Do you practice mediation, deep breathing, or recite affirmations to work on your mindset? Two years ago, If someone had asked me that question, my answer would have been an unequivocal no. Starting on my blogging journey and really taking time to reflect especially at the start of the pandemic, had me rethinking that stance. I thought about what I wanted to achieve personally and professionally. I signed up for courses that were about helping me learn and get my blog where I wanted to go. Affirmations as well as working on my mindset were a big part of that. These days that’s part of my mindset routine so if want to give it a try, this post I’m sharing some of my favorite affirmations, ones created for wheelchair girls.
I love doing affirmations now and I’m excited to get on with my day when I’m done. Before we get to I just want to clarify what affirmations are so you understand where I’m coming from. An article on mindsettools.com categorizes affirmations as “ positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.” That was kind of wordy so I describe it as continuous positive self talk on either a specific or variety of topics to retrain your brain to help you achieve your goals.
Lets get to those Affirmations
35 Affirmations For Wheelchair Girls
First up, success affirmations, I love success affirmations because they remind me that my disability doesn’t have to stop me from achieving my goals, professional or personal . I’ve often talked about woefully underprepared I was for the reality of job hunting with a physical disability. It can be taxing in addition to often hearing random people asking questions and talking about limitations you may have based on misinformation. These affirmations remind me that my disability doesn’t mean I can’t be successful.
- My disability is a strength not a weakness
- I believe in myself and my ability to go after my dreams
- I will let go of all the limiting beliefs that I’ve heard about people with disabilities
- I am letting go of all my fears about building the life I want
- I can do whatever I set my mind to and if no one is doing it, I can blaze a trail
- I am surrounded by people who will help me figure how to adapt things if necessary so I can succeed
- The challenges my disability presents means unique opportunities for me to make a difference and impact change
- I am in the right place at the right time
- Everyday I work to improve, I get closer to my goals
- I celebrate each milestone I accomplish with gratitude
- This year will bring an abundance of opportunities for me
- I think big and dream big without reservation
- My positive attitude will attract great opportunities for me
- I believe I can create opportunities for myself on the path to successful life I want
- I am grateful for all of success I’ve had in my life and I’m excited for more opportunities coming my way
- Today I am energized and ready to work toward the life I want
- I attract the right people to help and encourage me
- I deserve to have great things happen for me
Related: Success Affirmations
Next up self-love affirmations: “You’re so pretty for someone in a wheelchair” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that statement I’d be a millionaire as would every girl in a wheelchair I’m sure. While it may be someone’s attempt at a genuine compliment, it’s really a backhanded one. Self love for anyone takes work, but it’s hard when your body is different from what is considered pretty, by “normal beauty standards” Self Love Affirmations help me to focus on body positivity and serve as a reminder to know my worth.
Self- Love Affirmations
- I deserve to live an amazing life just like anyone else
- My disability is not an obstacle to kind of life I want for myself
- My disability does not detract from my worth
- Disability is not inability
- I know my capabilities and my limits, strangers will not define them for me
- My disability is not something to overcome, but something to embrace
- I am surrounded by people who don’t care if I need to do things a little differently
- I am beautiful with or without my mobility aids
- The mobility aids I use give me freedom to go out and live the life I want with my disability
- Having a disability makes me different, not wrong, there is nothing wrong with me
- I can be disabled and stylish
- My disabled body is not perfect and that’s okay
- I spend my time with people who love and respect me for who I am
- I am a continuous work in progress
Last but not least, wealth affirmations: According to Wethe15.org, 40% of the 1.2 billion people living with disabilities live below the poverty line and 50% can’t afford healthy care. I wanted to put in a few money affirmations because I choose to believe that despite the negative connotation the word disability has and how society views and treats us, doesn’t mean we have we aren’t worthy of more including becoming financially stable or even free.
- Disability or not I can become financially free
- I am on a path to a life of financial freedom
- I have a positive money mindset
Saying affirmations has become such an important part of my morning routine and it has made such a difference. I’ve included links to websites that inspired some of these affirmations. Affirmations on a specific topic you struggle with are a good place to start, but as a wheelchair user, I know there are some negative thoughts that are unique to those of us in the disability community so I wanted to create this post with some affirmations specifically for wheelchair girls. Your mindset matters. I’ve said several times that before the pandemic, I never paid much attention to my mindset, never considering how much doing so could actually help change my way of thinking and how I approach a variety of situations.
Do you have any mantras or affirmations for wheelchair girls you like that I didn’t include in this list? Let me know in the comments.