First coffee, then affirmations

From now on, I’m owning my past, my present and my future.
From now on, I’m showing up fully and authentically.
From now on, I’m saying yes to me. To my values. To what’s important to me.
From now on, I’m living a life that is meaningful, fulfilling, and that truly works for me.

I’m no longer available to hide my awesomeness to accommodate someone else’s insecurities. 
I’m no longer available to wait for the “right moment” to live an abundant and expansive life.
I’m no longer available to settle for just ‘good enough’.

How did that make you feel?

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.

There is evidence that the higher your self-esteem, the more effective affirmations can be. However, this research also found that if you have low self-esteem, positive affirmations actually make you feel worse, because they set up a conflict between the positive state you desire and the negative feelings you currently experience. If this applies to you, work on boosting your self-esteem before you use affirmations. Read more here.

I think affirmations work if you use them along with actions that will move you closer to your goals. YOUR GOALS.

You have to do the work and really commit to yourself and to your growth, in order to see results.

How do I do that?

Here are some recommendations from Jen Sincero:

  • Read the biography of someone who’s inspiring to you.
  • Go to the mindset gym:
    • What will you do every day to keep your frequency high and your tenacity unshakable? 
    • What self-help book will you read? 
    • What music will you listen to, to pump yourself up?
    • What affirmations will you write?
    • Will you meditate?
    • Will you journal?
    • Will you exercise?

Mindset is a muscle, and just like your other muscles, once you get in shape you don’t get to stop working out, you have to stay on it if you want to stay mighty.

Think positive, act accordingly.

Tool of the week: Music (because #moodforever)

MOOD 4 EVA · Beyoncé · Jay-Z · Childish Gambino · Oumou Sangaré The Lion King: The Gift