We all need a little confidence boost from time to time, and a daily ‘Affirmation’ is a speedy way of bringing those positive vibes into your life. I go through phases of carrying excess negative baggage with me, and I’m as guilty as anyone of running myself into the ground. For example, how many of us have used the phrase, ’oh my hair doesn’t look right today’ or ‘this dress doesn’t suit me’, and before we know it, these seemingly insignificant thoughts have become part of our daily mantra!
A while ago, I was particularly critical of myself to the point where I was becoming my own panel of judges in some kind of warped X Factor scenario - I was my very own Simon Cowell!! I decided that this way of thinking needed to stop, and I had to become more nurturing of myself and affirm the great things I had to offer.
So ladies, if you feel you are being rather critical of yourself, try bringing some daily affirmations into your life. An affirmation is a positive and encouraging statement to reaffirm the fabulous ‘you’. Try repeating the affirmation three times, and remember to say it with confidence and with positive intent.
Always keep your affirmations in the present tense, so your affirmation might go something like, ‘I am a kind and caring person’ or ‘I rock!’, of course it may seem a little bizarre at first, but imagine how you will feel once you replace those negative thoughts with positive ones. Our subconscious picks up on everything we think about ourselves, and if you are feeling and putting out into the world all the positive good stuff, then that will ultimately become your reality.
Affirmations are a great way to start the day, so before you leave your home in the morning, repeat either aloud or in your mind your affirmation for the day. It can be whatever you want it to be, just as long as it feels uplifting and authentic to you. Mix it up as often as you want so the affirmation doesn’t feel stale.
So for all you lovely ladies out there, keep affirming your own fabulousness with powerful and positive statements. I will be saying mine tomorrow at around 8am! Lots of love, Stephanie xx