On this gorgeous Wednesday morning, I ask you What Is UP With YOU!!? What are the thoughts you had when you first woke up this morning? Were you thankful for waking up, getting to experience a new day and excited to find all of life’s surprises? OR were you annoyed that the alarm went off, you realize you set it WAY to early and now you can’t fall back to sleep so you’re going to lie in bed with a face on because in a few moments you have to go to work and you DON’T WANT TO? I am the latter. The remote control might make it better except that its too far from the bed so I can’t escape at the moment to join all of my favorite dvr’d characters. It wasn’t always this way though for me. That is not to say that I am not grateful for waking up today, but I’m not entirely sure I’m excited for what the day has in store for me.
A few years back, I definitely would have responded LOUD AND CLEAR with the first option. I was the energetic, in your face (politely, cause I love my personal space to) let’s take on the world and set it on fire just to see the pretty lights, and was SUPER excited about the day to come. It was because I was focused. Nowadays I am a little scattered, nothing wrong with that, except that I don’t feel like me anymore. So I have been thinking, what did I do back then, that I don’t do now, that reminded me of the awesome person I am and of all the great things to come? One word comes to mind: AFFIRMATIONS!
Main Entry: af·fir·ma·tion
Date: 15th century
1 a : the act of affirming b : something affirmed : a positive assertion
hmmm, ok what is to affirm?
Main Entry: af·firm
Etymology: Middle English affermen,
from Anglo-French afermer,
from Latin affirmare,
to make firm, from firmus
firm — more at firm
Date: 14th century
transitive verb 1 a : validate, confirm b : to state positively ed his innocence>
2 : to assert (as a judgment or decree) as valid or confirmed
3 : to express dedication to intransitive verb 1 : to testify or declare by affirmation as distinguished from swearing an oath
I used to do mental and written affirmations. I would write them out first in the morning and again when I went to sleep. Having written reminders of your strengths and working on your weaknesses, it definitely makes for a mentally strong person.
So, now that Webster expressed to you what I mean by affirmations, I will let it sit and marinate. You might be doing affirmations already and that is awesome! Hit me up and maybe you can share it with everyone in a blog 🙂 This will be a recurring theme throughout the next months, making for a strong minded you, specifically me, but you to if you want to come along for the ride, so STAY TUNED and look for Affirmations!