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5 Positive Affirmations To Start Your Day

Setting the tone for the day is not always easy when it’s usually the ring of your alarm clock reminding you that it’s time to get up and go to work.

However, how you spend the first 15 minutes of your day MATTERS.

In fact, it can mentally make or break your entire day.

Today, I want to share 5 positive affirmations to help you rewire your brain for positive thinking or at least remind you – that there is another way to think about life.

Here are the 5 positive affirmations that I say every morning, that truly help me capture the energy for the day ahead.

Now, I know at first – your brain might fight you on some of these statements, for instance, your brain may say, “wait, what? you’re not in a good mood” ..or….”wait, what? you’re not rich, you have so many bills this month”…and that’s actually a very normal and natural response when you first start practicing daily affirmations.

The trick here is to simply repeat each sentence until it begins to resonate with your mind without the fight- meaning, you can at least say the sentence without the “brain manager” popping in to review today’s list of problems. 

Sure, maybe you will not believe every single affirmation (just yet) but with practice, you can begin to override those negative thoughts, all together. 

So, the only rule, before we get started- is to simply repeat the sentence at least ten times before you move on to the next sentence. Here we go!

#1. I choose to be in a good mood.

The reality is you do get to choose. You choose the spouse. You choose the house. You choose the job. You choose the car. You choose the clothes. You choose the coffee. You choose the mood.

Whether you were actively participating in your choices is a topic for another day – because (before you say it) you can absolutely be influenced to make choices. 

Money can influence what job you take. The outer appearance of a person can influence who you marry. An advertisement can influence the kind of car you buy. Regardless, if you actively or inactively participate, you’re always making a decision and choices are actually occurring throughout your whole day.

The good news? You can choose your mood and it’s the easiest thing to do.

Simply, choose to be in a good mood.

Every morning, wake up and choose to be in a GREAT mood for no reason, other than it is a new day. The only way to align with better chooses, make better clear conscious decisions is to get yourself in a GREAT mood every single morning.

#2. I believe I can achieve anything.

Nothing is impossible. The fact that someone has done the very thing you wish you could – PROVES that it is possible. The key here is no one said it would be easy or handed to you. So, grab your work ethic and choose to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

Believe that anything is possible and KNOW that you are capable of achieving anything you set your mind to. This is the only way anyone achieves anything- they first had to BELIEVE they could do it.

#3. I am the architect of my life; I built its foundation and I choose its contents.

You are the creator of everything surrounding you right now.

From the meals you put together + to the home you build and furnish + to the job you race to every morning + to the spouse you kiss goodnight = you created every inch of your life.

You’ve hand selected it.

Yes, just as you select curtains, you’ve selected your entire life.

You even over- prepared for it! You were nervous to talk to “that girl” but you made a move anyways. You really wanted that job, so you spent hours on your resume. You’ve always dreamed of custom amenities so you saved part of your paycheck for years to purchase them. The reality is, you move, rearrange and build your life every day with your attention, interests, desires, and actions. (known as the AIDA model)

Your primary focus, your primary intentions – have become the contents of your life. My advice? Choose the things you love and forget the rest.

#4. I am abundant. I am worthy. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am successful. I am grateful. I am blessed. I am healthy. I am wealthy. I am happy.

If you feel uncomfortable with any of those phrases, I highly suggest you read them 100 times. The reality is your words have true power.

What you say about yourself matters and shockingly, what you say about others matters even more.

Why? – Because, your words dictate your focus, it channels your intentions and takes up most of your attention. In short, it uses your energy to either strengthen your thoughts of abundance or strengthen your thoughts of lack.

The solution? You only have time to say nice things about yourself, life and other people.

Today’s challenge: Try to notice how many nice things your can say about yourself and the people around you. I guarantee, it will be one of the best days of your life- if only for the deep sense of happiness you experience.

#5. My life unfolds in amazing ways.

I have faith that life will always unfold exactly as it should, in the spiritual realm, we call this: divine timing. It means, everything happens exactly when it should – no sooner, no later.

So, What is one to do with all that free time? Trust in divine timing. Trust that your life is and has always been unfolding in a very amazing way.

Regardless of your past, all experiences bring lessons of wisdom and strength. All past experiences (good or bad) serve as purpose for your present day. The truth is, just one simple shift in your life – would have created a totally different version of you and brought you to a completely different state of reality.

You are truly uniquely shaped. You are truly uniquely you.

Trust that your life unfolds in amazing ways. Sure, it’s easier to say that when “everything’s going right” – but you have always been and will always be shaped to move toward your final destiny. Have faith that your life truly unfolds in amazing ways, every day, because it does.

For more spiritual pep talks, daily motivation, weight loss tips, and positive energy. Check out my podcast! Chelsea Swift Is Your Spirit Animal | Play On Spotify + Play on Apple | More on: ChelseaSwiftBlog.com

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by CSwift

I lean towards informative humor, but my writing style is honestly, just my voice...I definitely type, like I talk.
I love the art of mixology. I wrote an e-book this year: Skinny Drinks 101 - available on Amazon this winter 2019! I'm a Marketing Consultant, Podcaster, and Blog Contributor. You can find more blogs on: VocalMedia.com or ChelseaSwiftBlog.com. I am the MOST passionate about podcasting and I enjoy empowering people on: Chelsea Swift Is Your Spirit Animal. (found on Apple + Spotify, just search my full name to listen) I recently developed a passion for hot yoga and it is now my obsession aside from following my dreams.


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