Updated: Oct 7, 2022
You had a long day. Every bone is your body is tired. You want to fall asleep immediately, yet the minute you get into bed, you’re wide awake. You lay there for a few minutes, hoping you’ll be able to, but you’re still wide awake. You toss and turn for a while, unsure why you’re having trouble falling asleep. Does this sound familiar? If so, then you know how frustrating it can be. This is why I talk about sleep hygiene in the Warrior Academy often. Sleep fuels your brain, and it massively impacts your mental and physical health. If you ever catch yourself having trouble falling asleep during the night, here are the power affirmations that you can tell yourself: 1. My mind and body relaxes as I focus on my breathing.
If you ever find yourself not being able to sleep, rather than worrying about tomorrow, rather than fueling ourselves with anxious thoughts, tell yourself this kind affirmation, “My mind and body relaxes as I focus on my breathing.” Rather than thinking about all those things you could be doing, what you should have done and what you may have to do, focus on your breathing—the one thing 24/7 that you do have control over. Just by focusing on your breathe, natural or big deep breathes, your mind and body will naturally relax. So, whenever anxious thoughts keep in, remind yourself about bringing your focus back to your breathing.
2. I am safe as I am, where I am.
Last week, we talked about anxiety and feeling safe as one of our basic human needs. Feeling safe is not just about being safe in your environment but also in who you are. This feeling is built within us and it follows through all the way to being an adult. So, always remind yourself that it’s okay if you’re feeling anxious. We also need to be careful with affirming ourselves. Instead of false affirming and telling yoursel