Today I’m sharing a tip that I’ve been using for many weeks now and it’s truly making a HUGE impact on my days. Especially my work days!
Journaling Affirmations & Statements…but not just anything!
If you’ve had internet access for longer than 10 minutes you’ve probably already come across tons of affirmations to say, meditations to listen to, etc and they’re all “essential” to insuring your success right?! Or so they say…
BUT – I’m not talking your average journaling your thoughts in a Lisa Frank purple tiger diary, nor saying a list of woo-woo affirmations and listening to subliminal money tapes. And I’m not saying those are bad things either, go for it love if you love it and it works for you…however, I found that they just often don’t! (Well…maybe I wouldn’t turn down some awesome Lisa Frank swag…but the rest of it…)
For me, what’s been essential, for real, is writing down a few statements every morning that are in alignment with who God is, what He’s promised me, and who I am in Him! It’s honestly quick, easy and simple! But it’s been a game changer for me to be able to go into my work each morning – I’m actually able to keep in the front of my mind that God has me here for such a time as this! For a purpose that’s important, and that’s it’s SO not about me, so I can stop freaking out about how my hair looked in that FB video….because it’s not all about me! It’s about God and impacting the thousands of people on the other side of my obedient footsteps!
A sample of the things I journal:
- I am fearfully and wonderfully made! (Psalm 24)
- I fear nothing because God is with me! (Psalm 23)
- I am made in God’s image! (Genesis 1)
- I am a child of God (source…the entire Bible 😉 ha!)
- I am blessed and favored! (Luke 1, Proverbs 8, and many others because we have a good, good father!)
- I have a hope & purpose! (Jeremiah 29)
Of course these are just a few you could write out. But I encourage you to seek out ones that really match where you’re at in life. What I mean by that is what you’re struggling with….anxiety? Verses about how you’re provided for (like more than the flowers & birds verse) etc. Struggling with your identity? (Don’t we all at many points in our lives! I know I did for YEARS!) Then find the verses that speak to who God has made you to be, in His image, for his purposes, a child of God…etc!
I just love this and find it really helps me be in the right mindset to get the work done I’m called to do and not fear, procrastinate, fall into comparison spirals, get negative & anxious, and so much more that can happen on this entrepreneurship roller coaster! 😉