Affirmations build self worth…
It is fascinating that there are 7 billion people on this planet and yet each person lives in their own unique world based on their individual perspectives, past experiences, and interpretations of reality. It is almost as if there are 7 billion realities (and that’s just counting humans, not to mention animals and plants) intermingling and attempting to coincide with each other. This thought is comforting to me in a way. It gives me the freedom to let go of the notion that there is one correct way to live and think. Since the reality I live in is controlled by my thoughts, and my thoughts are my own, I have the green light to adjust my thinking in any way I choose to create a reality that feels safe and wholesome.
Since the reality I live in is controlled by my thoughts, and my thoughts are my own, I have the green light to adjust my thinking in any way I choose to create a reality that feels safe and wholesome.
It is frustrating how simple it is to get caught in a cycle of negative thoughts. My negative thoughts are quite sneaky and slither their way into my subconsciousness before I can even notice. They tend to target my self worth, belief in my own abilities, and confidence in my relationships. It usually takes hitting my boiling point to wake up and realize the self destructive behavior I am exhibiting that is fueled by unhealthy thoughts. While I still get stuck in this cycle (especially when my external world is demanding a lot from me), I have been able to greatly reduce the amount of pain, doubt, and anxiousness inflicted upon myself thanks to affirmations.
Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts.
I love affirmations because it is like a gift that keeps on giving. I post them all over my room, my planner, my bathroom mirror (basically everywhere) so that I can be constantly reminded of who I truly am and who I can be.
Some affirmations I have used include:
- I am worthy
- I am worthy of having deep, meaningful relationships.
- It is important to set boundaries and assert my needs, even if others do not understand.
- My life is filled with abundant love and opportunities.
The magic of affirmations is the more you see them, say them, and feel them, the more you truly start to believe them and start acting in ways that reflect that. It can feel pretty awkward and unsettling to say an affirmation that your subconscious mind has worked years to prove otherwise, but trust me when I say if you stick with repeating the affirmation over and over and truly give yourself permission to feel the sensations as if it were true, it will become true for you. Like anything, it takes consistency and practice but the payoff is more valuable that you can ever imagine.
Gabrielle Bernstein’s book, Super Attractor, eloquently explains the benefits of affirmations in your daily life and gives simple steps to use them yourself. According to Gabrielle, “feeling good is our birthright”. That is great news!!
Everyday I continue to give myself permission to feel good above all else, and the payoff is miraculous!Gabrielle Berstein, Super Attractor
That is the whole point of affirmations, allowing yourself a break from the incessant pressure and judgment from the outside world, and taking a moment to feel relief and positivity. Give yourself the gift of feeling good, and you will see the abundance of benefits and change that it brings to your life.