I had a good friend visit recently. One sunny Saturday while driving around Pasadena, she gave me the best advice of my life and I feel compelled to share it with you.
Do not talk to the universe (or god depending on your beliefs) about what you want to be, or will be doing one day, or wish it was…
Tell the universe as if what you desire is already your reality.
I paused for a moment and gave it a go….
Ugh no. Let me try again and be present.
I am happy. I am a good mom and partner. I have the job of my dreams.
(I had gotten the hang of it so I kept going…)
I am worthy of love and respect. I am compassionate and healthy and fun.
I wrote down my affirmations that evening while we watched a movie with the family. It was inspiring. It felt true and empowering to say those things out loud. Every time I did, I had perma-grin. I was in charge of my mindset and it felt liberating. Relevant. Just so much…lighter.
Ladies and gents, this little exercise lasted maybe 5 minutes before we pivoted to another topic but it stuck with me. I’ve caught myself reciting the sentences above to myself at random moments in the day ever since.
I know today’s blog is short and sweet, but some great lessons don’t need a long explanation. I should already see myself as the best version of me. I am practicing how to love myself so deeply that I no longer believe my wants are just a desire to walk with purpose one day, with less rigidity in the future. Now I just am…I am the things I want and when the journey has a small hurdle, I can smile. I am not deterred when a challenge presents itself that could alter my path. I know my heart and intentions. I actually am the person I want to be. Right now. I know myself. It was an exercise in self care that I truly appreciated. I hope you can give it a go too.
I can’t say it will flip your life in an instance, but yeaaaa maybe I am. I’m so thankful my friend came to see me and gave me a simple, easy tool to help me set my intentions in a place of good and positivity. If you didn’t know, now you know.
Affirmations. They truly work. 🥰
JB Boutelle has worked in “The Biz” for almost a decade, yet she’s somehow managed to keep her feet firmly on the ground. Her altruistic spirit aims to evoke your Inner Phoenix and encourage readers to take the difficult leaps in life, so you can continue to grow.