Have you ever heard the saying “Words have power”? The words we speak have the ability to either breath life + manifestation or it can fuel negativity + tear down esteem. For the most part we have all been taught to speak kind to one another, the ole “if you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all”, but for whatever reason those rules tend to not apply when thinking of self. Negative self talk is REAL. We have all been guilty of it at some point or another. Didn’t get the job? We pick apart why we were not qualified. Didn’t fit into the dress? We bash ourselves inside and out + recount every last meal choice. We are our own biggest critic + mental bully.
Affirmations have been a game changer in the relationship that I have with myself. Because truthfully there is no other relationship more important to me than the one I have with myself. And that’s just me being honest 🤷🏾♀️ , I will never have a relationship with anyone as long as I will with myself, kids, husbands, everybody included.
Affirmations are much more than positive self speak or verbal manifestation. Don’t get me wrong, they are very much those things but that’s not the limit. There is way more magic in affirmations than just, ” I am whole” or “I am enough”, which are very good affirmations by the way. But remember words are POWER and we can do so much more with them.
For me and the relationship I have with myself, affirmations have been a way for me to show myself grace in those moments when I feel “tired”, “weary” + even those moments of defeat. Grace affirmations are the ones that remind you that you are human, just like anyone else. With so much being thrown our way on the daily it is so important to reach for those tools in our self-care toolbox to give ourselves a hand up. I mean they are there waiting, we just have to be willing to use them. And to use them often, to create habit. Here are some affirmations that I say during those times where I need to extend myself some grace.
1. I speak my truth, my wants, my needs, my desires.
2. It is ok when things do not go as planned + challenges come up
3. I embrace myself in this moment + I love who I am
4. I welcome help when I need it, I do not have to do everything on my own
5. I respect my boundaries and will say “no” when I need to
6. I take the time needed to rest + restore
7. My emotions + feelings are always valid even when they change