Daily Affirmations

Why Is It So Hard To Just Be Happy?

I don’t like to say that I’m a depressed person. I’ve been diagnosed with depression and I’ve taken medication over the years to try to “be happier”, but the truth is, those medications didn’t make me happier, they made me overweight and lazy. This does not help one who is supposedly depressed. I actually don’t even know if I am depressed, or if I’m just one of those people who doesn’t know how to just “be”.

It’s not so much that I am a perfectionist (which I guess I am, but only when it comes certain things), but that I can’t just be happy with where I’m at. I am not a perfectionist when it comes to folding laundry or keeping my car clean, or dusting furniture. But when it comes to the image I see in the mirror, it’s like it’s never enough. I tell myself if I could just lose 3 lbs, or get a promotion or get a better haircut that I’d be happier. Maybe I would be, but it wouldn’t be for long because then I would just need something more.

I am a decently good looking enough. I exercise and watch what I eat. My daughter is happy and healthy. My husband is good looking, smart, kind, caring and motivated. He loves me the way I am, but for some reason I never quite feel I am enough. I spend hours, days sometimes beating myself up for not being perfect or making the perfect choices. It’s exhausting. I wake up in the morning sometimes and feel it would be so much easier to go back to bed and sleep the day away. But then I’d beat myself up for being lazy. 

I’ve been trying REALLY hard to practice patience and gratitude. I keep telling myself that if I just slow down a little bit and start being thankful for what I have that maybe it will change my point of view. Positive affirmations are becoming my new best friends. 

So this morning I am going to start my day with these 10 positive affirmations. Hopefully someone else can relate to my story and they will help them too.

1. I am enough

2. My life is filled with joy and abundance and it flows freely to me

3. I am thankful for all the love that flows into my life

4. I can handle anything that comes my way

5. God is watching over me and he has a plan for my life. I will trust in my path

6. I am smart and kind and worthy of genuine love and friendships

7. I cannot change yesterday and I cannot control tomorrow. I will trust and live peacefully in this moment

8. My career is exactly where it is supposed to be and opportunities will come to me at the exact right time

9. I am a good mom, wife, and friend and those who love me accept me just as I am

10. I can do this


Daily Prompt

Desire vs. Need

via Daily Prompt: Desire

I am a fan of The Secret.  I truly believe in focusing on the good instead of the bad.  If you wake up and say “Ugh, today is going to be an awful day,” chances are it might be awful.  If you wake up and say “Today is going to be a GREAT day,” your chances of having a great day are increased greatly.  It’s all about mindset.

The same thing holds true for manifesting something great for your life.  If you NEED something and every day you think about how much you NEED this particular thing, you are actually pushing it away.  I know this because I have lived it.  It wasn’t until reading The Secret that I realized what I was doing.  I was NEEDING a promotion at work so badly to prove who I was and what I was capable of, that it was consistently just out of reach.  I decided instead to just stop NEEDING it so much and started appreciating what I already had.  I thanked the Universe every day for abundance in my life and I started to trust in my path.  I had a DESIRE to be better every day and started focusing on doing the right thing and appreciating the here and now.  Turns out, I wasn’t meant for that promotion, and life has since pulled me into a completely new direction.  By accident, I discovered a passion for group/personal fitness and helping others feel great about themselves.  My life is more fulfilling because I don’t NEED anything.  I only DESIRE to live a happy, abundant and successful life!