One of the most powerful methods for changing your life is to change how you think. Below are some powerful statements that you can use at various points in your day to propel yourself into a state of unprecedented well-being.
- Things are always working out for me. This is a wonderful way to look at life and it’s one of my favorite self-statements. If you think about it, most of the time it’s true! Use this one when you’re worrying about something.
- Next year this won’t matter very much. We often become upset by relatively minor issues that have little long-term impact on our lives. Almost everything that troubled you last year didn’t happen and is no longer a big deal. Remind yourself of this in advance.
- I don’t know what’s going on in that person’s life. Try using this one when you’re stuck in traffic, angry at someone in a check-out line or otherwise bothered by a random stranger. That person might have just got diagnosed with cancer or lost a child. Give people the benefit of the doubt. This one is particularly powerful if you struggle with managing your anger.
- This isn’t about me. This is another one for softening your response to other people when they’re behaving in a way you don’t like. Usually, it has nothing to do with you, even if you’re the target at that moment. Let it go.
- I can’t wait for what today will bring. This one is great to use in the morning to maintain a state of joyful anticipation. I have a number of statements that I use in the morning to set up my day and this is one of my favorites.
- Gratitude changes everything. It’s not happy people who are grateful; it’s grateful people who are happy. Start a gratitude practice and your life will improve.
- Growth always follows struggle. Difficult circumstances in our lives are usually the biggest source of learning and growth. In the middle of a tough situation, remind yourself of this one. I can look back at my most challenging life experiences with appreciation because of this fact.
- There’s always more where that came from. This one’s about money and it’s from Marie Forleo, a wonderful business whiz and life coach. This statement can help you to have an abundant mindset and to release fears that you don’t/won’t have enough. I use this one when I spend a lot on something and begin to feel anxious about it.
- I can reach for a thought that feels better. If you have any negative emotions going on, try to find a thought that lessens the intensity of the emotion. This is one of my favorite psychological tips for improving your mood.
- Choose to be happy. Happiness isn’t something we’re born with…it’s all about your mindset. The happiest people don’t necessarily have fewer problems. They tend to look at life in a way that amplifies their feelings of joy.
Which statement will you begin to use on a regular basis? Set it as a reminder on your phone. Tape it to your mirror. If you change your thoughts, you can change your life.
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