I like the idea of using affirmations to change thoughts and patterns that don't serve me well, and I've written and gathered several, but I've never had much success with them. Last week in the comment section of my Goodbye September post, Eowyn suggested trying them again and provided a great one that she has used in the past. "The truth is, I am fine exactly as I am." I have muttered it under my breath to counter some of the critical thoughts I've had about myself in the last few days, and it does help.
Today I stumbled across an article about using affirmations. Included in the article was an affirmation that resonated with me.
The difference I feel in my body is significant. Normally when I think of trying something new to improve my life I immediately feel a burden, like I'm steeling myself for the hard work to come, but after saying, "I choose to believe that it is easy to change a thought or a pattern," I feel lighter and a sense of anticipation.
I'm going to insert this thought into my inner dialogue starting now. I'm excited to see how the changes I make will impact my life.