Speak it into existence and your mind will listen.
Every year, around the same time- my insecurities flood out.
One day I wanna throw on a crop top and shorts and then the next, cover every square inch of skin on my body.
I would say I’m a relatively confident person now at 19 years old, but it’s been a journey. And just because I’m more confident now doesn’t mean I’m confident all the time.
One thing I strongly believe is this: affirmations have changed my perception of myself.
No intense workout, 20 lb. slim down, or late-night make-out sesh has ever made me feel more self-assured and confident than me repeating my daily affirmations.
It’s an indescribable feeling that I hope everyone can get the chance to experience one day.
When my mind starts to pick at something about myself, I say,
Everything I am looking for I can find within me.
I’m not perfect and that’s okay.
When I walk past the mirror one too many times, I say,
I choose to be happy and love myself today.
I am grateful for the body that keeps me alive everyday.
Ok, now go back and reread those affirmations to yourself.
How do you feel?
All of the above is perfectly okay because guess what? Creating a good relationship with your mind takes time.
Here are a few more affirmations you can practice if you’re up to trying again.
We need to talk about ourselves the same way others talk about us.
“You look stunning today!” - I look stunning today.
“You’re the strongest person I know.” - I’m the strongest person I know.
This is us caring for our minds. Just like our bodies, our minds need to be cared for in a healthy way too.