It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. – Muhammed Ali
Simply put, an affirmation is a statement of what you want in your life.
We recently learned of a new-ish YouTube channel developed by the American rapper Snoop Dogg himself, called Doggyland. He’s turning his rhymes into motivational affirmations for kids…and they work on adults too! Have we piqued your interest? Check it out here
Four of the affirmations you’ll hear there are :
- There’s no one better than to be myself.
- Today is going to be an amazing day.
- I get better every single day.
- I care about others.
If this resonates with you, you’ll find additional affirmation videos on his channel .
12 of Tami’s favorite affirmations:
- I am joyful.
- I am gentle.
- I am not easily offended and will not hold on to bitterness.
- I am patient.
- I am self-controlled.
- I am kind.
- I am loved.
- I am strong.
- I have not need for fear.
- I will not worry.
- I am focused upon the best things.
- I am unfinished.
While using the Five Minute Journal, Deb’s been using their tips for journaling. One tip is to use the same affirmation every day if you’re struggling to come up with new affirmations and if you want to focus on one specific idea. Deb’s daily affirmation since the start of 2023 is I can choose to be healthy! Her goals are to adopt more healthy habits over time, but to start with small, achievable goals. Deb is a big fan of Kelly Clarkson, and loves her affirmation at the end of her show each day, “Have a great day, and if it’s not, try and change it.” Her message is a great personal challenge, as we wrote about last time, to encourage change and create the life you want!
Identify one or many affirmations that resonate with what you want in your life and post it where you’ll frequently see it. Tami keeps a list on her refrigerator and both Deb and Tami write them down in their daily journal. Encourage your clients to identify affirmations to support their healthy choices and goal achievement.
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Deb is employed by Dexcom, but her words and opinions in this blog are her own.
Tami is employed by the University of Kentucky HealthCare Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, but her words and opinions in this blog are her own.