Being able to look in the mirror daily and repeat, “I am beautiful, I am worthy, I am love”, is one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself.
As a young kid I never did this. I actually laughed when my mom told me to do it. I would instantly get annoyed and pissed at her, for suggesting I do such a ridiculous thing. But as I got older, I realized that everything we say, think and repeat, becomes our reality. So why not change our realities by speaking differently. Why not create a better relationship with our self by changing our thoughts? And why not change our negative beliefs to create a life of happiness, love and joy?
Stepping away from old thoughts and beliefs can be challenging, but the sooner you begin, the sooner you will start to reprogram your thought patterns and your life.
1. Positive affirmations: a written or oral statement that confirms something is true. I AM LOVE. I AM SAFE. I AM HEALTHY. I AM ABUNDANCE. I AM BEAUTIFUL. I have these statements written on paper and have them hanging all over my house: in the bathroom, on my refrigerator, in my bedroom. YES, everywhere! The point is to have them in a place that you will read them, not only once, but 20 times a day. The more you read them, the more your mind will begin to believe it and that’s when change occurs.
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen”.
2. Deep breaths daily. I highly encourage you to find a few minutes (preferably right when you get out of bed in the morning) to sit silently and just breathe. Deep breathing calms the mind, relaxes the body, helps reduce stress etc. In doing this we are able to step away from the ego based thinking (we are not enough, we are not beautiful) and move into a more heart centered thinking.
3. Write it out. What do you want? What do you want to change? What do you wish your life looked like? The universe has something beautiful to offer everyone, so start asking for what you want, (rather than talk about what you don’t want). You are the creator of your life- dream big!
4. Create a time and space just for you. Whether this is daily, three times a week or once a week. Setting aside time to take care of your needs is vital in creating a more peaceful life. This can be time to: take a walk, attend a yoga or exercise class, read a book etc. Whatever you do, do something you WANT to do, something that brings you joy.
As we begin to implement these simple tools daily, we will start to see small, yet miraculous shifts in our day-to-day lives.
And remember "your life is a reflection of your thoughts. If you change your thinking you change your life".