Kiss my Affirmation

If you like someone to boss you into positive thinking, this affirmation list is the perfect place for you. Welcome! By the way, that was your first affirmation. I’m charging you per happy thought- they don’t come cheap these days, you know? If this makes you smile, that’s double. Technically, it’s not exactly a mantra, but it still counts as positivity. I didn’t make up the rules! If you don’t like it, take it up with the Bureau for Good Vibes. They are monsters when it comes to positive thinking. Just try to have a single doubt in their presence, and security will escort you straight out of the building. Those people sound laid back and relaxed, but that’s just what they want you to think. The truth? Two words: Illuminati. 

In an attempt to get on their good side, I’ve bribed them with a vintage set of Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting VHS tapes. I’m crossing my fingers that Bob’s “happy little trees” and positive vibe-spraying hair will get me some good karma with the underground happy committee. So I’m sweetening the pot with this affirmation list. 

All kidding aside, below is a mix of uplifting words, and useful reminders for you and any friend who might need a pick-me-up. I like to tack encouraging messages for myself up on my wall as a simple way to keep focused on bright spots in my life. (Especially when that darn happiness bureau is out thereπŸ˜‰).

  • Your butt is the perfect size. 
  • You give good Facebook.
  • Repeat after me: “It’s ok if the house is messy.”
  • You folded the socks today- good job! You deserve a cookie.

  • You are enough- as you are.
  • You don’t have to be fearless to be brave.
  • Try being grateful instead of guilty.
  • It won’t be perfect, but it will be epic! 
  • Don’t forget that you’re a stone cold warrior.

    • You didn’t swear in front of the kids today! A++
    • You changed out of your slippers! Well done, you.
    • You almost worked out? Gold star🌟 You earned yourself another cookie πŸ˜‰
    • The plants are still alive- that’s the way! 

    • You paid all your bills on time βœ”βœ”
    • You wore a bra today- Killing it!
    • A nap is a great idea!!!
    • You ate a salad? Beast mode.

    • Face each day like you have a glue stick in one hand and a jar of glitter in the other. 
    • Punch today in the face like it’s bullying your kid. (But don’t be seriously punching kids for real though, k? Weirdo.)
    • Take your vitamins, get some sunshine, wash behind your ears, and never forget to DVR Project Runway.

    • Stop. Freaking. Out.
    • You’ve got this.
    • Deep breaths.
    • Tomorrow is not for today.

    • You are meant to be. 
    • Your purpose goes beyond the walls of a building. 
    • God has always loved you, and always will.

    • No need to make the bed- what kind of psycho does that anyway? 
    • In some cultures, tummy rolls are a sign of beauty and prosperity. True story.
    • If you wish you had more curves, smile more. Your smile is the best curve on your body.

    • Smile. Take selfies. Wear what you want. Be happy in your skin. There are millions of people who would love to look like you (including you in about 20 years.) 
    • You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy chocolate. And that’s pretty close. 
    • I followed my heart, and it lead me to the fridge.
    • I’m learning to be my authentic self…my authentic self believes you should be doing the laundry.
    • On an emoji scale from unicorns to poops, make today a unicorn kind of dayπŸ¦„

    • In today’s world, caring about other people is about the most radical thing you can do.
    • If your grandma were going through what you are now, what would you want to tell her?
    •  All of this will be worth it in the end. 

             

            According to studies in positive psychology dating back since the 1980’s, the way affirmations work is you must be mindful to repeat the same phrase to yourself over an extended period. Say the positive affirmation every time you have the compusively negative or harmful thought you’re trying to replace. For example, each time you have a reocurring thought or feeling of loneliness, use the same powerful phrase, quote or prayer to affirm that you are loved. In time, you can actually change your own mind and the way you think!


            I would love to hear your personal favorite affirmation in the comments section below.

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            About abodyofhope

            I do not know why it is that we must wade through tragic circumstances to find truth. We nearly drown! But under the water, there are pearls. I hope in writing this blog, more will come to the surface. Over the past 13 years living with chronic pain, patient advocacy has affected my life through so many remarkable young people, women and men: SURVIVORS. These individuals are HOPE personified. I wish to honor them in the same spirit they have encouraged me to press on. Six years ago, I became bed-bound from a variety of chronic illnesses after a procedure meant to help the pain condition I had been managing for several years- went bust #BIGTIME. In the last 6 years, my entire life has changed. I have changed, but I am still striving to live my best life possible. Along with sharing inspiring pieces, medical/holistic research, and awareness articles, this blog is also an attempt to put my own pieces back together. Welcome to A Body of Hope, and thank you for visiting. [Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/ RSD, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Dysautonomia, Chronic Intractable Migraine, Cluster headache, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Occipital Neuralgia, Hypersensitivity to Sound & Light, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Cerebrospinal Fluid Imbalance......blah, blah, blah] >>> P.S. My headgear is protective for pain. I just rock it hard.

            Posted on October 20, 2017, in Humor, Inspiration, quotes, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

            1. Love and needed this post today!😊 Thank you πŸ’—

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              • Hi Kathleen! Oh good, I’m so happy this was good timing for you. I hope it made you smile, as you bring joy to so many people’s lives!
                Soft hugs, my friend
                PS, do you have an affirmation or perhaps a Bible verse you repeat to yourself?

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                • It definitely made me smile!😊 I will keep this handy while I am recovering from surgery next week. There is one Bible verse I repeat, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Sending gentle hugs your way,my sweet friend. πŸ’—

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                  • What a perfect verse to head into surgery with. This is one of my go-to’s: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and of sound mind.” That’s my screen saver😊 I’m praying now that everything goes smoothly next week, and your recovery is as swift and painless as possible πŸ’œ Gentle hugs, Kathleen

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            2. Wow as always you blew it out of the park!! These are awesome and so helpful to think about. You truly have a gift with words and how to present them. Love you to pieces..

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              • Thank you for putting a big goofy smile on my! πŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ You are too sweet. I just wanted to give you guys something a bit lighter this time after some heavy posts lately. It was a fun and silly one to write. I’m happy you liked it as much as I liked writing it!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜™πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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            3. Your timing was perfect for me today too – I think this is my most favourite positivity/affirmation/confidence-building post ever! Thank you:)

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            4. Thank you, this was a fantastic post! You gave some great ideas to think about! I hope you have a great weekend!

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            5. This is inspiring especially on a rainy day in Portland. Thank you!

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            6. You crack me up buttercup. What a funny post. And yes, I did need some of those affirmations.

              Today will be a big rest day after the big push I did twice over many days last week so I need to not feel guilty and to rather feel positive about it all. 🌻 βž•βž•βž•πŸ’‘

              Love and hugs
              Clau
              ________________________________

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            7. thanks for your encouragement i;m finding in your readings they are awesome
              it helps me through the storms of life.

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