Back in January of this year, I had my highest monthly income to date. Business was booming. I was eating healthily, exercising, and doing all of what I thought were the right things. There was just one problem.
I was miserable.
Selfishly, unexplainably miserable. To the outside world, I suppose my life looked ideal. No kids. Double income. Work from home. Blah. Blah. Blah.
It wasn’t until I started seeing a life coach that I realized I didn’t love myself. At all. In fact, I absolutely hated certain aspects of me.
And it was making me miserable when I should have been enjoying the more fruitful moments of my life yet. What gives?
Somewhere along the way to “success”, I had neglected the very parts of myself that I loved. And that made me completely unhappy by the time I reach that elusive “success” moment. So much so that I couldn’t properly enjoy my new found success. I started filling the void with bad food, excessive amounts of alcohol, and my old habit of buying things I didn’t need. None of those activities brought me real happiness. And they drained my bank account faster than I could put more back in.
I’ve mentioned before that meditation has completely turned my mental state around. And today, I’d like to add affirmations to the list.
Similarly to meditation, the first time I stumbled across affirmations I thought it was the silliest thing in the world. I felt like a small child reciting the ABC’s without fully understanding what I was saying and why.
But also similar to my experience with meditation, affirmations felt foreign to me the first few times I said them out loud. I’m glad I took the time to search a bit harder online to find ones that really resonated with me and my mental state right now. I wrote them down in my journal and I repeat them at least once a week.
I am excited about today and all of the possibilities I will encounter.
No matter how the day unfolds, I know that I am enough and that nothing can change that.
I am brave, strong, and resilient and fear has no place in my life.
I am worthy of wealth, respect, and success.
I am a powerful woman. There is no challenge that I will face today that I cannot handle with grace, focus and a level-head.
I am not defined by others. I know who I am and all that I am capable of.
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am the result of my decisions.
I will not shrink or mute myself to impress or appease others. I will stand in my excellence.
Everything that I set my heart and mind to do, I will achieve in my life.
I am connected to amazing people who strengthen and stretch me to greater heights.
I have the power to control this life, my life, and it could be whatever I make of it.
I love my life.
I am positive and optimistic. I don’t allow negativity to rule my thoughts or beliefs because I know that everything will work out for the best.
I am loved. Massively. Ferociously. Unconditionally.
While I still struggle to believe all that is written here, I find myself falling in love with me all over again. I enjoy my own company more and I don’t feel the need (as much) to fill it up with empty, useless activities that only make me fat and miserable.
Have you ever tried regularly repeating affirmations or mantras? What has your experience been with this uplifting sayings?