You have no doubt heard the saying, Pretty is as Pretty does. It means that a person’s actions and their attitude about life can be the difference in how pretty they look on the outside. People with positive attitudes, who treat others with respect and kindness, are some of the prettiest people I know. I am drawn to this positive energy and find ways to bring these positive aspects to my life.
Recently, I was asked how I always maintain such a positive attitude. My answer was simple. It’s something that I strive for every day and in order to ensure a positive attitude, I begin each day with positive affirmations. Not only do I use them to keep me focused on health and fitness, but I also utilize affirmations in nearly every area of my life.
I do not allow negative thoughts and actions to take hold of my day. That doesn’t mean I don’t face negativity everyday, but this positive force does have a huge impact on how I handle life’s challenges.
The affirmations that I repeat to myself are 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 am fully energized and ready to start the day.
I am beautiful today.
I will have a fabulous day, today.
I love to eat a healthy breakfast and enjoy every morsel.
I will leave for work on time.
I will have a pleasant ride to work.
When I exercise today it will make me feel stronger.
I will be kind to someone today.
Don’t let others get you down, with their negative talk or constant complaints. Be kind to all and surround yourself with people who have a positive outlook on life. You are not responsible for other people’s happiness. Strive for your happiness and share that love with everyone you can.
Positive affirmations are a proven and easy way to make a significant difference in your diet and weight loss efforts, too. As with all aspects of your life, believe what you say and allow your affirmations to focus your mind on making the right decisions.
Respect yourself the way you do others, and look for the positive attributes in everyone you meet. Choose to take the high road by sticking to your affirmations, knowing that the positive path is the way to victory.
~ Karen Ficarelli