Talk Yourself Healthy

Achieve Vibrant Health With Affirmations

The end of one year and the beginning of the next is often a time when we reflect on life, review our health and well-being, and vow to change old habits. Are there things you could be doing to be healthier? Many of us think about losing weight or becoming fitter. Perhaps you’re concerned about your health and decide it’s time to take better care of your body.

When you choose the right foods and exercise and adopt certain lifestyle habits, you’ll look and feel better, reduce your stress levels, sleep more soundly, have more energy, and enjoy better health. Sometimes, though, making the right choices isn’t as easy as it sounds, is it?

The good news is there are some simple things you can do to help make positive choices and achieve the better health you deserve!

Do You Need More Motivation?

If you set your alarm to go off an hour earlier in the morning so you can fit in an exercise session before heading off to work, how would you feel when it woke you? Would you respond negatively and tell yourself that missing one morning won’t hurt, or that exercise is pointless?

When you pass that fast food outlet with its cheap meal deals and you’re short of time and big on hunger, what choice do you usually make? Eating healthier isn’t always as easy as picking up convenient, fast foods. But would you go the extra mile for a healthy meal?

What about sleep? In addition to exercising and eating right, you also need to get enough sleep to live a healthy lifestyle. When you don’t sleep well, you’ll be less inclined to make healthy food and exercise decisions.

Sleeping well helps you become more energetic and passionate about all things in your life, including your commitment to your health!

It can be difficult to get enough rest when there are things you’d rather be doing! Do you give up your sleep if you have work to do? (I must admit to being guilty of this one). Do you stay up late partying whenever you can?

Affirmations for Health Can Help!

In those moments when you can’t be bothered,  and you don’t want to eat right, get enough sleep, or exercise, affirmations targeting your health can be just what you need to help you make the healthy choice.

Affirmations are positive statements that replace the negative thought processes in your mind.

If you think they don’t work, I have news for you – do they ever! When you start to talk yourself out of exercising, a negative affirmation is being repeated in your mind. An affirmation that says “I can’t do it”, or I don’t want to do it”. So if a negative affirmation works, then it is only logical that a positive one would too.

When you’re about to choose the junk foods instead of the good stuff, repeating an affirmation in your mind will remind you of your desire to be healthier and help you become more consciously and subconsciously aware of your healthy living goals.

For example, you can say, “I allow my body to receive enough rest and exercise,” or “The more I take care of myself, the better I feel.” Using statements like these will give you that gentle push you need when you feel that its all too hard to be healthy.

Aim to repeat affirmations to yourself several times each day and whenever you need encouragement. It will take a bit of time, but, soon enough, you’ll find yourself making healthy decisions more and more often.

The more often you choose the healthy lifestyle you desire, the better you’ll feel, both physically and mentally. Make the commitment to your health by incorporating healthy living affirmations into your daily routine today!

Some examples of affirmations.

  1. I allow my body to receive enough rest
  2. I am firmly committed to staying active and healthy
  3. I get rid of bad habits so I can live a healthy lifestyle
  4. I keep myself physically fit during the holiday season
  5. I reclaim my health by taking care of myself today
  6. I am taking steps towards a healthy vibrant lifestyle
  7. I make good food choices that keep me healthy
  8. I motivate myself to exercise regularly and keep in motion
  9. The more I take care of myself the better I feel
  10. My body deserves to be nourished with healthy food
  11. Today I am making small changes in order to build a healthy body

Pick one or two that resonate with you and give them a try.