On Saturday, I found a YouTube video about happiness and it inspired me quite a bit. It’s only four minutes long, and it features popular YouTuber Brittani Louise Taylor talking about what makes her happy in life and what inspires her to keep thinking positively. One of the things she mentioned was keeping a journal of positive affirmations about yourself, because your brain is like a computer: if you tell it positive things, your subconscious mind will be filled with those positive things and you will think well of yourself. Of course, if you tell yourself negative things, you’ll start to think negatively about yourself.
It reminded me of the gratefulness list I wrote out a few blogs ago. It’s one thing to be grateful for what you have in life, but it’s another thing to continually affirm yourself. It’s not about being an arrogant person, it’s about raising your self-esteem. It’s about writing down what you wish to achieve in the hopes that you will someday find the strength within yourself to achieve it. It’s telling yourself “I can” instead of “I never will.” Instead of telling yourself that you’re ugly, tell yourself that you’re beautiful and you don’t need to be compared to anyone else.
The next time you write in your journal, take a moment to talk to yourself… but only in a positive way. Affirm yourself. You are an excellent person and you will succeed. 🙂