Hello my lovely friends!
I am writing to you from the Miami airport, about to take-off to London for a few days! I am incredibly excited to be visiting one of my favorite cities, and as an added bonus, we are going to be visiting the Chelsea Flower Show, one of my bucket list experiences!
It felt appropriate, as I sit here about to go on an adventure, that it might be time to talk about summer, and the mindset I’m cultivating for the next few months.
If you’ve been reading my blogs lately, I’ve been working through some heaviness in my personal life, especially when it comes to my close relationships. That, combined with the stresses of the dealings of the world around us, can make it feel impossible to loosen up and actually have fun. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always equated summer to fun, so I feel it deep in my bones that it’s time to turn this ship around to happier times.
It’s really easy to get caught up in the drama, trauma, and difficulty of life. Thoughts seem to multiply especially if they are of worry, anxiety, and unease. One of my favorite ways to remember to see the good in life is by incorporating positive affirmations into my day. Many of you might roll your eyes at the term positive affirmations because they come with a bit of a woo woo reputation. Affirmations are just happier thoughts. We have no control over what thoughts come into the mind, but we have 100% control over which thoughts we will allow to occupy space. So we can use affirmations every day to help us to cultivate the life and mindset that we truly wish to have.
With that in mind, I want to share with you these affirmations for summertime that I’ll be happily using. Take a look at the list, feel free to rewrite them to make them your own, and try them out!
1. Fun is purposeful and meaningful in my life.
2. It’s okay for me to relinquish control and go with the flow.
3. I am present and at peace with what surrounds me.
4. I am excited for all of the creative possibilities to enter my life.
5. I welcome ease and peace into my life.
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