In order to sleep well at night and keep anxiety to a minimum, it is important to feel safe and secure. What do you need to feel safe?
As I write this evening, what comes to mind is this…
I feel safe when:
1. I have a roof over my head,
2. I have a car that works,
3. I have money in the bank,
4. I am warm and cozy in my bed,
5. My family is nearby,
6. I am in my husband’s arms,
7. My belly is full,
8. My mind is at peace,
9. I know I can take care of myself,
10. The crickets outside are joyfully singing…
All is well with the world and I Am safe!
For those of us with anxiety issues, we often get little pangs of self doubt, un-ease, worry, or outright panic. For tonight and anytime you are feeling a little afraid, unsure of yourself, or uneasy… here are five affirmations for you…
I AM enough.
I AM safe.
I AM where I am supposed to be right now.
I AM supported.
I AM loved.
Breath is the gift of life. If we are not breathing we are not living! So every breath we take truly is a gift. As much as we can, let’s be aware of our breathing. If we are getting stressed or hurried, we can just slow our breathing down, breathe deeper into our bellies, and then fully exhale. I like to do this when I am doing mundane things like driving my car or washing the dishes. When I’m waiting in line is a good time as well.
In an earlier post, I referred to one of my favorite books, Louise Hay’s Heal your Body. She describes breath as “the ability to take in life”. The affirmation she prescribes for good breathing is as follows: ” I love life. It is safe to live”.
This is a wonderful affirmation to try anytime during our day including times at night when we want to sleep.
Let’s try it. Breathe in deeply: “I love life. It is safe to live”. Breathe out. Repeat
Other simple affirmations that really work for me are ” I am safe”, “I am love”, “God loves me”, “I am enough”, and just meditating on the word “peace” or “I am peace.”