Hello my dear friends!
I hope this week has brought you some unexpected smiles and some slivers of joy even during this hardship.
It can feel really challenging when we are continuously bogged down in the “negative” to find those glimmers of hope and positivity. We never know what life will throw our way, and in these times, it feels like life is really throwing us a lot of difficulty to handle.
I love to provide practical tools that can actually help you feel better. I would love for you to feel at least 1% better this week. And knowing that I cannot control anything that happens externally in this world, I know that we can start to feel those tiny percentages uptick when we go deeper within.
I’m not going to lie to you (I never do!), so I’ll admit that my mind has been completely all over the place these past few weeks. It’s been dark and negative and very doom and gloom. And it’s interesting to witness those thoughts, because what I know to be true is that like attracts like, and these dark and scary thoughts multiply if they go unchecked.
As we know, the thoughts that we repeatedly tell ourselves shape our reality. We, ourselves, can influence how we view the world, how we react to the world, and how we show up in the world, we just have to create the space to allow ourselves to choose thoughts that are in alignment with our highest ideals.
You most likely know, one of my favorite practices to bring my mind back to equilibrium is to repeat positive affirmations. I have truly been relying heavily on my affirmations to propel me through the difficult moments. Though the repetitions don’t change a situation or circumstance, they do re-frame, ultimately change how I view things. Affirmations shift my mood. They attract the positive thoughts that move me into a happier, more productive place. And feeling more upbeat and motivated is good for all of us.
Today I’m sharing a few of the affirmations that have been serving me well these weeks, you can find them below, and I encourage you to come up with ones that really resonate with you. When you speak them to yourself, I hope you can believe them, feel them deep in your soul, and even if they don’t ring 100% true for you in this moment, allow them to serve as a guide point, a goal, or something to look forward to, knowing that this repetitive practice will bring you the ultimate result you deeply desire.
I love my resiliency and my adaptability (This one is one of those “goal” affirmations. I feel it about 50% and the repetition allows me to act as if!)
I am strong, confident, and capable
I take everything one moment at a time
I am loved, supported, and cared for always (I love to repeat this affirmation in moments where I feel a lack in love, support, and care, because even if I feel unloved and abandoned, reminding myself that above all else, I am here for me, always gives me comfort and relief).
I am doing my best, and my best is always enough
What is meant for me will not pass me
I am at peace, I trust the timing of my life
If you feel called, I’d love to hear what affirmations you’re using to bring some happiness, positivity, and calm into your lives, during these stressful days. Share your inspiration in the comments below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org