Affirmations can have a profound effect on our mental well being. How often do you find yourself saying negative words to yourself? It is too easily done. Change that around and say something positive to yourself.
Similar to my previous post 10 morning affirmations for a more positive day I wanted to focus on things you should say to yourself before getting into bed every night. Things which could put you into the right mindset for a peaceful sleep.
Sleep is really important for our mental well being. A rubbish sleep can truly ruin the next day, so it is super important you do what you can to combat this.
These don’t need to be said out loud, you could say them in front of the mirror or just to yourself in your head. I personally choose to think them in my head whilst in bed. But make your own routine, do what works for you.
1. Today has been good.
It doesn’t need to have been a great day, just good will do. Say these words to yourself and think about the elements of your day which have been positive. It could be something large, or something small like a beautiful sky. Take a moment to focus on these positives.
2. Tomorrow will also be good.
Again, it doesn’t need to be great. I’m a firm believer that positivity stems from realism and not expecting everything from life. The more you expect the more pressure you put on yourself to achieve something which may not be attainable. Look forward to the next day with the same expectancy you had for the previous day. Look forward to those good aspects.
3. I have achieved something today.
Whether your day has been stressful or fairly relaxed, think about your achievements. Again, these could be small or large. Don’t put pressure on yourself for those achievements to have been large. Some day’s my only achievement has been to wake up and get on with things. It really doesn’t have to be much.
4. I will not worry.
Don’t dwell on the inconveniences of the day, or any larger worries which may be clouding your thoughts. Roll all of those worries up into a little ball and put them aside to think about after you’ve rested. Sleep is the time our brains need to process different emotions so you won’t be surprised that in the morning that ball of worry will be a lot smaller, maybe even gone completely.
5. I accept what tomorrow will offer.
You’ve already affirmed that tomorrow will be a good day, now it is time to tell yourself to accept this. Opening yourself up to the possibilities of a new day will hopefully get you excited for what the next day has to offer. Thinking ahead is always better than looking back.
6. I will accept myself tomorrow.
Not every day is perfect. As much as we can try and put a positive spin on everything it is more important to accept what happens. And most importantly you should accept yourself. You cannot be perfect, and you shouldn’t even strive to be. You should strive to be exactly who you are, and accept yourself whatever that may be.
7. I will wake up on the right side of the bed.
How many times have you woken up in a bad mood? I know I’ve had my fair share of mornings like that, but put it in your head that tomorrow won’t be one of those days. Set yourself up before the night even begins for a much more positive start to the next day.
8. My dreams are important.
Sleep is essential, without it we would go completely crazy. Our dreams are a time for our brains to process information from the day, and to prepare for the following day. Dreams are important. Accept that.
9. I will leave today in the past.
You need to accept that the day has happened and there is nothing you can do to change anything. No point dwelling on it.
10. Tomorrow is a new day.
Following on from number 9, every morning is a fresh start, that’s something to look forward to right? Think of all the new experiences tomorrow has to offer. Looking forward is much more productive than looking back.