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10 Affirmations for Shifting Your Perspective

My mommy and I are always talking about our mindsets and how something that seems so simple (and difficult) as shifting your perspective can be a game changer. We have read books and listened to talks and sermons, all about how to maximize the power of our brains, by shifting our thoughts from negative ones to more positive ones. If you are interested in learning more about reframing, please reach out to The Listening Center, and request these sessions/classes for yourself, your job, or any small groups.

Perspective is defined as a mental view or the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance. To shift is defined as to exchange or replace by another or to change direction. I recently started reading and listening to the audio of Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts' new bestselling book, Power Moves. This book and the book tour both virtual and in-person has been empowering women across the country (and globe) to allow the power within to flow through. For me this looks like forgiving myself for things in my past and giving myself the same grace and mercy that God gives me. It also means knowing that I am who God says I am and believing that for myself, not just internally, but through my actions and how I live out my life. If you want to join the book club for IToldYaSo Media, #RadicalReadz, reply back to this post using #RadicalReadz to be added to our book club email list.

As an overthinker, I can quickly find myself going down the rabbit hole of what if's and could've beens. This cycle usually either leaves me with several completely made up scenarios or with me being more anxious than I was at the beginning of the rabbit hole. Either way, I have found that when I take control of my thoughts by changing my point of view, usually by doing some deep breathing and then reflecting radically on what I am thinking and why, that I am able to reframe and move forward.

If you are looking for some small ways to start shifting your perspective you can add these small habits into your daily routine:

  • Writing 10 things you are grateful for aka "Gratitude Lists."

  • Deep Breathing Exercises (Check out this post).

  • Brain dumping (write everything down and release it from your mind).

  • Try new experiences (even if you are scared and even if you have to do it alone).

  • Seeking mentorship and guidance from someone who has been in similar situations as you or therapy (to simply express what you are experiencing).

  • Keep a log/journal of your thoughts, circle back and see if there are any patterns and ways that you can reframe some of those thoughts.

Here are 10 Affirmations to Shift Your Perspective 🧠 ✨

I am exactly where I am supposed to be.

My speed does not matter, as long as I am moving forward.

I release the need to put the needs of others before my own.

I will not compare my story to the stories of everyone else.

I am proud of where I was, where I am now, and who I am becoming.

I am taking my time to make decisions.

I am surrounded by people who push me to become better.

I am trusting the timing of my journey.

I am intentionally reframing my negative thoughts from negative to positive.

I am shifting my perspective.

How will you take steps toward shifting your perspective?

Love you, mean it,

Image is of black text that reads, "Teryn Denae" with red lips behind it.


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