Our lives have evolved over time and things are just not the way it once used to be. Many of us run a very tight work schedule and it just doesn’t stop there. We have family life to attend to which at times can involve young children.
There are church meetings and many other engagements that we must attend to.
For those of us with blogs and social media sites, we understand all too well the sacrifice that is involved.
The sum total of all these things can sap our energy. We feel stressed and we are left with very little time to attend to our own personal state of well-being.
We are guilty of running on the ‘left over energy’ and the truth be told, at the end of that routine all that we can do by then is head straight off to bed.
Based on what I have just described, this is where I believe affirmations are most valuable to super-charge and empower our lives.
Affirmations as we may already know, are personal statements we make to ourselves. It is what I refer to in the acronym as SPADAP – Statement-Pronouncement-Attestation-Declaration-Assertion-Proclamation.
It says who you are now and in the future. It is not limited to specific persons, place, space or time.
Barrie Davenport says, “Affirmations are basically a form of auto-suggestion, and when practiced deliberately and repeatedly, they reinforce chemical pathways in the brain, strengthening neural connections.””
David J. Hellerstein, M.D., a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University gives us further insight by saying, “In brief, we have realized that ‘neuroplasticity,’ the ongoing remodeling of the brain structure and function occurs throughout life. It can be affected by life experiences, genes, biological agents, and by behavior, as well as by thought patterns.”
All in all, neuroscience now proves that our thoughts are so powerful, they can change the structure and function of our brains.
Some Benefits of Positive Affirmations
- Boosts your self-confidence
- Lifts your self-esteem
- Relieves stress and prevent burnout
- Leaves you feeling more positive and optimistic about life and the future
- Sparks the flames of happiness into your life
- Liberating to your soul and spirit.
- Helps to build strong, healthy, lasting relationships
Affirmations to a Super-Charged, Empowered Life
“I am energetic and enthusiastic. I embrace confidence as my God-given birthright”
It doesn’t matter the season, the time of day or what circumstances you are faced with, tell yourself each day that you are full of energy and you are enthusiastic about life. Never let anyone else’s opinion about you become your reality!
Live bold, engage in the things that you fear the most and embrace confidence as your inheritance and your God-given birthright. You deserve the best of what life have to offer.
“With greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, you will set bigger goals, make bigger plans and commit yourself to achieving objectives that today you only dream about.” ~ Brian Tracy
“I am teachable and open-minded. I live as though I don’t know everything and is ready for new challenges”
Having an attitude of “I know it all,” you build up an invisible wall that is difficult, if not impossible to penetrate with any new ideas and strategies. That kind of attitude is a breeding ground for pride and a haughty spirit. The mind eventually becomes shallow.
By abandoning the idea that wisdom is knowing everything – the whys, the wherefores, the how-to’s, you are empowered by your own silence to listen.
Furthermore, when you live as though you don’t know everything or have the solutions to every problem, your brain is more receptive to the wisdom and the knowledge of others which in turn delivers your soul from apathy, self-absorption and from being self-centered.
“I embrace the fullness of the Godhead in me and I am driven to succeed. Success is my natural state”
A key element to success for anyone is not to focus on the small, trivial and frivolous matters. Charge, re-charge and then release your energy into the things that you know that you have a God-given, creative ability to do.
Choose to focus on your passion in life. It may seem at times that the direction in which the wind is blowing you is not the same direction in which the crowd is moving. But continue to listen to your heart, as well as the still small voice and embrace Godly wisdom that you are indeed you are on the right path and heading in the right direction.
Accept the fact that failure is very much a healthy part of the process towards you achieving success.
“The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.” ~ Joyce Brothers
4.) WELL BALANCED
“My life is well-rounded and balanced. I have fun with all of my endeavors, even on days that are mundane”
Our lives are a mixture of different roles but a great way to live a well-rounded and balanced life is to practice the art of saying ‘no’ at times to the demands or requests from other people, even your loved ones ore family members.
Know the difference between what people need from you and what you need for yourself. Whenever your life is out of balance, it leads to stress and burnout. Know when to pull back and reconnect with your inner being. Continue to do your best to find what is the right balance for you and stick with it.
“We need to maintain a proper balance in our life by allocating the time we have. There are occasions where saying no is the best time management practice there is.” ~ Catherine Pulsifer
“I have a never ending wellspring of inner happiness that I can tap into anytime I choose”
Happiness is an individual choice. It starts from within you. Contrary to what some may think, happiness do not come from your earthly possessions or wealth. Quite frankly, it is what you feed into your mind, and what you think.
You create happiness from within your own world. It is not about having much, but being content with whatever little that you have while expressing gratitude for what you have been blessed with.
As far as possible, live your life free from murmuring and complaining which ultimately contaminate your wellspring of happiness and block the channels through which happiness flows.
“Remember happiness does not depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.” ~ Dale Breckenridge Carnegie
6.) ” SELF-WORTH
“I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life, and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.” ~ Louise Hay
Free your mind of the thought of unworthiness and accept that you are worthy of the best in life. People may not always recognize you for who you are and neither should you worry about it.
The best that you can do is strive to be worthy of recognition. It may not be when you want it to be, but live in hope, walk worthy of the Lord and before you know it, it will come.
“I acquire within myself self-esteem and I build a reputation to it from a place of personal security”
One of the steps to building self-esteem is to accept yourself as who you are and were created in Christ Jesus to be/come.
Never get into the habit of self-condemnation or keep company with those who constantly put you down and condemn you for no obvious reason. Condemnation does not liberate you, it simply oppresses your mind and your spirit.
Be content and just be yourself. NEVER COMPARE YOURSELF OR COMPETE WITH ANYONE.
Concentrate on the positive aspects and never dwell on failures or the negatives in your life.
“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” ~ Denis Waitley
“I am God’s workmanship, created to bring glory, honor and praise to Him, and to fulfill my purpose here on earth”
You have the potential to be anything that you want to be in life as long as set your mind to it.
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