The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
How do we practice gratitude and abundance when we feel stressed or overwhelmed? Affirmations are a simple and proven way to rewire our brains. Much like exercise feeds our bodies, affirmations feed our brain positivity. Ever hear the saying, "We are what we think"? This means that your life is dictated largely by your thoughts. But recognizing this is just the first step. You must then translate those thoughts into words - and then into actions.
Here are some positive affirmation examples you can try today:
“Today, I am content and calm.”
“I am blessed with so many talents that I will use today.”
“My body is healthy, my mind is strong, and my soul is content.”
“My thoughts are filled with positivity and thankfulness today.”
“I radiate positivity, kindness, and encouragement.”
I encourage you to come up with your own affirmations that fit your life and try saying a couple out loud now.