Okay, this blog post is going to be much more serious (and digs into my personal life) than normal, so I apologize for the deviation in our usually positive scheduled programming. Scroll down a little for the positive part!
If you really knew me, you’d know I suffer from anxiety. Not your daily, everyone gets anxiety deal, but the full-blown, life-interrupting anxiety. I fully recognize that everyone has anxiety in their own severity. I’m very type-A and have been so since I could remember. I’m high stress, always on the go, and always needing something to do.
Over the past few years, actually since meeting my fiance and going to college, I’ve learned to let things go, to pick my battles wisely, and to think more calmly, clearly, and rationally. I’m by no means perfect, but practice makes progress! I was doing well until my anxiety was triggered about two weeks ago. My triggers are varied, but this one I can pinpoint to a specific occasion.
Triggers are unavoidable. I will always be surrounded by triggers. I recognize that. But anxiety isn’t rational thinking. Anxiety is over the top, can’t stop thinking about it, heart racing, adrenaline pumping madness. I realize that what’s going on in my head and my body doesn’t make sense, but I can’t do anything to stop it. It’s scary, it sucks, and I’d rather it wasn’t there. But it is. When this happened for the first time this severely about 9 years ago it totally freaked me out. It freaked my parents out. I went to counseling for about 4-6 months (I can’t remember, I was a young thing back then!) and honestly can’t remember how that helped these things go away. When my anxiety was triggered a few weeks ago, I immediately called my university counseling center and made an appointment. I absolutely don’t want this to go on for as long as it did last time, or at least I want to talk it over and improve/gain coping skills! Why am I telling you this? Because you need to understand that it’s okay to get help for your mental health. Because even the happiest, most positive people have their tough times. But the tough times WILL go away 🙂 That’s what I keep reminding myself 🙂
SO. Moving onto our regularly scheduled programming.
Positive Thinking. Daily Affirmations. Here are some daily affirmations taken DIRECTLY (as in, not mine!!!) from an article on Huffington Post:
1.) I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents.
2.) Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.
3.) My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil.
4.) I am superior to negative thoughts and low actions.
5.) I have been given endless talents which I begin to utilize today.
6.) I forgive those who have harmed me in my past and peacefully detach from them.
7.) A river of compassion washes away my anger and replaces it with love.
8.) I am guided in my every step by Spirit who leads me towards what I must know and do.
9.) (If you’re married) My marriage is becoming stronger, deeper, and more stable each day.
10.) I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful.
11.) (For business owners) My business is growing, expanding, and thriving.
12.) Creative energy surges through me and leads me to new and brilliant ideas.
13.) Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own accomplishments and the blessings I’ve been given.
14.) My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is infinite.
15.) (For those who are unemployed) I deserve to be employed and paid well for my time, efforts, and ideas. Each day, I am closer to finding the perfect job for me.
16.) I am courageous and I stand up for myself.
17.) My thoughts are filled with positivity and my life is plentiful with prosperity.
18.) Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones.
19.) Many people look up to me and recognize my worth; I am admired.
20.) I am blessed with an incredible family and wonderful friends.
21.) I acknowledge my own self-worth; my confidence is soaring.
22.) Everything that is happening now is happening for my ultimate good.
23.) I am a powerhouse; I am indestructible.
24.) Though these times are difficult, they are only a short phase of life.
25.) My future is an ideal projection of what I envision now.
26.) My efforts are being supported by the universe; my dreams manifest into reality before my eyes.
27.) (For those who are single) The perfect partner for me is coming into my life sooner than I expect.
28.) I radiate beauty, charm, and grace.
29.) I am conquering my illness; I am defeating it steadily each day.
30.) My obstacles are moving out of my way; my path is carved towards greatness.
31.) I wake up today with strength in my heart and clarity in my mind.
32.) My fears of tomorrow are simply melting away.
33.) I am at peace with all that has happened, is happening, and will happen.
34.) My nature is Divine; I am a spiritual being.
35.) My life is just beginning.
You can check out the original piece HERE.
What are YOUR daily affirmations? Do you have any? Which one of these is your favorite?