For the past two months, I’ve been exchanging positive affirmations every morning with a small and intimate group of friends. Affirmations are underrated and we need to bring them back in vogue. Who doesn’t want wake up and fall asleep to a personal cheerleading squad that is rooting for your success and happiness?
When I’ve experienced traumatic events in my life, there has always been a fork at the road. I could choose to lead an examined life and grow, or I could choose to blame people and environments. The former gives me back agency, responsibility and control during a time when circumstances and events cannot be changed. The latter allows me to experience short-term gratification in an attempt to justify and rationalize the pain that I am experiencing.