Waking Up To Positivity
It’s Monday morning and I am starting my week like it’s a new year. One thing that I have learnt to develop is waking up with a ‘morning ritual’. All this is is waking up with the right attitude, and a strong positive mind to take me forward throughout the day. After trial and testing different things, there’s a few that I have really cultivated as habits that now uplift me no matter what. My morning musts are: mediation, reading for 30 minutes (if I read in the evening in bed I tend to doze off)! and affirmations.
If you’re the type that wakes up as late as possible and only scrapes a shower and breakfast in the mornings before dashing to work, then the way your mind has started, in a rush, is the way your day will pan out. I used to be that person that would wake up at 8.30am for a 9am lecture because I knew I could, but when I began to wake up an hour earlier I was achieving a lot more in my day because I had already awakened my mind and filled it with positivity and knowledge.
So I’ve just finished reading these affirmations to myself, they are so powerful. Whether you’re the rusher or the early morning bird I urge you to adopt the habit of giving yourself affirmations. You might feel funny at first talking to yourself but essentially you’re providing a loving fuel for yourself. Through affirmations you push your brain into positive thoughts releasing feel good hormones. Affirmations strengthen us because where we might sometimes feel deflated, by speaking words of positivity you automatically feel like you can achieve a lot more, and because you’ve said it, and thought it you are more likely to put it into action.
The Latin word affirmare, originally means ‘to make steady & strengthen’, so the words we chose to say are essentially the bricks for our success. The words we chose are a reflection of our thoughts and in turn effect the following action you take.
Here are 35 affirmations I want to share with you that I use every morning that a friend showed me on Huffington Post by Dr. Carmen Harra (clinical psychologist & relationship expert). If you want to write and develop your own go for it! Write them out and stick them on your wall, on the fridge or in your notes on your phone and read them first before you talk to anyone else. I promise you that it will instantly make you feel happy, productive and like you’re on the right path for your success. Remember loving yourself is the best gift you can give yourself. When you start to believe the affirmations that you are saying, nothing will be able to get in your way!
1.) I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents.
2.) Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.
3.) My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil.
4.) I am superior to negative thoughts and low actions.
5.) I have been given endless talents which I begin to utilize today.
6.) I forgive those who have harmed me in my past and peacefully detach from them.
7.) A river of compassion washes away my anger and replaces it with love.
8.) I am guided in my every step by Spirit who leads me towards what I must know and do.
9.) (If you’re married) My marriage is becoming stronger, deeper, and more stable each day.
10.) I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful.
11.) (For business owners) My business is growing, expanding, and thriving.
12.) Creative energy surges through me and leads me to new and brilliant ideas.
13.) Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own accomplishments and the blessings I’ve been given.
14.) My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is infinite.
15.) (For those who are unemployed) I deserve to be employed and paid well for my time, efforts, and ideas. Each day, I am closer to finding the perfect job for me.
16.) I am courageous and I stand up for myself.
17.) My thoughts are filled with positivity and my life is plentiful with prosperity.
18.) Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones.
19.) Many people look up to me and recognize my worth; I am admired.
20.) I am blessed with an incredible family and wonderful friends.
21.) I acknowledge my own self-worth; my confidence is soaring.
22.) Everything that is happening now is happening for my ultimate good.
23.) I am a powerhouse; I am indestructible.
24.) Though these times are difficult, they are only a short phase of life.
25.) My future is an ideal projection of what I envision now.
26.) My efforts are being supported by the universe; my dreams manifest into reality before my eyes.
27.) (For those who are single) The perfect partner for me is coming into my life sooner than I expect.
28.) I radiate beauty, charm, and grace.
29.) I am conquering my illness; I am defeating it steadily each day.
30.) My obstacles are moving out of my way; my path is carved towards greatness.
31.) I wake up today with strength in my heart and clarity in my mind.
32.) My fears of tomorrow are simply melting away.
33.) I am at peace with all that has happened, is happening, and will happen.
34.) My nature is Divine; I am a spiritual being.
35.) My life is just beginning.