 24 hours, no matter how fast or slow they seem to move.
2) My feelings matter and my voice deserves to be heard.
Anytime you speak your mind and hold true to your opinions and thoughts, you're going to face some backlash. Not everyone is going to agree with you, just like you're not going to agree with everyone else. That's okay!
I face a fair amount of inner turmoil every time I post an article online or a new social media post. At some point you just have to say, “F**k it. I'm just going to do it. I'm just going to say it.” Put it out there. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of support you get.
3) I am smart.
We've all graduated from the time of our lives where we collected gold stars and shining report cards that reflected that we were indeed smart. When was the last time someone told you that you were intelligent? When was the last time you told yourself that?
I think there's a point we all reach where we've finished those core studies that society says we should do, and then we just kind of plateau. Maybe you get a job that you stay in a little too long. You get a little too comfortable with the routine you've created.
When was the last time you learned something new? When was the last time you picked a topic and studied it thoroughly? Seriously, go read a book or something right now and remind yourself you're smart and you're capable of learning something new.
4) I am beautiful.
One thing my brain can never wrap itself around is that how I look to myself, through my own eyes, is different than how other people see me or how I show up in a picture.
You know what I mean here, right? It's not just the ol' saying, “The camera adds 10 pounds.” A lot of people don't recognize themselves outside of a mirror.
I think it's important to take pictures of yourself. Look at yourself in the mirror. Be vain. Be aggressively in love with yourself and be your own hype man! Tell yourself you're beautiful!
If you start every day with a bangin' pep talk to yourself about how good you look in the mirror or in that picture you just took, your confidence will soar and your brain will start to make the connection that YOU. ARE. HOT.
5) I am strong and healthy.
Practicing manifestation, mantras, and creating new truths for your brain may create some real physical effects. If you repeatedly tell yourself that you are strong and healthy, you don't get sick, or you recover quickly from ailments, you could potentially speed up the healing process.
This works because positive affirmations can trigger your brain's reward system. In a study showcased on thebestbrainpossible.com, research showed that activating the reward system in the brain decreased pain and stress within the body. So, uh, yeah, it's worth it.
Positive affirmations can go as far as you let them take you. Find one that works for you and stick with it long enough to see a change.