I believe that our self talk is directly influencing the energy we carry with us throughout the day. What we think about, we bring about. Affirmations work to help us change gradually. Identify and notice when negative self-talk raises, then gently shift those negative beliefs into a positive affirmation.

It's interesting that as uncommon as it is, the state of being peaceful is our natural state of being. We are born happy, enthusiastic, peaceful and loving. We are not meant to be stressed, depressed, rushed and angry. These are all symptoms of negative thinking, and it doesn't have to be this way. You can return to your natural state of joyful, healthy and abundant by learning the power of positive thinking. It is the reprogramming of negative thoughts and emotions that cause you to feel stressed, worried or angry, therefore putting you in a mental state of happiness and optimism. It is the ability to handle anything that life throws at you, with grace, tranquility and inner strength. Reprogram your thoughts, through affirmations, by self-talk, visualizing and creating that image of you in your desired state of being. You will begin to 'be' that image; think like that person, behave like that person, believe like that person. When you come to feel that the image is you, things start turning around almost miraculously.

Here's a tip: Begin with writing. Writing will change your life, here's why: When you write your feelings down, you begin reading your thoughts and feelings. When you begin reading your thoughts and feelings, you begin vocalizing them. When you begin to vocalize, you start hearing your words aloud. When you start hearing it, you start to believe it. When you believe it, life begins to change. When life begins to change, you will then understand and embrace life. Ask. Believe. Receive.

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become." ~Buddha