A few posts back we spoke about our inner dialogue and how more often than not (I’m going to take a wild guess and say 9 times out of 10) it’s negative and self berating. Mean things we wouldn’t ever say about another person or to a person – this is the stuff we’re telling ourselves internally, and what’s worse, saying it to others out-loud.
So we know announcing our insecurities is toxic. Well, what now?
It’s time to unlearn those well rehearsed lines sister, because you’ve got them so down pat that I’m going to give you some new ones to master. Let’s re-write the script of your life where you give yourself the dazzling lead role. You are the heroin who saves the day (after all, no one else is going to ride up on a handsome horse and save you), so why not play her?
With time and with practise, eventually you’ll graduate from understudy to lead actress. You’ll be leaping around the stage light as air feeling free and confidant. Like the most practised method actor, you will become the heroine, making life of the words written in the script and grow into the strong woman who is in control of her life and of her thoughts.
Since posting these positive affirmations on my Instagram and Tumblr, I’ve had countless emails and comments from girls putting these affirmations in to practise. Most have been printed out and stuck on a mirror at home, a moodboard or above a desk at work.
More recently some girls in Queensland were mowed down by a speeding motorist, one in particular was very badly injured. I had heard it on the news, feeling so disconnected to these young women. How could I help? As if The Universe heard my calls, a friend of mine worked with the pair and passed on my affirmation to her colleague still recovering in hospital. She was struggling with how to deal with a new and unfamiliar body. I heard that my affirmation had been made the background to her phone and almost instantly my words inspired her to learn to love her body and completely shifted her perspective.
So let’s start with my two favourite positive affirmations I’ve ever written. These two pack a powerful love-filled punch. Saying these to yourself every morning is an extremely powerful way to invite in fresh, positive perspective. At first you might be met with resistance, and you might think you sound silly, even like a phoney, hearing these words come out of your mouth. But that’s okay. Change doesn’t happen overnight, especially when we’re trying to kick a habit we’ve had for so long. That’s why I’ve created the affirmations below.
From me, with love, to you…
If you’ve ever used my affirmations, please share your experience in the comments below or email me via this page.
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