There is so much out there on the ideas of affirmations, beliefs, thoughts and in general, the things we feed our brain. Personal motivational geniuses like Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins and Wayne Dyer challenge us to bring forth our most powerful and action-oriented selves in the pursuit of creating the life we want. It’s all up to us and what we set ourselves up for.
Are we victims of circumstances, of our past, and play that out throughout our lives? Do we decide to take responsibility for our lives as they are now and look to create, if need be change, and become active participants in shaping our lives?
What we choose to focus on is what shapes our lives.
We hone in on negatives, we bring forth negatives.
We focus on the positives, we bring forth more of the positive.
Even when we’re not consciously aware of something, be it a belief or thought pattern, it has taken root within ourselves and planted its seed from which many more positive, or negative buds will bloom. Our mind is a fertile ground for growth.
It is therefore so important to provide it with the care that will help produce the vibrancy, colors and beauty of a June garden in its fullest bloom.
Because we as humans are ever evolving and by definition growing – otherwise we stagnate and die- we need not define ourselves by what we used to… like, do, think, feel, believe. We don’t have to keep ourselves locked into our old habits of behavior, thought patterns and beliefs if they are not serving us well.
Am I perhaps alluding to Change? Yes, but actually I want to focus here on a precursor to change – what we tell ourselves about who we are, what we’re capable of doing, what we notice and bring into our sphere of life.
Certainly when we’re going through a trying time where we have to call upon ourselves and all our inner resources to keep going, some good old positive self-talk can serve us well.
What are some positive messages we can tell ourselves to keep us functioning? Even if we don’t necessarily feel it, we can still dig these little positive seedlings into the ground of our mind where they will take root and grow.
10 things to say to yourself to get you through a difficult time:
- I can do what I need to do, one day at a time.
- I am strong and capable.
- I can handle this.
- I am resourceful and can access information.
- I can take care of myself so I have the physical and mental energy to deal with this.
- I can find the support and help I need.
- I am courageous and brave.
- I can tolerate the emotional pain.
- I can face the day with gratitude for what I have.
- I can carry on another day by putting one foot in front of the other.
Repetition Required. Standing in front of a mirror preferable.
What positive messages do you say to yourself to help you get through tough times?
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