As you know this blog is Bad Bitch Affirmations – a place where baddies, muses, queens, boss babes, and anyone in-between can get info on living their best, healthiest, most self-aware, and loving lives. It is my goal to fill women with the tools, thought processes, guides and knowledge to help them get what they want out of life. Affirmations help tremendously with that.
But what is an affirmation?
An affirmation is a statement or phrase that is proclaiming, declaring, and affirming. Always positive, affirmations, when repeated have a way of changing thought processes and changing dispositions. They can also become part of your identity.
How will this help me?
By using affirmations, you are tapping into your subconscious and reprogramming those bad habits. For instance, let’s say you have a habit of automatically thinking the worst when you walk into a room full of people you don’t know. You might begin to feel self-conscious, wonder why everyone is staring, start to think there must be something wrong, start to feel stupid, feel like you don’t belong, or want to run and hide.
With positive affirmations, you will be able to talk yourself out of a negative spiral by saying, “I am okay. I am beautiful and interesting. I walk into a room and they look in awe. I am full of wonderful traits that the world is waiting to see.”
You can do it immediately, when you feel yourself getting anxious, or you can do it in preparation for a big moment. With repeating these sentiments to yourself over and over, you will reprogram your brain to automatically go to that positive, uplifting space, instead of the negative space.
When we feel positively, our lives reflect that. But when we feel low or negative we have the tendencies to engage in negative, self-defeating behaviors, which snowball into negative self-talk, anxiety, unworthiness, jealousy, fear, worry, illness, and suffering.
Even if you don’t believe the affirmations now, when you repeat them to yourself and act as if they are true, you will start to engage in activities associated with the positive affirmations, that then produce the positive outcomes, and then they do become true.
**Reminder: Affirmations need to be met with an open mind, intentions, and action. Because realistically – you can say whatever you want but if you do not do something different you will always get the same results. If you want to change, do your affirmations and believe them, then act on them.
I know it’s kind of a lot. But its life changing stuff.
So how do I do it?
Set the intentions: Figure out what you want to work on. Do you want to feel better about yourself? Relieve anxiety? Motivate yourself? Manage stress? There are many guided meditations and affirmations out there that can give you a boost to start your day, or a smooth ride to work.
Get ready: You can sit and relax or look in the mirror, or whatever is comfortable for you. Take a moment get centered and become aware of your body. Breathe in to the count of 4 and out for the count of 5.
As you exhale, release all the tension and other thoughts, worries or distractions and focus on your breath.
Repeat your affirmations slowly 3 times and really feel the words, bring them into your body and mind. Continue to repeat them to yourself throughout the day as many times as possible. Become aware of your mental states and repeat as needed.
Here are 5 affirmations to practice today.
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