i am nothing if not a chronic procrastinator.
i will wait until the last possible second to accomplish anything at all, even if this tactic ends up causing me so much stress i can’t function for hours after.
this makes very little sense, no matter which way you slice it, but somehow, i just never, ever learn.
that said, i’m learning.
one thing I’ve been trying to do this year (that is constantly thwarted by health issues and mutinies of the worst kind), is get better at achieving some of the goals i have for myself.
one way i’ve been trying to motivate myself is by the use of affirmations in every day life.
an affirmation is a great way to remind yourself of what you’re trying to accomplish without it being shoved down your throat, so to speak.
the way i use mine is that i try to write five affirmations in a journal every single day (or at least once a week on a week where i’m super busy or stressed or have low spoons) and i have even written out important affirmations on my bathroom mirror, that way, even if i don’t read them every day, my brain recognizes them on some level and they still do what they’re supposed to do.
because of these affirmations, i have found that i start my day out in a better mood and with a better outlook in general, ready to tackle any of life’s challenges. on top of that, it’s fun to go back and look over the affirmations from the last month to see how things have (or haven’t) changed.
the mind is a crazy, crazy thing and it’s kind of neat how we can reprogram and change how we think about things just by the information we choose to put into it.
kind of makes you think, doesn’t it?
here’s my affirmations for the next week:
i will take time for the things i need to,
i will remember my worth.
i will be the best i can be at all that i do.
i will remain assertive and forthright in the things i am concerned about.
i will learn how to say what i need to say, when i need to say it.
what are yours?