This past week has left me a tad bit drained, but I’m hopeful still. Though slightly mentally exhausted (that’s a generous statement!), peace was still accessible, because how will we ever know with certainty what works until we experience what doesn’t work? If you (desperately) need some light this week, try one of these affirmations.
“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” — Andrea Dykstra
I’m writing this at 4:06am on a Friday morning. By this time on Monday, when this post goes live, I hope I’m sleeping. In light of that hopeful place, I’m sharing some heartfelt realizations (in the form of affirmations) to soothe the exhaustion that I know others are feeling, too.
Maybe you’re mentally exhausted because you haven’t been getting enough good sleep, or maybe you’ve been grieving in some way (which I know is draining), or you might be working and doing a lot without the nourishment you need to sustain a sense of joy, calm, or hope.
Whatever your reason for being stressed out and strung out, worn down and weary, I sincerely hope these affirmations breathe some fresh life into your system.
The miracle that’s possible can come into your life in all manner of ways. For me, words tend to be powerful healing instruments, guiding me to a calmer state of mind where I can relax and thus receive whatever inspiration I need to feel better.
Today, feeling better means feeling more refreshed and alive. These affirmations aren’t focused on the absence of that refreshment; rather, they’re focused on the feeling of being refreshed. Pay attention to what feels good, instead of the absence of it, and you empower the good feelings, instead of their absence.What you seek is seeking you. – Rumi Click To Tweet
Oh, I hope you find the healing you seek. I want you to know, though, that you don’t really need to “find” what you need; what you really need to do is step away from the needing, and just let your miracle come to you—without force. When there’s force, exhaustion usually isn’t too far behind.
Remember: what you seek is seeking you, which, right now, means that what you’re asking for is what is wanting to come into your life. Ask for what you do want (focus on what feels good when you think it and envision it); come from this place of hope, and hope is what’s on its way.
I am focusing on how much I love sleep, for instance, instead of beating myself up for not being able to sleep right now. I’m trying not to focus on how mentally exhausted I feel this week; I’m trying to focus on how excited I am about the positive changes I’m in the process of making.
Fixate on what you’re hopeful about, thankful for, and looking forward to. Notice how good it feels to focus on that (instead of the lack of whatever shift you seek), and allow those feelings to grow.
Let the miracle come to you.
5 Soothing Affirmations for My Mentally Exhausted Friends Who Are Still Seeking the Light
1. I love _____ (enter: whatever you need).
I love sleep. I love feeling awake and energized. I love feeling like the universe has my back, like Life is on my side. I love knowing that whatever I ask for is automatically answered. I love the way my faith in the process feels inside, and how it helps me do whatever I need to do with a calm heart.
2. I know that peace is possible.
From this moment moving forward, peace is available to me. There’s unlimited potential within my reach, and I’m being encouraged by this exhaustion to tap into what’s always here.
3. I can do one thing at a time.
I can focus on the very next task at hand. I can choose the closest good-feeling thought that’s available to me. I allow myself to release the long mental checklist and to trust that, one breath at a time, I am on my way to the peaceful state I long for. One at a time; this is always the way.Release the crazed multi-tasking and future-tripping, and do just one thing at a time. Click To Tweet
4. I am being guided to something better.
Through the feeling of being mentally exhausted, I’m being ushered into a state of allowing, and letting life happen for me. I’m in the perfect position to adjust how I’m living and approaching life so that better things can come to me, with ease.
There’s no need for me to berate life for wearing me down, because life isn’t to blame for anything—it’s only worthy of my thanks, in whatever form I’m capable of giving, and I know this deep down.
5. I am totally willing to be easy on myself.
There’s no need for me to berate myself for anything; I am walking a path, and I am not destined to be in this spot forever—I know this, deep down. I am allowed to treat myself kindly while I’m in the process of improving the way I feel.Being good to yourself is a sign of growth. Self-compassion is what leads us to higher ground. Click To Tweet
Please share your favorite affirmations, what helps you fall asleep, what helps lift your spirits when you need a little light, positive practices that deliver solace, and any helpful or hopeful stories of a shift with me in the comments.
Share these affirmations with someone who could use a breath of fresh air for their mind, heart, and body.
I have a feeling that your miracle is on its way; it’ll come when you start feeling it, too.
I think I’m due for a nap…