NEW THING #57:
RECORD PERSONAL AFFIRMATIONS
Listening to personal affirmations is something I started doing a few weeks ago and I kinda enjoy it. So maybe you'll like it too!
What are affirmations?
Affirmations are short positive statements that are a nice opposite to that little, nasty voice that tells us how much we suck all the time. Have you seen the viral videos of kids saying things like "I'm smart, I'm strong, I'm beautiful!" in front of the mirror? That's what affirmations are.
And I know that you may be thinking that that's so freaking weird to say to yourself how awesome you are.
But that's because what is unfamiliar always seems awkward at first.
And let's be honest, you already talk to yourself anyways. So don't cross it off just yet!
Why should you use affirmations?
Because science proves that affirmations are kind of awesome!
They lower stress levels, help increase physical performance, lead a healthier lifestyle, be more resilient to difficulties, increase confidence & most importantly, you can be just happier & isn't that what everybody wants?
And here's even more of the good news - you no longer have to say them in front of the mirror.
Now, there are apps where you can record your affirmations in your own voice, set reminders & listen to them daily on your phone.
There's an app for it!
That's what I've been testing for a couple of weeks now.
I'm using a free version of ThinkUp (but there are tons of others) & I really love it. It takes just a few minutes in the morning & it sets me up for the day.
They give you a bunch of affirmations you can use, or you can come up with your own. That's the whole point of personal affirmations - they are yours, so find something that resonates with you at this point in life. And then record it in your own voice. So it sounds real. Unlike those statements recorded on YouTube where someone says "I'm awesome" and your brain immediately goes "Oh, good for you." You know what I mean?
My current favorite personal affirmations:
Do you have your favorite affirmations?
PS. And here's the thing - it doesn't even have to be true at the beginning. If something is not true now, it doesn't mean it's not coming.