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The Magic of Morning Affirmations: Simple Practices for a Positive Mindset

Do you know what an affirmation is? It's any statement you make. Too often, our minds are filled with negative affirmations. Do you wake up and think something like:

"It's Monday again."

"Oh no, another rainy day!"

"I hate my work."

"Oh God, I have to go to this meeting today."

If the first things you think in the morning are negative, it's no surprise that you sit up in bed with a heavy feeling or vague anxiety. We need to learn to think in positive affirmations.

So what are some examples? Louise Hay, the author of "You Can Heal Your Life" and the founder of the publisher Hay House, suggests a very simple and powerful affirmation: "I love and approve of myself."

Do you think it's too simple? Then how about these:

"I love myself, therefore I take loving care of my body, and my body lovingly responds to me with vibrant health."

"I love myself, therefore I behave in a loving way to all people, and I only attract loving people into my world as they are a mirror of who I am."

"I love myself, therefore I provide myself with a job which I love and which brings in good income."

Other affirmations suggested by Louise Hay include:

"I am loved, and I am at peace."

"I welcome miracles into my life."

"Life supports me in every possible way."

"I always work with and for wonderful people. I love my job."

"I experience love wherever I go."

My favourite is this:

"I am divinely protected and divinely guided. Everything I need comes to me, and everything I need to know is revealed to me."

So, as you wake up in the morning, instead of the negative ones I listed at the top, you can say to yourself these simple affirmations:

"Today is an awesome day."

"I am blessed with great health and I am full of energy."

"Everyone I meet today is kind and helpful."

If you start your day with these thoughts, don’t you think you will be creating a different kind of day? You might think it’s too simplistic, but give it a go. Millions of people in the world work with positive affirmations. Try it yourself. Even if you don’t expect any material difference, you might feel a bit better, and there's nothing to lose!

There are just a couple of things to remember. You want to say or think these affirmations in the present tense. If you say, "My life will be prosperous," it will always be in the future tense. You want to think that it is already true. (And in most cases, it is already true, but we're not acknowledging it!)

Also, it shouldn’t be too unbelievable or too specific. If you are just landed with a breath taking credit card bill, the affirmation "I am wealthy" is too out of reach for you. Instead, you need to keep it more general, like "Life always takes care of me" or "The universe is always providing for me."

You can find many examples online, but you can also come up with your own. Just remember to keep it simple, general, and in the present tense.

Susan Jeffers, the author of the 90s bestseller book "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway", said you must outtalk your negativity. In a nutshell, that’s what affirmation is!

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