21 Day Challenge

I’ve been reading an awesome book called ‘You Can Create an exceptional Life’ by Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Louise Hay, she’s the Queen of positive affirmations, an author of many books and the founder of Hay House Publishing and Hay House Radio. I’ve been reading her books and following her for about 12 years.

Cheryl Richardson is also an author of several books with Hay House and a well known coach and speaker.

I look at myself as a positive person, the glass is half-full, looking for the brighter side of things, etc but in reading this book, I realize there is so much more I can be doing to shine the light on the positive things in and affirming what’s great in my life.

Look at these 2 scenarios and which one do you relate to:

Scenario 1: The alarm goes off, hit the snooze. The alarm goes off a second time, hit the snooze – 5 more minutes.  The alarm goes off and you get out of bed. Your mind jumps to your schedule ahead. Oh bummer, I have 5 meetings before lunch. And then I have to eat lunch at my desk today because I don’t have time. Oh, and then my afternoon, I have a report that has to get done in between 4 meetings. Ugh!!!

Scenario 2: The alarm goes off. You stretch and smile and say ‘thank you bed, I had a wonderful nights sleep’. And you think of your day and say ‘I have a wonderful day ahead. The meetings I have will all go smoothly. I have plenty of time to eat a nutritious lunch.’

Think of how each scenario affects you as well as those around you, your spouse, your kids and the people you work with.

Look at how each scenario might continue to play out on the way to work.

Scenario 1: You get in your car and off you drive to work, racing to beat the yellow light, slamming on the brakes at the car in front of you as they stop. Blaring your horn at someone for moving in front of you. Reading the hand gestures of the car behind you and you yelling back some R rated words.

Scenario 2: You get in your car and thank your car for the gentle and comfortable ride you’ll have on the way to work. And you say out loud ‘thank you drivers, for being kind on my drive to work. I am surrounded by good drivers. I’m having a stupendous day.’

Each of the scenarios has affirmations in it. Yes, the negative sayings and gestures are affirmations also. Which way would you rather start your day? Because chances are, how you start your day, may be how your whole day goes.

Think how much happier you might be if you focused on the positive, and said positive affirmations instead of reinforcing the negative and what you don’t want (I’m pretty sure you don’t want a bummer of a day – just guessing). Think of the influence it could have on your family or those you work with.

I challenge you, for 21 days to look for ways you can bring positive affirmations into your life. Pick one thing if it seems overwhelming and work on that one thing. Focus on the positive affirmations and what you are thankful for.

  • Here are some examples to get you started:
  • I have a wonderful life and I love it.
  • I am surrounded by people I care about.
  • My relationships are happy and healthy.
  • I work with competent, caring people.
  • Everything is perfect.
  • I am surrounded by good drivers.
  • I am on time.
  • Meetings are constructive and lots of work gets accomplished.
  • All is well.

When you find yourself saying (or thinking) a negative affirmation, stop, turn it around. Say a positive affirmation right then and repeat it a couple of times. Here’s an example: I never have enough time (negative).

>> Stop <<

I have enough time to do what needs to be done (positive).

Let me know how the 21 day challenge is going for you. I know you will do great and would like to hear about it. My plan is to bring more positive affirmations into each day.

I love my beautiful life! I eat healthy and nutritious meals which support my body. All is well!!!

Angel Blessings to you.

Sue

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4 Responses to 21 Day Challenge
  1. Insight for Health and Healing
    October 17, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    You sound so wise! Do you have a book out? If not, I am sure you will have one on the way soon; you have such wonderful information to share with all of us!

  2. Tabatha
    December 15, 2011 | 8:05 am

    Love it!

  3. Maria Escobar
    January 7, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    I love this challenge. I have several of Cheryl and Louise’s books. I heard Oprah say when she wakes up she says, “thank you”. Wayne Dyer does it in the movie, “The Shift.” So I put a colorful Thank You sign on my wall so before I get out of bed I am reminded to say Thank You.

    • Susanne Broome
      January 7, 2013 | 3:06 pm

      That’s a great reminder Maria. 🙂

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