I made this digital vision board last spring when we were in the midst of our housing crisis and uncertain as to whether or not we’d be able to stay in our home. Of the three affirmations, one has completely come true: “I live in a beautiful home that I can afford.” (If I were to write this affirmation today, I would reframe it a bit more positively. But it’s true that we were able to buy Rainbow Cottage for monthly payments that are reasonable, and that’s what I had in mind when I wrote that affirmation.)
Another one of the affirmations continues to manifest in my life: “Money comes to me easily and frequently.” Can’t remember where I heard that one, but I like it! When I make a new vision board, I’m going to add this one I recently heard from my marketing coach Elizabeth: “I am resourceful and can create the money for the things I want.”
I just realized that while I included images of healthy eating, losing weight and doing yoga, I didn’t include a separate affirmation for it, and that’s the area where I’m still having trouble. The more work I do on my money issues, the more my health issues rise up to stare me in the face, wanting their fair share of attention. It’s true that while I continued to eat in a healthy way all year, I let my exercise program completely slide while I worked such long hours over the last six months or so. I’ve been dealing with a chronic cough for several months and have recently been through a series of tests that ruled out flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infection and pulmonary emboli. The new diagnosis is GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) — apparently 40% of all chronic coughs are GERD-related — and it can be controlled through medication or, guess what? Weight loss. So . . . I’m getting back on the wagon with exercise. The biggest myth for me to bust is that I don’t have time for it. I also need to get over grieving the loss of my favorite places to walk on the island.
The center affirmation wraps it all up: I am Healthy, Wealthy and Wise!