Mindset if a powerful thing. the beliefs that you hold about the world, your relationships, your money, yourself, all come together to create what's called your life.
Back in my late 20's I had a very insecure mindset...which means that I felt insecure in my day to day life. Whatever state your mind is in is the state that your life is in.
I questioned everything...the world felt hostile to me. It seemed like outside influences were always out to get me. I questioned my husband, my husband's entrepreneurial endeavors, my oldest daughter's choices, relationships I had with friends and extended family members, my housing, my finances, my body/health, and most of all, myself. I felt like I could never be confident enough to live the kind of life I always wanted.
Being in a constant state of questioning is exhausting.
Where there's no trust, there's no peace.
And I wanted, more than anything, to feel peaceful.
Peaceful was a long way away from what I was feeling back in those days. I knew I really needed to have a shift in mindset. I kept hearing whispers telling me that I was meant for more. I'm glad I listened.
Over the last decade, I've done many things to fill my body and brain with more positivity.
One of the very first things I did to shift my thoughts was to utilize something we all have in our homes: A mirror.
This mirror tip is so simple to do that on the surface it seems like it wouldn't make much of a difference. However, I learned over time that this tip makes a world of difference. I immediately noticed a shift in energy from negativity to positivity (not only for myself but for my entire family) after I implemented it.
Here's my tip:
Write positive affirmations on your mirror in dry erase marker.
When I first put marker to mirror, my most pressing life challenge I wanted to address was my marriage. I had long standing programming from my childhood that led me to believe that marriage was a struggle. To prove myself right, I acted on those beliefs daily. I wasn't the best wife and my husband followed my cue. I desperately wanted to change this so my very first positive affirmation I wrote was intended to get my marriage on the right track.
I wrote this on my mirror: I am in a loving, respectful, honest marriage.
At first I didn't notice any concrete changes in behavior or circumstances. But I immediately noticed a feeling of more peace and less negative friction between my husband and I.
Then after a couple of weeks I realized that I wasn't always looking for reasons to be mad at my husband. I felt a softening towards him; sort of like some barrier was coming down. Like I didn't need to be so accusatory and defensive. The amazing thing is that this affirmation I put up was also being seen daily by my husband since it was written on our shared bathroom mirror. The affirmation was also working its magic on him! He was reading those words daily and absorbing their positive message.
Things shifted. Our marriage got better and better. My marriage now is something I am super proud of! I truly love my husband. And I know he loves me.
Sure there is a lot of work that goes into creating a healthy, happy marriage and life, and that work can be fun! Especially when helped along with some mindset-shifting affirmations written on your mirror. 😉
Everyone in my family reaps the benefits of my affirmations since we are all readers now! (My youngest is 5 years old and reads well.) I even noticed that my teenager has been writing on her mirrors recently as well. 😍
At this time I have these affirmations written on various mirrors around my house:
• I Choose to be Happy
• I am Powerfully Positive
• I Love my Life
I change them up from time to time, depending on what energy I feels needs to be vibrating through my home. I love how simple it is to seep some good vibes into our subconscious!
Do you think you'll start this in your home? What are some affirmations you'll write or already have written? Post a comment, I would love to hear!