Repeat after me: I am determined.
Mom always told me that positive words lead to a positive life. As corny as it sounds, I think she’s right. As I look back on events in my life, I realized that all the times I was worried about something bad happening or even said the words, it actually happened.
For example, It happened when I was concerned about not doing well on tests in college and then again in recent years when I was adamant about not having multiple god parents for my son. On the contrary, the opposite happened when I was kind to myself and told myself that something good was right after the horizon. I’ll never forget being nervous about ending my contract writing for a small online publication, but telling myself that something better would come along. I was right, because less than a week a later I was contacted to contribute regularly to the now defunct Sister 2 Sister magazine.
Perhaps, it was a coincidence but I like to believe the daily mantras I told myself and never losing hope, led to that opportunity.
Bottom line is we really do shape our lives with our choice of words, that’s why I do everything in my power to make sure they are terrific words. . We are such unique and powerful creatures that the energy we put out can be manifested in our lives.
I always tell those around me to be careful what you say to yourself. What you say to yourself, whether good or bad, has way more impact than what others may say to us. You are always in your head. That means you can either be your own best friend or your own worst enemy.
Not sure which you are? Take a moment to jot down the thoughts that run through your head and what you say to yourself on a daily basis. Do that for a day and than reflect on it. Do you say more good things to yourself than bad? What aspects of your life lead to the most negative thoughts and phrases about yourself? Once you identify those areas, you can flip it and turn them into terrific words. For example, I usually say something negative to myself when I don’t finish my to do list. It usually sounds something like this, “I feel guilty because I got absolutely nothing done today. All I do is waste time,” However, once I started saying the following: “I’m proud of what I accomplished today,” I actually did start finishing more of my to-do list. Sometimes all it takes is a mind shift.
And yes, I know that just saying stuff aloud and being nice to yourself doesn’t create change. Action creates change. However, that action all starts with what you say to yourself. You need to shape your mind to be kind to yourself and say the positive things that will lead to the life you’ve already imagined. That’s why I tell myself everyday, three times a day, “I attract opportunities and money is constantly flowing towards me.”
I understand that for someone people it’s challenging to suddenly come up with good things to say to themselves. I also understand that it may be intimidating or embarrassing to suddenly start talking to yourself aloud especially when in public. So for just thirty days, I’d like you to join me in saying the following affirmations to keep your motivation. Print this out, post it in a prominent place in your home or at work and say the affirmations each day. I like to set three alarms on my phone at different times a day(7:00 am, 1:30 pm and 9:00 pm) to remind myself it’s time to talk to myself. If you are anything like me, you’ll soon feel more motivated and hopeful about the days ahead. Here’s to your first month of living your best life.
How often do you practice saying terrific words to yourself? Do you often feel better after doing so?
TerrificWords: If you can’t say anything nice about yourself, practice.
I agree that the words we say to ourselves and to others can have a huge impact on the way we live and who we become. My pastor has said that our attitudes are repeated thoughts. Your post only confirms what he said! Awesome!
I love this. Friends laugh at me because I give myself a pep talk in the mirror every morning. Affirmations!!!!!
Don’t stop doing it. That’s your ticket to all you ever wanted. First, they’ll ask you why you’re doing it. Then they’ll ask you how you did it.
I do this a lot. I might be walking and I start talking to myself. Peeps think I have gone nuts
Posted on my Home Office Desk and going to Post at Work too.
Going to share this in my network and start the challenge!
What an outstanding challenge – inspiring, motivating and fulfilling!
I need to make this mind set change. I believe in the power of the spoken tongue. Yet I’m not as positive and intentional as I need to be. For both myself and my kids.
Yes, this is something I’m trying to instill in my son. Maybe you and your kids can do this 30 day challenge together.
I love these affirmations! I need to show these to the kids, especially my oldest. I am trying to encourage him to speak life.
it’s one of the best life lessons we can share with our kids. I remember my mom taught me the power of speaking kindly to myself when I was younger. Luckily, I took it to heart.
I always have problems with staying motivated all month long. I love your tips and hope that they will really make a difference in my life. I especially like these words ‘I deserve a beautiful life’ ! 🙂
I love this affirmation list. I am going to do it with my kids. I know I can work on speaking positive words over myself and over them.
I just read these out loud to my family while on our road trip! Great post.Day 4 is my fave.
30 great lines! I have used some of them myself and felt tremendously good.
Day 8, 15 and 24 are the best.
With so much negativity in our world today, we definitely need more encouragement and positivity in our lives. I love your graphic for the 30-day affirmations. I am saving it to my Pinterest so I, too, can remember to be inspired and uplifted.
I don’t say it often. I do however try and give myself pep talks and think about how far I have come. I like these affirmations.
Oh my gosh I am totally printing this out! Such great daily affirmations.
I find that the action of saying these things aloud is the hardest part. I believe in affirmations, but sometimes physically saying them is the hardest part. Changing thoughts leads to changing behaviors and I am working on it! Great post
Great motivation for those bad days. We all need some upliftment…
Thanks for these encouraging affirmations! My favorite is #28!
These are so good!! Thank you so much for this… I have a daily morning routine and will be using this
I absolutely love these!!!
I am going to have to save this and follow this. I am trying to do affirmations to help with my mental health and this seems like the perfect list to get me started.
Wow! Thank you so much for sharing these 30 affirmations. How lovely it would be to be posted on my work table and see them everyday 🙂