Daily positive affirmations after significant change can be a life saver.
Change such as job loss can wipe you out emotionally and damage your self esteem and how you see yourself. Your very being can be rocked.
What you say to yourself will be one of the most important things you do in this period.
An old Indian man told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, regret, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is good. It is peace, hope, joy, love, humility, kindness, empathy and truth."
The boy thought about it and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?"
The old man quietly replied,
~ Cherokee Indian Legend
As you can see the focus of your self-talk is really important, for your self-esteem and your confidence. How you speak to yourself feeds your thinking and your life.
"You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
~ James Lane Allen, American novelist
First, you need to know that you are a good person, with much knowledge, skills and experience. This change does not alter that.
Not only speak positively to yourself but whisper it to yourself as well. Think it.
It is not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power."
~ Robert Kiyosaki, entrepreneur and author of Rich Dad Poor Dad
Here are sample positive affirmations that don't have to be just daily positive affirmations, but used often, whenever you think of them. They will assist your handling
the emotional challenge of dealing with job loss, rediscovering yourself and in
time starting a new direction searching for new employment or starting your own
Find a quiet comfortable place and read over the affirmations. Perhaps use these as inspiration to write your own.
one or two (or more) that really speak to you and use these during the
day when sitting quietly, when walking, or during any quiet period.
Write the words on a PostIt note and stick where you will see them.
the power of the mirror
One very beneficial way to use your chosen affirmations is when you are using a mirror to apply makeup, cleaning teeth or when shaving, for example. Look yourself right in the eyes and focus on the words.
If you can, consider writing
the words on the mirror using lipstick, eyelash pen, a thin wax crayon
or a permanent or whiteboard marker.
In fact, you can write it and partially remove it so only you will notice it but will know exactly what it says.
I have done this. There is even one that appears faintly on the mirror that was written years ago, and I know exactly what it says. It really works!
I am a capable person
I am a good person
I am fine and OK as I am
I am worthy
I am lovable
I love and accept myself as I am
I am a unique
I am free now
I am free now to discover what my life is meant to be
I am important and have a role in this world
I am intelligent and wise
I am important
I have significant work yet to do
I deserve to live
I deserve to be happy
I can rely on myself
I am free and now in control
I now have choices
I can help myself now
I can handle this
I am strong
I am powerful
I can be trusted
I can trust myself or I can learn to trust myself
I can choose who to trust
I can decide when to trust
I can succeed
I now have courage to live life my way
I can make a difference
I am setting priorities and making time for what is important
I am free now to follow my passion
I am improving one step at a time
I am getting better every day
I can recover by taking small risks at my own pace
I appreciate my achievements
I am doing the best I can
I deserve to nurture myself
I can take care of myself OR I can learn take care of myself
I can be myself
I can make mistakes
I can forgive myself
I am leaning to be comfortable with myself
I respect and believe in myself
I am learning to love myself
I love being in my own skin
It is important to take care of my own needs
I am learning how to balance my life
It is OK to make mistakes
I can accept and learn from my mistakes
It is OK to be upset when things go wrong
It is OK to make time for rest and relaxation – I will not feel guilty
I am learning to let go of guilt
I am never alone as I have people to contact
I am never alone when I volunteer
Who can I have a coffee with today?
I believe in myself and my abilities
I can make a difference in this world
I CAN do it.
"The person who says, 'I can!' and the person who says 'I can't!' are both right, almost all the time."
~ Henry Ford
Your positive self talk will help you regain your confidence and then there is much more chance you will get out and meet people which will increase your self esteem even more.
The words you use as you speak to yourself are very important - make them positive.
You are a good and worthy person, with much knowledge, skills and experience.
Get ready for new beginnings.
"You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts."
~ Brian Tracy, entrepreneur
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