I was first introduced to the concept of affirmations after reading ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by the wonderful and truly unstoppable, Louise Hay. If you haven’t come across her work before, I can’t recommend her work highly enough. She is proof that if you live from the heart, and away from fear, you become truly unstoppable and your life will reflect this.
The amazing Louise Hay- photo taken from here
What is an Affirmation?
An affirmation is a short phrase or mantra that you say repeatedly to yourself either out loud or in your head. This might sound a bit crazy at first, but it’s all about reprogramming what your brain has been conditioned to ‘telling you’ for months, if not years. Louise recommends starting by looking into a mirror and saying the words “I love you” to yourself. This will take some getting used to, but I found very quickly that this became easier the more I did it. I initially passed the whole thing off with a “yeah, whatever!” attitude, but affirmations have really helped me through some difficult times. Saying them in the morning and in the evening before bed are especially powerful, but I frequently say them to myself during the day to focus my mind and look for the love in everything. Affirmations are a great way to stop your brain wandering and picking up on anything negative during your day. I feel instantly calmer and centered, which I think in our world today we could all do with a bit of!
Louise Hay Affirmations for Chronic Fatigue
When recovering from ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia, affirmations can really inspire healing and evoke positive energy. Below, I’ve listed a few that might be helpful for you in your everyday life- I hope they help you now, today and in the future.
“I love and accept myself exactly as I am”.
“My body restores itself to its natural state of good health.”
“I am healthy. I am whole.”
“I am strong. I am courageous.”
“I love my life. I am filled with energy and enthusiasm.”
“I flow through life- life loves me. I am calm.”
“I appreciate all the joy and love in my life.”
“My life is abundant and rich.”
“My world is safe and friendly. I am peaceful”.
Get creative and create your own affirmations- just make sure they are in the present tense and focus on thoughts of love and positivity.
Everyone might think you’re a bit nuts for a while(!), but affirmations have really helped me and can turn difficult situations into something more positive. Remember, saying them in your head works just as well!
Choose one of the affirmations above and try saying it to yourself repeatedly as you’re drifting off to sleep. You might just get the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a while!
Love and sweet dreams,