Have you been living life on autopilot for far too long? Going through your day without much thought about what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, and how you’re feeling? Does it feel like someone else is the driver of your life, not you? Repeating these mindfulness affirmations will help bring you back to the present moment so you can start living your life with intention.
My Autopilot Life
I’m a recovering people-pleaser. I’ve had anxiety for as long as I can remember. I’ve always struggled with low self-esteem. All of these things have led me to live my life on autopilot.
And here’s how.
My people-pleasing led me to always put the needs of others first and to live each day by their expectations. My anxiety kept me stuck in my mind, filled with stress and worry about the past and future, without any real connection to the present moment or the world around me. My low self-esteem kept me in my self-hate thinking bubble which made me feel unworthy of living a life of joy, one that was my own.
An autopilot life means living without intention, without purpose, without being fully present. It feels like others are dictating your actions and how you go about your day. It feels like you are just existing, not living. And it can feel exhausting, miserable, and hopeless.
But there is hope. Things can change. You can start living life fully and joyfully, one that is your own.
Mindfulness is defined as “the practice of being aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment, thought to create a feeling of calm.” When we are being mindful, we aren’t thinking of the past or worried about the future, we are in the here and now, and this comes with several benefits for your mental health, physical health, and your overall well-being.
Being mindful helps us stop living our lives on autopilot. It helps us to become fully present and to live with intention. It puts us back in the driver’s seat of our life, ready to live life on our terms.
There are many ways to become more mindful. One way that helps me is to repeat a mindful affirmation each morning.
A positive affirmation is a statement used to challenge a negative and unhelpful thought. By repeating a positive affirmation, you begin to challenge your unhelpful subconscious thinking patterns and replace them with more realistic and helpful ones. They can be used to boost your self-esteem, help you achieve your goals, or to become more present in life.
A mindfulness affirmation helps me start my day from a place of awareness, intention, and empowerment. It helps me feel more confident and prepared to take on the day, excited for the life I’m building, and hopeful for the future to come.
I know you’re yearning to feel the same. My resilient friend, you are worthy of living your life fully and joyfully. Start practicing mindfulness today and living a life that’s your very own.
Here are 10 affirmations to repeat each morning to help you become more present and mindful of the here and now. ♡
I am fully alive in the present moment
I am prepared and excited to fully live this day
I am living fully and joyfully
I am experiencing this moment without judgment
I am grateful for the present moment
I am living my life with intention and purpose
I am the driver of my life and living it on my terms
I am filled with peace with each breath I take
I am powerful here and now
I am fully present
I know you’re tired of living your life on autopilot. You’re feeling exhausted of just going with the motions of your day. You’re wanting to make a change but are not sure how.
Learning to be more mindful is one way to stop just existing and to start living. Repeating a mindfulness affirmation in the morning will help remind you to be more present. And that awareness will help you live each day with intention and in line with your feelings, hopes, and dreams.
You deserve to have your life be yours, to feel it fully and to enjoy it. ♡
Happy mindful living, love! xx, Amanda