When most people think of affirmations, they think of something that’s positive. But, like many things, affirmations are a double-edged sword.
The power of words is really in play when it comes to affirmations. If you are dealing with some self-esteem issues and you tend to walk around every day saying things like….I’m not good enough—I’ll never get that job—I don’t want to take the chance—I am so fat—I am not good at this…..well, you are very liable to see those “words” become a self fulfilling prophecy. When you say things over and over again, you become what you are saying. It takes 21 days to make something a habit. It often takes a lifetime to break them.
Affirmations are often a type of “faking it until you make it” exercise! Stand in front of a mirror and every time you do say…I love you to yourself. Then get some colorful index cards and write great things on them…for example, I am capable—I am worthy—I am lovable—I am funny—I attract good people into my life—I am healthy—I am responsible. Tape them all over your home so that you will be sure to see them. The last time I checked, God is not in the business of creating junk. People do, but not God. None of us are perfect. We are people always in process; unless you have given up. I want to encourage you to give yourself chances. You matter. You are important. You add value to other people’s lives. You are stronger than you realize. You are doing the next right thing.
So, make a decision, an intention, to love yourself…flaws and all. If you don’t care about yourself no one else will either.