“I am wonderful and I feel great. I am grateful for my life.”
I really like this affirmation. It takes care of three separate issues with only two short sentences.
“I am wonderful…” This part just makes me smile, and reinforces the good feelings I have towards myself. If someone told you that you were wonderful, wouldn’t that just make your day? I don’t discount this statement just because it’s coming from myself. I am just as important and what I say holds just as much weight as everyone else. I am wonderful!!
“…and I feel great.” This helps me keep up not only the good emotional feelings, but also helps me feel physically well. If I focus on the fact that it’s early, I’m tired, I have a full day ahead, I’ll be bogged down with stress, etc, then I will start to feel poor physically. My head will start to hurt and my stomach will tie itself in knots. I believe that a lot of the negative physical things we feel are a direct result of how we feel emotionally, or in our heads, about ourselves. Think of that old commercial for depression: “Who does depression hurt? Everyone. WHERE does depression hurt? Everywhere.” If you feel badly about yourself, your body will start to manifest this physically.
“I am grateful for my life.” Of course, this sentence helps to remind me of all the blessings I have in my life (my husband, my dogs, my job, my vehicle, my house, food in my belly, money for bills…I could go on and on!). It’s easy to think about the BAD parts of what should be a blessing: The car breaking down, the fights with your spouse, the stress at work, the annoying kids, the bills bills bills! Focusing on the negative parts will make you miss the blessing. God has blessed me tremendously, and I don’t want to forget it!
I really like affirmations that I feel work on several different levels. I like to dissect the affirmations I say so that I truly understand what I am saying, what I am believing, and what I am putting out into the world (or the Universe, if you will). Just saying fluffy, feel-good words over and over won’t do anything. In order to make affirmations work for you, you have to really understand and believe what you are saying.
I’m going to have a marvelous day today. I hope everyone else does, too!