I don’t know about you, but if I don’t get my mind right early on in the day, it’s not gonna be a really good day. And since I know that negative thinking slows down my productivity and hinders my goal of rediscovering who I am and what my purpose is, I’m all onboard for attacking it head on. That’s the whole purpose of speaking affirmations over your life. To combat against negative thinking.
So, here’s a few affirmations that might resonate with you. I would encourage you to make a list for yourself. You can use some of these that apply to you, and you can even add your own. Only you know what specific negative thoughts you struggle with. Make a list that speaks directly against your unwanted thoughts.
- I am thankful for this new day.
- Today is going to be a great day.
- I am going to be confident, peaceful, and productive today.
- I am beautiful inside and out.
- I am a good and loving mother.
- I am patient.
- I am loved and appreciated.
- I am blessed.
- I enjoy other people, and they enjoy me.
- I make good and right choices for my health and my body.
- I am self-controlled and disciplined.
- God is good to me.
- I have a good life.
- I love my spouse, and together we have a beautiful marriage.
- Things in my life are continuously improving and changing for the better.
- I am never alone; God is with me.
- I do not tear down others with my words, I use my words to uplift and encourage others.
And if you’re a woman of faith like myself, you can use scriptures to fight against negative thinking as well. In a book I’m currently reading, Make It Happen by Lara Casey, she suggests you identify the lies that play over and over in your head, and then find a scripture that speaks directly against it. That way, you are speaking the Word of God over defeating thoughts.
-Lie: I am not good enough.
TRUTH: I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14niv.
-Lie: I will never achieve success. I will never become all that God has created me to be, or do all that He has created me to do.
TRUTH: I can do all things through him who strengthens and empowers me. Philippians 4:13amp.
-Lie: I have made too many mistakes, and because of that, I will always have a second-rate life.
TRUTH: “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11amp.
These are just starter lists. Think about the lies that penetrate your mind, and prepare your attack using affirmations. I’d love to hear any new ones you have, that I might want to add to my list.