How is that hour of Daytime Saving working for you? I’m having some difficulties waking up to be honest. I’ve been an early bird for a few months now. When the alarm went off this week at 5.45 hrs, I was still in a deep sleep. I do have a nice way of waking up. I love to share it with you, maybe you get inspired.
After I turned off the alarm, I stretch myself out in bed (first few asanas of the day;). I place my hands on the heart and start to visualize how I want to see myself today. So for instance I picture myself doing the things with a smile on my face. Then I whisper a few affirmations to myself (I don’t want to wake Dennis up;). And I repeat them three times. One affirmation for this morning was: I believe in myself.
Visualization and affirmations are strong ways to make your life more positive and to make yourself self-confident. Studies have shown that practicing positive self-talk, visualization and affirmations can improve self-esteem and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. So it doesn’t just sound good, it works as well. At least for me! It’s the best way of waking up and starting the day in a positive way.
How does it work
An affirmation should be formulated in a way that is positive, specific, and present tense. Here are some tips on how to formulate an effective affirmation:
- Positive: An affirmation should focus on what you want to achieve or how you want to feel, rather than what you want to avoid or eliminate. Use positive language and focus on what you want to bring into your life.
- Specific: An affirmation should be specific and clear about what you want to achieve or feel. Avoid vague statements and be specific about the outcome you desire.
- Present Tense: An affirmation should be phrased in the present tense, as if it is already happening. This helps to create a sense of immediacy and reinforces your belief that it is already true.
- Personal: An affirmation should be personal and relevant to you. Use language that resonates with you and reflects your values and aspirations.
Here is an example of an effective affirmation:
‘I am confident and capable of achieving my goals.’
I also implement affirmations in my yoga classes. If you’re interested, you are very welcome to join.
(not a joke;).
I wish you a great day and a great waking up tomorrow morning!