Have you ever struggled to form a new habit? If so you are not alone, most people struggle with this on a regular basis – I know I do. When it comes to forming a habit you absolutely have to have a positive mindset. You have to be open to allowing yourself to make changes. Yes, I know, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. But, it is so necessary.
One thing that can help you with this is to use positive affirmations.
An affirmation is a short sentence or two that helps to reinforce positive thoughts. Some people use scriptures, some use quotes from other famous and not so famous people; still others write their own affirmations. Whichever way you choose, just do it.
Here’s a few examples.
- I respect my body and treat it well by eating healthy and natural foods.
- I appreciate my money and use it to pay my bills and to provide shelter for my family.
- I appreciate my friends and family and treat them with respect.
- I do unto others as I would have them do unto me.
So why would you want to start using affirmations? Let’s use money as an example: say, you are a spur of the moment spender. When you see something you like you simply charge it to your credit or debit card. Later on you may regret your purchase but you cannot return the item. If you were using a money related affirmation you would start to be more aware of how and where you are spending your money. Your affirmation would cause you to think about having to provide a home for your family, and putting food on the table instead of buying that impulse item. When you begin to value your money for those you love, you can reduce and eventually eliminate your bad spending habits. It’s like replacing the old habit with a new one. Repeating affirmations can actually do that.
Now this is not a quick fix at all. You still need to make good choices and have the willpower and determination to stick to your new habit. But if you start saying affirmations twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, they will help you keep positive and focused on what you really want.
Bad habits can destroy your life, so it is worth taking the time to break them and replace them with new ones. Again, with the money example, what would happen if you are spending your mortgage money on your whims? You could end up losing your home and possibly your family too. Would that be worth it? This sounds pretty radical, but it happens all the time.
By taking the time to work on improving your outlook on your life with affirmations, you can make huge, positive changes. Think how great it will be when you have enough money to take your family on that wonderful vacation?
Go find some affirmations that hold meaning for you, and start saying them to yourself at least twice a day. You can search online, in your Bible or other spiritual books, or just make them up yourself. Make it fun!
Karen Denise aka Giggy
"I Believe In YOU!"