Affirmation Alley: The Power that Lies Within You
Have you ever felt there was so much change coming at you at once, that you must have simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time? Did you begin to question if you were going the wrong way, should you turn left, maybe it was a right, keep straight, turn around, or simply just stop where you are and huddle in a corner? Consider me that crossing guard who spots your confusion, calls you over, and guides you toward Affirmation Alley, while handing you a card to check out when you get there. You turn right at the corner, and come upon an empty hideaway, where it is only you…and your thoughts. As your heart rate slows, and the confusion settles, you finally look at the card, which has 5 simple instructions:
1. Breathe, Reflect, Release
Breathe: Realize your surroundings and know that you are in a safe space.
Reflect: Pray, meditate, or choose a preferred method, which re-centers you and brings you to a calm.
Release: Take in positive energy, and release the toxins of doubt and fear. Leave them in the alley to be washed away with the next rain.
2. Two “Gratefuls” & One “Great”
Reflect on two things you are grateful for and one thing that will make today great.
3. Two “I Am’s” & One “I Will”
Declare two “I Am’s” and one “I Will.”. An example would be I AM great, I AM strong, and I WILL get up, shake myself off, and kick ass in this meeting today!
4. Articulate your Affirmation
There are power in your words. Use them to affirm, declare, and definitely state your day's intention. State your affirmation aloud and with power and passion. Record it as a video on your phone. Say it to a friend. Review it during the day. Reflect on it that night and congratulate yourself on affirming your day!
Affirm it again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next.
5. Pay It Forward
Recommend visiting Affirmation Alley to a friend, colleague, family member.
Lolita E. Walker is the founder of Walker & Walker Enterprises: A Personal & Organizational Change Management Consultancy. She is a mother, process improvement specialist and change management expert. She will partner with you, personally stepping through how to free your mind, manage your transitions, and embrace your change through acceptance and renewal. Her change management program results in self-discovery of the strengths that will drive your success, coaching that translates into increased communications with those depending on you, and a sustainable change map that drives clarity, confidence, ownership and action. Learn more about her Program, Personalized “Affirmations by Lolita,” Retreats, and other offerings that help you embrace and thrive in transition and change. Visit https://www.lolitawalker.com