Hi my dear friends!
I wanted to do a follow-up after last week’s blog, as I received a lot of feedback and affirmation that many of you also feel the same overwhelm entering into this new chapter of the pandemic.
I hope you find a sense of relief knowing you’re not alone in feeling this way, and remembering that these massive pivots and shifts in our lives are impactful and oftentimes, overwhelming. I also want to reiterate that we all go through life with unique perspectives and challenges. Which means, don’t compare yourself to others.
Many of you asked for some tools and affirmations to manage the overwhelm that you’re feeling during this time. As we know, the thoughts we think influence our mindset and our emotions, so I always find it beneficial to add in positive affirmations when I’m feeling particularly stressed or anxious. Remember, a positive and a negative thought cannot co-exist in our minds at the same time, and we can consciously choose one thought over the other, it just takes practice!
Our power of choice is a superpower. We can actually redirect our negative, harmful thoughts to useful, positive, helpful thoughts. We are not victims of the thoughts in the mind, we have the control to intercept the thoughts, that in no way serve us.
Here are five affirmations that have been helpful reinforcements for me at this time. I hope they serve you, too!
1. It is safe to honor and trust my needs and desires.
2. I am confident in my choices and decisions.
3. I allow my life to unfold in perfect, divine timing.
4. All is well, I feel at peace.
5. I love my life. I hold great optimism for what is to come.
I would love to hear if you have any affirmations that have been helpful for you! Let me know in the comments!
Michelle is Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life's Creative Director and resident writer. She has a degree in Journalism from Indiana University and is also a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and registered yoga teacher with trainings with Anuttara Yoga Shala and Strala Yoga. Michelle has a deep desire to help people find happiness in all areas of their lives, and truly believes the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life movement will bring lasting change to the world. Michelle splits her time between Florida and New York City and loves connecting with people from all over the world. If you'd like to contact her, she can be reached at email@example.com