Positive Affirmations

Most bloggers have been posting all the New Year tried and trues: reflections, highs and lows, goals for the upcoming year etc. etc. While I do have goals for this year, and while I appreciate their candor (as I have read and enjoyed all my favorite bloggers thoughts on the matter) I think I will keep my own resolutions to myself this go around. Not that any of it is too personal, but I’d rather talk about the things I am already doing. One of these things being a reintroduction of positive affirmations.

I’m not getting too woo woo here. A positive affirmation doesn’t have to be something from a Tony Robbins audiobook, that you repeat to yourself while staring into the mirror in a pre-work pep rally of one. (Not knockin’ Tony either…I’m a self help junky myself…) No, for me, positive affirmations can be one word descriptions of who I want to be, bible verses, things I have underlined or even just a screen shot; honestly, it can be anything that keeps my mind occupied with healthy thoughts. Left to my own devices I will spiral into any past or future scenario that makes me feel shitty about myself, angry at someone else, or just plain confused.

This came up on app I use. It’s a good example of something that I needed to hear. The last part doesn’t really resonate much with me, but the first part does. “Renewed in the spirit of your mind…” I like that.

This came up on app I use. It’s a good example of something that I needed to hear. The last part doesn’t really resonate much with me, but the first part does. “Renewed in the spirit of your mind…” I like that.

Positive affirmations not only keep my mind occupied, but they seem to give me strength. I could not, for the life of me, get out of bed yesterday morning - but then I remembered that I had told myself to say an affirmation before I started my day. This particular affirmation was a Bible verse, and although I am not a super religious person, I will say that this verse immediately changed my attitude towards getting out of bed! We are talking immediate mind shift here.

I do think it’s important to stay open and find the affirmations and nudges that are right for you personally, at that specific time. I believe God does talk to us…and I believe it can happen in many different ways. In my own life, I have found a lot of great affirmations through Norman Vincent Peale books, Abraham Hicks writings, and mantras learned through yoga training. I have been keeping them around so when I feel myself struggling, I can shift my focus to something helpful and positive.

Just a little bit about that :)

Simple Things I liked this week:

  1. Sleeping without my phone in the room.

  2. Pandora while I work.

  3. A new desk/vanity setup … all just by rearranging things I already had in the cabin.

  4. A simple salad we whipped up last night.

  5. Sleeping through the New Year countdown and waking up by the fire next to my little family.

Egg and sweet potato brekky; fire pit finally being utilized out back on a bluebird day; Rico in a mountain man hat.

Simple.

Christmas at the Cabin

Christmas at the Cabin