Energize Yourself with Affirmations — How This One Simple Step Helps

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Energize yourself…

Energize yourself simply and easily with affirmations.

It’s always time well spent, and today I want to share an exciting and simple, sensory-based “tickler” system that will let you give yourself gifts of validation throughout your day.

Try it for several weeks so that it becomes a nourishing, self-affirming habit for you. 

Watch how your energy and attitude are affected, each and every day. It’s a simple, two-step process. Here’s how it goes:

Step #1:

Start by choosing something that you’ll use as a reminder that it’s time to energize yourself.

It might be a color, a sound, a word, or a smell.  It can be pretty much anything, or it can be a combination of things.  The main thing is that, whatever you choose, it should be something that you are likely to encounter in the course of your day. This is your “trigger.”

Energize yourself Step #2:

Next, decide on a validation to associate with whatever “trigger” you chose.

You can have as many different “triggers” and validations as you want.  I suggest keeping it relatively simple to start, and let yourself have fun with it.

  • When you see the color green for example, you can have a word or phrase that you bring to mind. The word might be “growth” or “I love how I am blossoming.”
  • The sound of a bird chirping could lead you to say to yourself, “I am grateful to be alive.” 
  • Seeing a dog trot by might be an opportunity to say to yourself, “I love my playful energy.”

Really, you can energize yourself any time…

I have a friend who travels a lot.  Whenever she comes to a red light, she uses that as a time to pause and focus on her in and out-breath, saying to herself:  “Breathing in, I give myself what I need.  Breathing out, I let go of stress.”

How wonderful, turning the small annoyance of a stoplight into an opportunity to reconnect and relax.

Practice using these validations that you develop for yourself on a daily basis and see how your energy lightens and shifts for you with each affirmation.

How will you get started today?

For more help…

So, I’m offering you something new today. It’s a deck of cards — 50 cards, to be exact. And it’s titled Mindful Moments: Heart-Based Reflections on Time and Life. Brief and compelling, each card offers you something to think about. And each card is different.

I think you’ll find yourself returning to them again and again. Maybe you’ll shuffle the deck and pull out a card about boundaries or self-care. Or perhaps you’ll explore how your energy feels to you right now, in this very moment. Let’s say you randomly draw a card at lunchtime one day. You learn about how saying “No” to one thing helps you create the space to say “Yes” to something else. And then you realize, hours later, how that brief moment with that card prompted you to create a much-needed boundary that afternoon with your boss.

The more you engage, the more you’ll discover, so I encourage you to use Mindful Moments in whatever way works for you. I’m really excited to share Mindful Moments with you today. I can’t wait for you to discover the many ways that working with these cards will help you pause, ponder, and deepen your experience. This enriches you, no matter what the world is bringing to your door.

To learn more, click this link: https://thetimefinder.com/MindfulMoments.html

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