The easiest way to do this is to practice daily affirmations. You’ll teach your mind to empower your body and spirit. You’ll achieve high levels of success and create a life that most others view as impossible.
So, if you’re ready to be the kind of woman that others view with envy, say these seven affirmations to yourself every morning and you’ll soar higher than an eagle:
#1: “I am strong”
You may not always feel strong, but chances are good that if you look back on your life, you’ll be able to pick out time frames when you’ve used strength that you didn’t even realize you had. Maybe you survived a bitter divorce or perhaps you pulled yourself out of a debilitating medical condition and made yourself better.
Use those types of memories to remind yourself that you have much more power than you give yourself credit for. You may have mountains in your path, but you have scaled them before…and you will scale them again.
#2: “I am healthy”
When you don’t take care of your body, it’s hard to look in the mirror and be happy with the image that stares back at you.
You quickly point out all of the areas that you’d like to minimize, maximize or make disappear completely. And, if you’re like most women, your eyes go straight to the extra pounds that you carry and you chastise yourself for not getting rid of them.
However, when you start your day telling yourself that you’re healthy, an amazing thing happens. You start to make positive, healthy choices throughout the day. Why? Because your mind likes to stay consistent with the thoughts that you’ve put in it. Tell it that you’re healthy then, and it will behave accordingly.
You’ll notice that this one tiny change will result in making good eating and exercise decisions. You’ll naturally start to evolve toward the behaviors that get you closer to your health goals instead of further away from them.
#3: “I am financially stable”
Before you scoff at this statement because you have credit card debt or other financial woes, give it a chance to sink in. Maybe you’re not exactly where you want to be financially, but it could always be worse. Drive through some of the streets of a bigger city and see the homeless; this will remind you that you don’t have it so bad.
And, just as telling your mind that you’re healthy encourages you to eat better and increase your physical activity, telling it that you’re financially stable will bring about better choices in this area as well. You’re subconsciously telling your mind to spend less and save more.
#4: “I am capable”
There are times when we all feel like we’re in over our heads. We don’t feel qualified or trained or experienced enough to do something. We convince ourselves that we’ll fail before we even try.
Limiting your experiences because you fear that you won’t succeed will only do one thing – guarantee that success is not an option. You can’t flourish and bud into the beautiful woman that you’re capable of being if you never allow yourself to engage in life.
So what if you’re not a master at something? All that matters is that you tried. If you don’t like it and don’t want to continue, then fine. But, if you try something without fear of whether or not you’re capable, you may just find a new activity that makes your heart sing and creates days that are worth their weight in gold.
#5: “I am intelligent”
We often forget that we have a lot of information packed in our brains; useful information. Maybe you don’t understand quantum physics or psychology or physiology, but you still have a lot of intelligence.
Think about the topics that you do know a lot about. For instance, I have a greater than average knowledge base about health, fitness, self-defense, budgets, personal finance, and more.
So, while I don’t know much about astronomy, music, politics or horticulture, that doesn’t mean that I’m useless. It just means that those aren’t my areas of expertise.
Of course, if you want to learn more about something, you certainly can. We live in the information age and you have access to pretty much everything you want to know with the click of your mouse.
#6: “I am worthy”
You may be tempted to bypass this section because you don’t feel that this is a problem for you, but make sure you’re being honest with yourself. Is there some little sliver of you that believes that you don’t deserve to be happy, rich, thin, or whatever?
If so, this affirmation is extremely important. After all, you’ll never let yourself truly go after what you want if you don’t believe that you deserve it. You’ll limit yourself without even realizing what you’re doing.
You are worthy of good things. Regardless of any past decisions that may not have been the best, you’re trying to be better now and that is what matters. We all screw up from time to time and you need to be willing to let those times being learning experiences that help you grow, not nails that keep you stuck in place.
#7: “I am a survivor”
Whatever comes your way, decide up front that you’re not going to let it beat you. Choose to be a victor, not a victim. Have the mindset that you will prevail regardless of the hurdles that are placed in your path.
This is probably the single most determining factor of success when it comes to becoming and remaining strong. It helps you persevere when the going gets tough and reminds you that you will not lie down and let life kick you; you will fight to the end.
Saying these seven affirmations to yourself every morning (and every night if you’d like to double the effects) will take you places you’ve never dreamed of. Until now, that is.
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