So, on my not so lazy Sunday, I found myself watching Oprah’s Life Class (Thanks Akudo). It was featuring Joel Osteen and was centered around his serman, “The Power of I Am”.Basically, affirmations and changing our thought process.
Now for the past three years I have bitched and complained about escaping my negative nancy ways, and I have made a bit of progress, but it takes so.much.time.and.work. I’m talking post it’s all over my wall and windows, making time to meditate, catching myself before I drift into a “I expect the worst” moment., and much much more.
But I digress.
Joel said it wasn’t just the thoughts we need to change, we need to change the words that come out of our mouth. When we we’re having a bad day instead of stating, “Fuck this day, it’s terrible,” we should say:
Today started off rough but I am positive it will turnaround.
Instead of stating, “Ugh, I’m so damn tired,” we should say:
I’m looking forward to my next energy burst, my 2nd wind of energy!
It’s just like speaking it into existence, but not just doing so for our hopes and dreams, but for our everyday functions too! I think what made this all stand out was his statements on self love: “Ladies, when you say to yourself you are beautiful, you are speaking beauty right into your soul!”
He’s so right, it wasn’t I began to recite my little “Hey, you! Yes you! You’re beautiful!” post it everyday, did I begin to believe it. I’ve been caught blowing myself a kiss in the mirror… not once, but twice. Sometimes you really need to hear yourself say it.
So decided to take the I Declare challenge. I’ve had this book for months. I just never get past day 2. It’s a book of 31 affirmations that you are to say to yourself every day for 31 days. I’ll be sharing them with you guys on the Facebook page, and maybe Tumblr if you guys want to join a long.
It can’t hurt right?