Use affirmations to shift your mindset

I’m trying to get in the daily habit of using the most uplifting affirmations I have in my arsenal.

Why? Because they’re amazing!

When I feel sad, frustrated, discouraged, angry, or doubtful about life and things, saying this one, simple statement (affirmation) helps to shift my mindset:

I am brilliant, bright, and beautiful.

What exactly is an affirmation and why would I use one?

An affirmation is a positive statement you can say mentally or out loud, a statement that says what you want or who you want to be. Using affirmations is a way of claiming that thing for yourself, of putting your desire out into the Universe.

Lots of self-help books recommend practicing affirmations as a way of maintaining a positive mindset.

Shift the focus

This favorite affirmation works like magic to help me shift the focus from self-doubt to positivity. 

It’s something I say to shift my mindset, to remind myself that I am brilliant, bright, and beautiful.

The thing about this affirmation is that I don’t feel vain or braggy when I say it because it’s really not about me. I didn’t make myself brilliant, bright, and beautiful.

Which leads me to another one of my favorites: I am a miracle of creation. The force that guides the stars guides me too. 

Whether you call the “force that guides the stars” God or the Universe or Mother Nature or whatever, the idea is that I (imperfect me) am an amazing part of creation, no less than the stars. 

And so are you.

You are brilliant, bright, and beautiful. 

Sounds simple. Does it work?

When I feel unmotivated and down on myself and like I have nothing to offer anyone and I’m a screw up and my work is of no significance and tons of other negative thoughts that knock me down, these affirmations help lift me up.

I challenge you to give it a try when you feel discouraged or frustrated.

Say it with conviction: I am brilliant, bright, and beautiful. Repeat as needed. Let the words sink in until you feel them to your bones.

If these affirmations don’t quite work for you, find another one you like.

Here are some ideas:

  • I have all I need to create the life I desire.
  • Love is the answer.
  • I choose the path of courage.
  • Today is what I have and I will make the most of it.
  • I let go of all I can’t control. Not my circus, not my monkeys.
  • One day at a time.

Affirmation practice

Find one that works for you and then practice it.

Say it every day, several times a day if you can.

But at the very least, when you need a mindset shift remember to affirm yourself.

Remember that you are brilliant, bright, and beautiful. You are a miracle of creation. 

Shine on!

2 thoughts on “Use affirmations to shift your mindset

  • March 10, 2020 at 7:57 am

    I so needed a mindset shift this morning! I just love your affirmation! I find it powerful to banish self doubt. Thank you for uplifting my day!

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