I sometimes find it easier to split these blogs into separate parts, mainly due to the fact that they take so long both for you to read, and myself to write! Posting once a week also seems to work well for us, so I think that is the routine we will stick to for now. I would much rather have quality over quantity with these posts, focusing on one good piece of writing rather than a few smaller, inadequate pieces seems much more logical in my eyes.
Without further ado, here is part 2 to the positive affirmation’s series!
5. I am capable of achieving anything I set my mind to
No dream is too big, even if you think it may never be achievable. Don’t believe me? Take a look at me back in GCSE years. My behaviour was pretty appalling, I’d end up in detention almost every night, my grades were well below what was expected, and I’d basically made a huge mess of my life (I like to call it a Year 9 crisis). Then we compare this to now… my confidence has come on in leaps and bounds, I achieved one of the highest sets of grades in the year at six form, I became head girl and now I’m at university – I think it really is safe to say I have improved. And that’s not on ‘bigging myself up’, that’s on self-improvement and a damn lot of hard work. But what is significant about these drastic changes, is that I WANTED to achieve. That’s what is needed, the wanting to change – no one can make you change; you must have the drive to do it yourself, but once you find that spark – you really are capable of achieving anything you would like.
6. It is OK to have self-care days
I keep having to tell myself this one as for some reason I enjoy running myself into the ground, and before I know it, I’m sick and can’t do anything at all! To try counter act this, I’ve set Sundays as my ‘self-care day’. This means no uni work, no prep work for work and no pushing me too hard. I ensure I only take part in activities I want to do, whether that is writing blog posts, making art, going on walks or baking. Now, don’t feel bad about this, we all need to give our bodies and minds time to recover from hard work. I used to feel terrible about having a day off, and I’m pretty sure if I was an animal in past life, I could imagine myself as some sort of hamster on a treadmill, as I just could not switch myself off from work mode. I can’t deny that sometimes I find myself planning assignment work into my ‘day off’, but then I remember I need to have this time and prioritise me for once.
7. I am stepping into the most successful decade of my life
This, but make it every decade instead of just one. Imagine, in 10 years’ time, we may be living totally different lives. But when you look back on how you got there, which option would you prefer to align to: A) I know I worked hard for the life I now live B) I have nothing to show for the life I have led. Just think about it.
8. I am a positive person, and I attract positive opportunities
I saw a video online last Wednesday regarding this, and it definitely instilled it in me that I must add this affirmation into the series. The protagonist was explaining that the way that we choose to think about something/someone, reflects how things will turn out, mostly due to the idea that we have told the universe this is how we view things, so the in return things will happen that way. Yes, I know it sounds a little crazy, and I’m not sure how much I believe in the universe and it’s gifts yet either myself. Thinking about an example though, if you tell yourself “all men are trash” for example, (in no way saying they ALL are btw), you are surely only going to see just the bad points about the boys you meet because you are LOOKING for those qualities! However, in refraining from thinking this way, perhaps giving everyone the benefit of the doubt until they wrong you, we may find it much easier to form new relationships.
By not choosing to view the negative side of a situation, you are automatically welcoming an optimistic mindset. We learnt about a theory the other day at uni, they called it ‘I can’t do this… yet’. I kinda liked it, purely because the theorist encouraged us to tell our children that it’s really not that they will never be able to do something, even though it may feel like it at the time. It’s simply that they are unable to do said task ‘yet’. But you know that feeling when everything appears to be going right for you all of a sudden? That doesn’t just come from no-where, YOU attracted that.
9. I am resilient
I’m not too sure this one needs much explanation, but I think maybe it just needs to be said that this includes not listening to the opinions of others if they put you down. The people around you should want to see you succeed, they should complement you and make you feel good about yourself, and if they don’t… maybe they aren’t the right type of person to be involved with.
10. I am focusing on what I can control, and letting go of what I cannot
I believe this is known as, finding your inner peace 🙂
Love El xx
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