I am a big believer in positive affirmations. What you say to yourself daily will reframe your thoughts and keep you on track to achieving your goals and dreams. Daily affirmations are designed to alter your beliefs so they are more positive and move you forward to what you want to achieve.
At times affirmations may seem too unbelievable. If your affirmations are too grand they are in fact positive, but may not help you to move you in a positive direction. A popular goal for the new year is weight loss. Let’s say you have a goal to lose 20 pounds and look great in a bathing suit by the summer. You are excited and skeptical all at the same time about your ability to lose weight. You know you have had trouble losing weight in the past and aren’t sure how things are going to be any different this time. You start saying an affirmation ” I am going to lose 20 pounds.” You may not believe what you are saying and the affirmation is not believable to you. You can start by breaking your affirmations down into more believable segments that do seem like something that you can accomplish. An affirmation such as ” I will take care of myself and make healthy choices when it comes to eating.” seems more obtainable and will set you on the path to losing those 20 pounds and looking great in that bathing suit at the beach or the pool this year! Keeping your affirmations simple and believable is a great way to fulfill your goals and dreams.
Set aside some quiet time daily for affirmations. You can say affirmations throughout the day while you are walking, driving or even as part of you morning or evening routine.
Choose a goal.
Repeat the affirmations silently or aloud and envision yourself reaching your goal.
Choose affirmations that you believe to be true. These 20 simple and believable affirmations are a great way to get started towards securing your goals right now.
I will make tiny changes daily, until I reach my goal.
I am positive I can achieve my goals.
I will keep moving forward.
I will start today.
I am capable of achieving my goals.
I will take the first step.
I will work my plan.
I will not give up.
I will make it happen.
I am excited to be moving towards my goals and dreams.
I am persistent as I keep moving forward.
I am taking the proper steps to achieve my goals.
I am grateful for the opportunity to make changes in my life.
I enjoy moving forward.
I will make the most of each day.
I am motivated to make change in my life.
I am becoming the best version of me.
I am worth it.
I am confident that I can do this.
I can make change happen in my life.
You can use these affirmations daily to set you on a positive path to achieve your goals and dreams. Feel free to add more of your own! You can also download a recording of five minutes worth of free affirmations atom tinylifechanges.com. You will soon be on your way to achieving your goals one step and one day at a time!
We are two weeks into the new year and you are either feeling excited by your goals or completely overwhelmed. A recent study in the United Kingdom showed that 92% of new year’s goals had already failed by January 15th of each year. If you are one of the 92% who has given up on your goals, there is no need to give up! You still have plenty of time to attain your dreams in 2019. You do not have to be perfect when planning your goals but there is a secret; you just have to keep moving forward.
So why is it that most people can not stick to their new year’s resolutions? Often times change seems extremely daunting and overwhelming. By breaking goals down into tiny changes and progressing forward you are more likely to achieve those goals. One of my quotes from my co-authored book Tiny Life Changes is “Moving forward is moving forward. Each step in the right direction will get you closer to your goal.” That is the true secret of living the life you desire ; you just have to be persistent in working towards your dreams.
When goal planning, you often may be at a stand still waiting for the perfect time or the perfect opportunity to start reaching your goal. This is why you do not want to be perfect. Your first step does not have to be the perfect step but it just needs to be your next best step. Think of one tiny change you can make today that will get you closer to your goal.
Getting healthier in the new year is often a top resolution. If completely changing your diet is overwhelming: can you go grocery shopping and buy more fruits and vegetables? Start incorporating healthier choices into your daily routine. If your goal is to exercise more, can you start by taking a walk around the block?
If your goal is to save more money, can you start planning a schedule on how to cut back on dining out and find new recipes to try at home? If you would like to launch a new business, can you start by asking for advice from someone in a similar business?
No matter what the goal, by breaking it down into smaller goals it is easier to attain. Writing your goal down also helps to increase the probability of achieving that goal. The same study from the UK that stated most people have given up on their goals by January 15th also states that only 3% of most adults will write down their goal. Writing down your goals increases the chances of earning that goal by 42% according to Dr. Gail Matthews of the Dominican University of California. Take the time to write down what you desire to achieve in 2019 and then take your next best step!
The secret of getting ahead is getting started…Sally Berger. Keep this in mind when reaching for your dreams; just get started!