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A&I Week 3 - Affirmations

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Do you think positive affirmations help you achieve your goals? If so, what are some of the positive affirmations you use?

Yes and no. I am a collector of positive sayings. (I have a board on Pinterest). There are a few that I think really speak to me. That said, no words on paper will make me do what I need to do. That comes from within.

The exception to this? I say "Just keep swimming" a lot. When something sucks and I want to give up, that's my saying. I would call it more of a motto than a positive affirmation though.

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CATHYGETSFIT 3/22/2013 6:21PM

    I agree with you. I do like "Just keep swimming!" but I also like "I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Think I Can". emoticon

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BLUEFISH1881 3/20/2013 11:54PM

    I use "just keep swimming" too.


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KARENLEIGH32 3/20/2013 11:52PM

    I like that and fortune cookies!

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MISHMOM 3/20/2013 8:25PM

    Mine is "I'm the little engine that could" which would be like your "just keep swimming"... Little Engine was a book I read as a kid about a Choo-Choo, and when I feel like I can't do it anymore, that saying always pops into my head. emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/20/2013 7:07PM

    i am like you i collect and love little quotes and sayings but i am self motivated. but I still have tony horton running around in my head even though its been months since i did one of p90x tapes they dont go well with menopause but once i get my energy back to full swing i will let his quotesd overtake me and get me to work out again. good blog

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OJ_2_OK 3/20/2013 1:17PM

    I think the positive affirmations build up. Maybe not one, but the choice to turn every thing into a positive builds up and before you know it can drastically change your life. Your "just keep swimming" is a perfect example. Imagine what life would be like if you didn't adopt that attitude?

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FUZZIEBEAR3 3/20/2013 10:20AM


If you stop running, what happens -- you just stop.
If you stop swimming, what happens -- you drown.
Keep swimming!

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MINDY502 3/20/2013 8:46AM

    I think that is great to have all those positive thoughts, we all need reminders everyday no matter what kind of day we are having to think positively and help us move forward everyday. Have a great day1

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CDCSMITH2013 3/20/2013 7:02AM

    I use "just kep swimming" very frequently too. Not so much on the healthy lifestyle, but more just to push through some of those days when hiding under a blanket seems like a btter choice. ;)

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SPARKCHANTAL 3/20/2013 4:30AM

    it's so easy to get into the negative. cure: turn it around.

instead of saying "i'm not going to have that chocolate cake",
turn it into "mmmm, i'm going to have some delicious vegetable soup!"

instead of saying "groan, I have to get out of bed again",
turn it into "whoopee, time for exercise!"

instead of saying "oh no, look at that huge bottle of water",
turn it into "oh how lucky I am I don't have to walk three miles to get this delicious, beautiful elixir of life! and what a gift this glass of water is to me!"

takes some practice, but what have you got to lose!

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