How to Re-Affirm Your Worthiness When Life Has You Down

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Reach for the thought that feels better, and allow the natural well-being that is yours. 

Abraham Hicks Quotes

Life has a way of “life-ing” and often when life happens it can cause us to lose sight of the goodness in our lives. When life has you down, re-AFFIRM your worthiness through positive thinking by tapping into the power of affirmations.

Think “Law of Attraction.”

Long before “The Secret”, people have been utilizing the power of positive affirmations and visualization to draw things into their lives; to produce positive shifts in their realities.

The principle is rather simple. Essentially, the Law of Attraction says that whatever you’re thinking about or feeling, manifests in your life. By affirming what you want you’re effectively commanding the universe to conspire to fulfill your request, positively or negatively (but we’re thinking positive thoughts here).

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Of course, when life is taking you through the ringer, the last thing on your mind is likely to be how wonderful life is. I get it, but hear me when I say there is magic in focusing on what is good and letting those thoughts be the focus until you can fully pull yourself out from under whatever life has thrown at you.

Enter positive thinking.

Now you may ask what exactly is positive thinking and how can that help me from sadness, grief, a bad break up, etc. The answer to this is simple; the application of it, however require a little more practice. Positive thinking is the process of thinking of everything in your life from a positive or brighter side even if outside reflects a negative tone. The thoughts in your head and the things you say to yourself must enlighten the positive aspects instead of the negative, discouraging thoughts and/or feelings. Once you start to see life from the space of goodness and positivity, you will give more energy to those positive, feel good vibes no matter what your current situation may be.

How do you get there from here you ask.

Think of your positive attributes and even the positive goals, and dreams you want to manifest in your life. Frame those attributes, goals, and dreams as if they are active and present in your life. Compose a list of your affirmations. Write them down where you can easily access and see them so you can recite them on a day to day basis.

Self-affirmations and/or positive statements that shape the subconscious so that you develop a positive thought process is the way to respond when life is life-ing. Affirmations are simple to create and use, but you will need commitment to make them work.

Although words of affirmations come in a lot of forms, the structure remains the same – a true state of being that lives in you. Whatsoever form you select, be as clear, particular, and succinct as possible. You can create your own list of ‘I am’ statements by taking a personal favorable inventory of your attributes, fortes, talents, and competencies. Here are some examples to get your started while getting the most out of these powerful words.

I am = An assertion of who you are.

When you say, “I am smart” there is no way to misinterpret such a statement. This directness proves very effective with affirmations as it forces us to phrase the sentence in a matter-of-fact style. By saying the affirmation as though it were already true and with no room for doubt, you are giving the affirmation more power than you would be otherwise.

 I am filled with positivity and light.
 I am healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
 I am more than my circumstances.
 I am enough.

I will = An affirmation of favorable change in your life.

Favorable affirmations are things you wish to occur. It’s a success prophecy. I will statements are formulated after you have arranged your priorities and goals. A lot of times the word “will” may be removed to bring the statement to the here and now.

 I will love and nurture myself better every day.
 I will gain more self-assurance every day.
 I will practice meditation every day.

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Make certain your affirmations are bold, clean-cut, and positive. Repeat them to yourself throughout the day. Say them in your head and aloud, even if it’s embarrassing for you. Your new vision takes bravery and your affirmations won’t feel genuine until you begin believing them. If you begin questioning your affirmations, recognize your subconscious mind is sending you a signal based on your conditioning not on what you’re capable of accomplishing. Continue recommitting to the process. Each time you set a bigger goal, dedicate yourself to re-articulating that goal and imprinting it onto your non-conscious mind.

This is the fun part where you can be truly creative. Think of what you need in your life right now. It might be literally anything! The key is to turn what you wish to accomplish into a positive ‘here and now’ statement. Here are a few really random examples to get your brain going.

 My financial abundance overflows today.
 The presence of joy in my heart releases an abundance of good into my life.
 I am destined to be prosperous. I have abundance to share and spare.
 I am glowing and growing each and every day.
 Money comes easily and freely.
 I give and receive more freely.
 I am full of energy and self-love.
 I am a powerful money magnet.
 I immediately respond in faith to the guidance of the Spirit within me. I am always in the right place at the right time because my steps are ordered.
 Wealth is pouring into my life.
 My home is full of joy and peace.
 I am trusting in the process.

Mind your words and especially how you speak to yourself (and aloud). Remember that your subconscious mind – inner being doesn’t understand the difference between being and not being, having and not having. Illustration, “I wish to be in a satisfying, lifelong relationship” and “I don’t want to end up sad and lonely” may seem like 2 ways of saying the same thing. They’re not. To your subconscious mind, they’re saying the opposite. Your subconscious mind – inner being hears “lifelong, satisfying relationship” or “sad and lonely” versus the having or absence of it.

Compose a list of your affirmations. Write them down where you can easily access and see them so you can recite them on a day to day basis. Continue using your affirmations even if you’re feeling better or all around doing better and make affirmations a part of your daily routine. Watch how your outlook changes even in the midst of a storm.

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