Yes, this is the type of book that says one should stand in front of a mirror and look oneself in the eye and say, "I am a valuable person, I deserve .......". Maybe it sounds cheesy, but it is also much harder to do than one thinks. Reading this book made me realize how negative I have been towards myself. For some reason it is easier to think negatively than to think positively. Do we not all deserve happiness? I believe so, but I also believe that being happy is a choice.
In order to be happy one must think positively. Being positive takes practice, essentially we have to train ourselves to think this way. One way to achieve this is by saying and believing in oneself consistently. This is where the daily affirmations come in to play. For an affirmation to be effective it needs to be in the present tense, positive, personal and brief. I have chosen a few affirmations to integrate into my daily life.
I have decided I owe it to my family, my kids and mostly myself to believe that I am important and deserve to be happy. I will admit that I have not always felt this way and I know I am not alone in thinking so. If any of you reading this feel the same way, try some of these affirmations or create your own, to make a part of your daily routine. In the end, it cannot hurt to try!
1. I already have everything I need to be happy.
2. I am loved and respected.
3. I am a good mother, wife, daughter, aunt, sister and friend.
4. I am strong and resilient.
5. Happiness is a choice I make each day.
Thought of the day: Why are they called 'stands' when they're made for sitting?
Quote of the day: You will be a failure until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which 'clicks'. Florence Scovel Shinn (Artist, Illustrator, New Thought Spiritual teacher)