Physical fitness is quite high up on my list. I am not athletic or a body builder by any stretch. I highly value my daily exercises and healthy diet. Mental health is just as important.
Positive affirmations are a great way to slowly validate your identity or your ideal self. It is not a bunch of words that someone told you to write down. It can be something that you can make your own.
What are positive affirmations?
Positive affirmations have heaps of research backing them. They help you overcome your negative self talk. You are validating your strengths. You are backing your identity or your ideal self. For example, When I say, “I would like to run”, my affirmation would be, “I am a runner”. I am validating my identity as a runner. Runners run and therefore I should be running regularly and maintain my ‘runner’ identity.
How do you write your own?
Affirmations evolve over time. I have tweaked mine over a period of years. Start with just writing what you think your ideal self is. It can be something different every day. Some common ones are, I am a good leader, I am grateful for the life I have. I am healthy, and fit. I am successful and my life is filled with abundance. I am loved.
Notice how these statements are in the present tense. It is so now.
How this has helped me?
Here is what I write in my journal – every single day.
In my life, I want to make a huge impact. I am persistent, kind, and compassionate. I am a hard worker, goal setter and achiever. I live a happy, healthy, fit, abundant, prosperous, loving, expressive, and purposeful life.
After this I write my goals in my journal. I have found a huge difference in my confidence and mindset since I started writing these. Make your mind a positive place for you. I have to think twice if there is something I am doing that doesn’t align with my affirmations and goals.
Do you have any positive affirmations? Share them with me.