Can we all agree that sometimes we end the day with lots on our minds, thinking about what we need to do the next day, or maybe being stuck on a particular situation that may have happened that day or in the past? It’s no secret that we all know how important it is to wind down and get proper rest at night - but what if your mind continues to race and you can’t get it to calm down? What if you struggle with the thought of actually resting? (Yes this is a thing 😩)
I am continuously learning and practicing the art of honoring my nights and easing my mind before I go to bed. In this post, I want to provide a few positive affirmations and declarations that help with resting and easing your mind. Before I get into the affirmations, let me provide you a few tips that I encourage you to do as you say and repeat these affirmations & declarations:
Deep Breathing: Breath in slowly (5 counts), Hold breath, (3 counts), Breath out slowly (5 counts). Do this before you say your affirmation, deep breathing helps lower your stress and calms your thoughts.
Self Compassion: Put your hand over your heart while speaking the affirmation. I practice this, as this shows self-compassion, and helps me get in tune with the present moment.
Speak it and believe it: Say the affirmation out loud. Your words have power (Proverbs 18:21), so use the power of your tongue to declare your affirmation, believe it, allow it, and receive it.
5 Positive Affirmations & Declarations to End your Night & Ease your Mind
I let go of my limiting self-beliefs.
I give myself permission to rest and enjoy my evening.
I release anxiety about my future and trust that everything is working together for my good.
I release any negative thoughts, to create room for peace.
I release guilt. I am free. I am safe.
I let go of my limiting self-beliefs: Let go of thoughts that are trying to hold you back and keep you stuck. Don’t limit yourself to beliefs that are not in alignment with where you want to go in life.
I give myself permission to rest and enjoy my evening: Some people have a hard time resting and being still, if this is you, trust me, it takes time and practice to learn how to rest and chill. Choose a time that works for you to watch your favorite show or read a book without distractions, and work your way up from there.
I release anxiety about my future and trust that everything is working together for my good: The one thing we can control is our present moment and what we choose to do while we are in it. For me, I had to change my mindset about the future from being anxious about it to being excited about everything that is in store for me. It’s okay to be excited about your future, but don’t get stuck worrying about it. (Easier said than done, I know)
Sometimes you have to talk to yourself in the mirror and that is perfectly fine!
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I release any negative thoughts, to create room for peace: Release the negative thoughts that are not allowing you to have a positive and peaceful mental space. As a negative thought comes, think about how you can replace it with a positive thought.
I release guilt. I am free. I am safe: One thing that will keep you up at night and have your mind racing is feeling guilty about something. Whatever the situation may be, we have to learn how to forgive ourselves, one step at a time so that we can free. Definitely not an overnight process, but as you take the steps to release any guilt, time will heal and it will get better.
I hope these affirmations help you end your night and ease your mind.
Which affirmation resonated with you the most? Let me know and I will be sure to respond!
Have a good evening.
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