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I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

How do you start your day?

Are you a morning person or do you have to drag yourself out of bed in the morning?  Mornings are tough for many of us because we just don’t want to face the responsibilities of the day ahead.   Negative thoughts are already floating around in our heads and it makes us feel tired, sick and often stressed-out before we even start our day.

What do you think about when you wake up in the morning?  Are you worrying about something, stressing about all the things you don’t want to do, thinking about how awful the day is going to be?

Before your feet even hit the floor, your negative thinking has already ruined your day and left you feeling tired and miserable.

Try saying some positive affirmations first things in the morning.  When you wake up, greet the day with a rousing, “Hello world.  What an awesome day this is going to be!”  Even if you don’t feel well or it is raining outside, try to bring some sunshine into your life with positive words.

Morning is the best time to set your mood for the rest of the day and if you start by saying something positive, it will give you a much better chance of having a good day.  As the day goes on, keep focusing on positive thoughts and it will start to make an impact on your mood.  Fill up your brain with positive power and you will feel more energetic.  A positive attitude will soon develop and this will become a good habit.

Think of some positive statements that you can practice.  Here are some suggestions:

  • This is going to be a great day
  • I enjoy my job
  • I have good friends
  • I am a generous person
  • I am a great mother/daughter/parent
  • I am not perfect but I am trying to be the best imperfect person I can be

It takes 3 -4 weeks to develop a new habit, so practice your affirmations daily over and over again until you begin to feel positive.

If we try to see something positive in everything we do, life won’t necessarily become easier but it becomes more valuable. ~Author Unknown

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Power thoughts

reading red bookHere are some of my favourite power thoughts from Louise Hay……

  1. I choose to feel good about myself every day.  Every morning I remind myself that I can make the choice to feel good.  This is a new habit for me to cultivate.
  2. I am pleased with all that I do.  I am good enough just as I am.
  3. I have my own set of talents and abilities.
  4. I love life.  I am glad to be alive!
  5. I feel tolerance, compassion and love for all people, including myself.
  6. I only speak words that are loving, positive and constructive.
  7. I rejoice in others’ successes, knowing that there is plenty for us all.
  8. Miracle follows miracle in my life.  I accept miraculous occurrences in my life and in my world.
  9. I now choose to release every negative, destructive, fearful thought from my mind and my life.
  10. I am worth loving.  There is love all around me.
  11. It is healing to show my emotions.  It is safe for me to be vulnerable.
  12. I am created to succeed and I now give thanks for my success.
  13. I stand in the truth and live and move in joy.
  14. I am willing to see how and where I need to change.
  15. I release the need to blame anyone including myself.
  16. I bless and prosper others and in turn, they bless and prosper me.
  17. I say ‘out’ to every negative thought that comes into my mind.
  18. I release any feelings of competition or comparison.  I simply do my best and enjoy being me.
  19. I joyfully help wherever I can, easing the load of others.
  20. The past has no power over me.   I know that it is over and I live solely in the present.
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Really positive affirmations

POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONSPositive statements or affirmations have been proven to work effectively for many people.  Numerous articles and books have been written about the power of positive thinking and positive affirmations.

However some people think that positive affirmations are a bunch of nonsense and they don’t really work.  I can agree with that train of thought because when I first starting saying them, I didn’t really think they would work either.  I soon discovered that if I just kept repeating my positive statements and didn’t really think about what I was saying, they meant nothing.  ‘Rote learning’ or memorizing positive statements will not do anything to help you unless you are totally aware of what you are thinking and saying.

I know it is very possible to change your way of thinking because I have done this.  Even if you have spent most of your life thinking negatively as I did, your thoughts can become positive with time and patience.  Doctors tell us that we can rewire the patterns in our brains by controlling our thoughts and this is clearly shown in research where many people have been successful in changing their thought patterns.

In order to make positive changes to your thinking, it is necessary to be:

  • actively be aware of your thoughts
  • actively focus on positive thinking
  • actively stop any negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts
  • actively reinforce positive thinking with positive affirmations
  • actively avoid using words like can’t, won’t, don’t, replace them with can, will and do
  • actively practice your affirmations daily, several times a day

Did I mention the word ‘actively’?  Change only comes when you are actively working hard at it.  Saying positive affirmations without believing what you are saying, will not produce positive results.  Saying positive affirmations without feeling the power behind the words, will not produce positive results.  Living your words is the key to success.  You have to feel what you are saying.  Words without substance are empty.  Fill your thoughts and words with power!   Start saying some REALLY positive affirmations.

 

 

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Think power thoughts

thinking happy facePositive thinking can be very powerful.  When you have positive thoughts, it is like planting seeds that will continue to grow if you give them continuous care.  

Every day, you need to think powerful, positive thoughts on purpose so they will overpower any negative thoughts.

Everyone has the ability to control their thoughts and can choose to think positively or negatively.   It can be difficult in a negative world, but it can be done with work and patience.

Here are some power thoughts to get you started:

  • I have so much to be thankful for
  • I am glad to be alive
  • I love my family and my home
  • I choose to feel good about myself
  • I am always open to new challenges
  • Today is a wonderful day
  • I have peace in my mind and heart
  • I look and feel great
  • I am a unique person with great abilities
  • I am loveable and loving
  • I try to find the best in everyone
  • I always do the best I can

Create more of your own power thoughts and start building a more confident you!

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