Don’t we all want to be healthy and happy and fit and…..the list goes on?! I know I do. There was a point in my life when I was unhappy with my body, with the lack of meaningful relationships, and lack of motivation that I had to make any real changes in my life. I searched and searched for ways to get out of my funk and it wasn’t until I realized that my self-talk was pretty uninspiring that I began to understand why I remained feeling so bad about myself. I remember looking in the mirror and thinking “Oh my gosh I am getting so fat and what the heck am I doing with my life anyway?” After much soul searching I realized that by telling myself that I was fat and unmotivated I was always going to be just that. So I had a come-to-Jesus moment where I decided to change all of that by convincing myself otherwise. I found pictures of myself from a time when I felt the best about my body and placed them in a journal that I keep at the side of my bed (as a daily reminder of what I hoped to achieve) and I began saying positive affirmations daily. At first, I felt like such a faker because I didn’t exactly believe the affirmations that I was saying. I had to “fake it ‘til you make it” for some time but eventually my thoughts began to change on their own and I began to see real changes in my life and in my health.
I have learned and gathered from some very smart people that you are what you think! And since this IS the case then we should try to be kinder to ourselves! We are infinitely more capable and powerful than we give ourselves credit for and so we should begin to start convincing ourselves of that rather than any lie we tell ourselves.
If you always tell yourself that you’re fat and don’t have time to get healthy, well then you will always be fat and never have time to get healthy. On the other hand, tell yourself that you are healthy and that getting healthy is a priority, well then somehow you will begin to believe this and your health and body will begin to change for the good! You can also apply this to your finances. If you are always saying that you are broke then you will always be broke. However, if you say that you are overcoming some financial challenges then you will overcome financial challenges! You see, the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs you have actually become embedded in your brain at a cellular level. Whether or not you really are fat, that belief starts manifesting into reality. It is so important to watch our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves because they shape who we are.
You may not be convinced that thoughts hold any power over your life; but, I challenge you to give it a try. Whatever is bothering you about your life, money-your body-relationships-etc., try and change your thoughts about it. Say positive affirmations to yourself while you are brushing your teeth in the morning and again while you are driving to work and again while you are sitting on the pot 😉 and again while you are making dinner and you get the idea, just say them!
These are some affirmations to say daily:
“I am happy, healthy and grateful!”
“I am thankful for and love my body!”
“Every day in every way my thighs are getting thinner!”
“Every time I time I turn around there’s a check in the mail” (yes this works, it’s kinda freaky!)
“Allow me to bless all those I encounter today!”
Peace & Affirmations, nikki