Friday, June 21, 2019

Reminding Yourself to Destress

Hey! Hey! 

Reminding yourself to destress with purposeful affirmations is the topic of this day...

How are you doing, my dear friend?

Hoping and praying you are doing okay.

I know that we, as spiritual beings having human experiences, have great authority and power over our behaviors and beliefs. I understand this because I have learned, and keep learning, this lesson of what we are capable of.

I believe with all my heart and soul that anyone can change! Everyone changes! The goal is to change for the better, though, right?

Anyone can change by overcoming addiction, anger, anxiety, depression, and/or despair. I know that this is so, and I know it because of my personal and professional experiences. Millions of people change emotionally, mentally, and physically for the better every day!

A great way to improve our negative behavior or belief is to observe our phrases of affirmations. Affirmations are basically reminders, and they may be intentional or unintentional. When they are intended, we can be more in control of our beliefs and behaviors. To govern our phrases and vocabulary is to manage our reality because words have power!

Some phrases and words I have eliminated from my thoughts and verbalizations are difficult, fat, hard, hate, and tired.

I used to say, "Life is so difficult, I'm so fat, this or that is so hard, I hate this or that, and I'm so tired." I have eliminated these so-called affirmations/reminders from my life because I know the power of the subconscious mind. Whatever we believe, the body and mind comply.

Not only do our body and mind cooperate with our thoughts and words, but there is a lot of fear in those statements, and fear is the drain of confidence and energy. Fear is stress, so stress is the drain of faith and power.

Our thoughts and words show our beliefs; if we govern them, we can and will govern our direction more each day.

This is not faking it until you are making it, pretending, or ignoring reality. This is choosing beliefs via exquisite focus. We are intellectual beings and can choose what we focus on intentionally. This is leveraging the subconscious mind to work in our favor.

Whatever you want, you can and will move towards it if you govern your faith and focus a little bit more. 

So, the question is, what do you want?

Do you want better health?

Do you want love?

Do you want wealth?

If you direct your thoughts and words towards what you desire a little bit more, you can and will see changes for the better.

Let's say you want more positive emotion, or maybe more mental focus, or perhaps more energy. Just take a moment and think about your thoughts and verbal affirmations holding you in the place you do not want.

For example, saying things like, "I'm so anxious, angry, or depressed. I have a hard time remembering things. I'm so drained, fatigued, or tired," will keep you exactly right there, where your words proclaim.

If you are saying things similar to those mentioned above, your subconscious mind is complying by solidifying the thoughts you keep thinking into deep, unwavering beliefs. These strong beliefs are activated and created by you, my friend.

The thoughts anyone keeps thinking move towards confidence or insecurity. Maybe you disagree and believe you think these thoughts because they are true. But I ask, which came first, the idea or the behavior? Did the view create the behavior, or did the behavior create the thought? It's like the chicken and the egg. We have no idea which one was first. Nevertheless it's impossible to have one without the other.

I know that a changed belief can change how we think about things. Regular negative affirming can be changed by consciously choosing better words. 

I have learned to say things like, "I am relaxed, I can handle this, I can handle anything, I am doing really good, I can practice anything into permanence, or I got this!"

Do you see how encouraging yourself with your affirmations can and will make a difference in your life if you choose to speak and think better about yourself? This is brilliant because the world can teach us to be afraid and to discourage ourselves and others. This is just playing a more active role in our own training.

This is purposeful confidence, ease, and grace rather than anger, anxiety, depression, or despair.

Destressing yourself with affirmations and reminders is an excellent way of taking charge of your own part of getting better and better at life versus getting more bitter. We can choose, you know? We can decide for ourselves and then be what we want. That choosing is our authority, power, value, and worth.

The best way to actively use affirmations to destress is to begin a meditation practice, which I wrote about in my last post, and you can read it by clicking here. 

Meditating is a practice that will help an individual focus and quiet the mind. Meditation can and will assist an individual in becoming more aware of the negative affirmations holding him or her in a stressful state. So, if you want to destress a little bit more, learn to meditate. 

If you want to level up in life, decide what you want, believe that you can accomplish it, create an affirmation that will confirm that belief, and state it repeatedly. If you do this, you can watch yourself evolve a little more. I'd do it for thirty days, at least, and if it works, I'd keep doing it.

There's more. Choosing an affirmation you believe is vital. It takes creative and critical thinking skills. As I mentioned, this is not faking it until you make it or ignoring reality. This is an exquisite focus on what you want and knowing you have the power to achieve it.

What say you?

You can do it!

Praying you will do it for you!

Have a great weekend, and stay tuned for more direction and guidance on using meditation and affirmations to destress.

God bless you, my friend...

Speak soon...

Elizabeth Stanfill 

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