For the last three days, I’ve been a bit under the weather. I have also been very irritated for what seems to be no reason at all. Yesterday, I could barely stay awake. During a small portion of the day, I took some time to process my feelings. I didn’t take or make many calls. I didn’t read many emails. I sat in my bed, while my husband and son watched Star Wars movies. I went through a litany of questions, in my mind, that only I could answer. I tried to answer each question before I moved on. Some of them had no logical answer. I must have done this exercise for an hour or so. What I realized during my non-verbal question/answer series was that I had allowed something inside of me to disrupt my peace. I had not been out of my home, out of my bedroom nor out of my bed. I had very little interaction with my husband or my children. Whatever I was feeling was mine alone to work through. While I was working through my funky mood, a few things resonated in my spirit. First, I had to determine if what I was feeling was justified. Second, I had to sort through words to properly name what I was feeling. Finally, I had to replace those words that identified what I was feeling with new ones. I did this with positive affirmations, a series of intentional I AM statements. I reminded myself of the following: I am in good health. I am surrounded by love. I am privileged to have all that I needed. I am strong. I am confident I am smart.
I am beautiful.
I am in peace.
After making several of these affirming statements, I started feeling better. I even fell asleep telling myself wonderful things about myself. I encourage you to do this tonight. It works! I’m happy to report that I woke this morning feeling much better. I even started my day affirming my peace and well-being. Whenever I start my day like this, I have a more productive and positive mood. It also makes a huge difference when I interact with others. Have you told yourself how awesome you are lately? If not, do it! Remember some days are better than others so affirm your peace daily.
Now, get you some peace!