Have you ever had one of those days where you woke up and felt like you could conquer the world? A day when you are overwhelmingly aware of all of your greatest attributes and fall in love with yourself, becoming your own cheerleader? It usually ends up being a great day. How can it not be with that much positive force behind it? Days like this start off with a positive reinforcing mindset that begins with your inner dialogue.
Affirmations are a powerful way to influence your mood, your life, and overall perception. I like to use the “I AM” affirmation. It is a statement and confirmation of things I believe no matter how big or small they may seem. For example, I am kind, I am beautiful, I am organized, and I am giving.
Sometimes I use the “I AM GRATEFUL” affirmation. I am grateful for my plants, I am grateful for my family, I am grateful for my car, I am grateful for financial stability, and I am grateful for my health. The “I AM” statement allows you to see what makes you and your life great. “I Am” tells me that my resources are unlimited, my talent is immeasurable, my capabilities are infinite, and that my life is indeed abundant!
Next time you’re looking in the mirror, give it a try. Look at yourself and say, “I AM” and fill in the blank with something positive. It can be something small, large, important, trivial, gifts, talents, etc. Sometimes we don’t realize how valuable we are to others until we take a personal account to see how valuable we are to ourselves. When you take the time to look at the growth and accomplishments that you have already achieved, only then can you say, I can and I will…because I AM!
Monica Parks is a massage therapist with over 10 years of experience. She gained her education from Georgia Medical Institute for massage and has a BS Degree in Biology/Chemistry as well. She utilizes her experience in the massage and scientific field to tailor each session to meet clients individual needs and desires. She specializes in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage while utilizing basic to advance stretching techniques as a part of treatment. She enjoys showing people how to incorporate spa like treatments and therapies into their daily lives that allows them to maintain health and wellness in between visits.