I want to share something I did that I feel like has truly impacted my life. I changed my laptop password to a positive affirmation. I thought about a few things that are important to me that I thought would be cool to be reminded of every day, and took 30 seconds to change my password.
I don’t want to give away my password, but it does involve gratitude, and reflecting on the great and positive things I have in my life. Things like being happy, being healthy, and being appreciative.
By changing my password, I mentally recite this positive affirmation throughout my day and am often affected because of it. It’s a quick reminder to stay grounded when the rest of my life is crazy. What I can’t prove but believe to be true, is the subconscious influence the affirmation has on my psyche. Repetition is key for anything, and I believe that repeating the same expression 10 or more times a day has to affect the way my brain operates. Although written repetition would be a better mechanism for instilling a new habit, this technique definitely serves its purpose, and it is so easy to incorporate. You can change your laptop password, your phone password, or even change your homescreen password to something that leaves a positive impression every time you interact with it.
So, what are you waiting for. Take a few minutes right now to think about what is really important to you, and how you can best phrase it. Then, take an easy 30 seconds to be on your device and officially change your password, and let the affirmation work for you! I’m excited to hear your results! Have a happy, healthy, and appreciative day.