Everyday Self Help & Self Care Tips and Tricks to Help Guide Us Back To Optimal Health and Happiness.

I am a writer.

I will be an author of books that inspire and encourage self help, healing and healing of thy surroundings. May that mean animals, people, places or things, if that’s what surrounds you then share healing information.

First and foremost I want to thank everyone who has come into my life and shared their experiences, knowledge and endless tools that I will get to pass onto any one who reads this. I’m also thankful for my personal experiences and journey that has brought me to this place in my life. I am happy to share my life’s journey with you and may you be able to relate or know someone who can relate and may we be able to heal and expand in ways beyond our dreams.

I was fearful of sharing that people would judge me or talk about me, turns out there are so many of you that can truly relate and appreciate my story. I almost let the fear win but something in me knew that I was capable of sharing and passing on what I have to share.

I have found skills, techniques and knowledge that I want to share.

On this day 4 of 30 days of Self Help I want to mention another tool that has worked in my life and a tool that I have taught my children. Positive Affirmations. Have you personally experienced positive affirmations? If you are skeptical like me you may be a bit hesitant, doesn’t hurt to try, nothing to lose.

Let me clarify what a Positive Affirmations is and it’s benefits. Positive Affirmations is a phrase that encourages a optimist mindset, that is repeated to yourself often. This phrase is to help in many areas and aspects of your life. Some examples of those are phrases to self motivate, encouragement, boost your self esteem and appreciating your body, mind and well being. These phrases take you from having or saying negative thoughts to rephrase them to encourage a positive outcome or change. Some people even say that saying positive affirmations daily has change the outcome and direction of their life.

On a personal note, because you know I am mostly speaking from personal experiences not giving medical advice. I have had my times of negativity, depression and serious anxiety attacks especially if I felt that I was being judged. I only felt judged because I was doing a fine job of negatively judging myself. I used to walk by the mirror and say things negative statements like “wow Be, you getting a bit chunky, got junk in the trunk” and talk smack about my hair and skin. Asking myself how anyone could love me when I couldn’t even look at myself with a loving heart. Self criticism is sooooo harmful for ourselves and maybe we don’t even realize that we are doing it. What are some of the things that you might say to yourself, unless you have already retrained yourself, then I am so proud of you.

If we literally reduce the negative thoughts and messages we tell ourselves we could be so much happier. I only say that statement because that is what happened to me. I was gifted this wonderful book by Louise Hay, “You Can Heal Your Life” this book was absolutely mind blowing for me, you might want to check it out.

Louise Hay had two positive affirmations that I started saying to myself in the mirror. “My happy thoughts help create my healthy body”. “Wellness is the natural state of my body. I am in perfect health.” You can make your own affirmations and make them fit your personal positive thoughts geared towards the outcome that you want to feel.

Remember that they never claimed that affirmations could cure anxiety,depression or self destructive behaviors but for me personally it redirects my thoughts, energy and mind, to a more positive energy and feeling and that works for me.

Using encouraging words and powerful positive phrases retires my “old tapes” from playing in my mind. Maybe even as a distraction from my original thoughts, I reword the phrase to suit a positive aspect. I use phrases like. I am a successful person. I am confident in myself and my life choices. I am in charge of myself and trust my own intuition. My intentions are pure and from my heart. I choose to be happy, healthy and wealthy. I am resilient and rise above tough times. I surround myself with people who love me. I am free to be myself. I accept and love myself, right as I am now.

Those are just a few of my own. Now you can try to make your own and personalize them to suit you. To create positive affirmations you simply start with “I am, I”, that makes it specific that you are saying it to and for you. Always use the present tense, keep it positive, keep it short, be specific to yourself and use at least one dynamic feeling or emotional word. Once you create the affirmations, you can say it out loud or to yourself often. You can write them down and post them in your space, on mirrors, computer, fridge, etc. You can use them in meditations and journaling. You can share them with friends and encourage them to use them too. Most importantly have fun, spark your own joy and positivity is contagious so share it with everyone around you. Positive Affirmations works for me and I can be creative while creating and developing them. Now you try….

I am limitless and I can do anything that I desire. I welcome change, it is opportunities for growth and development! I am doing my best work every day. I am dedicated to my family and they are dedicated to me.

My Life is a Success Story that I will share with like minded people.

I will continue to serve with all my heart. I am always sharing my knowledge, wisdom and joys with others because great people have shared it with me. I am blessed beyond measure!

I hope that you will make your own affirmations, please share with me your outcomes. Have the greats day ever!!! Rebecca

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