I believe in affirmations. Saying an affirmation hundreds of times a day, aloud, can be like “brain food” for low self esteem, guilt, shame, not feeling good enough and all the other things for which we seek life coaching. The best affirmations are those that are the opposite of the typical negative self talk. Affirmations should always be stated positively. Rather than say, “I’m not going to worry anymore,” say “I am worry free”. It is stated in the positive and it is not “future” oriented. Using “going to” or “will” makes you affirm a future that may not ever come. State your affirmation in the “now”.
One of my favorite is The Prosperity Affirmation. It affirms prosperity but so much more than financial prosperity. Here it is:
$$ PROSPERITY AFFIRMATION $$
- MONEY FLOWS TO ME EASILY AND EFFORTLESSLY.
- EVERY DOLLAR I SPEND COMES BACK TO ME MULTIPLIED.
- I GIVE MY MONEY FREELY AND GENEROUSLY, FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS.
- I HAVE FAITH IN GOD AND BELIEVE IN MYSELF.
- I LOVE WHAT I DO, AND DO WHAT I LOVE.
- I AM HAPPY, HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS AND FREE.
- I AM IN LOVE WITH LIFE AND AT PEACE.
- I LIVE IN THE PRESENT, REMEMBER THE PAST AND HAVE FAITH IN THE FUTURE.
Here are a few of my other favorite affirmations:
Everything is in Perfect Devine Order
Everything is going my way. My thinking is clear and I am optimistic, knowing neither fear nor doubt.
I love my beautiful body.
I am worry free.
I am guilt free.
I love myself the way I am.
I always give myself credit for the wonderful things I am doing.
I exercise 30 minutes every day.
I’m an expert at good self-care.
Co-parenting is smooth and trouble free.
This is not an affirmation exactly but it is very affirming:
TO BE SO STRONG THAT NOTHING CAN DISTURB YOUR PEACE OF MIND… TO TALK HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND PROSPERITY TO EVERY PERSON YOU MEET. TO MAKE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS FEEL THAT THERE IS SOMETHING IN THEM. TO LOOK AT THE SUNNYSIDE OF EVERYTHING AND MAKE YOUR OPTIMISM COME TRUE. TO THINK ONLY THE BEST. TO BE JUST AS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS AS YOU ARE ABOUT YOUR OWN. TO FORGET THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS AND THE PAST AND PRESS ON TO THE GREATER ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE FUTURE. TO WEAR A CHEERFUL COUNTENANCE AT ALL TIMES AND GIVE ALL LIVING CREATURES YOU MEET A SMILE. TO GIVE SO MUCH TIME TO THE IMPROVEMENTS OF YOURSELF THAT YOU HAVE NO TIME TO CRITICIZE OTHERS. TO BE TOO LARGE FOR WORRY, TOO NOBLE FOR ANGER, TOO STRONG FOR FEAR, AND TOO HAPPY TO PERMIT THE PRESENCE OF TROUBLE. TO THINK WELL OF MYSELF AND TO PROCLAIM THIS FACT OT THE WROLD, NOT IN LOUD WORDS, BUT IN GREAT DEEDS. TO LIVE IN THE FAITHE THAT THE WHOLE WORLD IS ON MY SIDE, SO LONG AS I AM TRUE TO THE BEST THAT IS IN ME.