Just the other day, a friend of mine commented that anything can happen and that bad things happen to people every day. I looked at her for a moment; she has faced many obstacles both in health and financial matters in recent years. Her statement came as no surprise but I also knew that the opposite is true as well.
I smiled and told her that I agreed, that many matters are not in our control and that yes, bad things can and do happen. But I told her that everyday, every moment, good things happen to people, too.
She asked me how I maintained my positive attitude. It’s something that I strive for every day and in order to achieve it early, I begin each day with positive affirmations. Not only do I use them to keep me focused on my fitness program but I use them for nearly every area of my life.
I use my affirmations wisely, so that they don’t fall on deaf ears. By this I mean that what I say to myself is sincere. I repeat my affirmations aloud with conviction and believe whole-heartedly that these statements are possible. This positive self-talk sets my day on the right track.
Some examples of my affirmations are as follows:
I feel rested and energized and ready to start the day.
I look beautiful today.
I will have a great day, today.
I eat a healthy breakfast and it tastes wonderful.
I will leave for work on time.
When I exercise today it will make me feel stronger.
I will help someone today.
Don’t let others get you down, with their negative talk or constant complaints. While you can make suggestions that may help them, it’s important that you surround yourself with people who have a positive outlook on life.
Positive affirmations are a proven and easy way to make a significant difference in your diet and weight loss efforts. Believe what you say and allow your affirmations to focus your mind on making the right decisions.
~ Karen Ficarelli
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