By Roz Jones
As the holidays come to a close, we may still find ourselves stressed from the different routines, the uptick in social gatherings, the mess of presents and food, or the extra responsibilities of caring for a loved one. This is a great time to take a few moments to practice mindfulness to bring that stress under control.
You probably already know that affirmations can help you be more successful in your life. Did you know there are ways you can supercharge your affirmations to make them even more powerful?
Use these six steps to up your affirmations’ effectiveness.
- Make your affirmations in the active voice. For example, “I am (positive verb).”
- Include emotions that are positive. You want them to make you feel good.
- Make them in the present tense. For example, “I am” instead of “I will.”
- Try to make them concise and focused but short and memorable.
- Switch them out if they aren’t working well.
- Focus on the positive, what you want.
Play around with the wording until it feels right for you. Some examples include:
“I enjoy getting healthier and slimmer every day.”
“I feel stronger and fitter choosing a healthier lifestyle.”
Say your affirmations at least two times a day.
I’ve just launched Shop With Roz, my online store filled with supplies and gifts for every caregiver. You can find a wide variety of products in the store to help yourself and your loved one. Check it out here!
After you have a look through the store, see any products you use and love as a caregiver, and think we should share them with everyone? Let me know!
It’s here, I am so excited to share a new caregiver app called CircleOf….This app will allow you to surround yourself with resources and experts from your community including ME!!!! As you are looking through the app, you will see my familiar face. I’m excited about this partnership and new ways to support you as you support your loved one. Here’s the link so you can explore the app. I would love your feedback and spread the word by sharing the link to family and friends.
Interested in making your own contribution to the Caregiver Cafe? There are guest blog spots open for December. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
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