Affirmations are statements that are written in the present tense and encourage positive thinking and self-empowerment. They condition the subconscious mind so that you are able to: develop a positive perception of yourself, transform harmful behaviors, motivate you to accomplish personal goals, as well as, heal yourself from the damage of negative scripts (the repetitive harmful things we tell ourselves). Each affirmation fosters a belief that a positive mental attitude can and will achieve success in any aspect of your life.
Affirmations are a helpful tool when meditating.
- Think about the words.
- Speak the words aloud.
- Repeat them numerous times while considering what they mean to you.
- Feel the emotions that the affirmation evokes from you when you speak it.
It is beneficial to write the affirmation on paper and leave it places that you will see it frequently.
This month’s affirmation is “I forgive myself.” Seems slightly dreary, but I feel like February is the month when lots of people seem to beat themselves up.
Our optimism of the new year starts to fall short (at least in my experience) and over here on the East Coast winter is really starting up and everything just feels sorta…blah. Then we have Valentine’s Day which seems to be a love-it or hate-it sort of holiday.
This month I want you to keep saying I forgive myself. Forgive yourself for not keeping to those resolutions. Forgive yourself for that extra Valentine’s Day chocolate, forgive yourself for everything that society dictates that you should be guilty about.
Til next month,