Everyone has those days when we need a little emotional lift—like a jolt of java for the mind. Whether you’re stressed at work, going through a breakup, or feeling down about a disagreement with a friend, life’s rough patches can throw your mental state for a major loop that can seem difficult to overcome.
Fortunately, you can improve your mood simply by resetting your attitude. Recent research has shown that repeating positive affirmations can improve your health, reduce stress, and even help you live longer. And if you tend to be the glass-half-empty kind of gal, don’t worry—we have just the tool for you to get started on your path to positivity.
An inspirational new book called You Are... by Chara Rodriguera aims to help bring about a brighter mindset through 12 empowering messages that celebrate your individuality. All you have to do is read through the mantras, focusing on topics ranging from intelligence to beauty to creativity. Then consider the questions corresponding with each topic and jot down your thoughts in the book, which doubles as a journal. And for an even bigger mental perk, try breathing deeply as you read the affirmations, Rodriguera suggests. Doing so can help you be more present, reduce anxiety, enhance your focus, and create positive new thought patterns. Click here to purchase the fun, interactive book, and get ready to embark on an amazing journey of self-discovery.