"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; lean not unto thine own understanding."
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Also reciting them almost non-stop on my bad days.
I found that I was not really thinking more positively. Nor was I really believing these statements. I kept saying them regardless and was hoping, I guess, that through repetition, they would somehow infiltrate my mind. As if through osmosis.
I later added to these affirmations.
My psychologist gave me a simple: "I love my life!" to say daily and especially while out on my walks. Here I was to touch each finger with my thumb (a word per finger) to add tactile reinforcement.
I revisited Louise Hay and downloaded her Hay House Facebook page where daily I could read her visually appealing affirmations. Written in plain English, they were easier to digest.
Here is today's affirmation:
A good day or a bad day, affirmations are part of my daily routine.
Being religious, Norman Vincent Peale's have power over me. The other positive statements are interspersed throughout for variety and simplicity.
I need to keep working at being more positive, but the affirmations help me keep the negative thoughts at bay.
I finally get the function of affirmations.
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