Updated: Oct 26, 2020
One Tuesday I walked into the office about an hour before the start of work. A close friend was in one of the conference rooms. When I went inside to greet him, I immediately burst into tears. I started half crying, half venting about how unhappy, confused, and trapped I felt. Since I knew all about his background, the obstacles he overcame, and the troubles he still experienced, I wondered how he came to work with a smile on his face every day.
He told me about always starting his day off with a morning routine. In addition to waking up early, working out, reviewing his goals, reading his Bible, and having quiet time before the chaos of the work day, he wrote daily affirmations. The affirmations helped to prepare him prior to battling with spiritual warfare for the day. He knew that negative energy and insecurities could seep into his mind and kill his vibe, so the daily affirmations served as a reminder before he stepped into the world.
To be real, I used to think affirmations were corny. Repeating words to myself over and over didn’t seem appealing. But to keep it 100, it’s one of the most transformative activities I’ve done to reframe my mindset and protect my energy.
Here are the 12 affirmations I wrote every day for over a year. Feel free to use them for yourself, or even better, edit them to fit your specific situation. It doesn’t have to be super philosophical. I just know the power words and how they can affect your day. Negative words can ruin it, but positive words can elevate it.
12 Affirmations To Use Daily:
I am bright and brilliant.
I will do what makes me sustainably happy…today.
I love being out of my comfort zone.
I will not take anything personally.
I am one with God.
I am handsome and confident.
I am humble and kind.
I have control and can change my situation.
I am grateful for all that I have.
I will spread love and happiness.
I am only responsible for my own happiness.
I will do my best.
Book shout out: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
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