Day 5 of The 21-day Affirmation Cleanse–health
Today’s Cleansing Affirmation:
IT EXCITES ME TO TAKE CARE OF MY BODY THE WAY MY BODY TAKES CARE OF ME.
Think about this affirmation for a minute. Our bodies have always been doing exactly what they need to be doing in order for us to function and live. So why not truly start treating our bodies how they deserve to be treated in return?
We all know The Golden Rule, right? We actually have been singing this phrase quite often around our house lately with our boys. Hopefully, the “rule” is starting to absorb into their adorable little minds! Our 4 year old even made a sign with this “rule” on it in Sunday School this past weekend. It’s now hanging on his bulletin board in his room. I love how God has my back in my teaching moments with my kids! ; ) Synchronicity rocks!
If you already do treat your body well, this will be a cinch of a cleansing day for you. But if you’re like me, lately I’ve been reaching for those crackers as a snack rather than a handful of blueberries or carrots. So I’m thinking I’ll start small with my changes with how I treat my body so that in the end, it will make a big difference. And like we talked about on day 2 regarding commitments: If we are realistic with ourselves and set small goals, we will be more likely to reach our desired outcome, and in this case it’s our health.
Homework: Write this affirmation down 5 times this morning in your journal. Say it out loud after you finish writing it down. This is our starting point because the more we say it, the more we think about it, the more our minds will believe it. Thus, helping you make good decisions on behalf of the temple that was so uniquely and creatively built JUST for your beautiful, loving soul.
Also, write down three small changes you commit to doing for your body as a way of saying, ‘thanks for always taking care of me.’. Try implementing one this week, adding on the other two as soon as you feel it is realistic to do so.
Practice The Golden Rule on your physical body and notice how good you start to feel from the inside out!!! I can already feel my heart smiling, just thinking about this affirmation while I type this post! I hope you’ll feel yours (beating for you) too!