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The Power Positive Affirmations and Mindset

by Shae Marcus 

Life has an extraordinary way of responding to the words we choose and the mindset we embrace. We’ve all been there—been caught in the whirlwind of our daily routines and finding ourselves uttering phrases like “I’m so tired” or “I can’t seem to get ahead.” It’s almost as if we inadvertently summon more chaos and exhaustion into our lives. But here’s the beautiful secret: We have the power to change the narrative and create a life filled with positivity, abundance and joy. 

I recently found myself in that cycle, overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, perpetually chasing order in the midst of chaos. It’s incredible how easily we can become trapped in our own self-limiting beliefs. However, I made a promise to myself to break free from this cycle and embrace a more uplifting mindset. I decided to start my day with a simple yet profound practice—positive affirmations. 

Gratitude became my anchor. I began by acknowledging and appreciating the full plate that life had served me. The simple act of gratitude can work wonders in shifting our perspective and setting the tone for the day. But it didn’t stop there; I needed more tools to transform my mindset. That’s when I decided to invest in audiobooks. Although I am an avid reader, I wanted something that would be easy for me to dedicate the time to daily.  

The first audiobook I chose to listen to was Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life. While listening to her soothing words with my eyes closed, I allowed her story of trials and triumphs to wash over me. It was a powerful experience. I realized that these stories about the power of our own self-talk were like a soothing balm for my soul, gradually shifting my mindset from one of lack to one of abundance. I could feel the change happening within me. 

I moved on to my next audiobook, Gabrielle Bernstein’s The Universe Has Your Back. The daily ritual of listening, whether for just 10 minutes or as long as 30, had become my daily dose of positivity and mindset transformation. I found myself eagerly looking forward to these moments, and they became a sanctuary of inspiration and empowerment in my day. 

I can’t stress enough how simple it is to incorporate this practice into your life. You can play the audiobook in your car during your commute, or right after waking up, setting a positive tone for the day. You can even listen while folding laundry or during those precious few minutes of solitude. The power of these affirmations to shape your mindset is astonishing. 

The narrative we tell ourselves has a profound impact on our souls and, ultimately, our lives. When we change our mindset, we open ourselves to a world of possibilities and positivity. The power of positive affirmations is real, and it’s within your reach. Don’t underestimate the profound difference it can make in your life. Embrace the change, and watch as your life transforms into the beautiful, abundant reality you’ve always dreamed of. You have the power to make it happen. 

Shae Marcus is publisher of Natural Awakenings South Jersey. 



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