Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Create Positive Energy and Health with Affirmations



It's a new year and new decade, and this post will show how to use positive energy of affirmations to enhance your sense of health and well-being. 

Take a few days to look at the big picture. 

Self-appraise the stress and satisfaction levels you experienced in the past year.

Then evaluate and record details about the gap between your current energy level and health, and hoped-for future health.


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One simple way for us to be kind to ourselves as we change self-critical messages about past health habits or sloppy or inconsistent self-care routines is to apply self-compassion. 

Let's use a caring mindset to consider the information and affirmations below. 

Following is a definition of what an affirmation is, research about why affirmations work, and original affirmations. 

Affirmations are positive statements that are recited and repeated aloud to confirm and reinforce that something is already true and bountiful in our lives.

Research from a study published in "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology," indicates temporal landmarks, including a new year, new decade, or birthday, are powerful markers of time. These reference points are perceived by most of us as opportune times to experience the "fresh start effect."

Science backs this up. Study participants who used a temporal landmark to motivate them, had a positive energetic response, and gained momentum to follow through with their future-oriented wellness goals.

Affirmations recited at a temporal landmark are energetic powerhouses. 

Affirmation recitation helps shift thinking, creates "feel good vibes," and helps us see challenges are opportunities to grow.

A study published in "Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience" details how affirmations help convert negative thoughts to more positive ones.

Now on to my original affirmations



I release events, conflicts, stress, and worries from the past easily and effortlessly. 



I am an Optimist and my Self-confidence Attracts Abundance.



Exercise, Nourishing Food, and a Self-compassionate Attitude Keeps my Body, Mind, and Spirit Strong, Flexible, and Energized.   


I radiate health, happiness, harmony, and thrive.

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For in-depth affirmation adventures, pick up a copy of Colors of Joy: AWoman's Guide for Self-Discovery, Balance, and Bliss. 

This 12 week guided journal program helps its readers combine color themed activities, affirmations, journal writing and reflection, with tips for self-care.



Colors of Joy is affordable, provides hours of entertainment and discovery, and is a healthful way to be good to yourself this year. In fact, it makes an eye-catching thinking of you gift for all the women you care about.





I encourage you to write your own affirmations. Then, recite them aloud to keep the momentum going.

Please comment below and re-share on social media. 

Thanks for visiting and please come back again. I post on the 1st and the 15th of each month. 


Wishing you a Healthy, Happy, and Harmonious New Year!



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22 comments:

  1. Great start to the New Year, Nancy! Happy New Year and I've shared on my ST60 & Beyond Facebook Page. xx

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    1. Thanks Sue for your comment, visit, and social share. Wishing you the best year ever!

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    2. Hi Nancy, thanks for linking up at #MLSTL and I'm sharing on SM. Have a wonderful 2020. xx

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    3. Thanks Sue for hosting #MLSTL. I appreciate the opportunity to participate. Have a beautiful day and be well.

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  2. I love these affirmations; especially the last two. Pinning them right now! Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, comment, and social share. Affirmations are so life affirming and glad you enjoyed.

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  3. Affirmations certainly appear to help people counter negative patterns of thinking that may be long held beliefs. I was listening to a podcast when walking today and a vegan psychic offered an affirmation something like this: I am whole, I am kind, I am love. I do believe I am all those things and more!

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    1. Great to hear from you and know you read my post. I affirm our friendship and am glad you're in my life.

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  4. I'm going to try some of these!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 8. Pinned.

    Have you seen my short story link party? It is a creative writing exercise for fun and without a lot of editing. Just start typing and see what you come up with! Remember, no story is too short! See the party on my site for the current prompt, closes on the 9th.

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    1. Thanks Dee for the visit, comment, and hosting #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 8. Enjoyed reading such a wide array of posts. Happy 2020 and thanks for the pin as well.

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  5. Nancy,

    I never really thought much about affirmations yet there are times I feel they would certainly come in handy. Thank you for the idea.

    ~Allison
    #MLSTL

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    1. Thanks Allison for the visit and comment. Sure glad I raised awareness about affirmations and wish you a life affirming day. Fun to party with you at #MLSTL.

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  6. A great start to 2020, Nancy! Thank you for sharing this. Happy New Year! #MLSTL

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    1. Wishing you a wonderful 2020 and thanks for the visit. I look forward to reading the posts and finding tips for fun and healthy living from the bloggers at #MLSTL in the new year.

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  7. Hi Nancy - I love affirmations, but always struggle to believe in them enough to change my life. I'm working on the idea now, that focusing on positivity (including affirmations) is a way to train my brain to see the light and joy in life and I think it's making a lovely difference. A great start to 2020.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM 😊

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    1. So glad affirmations and training your brain to think Positive thoughts is making "a lovely difference and great start to 2020 for you. Thanks for hosting #MLSTL and have a wonderful day.

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  8. I admit I am an affirmations sceptic but I am also someone who is learning along the way about how to be kinder to my inner self. This is a good start. Thanks for sharing. Denyse #mlstl

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    1. Thanks Denyse for the visit and comment. I've written several posts about self-compassion and Tips to Take Tender Loving Care of Ourselves on this blog. Perhaps you'll check them out as well. Have a beautiful day and thanks again.

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  9. Nancy, I am a firm believer in the power of positive affirmations. The trick for me is to write them in a way that they feel authentic. For example, if I catch myself criticizing my body, I repeat "I love my strong, health body." That is absolutely true and shifts the focus from a negative perception to the amazing. I also repeat some affirmations each morning, including "I choose love over judgment" and "I am full of gratitude and love for another day on this earth." Thank you for this post and the ideas for new affirmations in the new year. #MLSTL

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    1. Thanks Christie and you are so right. Affirmations that are meaningful to us are very powerful tools for positive energy and growth. Keep up the good work and thanks for visiting from #MLSTL.

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  10. Hi Nancy, loved this post and I've shared on SM including pinning for later reference. #MLSTL

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    1. Hi Candi, So nice of you to stop by and share on SM. Wishing you a wonderful 2020 and be well.

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