Manifestation and meditation practices seem to have taken to the web in mass volumes over the course of the pandemic. Or perhaps you've seen the affirmation chants flowing all over Tik Tok? It's no wonder these practices seem to be taking a lead during this crazy year. People are looking for new ways to practice self-care and affirmation practices are important for us to really dive into what the power we have in our words, friends!
I've spoken before the concepts of the subconscious messages behind music you listen to or the thoughts that you choose to live with. However, what if we shift that mindset to only look at the good things or to consciously create more beauty and love in our lives? What if we present the idea to ourselves that there are more positive than negative things/ideas that we can focus on? What if we decide to tell ourselves the narrative of our day and really manifest the messages we want in that moment?
Affirmations are becoming increasingly popular, but what are they really? To affirm means to validate the truthfulness of something. Affirmations are confirming the validity and truth behind a statement or idea. Generally, we focus on positive concepts or ideas that are based in uplifting our mind, body or spirit.
I like to think of affirmations as words of power. One of my inspirations, Veronica Varlow, likes to say "Words are wands." Affirmations are magic and remind us of the power within. If we consistently practice our magical words those words of power can alter our mindsets during a tough time or at least give us a shining light of hope. In the best of times affirmations can help amp you up and get you pumped for a big day or a tough work out. Almost like your best friend or trainer saying "You got this!"
Below I've shared a few of my favorite affirmations, but I'd love to hear some of yours in the comments. <3
Encourage your mind to focus on one of these affirmations to shift your mindset into something more positive. Choose one of these affirmations and commit to repeating it like a mantra for a week. Challenge yourself to stand in front of your mirror each morning and repeat this mantra while you get ready for your day. Record yourself saying an affirmation and put it on repeat as you meditate or work-out.
How else can we utilize affirmations? Let me know in the comments.
- Jenn Rose
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