The Power of a Positive Affirmation
It wasn’t until I hit my mid-twenties that I learned the power of a positive mind.
It is something I had neglected to pay attention to prior, I think because I wasn’t fully aware of its strength. I believed everyone’s’ goal is to “live a happy and positive life,” but this is something that I work on every single day.
It all started with a book, The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. It’s basically a guide to teach you how to break your negative thinking by having one task to focus on each day. And, to manifest the desires you want most out of life. It’s how I started writing in a journal, and taught me the routine of using affirmations. It is something that I have hung on to and still continue to use every single day.
The power of a positive affirmation is truly amazing. One of my favourites is “just breathe.” This helped me through many tough moments. It allows me to remember to be present and to notice what happens to my mind and body when I slow down and take deep breaths. It’s also what I tell my kids if they get worked up, “take a couple slow deep breaths.” It was just the other day, my daughter Bella was all worked up about something small. I suggested to her to, “take some deep breaths and try to calm down.” She responded by telling me that “she hates it when I say that.” Ha, ha! But, she also knows it works and within a few minutes she was totally fine and carried on with her day.
I have also left little sticky notes around my home, in my car, and on the screen saver of my phone. They remind me to stop during the day, and remember to bring myself back to that place of gratitude.
This is what started my blogging journey. My activism is spreading love and positive vibes to people I know, and some that I have never met. When I discover something that I love, I share it. Finding a quote that resonates with me, being able to share it, and knowing someone else out there is having the same feeling, is inspiring. I think that having someone to relate to is the most calming feeling when it comes to emotion. It allows me to feel secure in the fact that knowing some days, just aren’t great days. Everyone has them! But the positive mindset reminds me to focus on what is going right, as opposed to wrong.
One of the most powerful tools I have learned is to have one good thought at the end of the day before I fall asleep. It ensures that I am falling asleep thinking about something amazing, and in turn it will begin my next day on the right side of the bed.
Life is full of ups and downs. Amazingly, beautiful moments, and tough heartbreaking moments. I know that it’s not always easy. But I also know that no matter where I am in my life there is always, always, something to be grateful for. Some days we just have to look a little harder.