Being grateful, staying positive, and being hopeful is not easy to do especially if life keeps knocking you down over and over again – not even giving you a chance to breathe.
This year pretty much feels like that for me, and maybe for you too. This year has been eye-opening, painful and it made me realize that regardless of how much time and effort we spend on controlling the course of our lives, there will always be unexpected speed bumps and turns that are beyond our control.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve woken up feeling like a failure, feeling hopeless and so unhappy.
It’s like every day, I’ve grown accustomed to waking up blaming myself, criticizing myself for every bad decision, and telling myself that things will only go from bad to worse.
Yes, life is hard. It’s messy, painful, and confusing but I realized that regardless of how difficult some days can be, we should not allow ourselves to focus only on the bad and the negative — because doing this does not help, as a matter of fact, it just makes things worse.
Even if we are going through a difficult and painful season, we should still allow ourselves to be hopeful, grateful, and find the good in the little things.
And this is where positive affirmations come in.
I was never a big believer in reciting daily affirmations to help improve my mood and better my day but after trying it, I tell you, it is like a breath of fresh air.
Repeating positive affirmations allowed me to see things from a different perspective. It reminds me that there is hope of things getting better and of me being happy.
And I want to share it with you, to help remind you that things will be better, you can do this and you can be happy.
Here are 20 positive daily affirmations to start your day…
Today, I accept and let go of the things that I can’t control and focus my energy on the things that I can.
I love and accept myself for who I am.
I can make a difference.
I forgive myself.
I am enough and worthy.
I am comfortable in my body.
I am proud of myself.
I deserve good things and happiness in my life.
I am strong enough to survive this.
I am grateful for everything that I have.
I am doing my best and I get better every day.
I will not compare myself with others for I am secure in who I am.
I am blessed.
It’s best to choose affirmations that connects with you and try repeating it every morning for a whole week and see how a little thing like this can make a really huge impact on our mindset.