Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Morning Affirmations/Rituals Revisited

I posted last week about wanting to add morning affirmations or rituals to my morning routine.  I wanted something where I took a few minutes before I start my day to make my intentions for the day known.  To put my intention for the day out there into the universe.  So it's been a few days & I have to say I find it actually makes a difference.  It doesn't take me very long.  Here's what I do it's very simple.  I light a candle & then repeat each of these statements three times:
      ~ Today will be a good day
      ~ I will be patient today
      ~ I will feed my body not my mood
 
After that I blow out the candle.  Simple right? 
 
There are benefits linked to doing affirmations.  I will list some benefits, but you can also check out the link above:
 
~ you use positive affirmations to direct your focus instead of negative self-talk
~ redirect your values
~ help formulate goals
~ conquer fears
 
Make sure your affirmations are self-developed, meaning they are ones you've come up with yourself that way they are more powerful, and will work better for you. 

7 comments:

Jacqueline Gikow said...

I love affirmations. Right now my affirmation is that my etsy shop is successful and also that my jewelry and home decor items are beautiful.

I loved your affirmations, but as you say the affirmations have to be your own.

nonasnote said...

Great idea~ I wake up, thank God for this day and ask that His "good" will be done. Not my own~ Every day is an amazing blessing. And in that, today is going to be as well. Sincere blessings~

Letty said...

Love this.. I have been wanting to get in the routine of having some quiet time in the mornings. To think and pray!

Crunchy Diva said...

my affirmations will probably change over time. like if i feel i've conqured being patient that one may change. i know mine are simple, but that works for me right now.

Bridget said...

thanks so much for this post...I needed to hear it. <3. wonderful article you linked to also. I am going to borrow/steal one of your affirmations...it's too good to not use myself.
--- I will feed my body not my mood ---
perfect for me as i'm an emotional eater. I eat when I'm happy, sad, angry, depressed, celebrating, feeling loved etc.

Crunchy Diva said...

@ Bridget ~ me too another emotional eater here. please feel free to borrow one of my affirmations :)

nymphsnecessitys said...

Love the affirmations..Thanks for being an inspiration