A Renewing Of Your Mind & Body
The beginning of a new year is a time when many people think of making lifestyle changes. Many will give up something they think is bad for them like caffeine, alcohol, wheat, sugar, or late night eating. Others will plan to add in something to their life like go to the gym to work out, take a yoga class, hike or swim more, or take ballroom dancing.
Year after year people make these New Year’s resolutions only to break them within a few weeks. That doesn’t have to happen. You can make resolutions that will stick all year if you renew your mind.
Many philosophers say that when you tell yourself to do something it should be positive. So instead of saying “I want to lose weight.” A better choice of words might be “I am my perfect weight” or “My body weighs 120 pounds.” By saying positive affirmations to your mind and body you will be able to influence your mind to renew your health and vitality.
Instead of telling yourself that you look fat (negative), or eat too much (negative), or don’t sleep enough (negative) turn around your affirmations and thoughts to something positive. Generally a reaffirming sentence starts with the words “I am.” “I am slender.” Instead of saying how unhealthy you are or what bad shape you are in turn it around and say “I am healthy.” “My body functions perfectly.” “I am eating food that my body needs to be healthy.”
Do not use the words ‘no’, ‘don’t’, ‘can’t’, ‘not’ or any other negative words. People who do positive affirmations say that your mind will hear your words and negate your affirmation if you use negative words. For example if you say “I don’t want to be fat.” Your mind will hear it as “I want to be fat.” So eliminate these words from your affirmations. It would also be good to eliminate them from all your thoughts and conversations about yourself.
Positive affirmations should be said with feeling, with thankfulness that you have already received whatever you are affirming.
Make a List
Start by making a list of what you want to do to renew your body and mind. Just use one or two words for each and keep it positive, nothing negative. Remember the phrase “Ask and you shall receive.” If you are asking for something to be in your life and use negative terms, you’ll get what you ask for. Something negative!
Set Your Intentions
When you have made the list of words, set your intensions in your mind of what you want to change, renew, or attain.
Using the list write one affirmation for each renewal or change you are expecting in your life.
Instead of “I don’t want dry stringy hair.” Say “My hair is soft and supple and very manageable.”
Instead of “I don’t want to be overweight,” Say “I am weighing 120 pounds,” or “I weigh 120 pounds.”
Write one positive affirmation for each renewing you want.
Every day repeat the affirmations.
Sit in a straight back chair with your feet flat on the ground.
Gently inhale and exhale.
Consciously relax your body and shoulders.
Lovingly repeat your affirmations. Do about three or four each time.
Repeat them several times.
Once you do this, then you can repeat them several times during the day.
Many people even occupy their minds with affirmations during the day to empower them to renewal and change.
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