August 28 - Positive Affirmations

I'm new to the positive affirmation train. In the past, I used to think that they were a little hippy-dippy and I would scoff when something online would tell me to use positive affirmations to improve my mental health or shape my future. I now realize that they can be helpful. Our brains have so much control over how we see ourselves and our world that repeating positive sentiments to ourselves will often change how we see the world. One of the podcasts that I listen to on occasion is Affirmation Pod with Josie Ong. I find her voice especially calming and the affirmations she writes to be very helpful. Each episode has a title that hints at what that affirmation is discussing, so you can hone in on what you want to work on. The one I use the most from her podcast is "I Love Myself". It's a sentiment that I struggle with. As for personal affirmations or mantras that I use on the regular:

Adventure, Impermanence, Unity, Discipline, Simplicity, Efficiency

(My life values)