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The Aisling And Richie podcast

How to train your mind to be positive

Aisling FitzGibbon

Photo credit: Pawel Nowak

Photo credit: Pawel Nowak

Affirmations open the way, the beginning point of change. - Louise Hay

In today’s episode of The Aisling and Richie Podcast we discuss our practice of using affirmations. I was introduced to affirmations by my Mum who taught me to “make part of everyday a mini holiday” and a buddhist chant we always used to get a parking space. Your brain is primed to look for the negative so it’s important to train yourself to be positive.

To keep our ancestors alive, our brain evolved a ‘negativity bias’, which lets positive experiences flow through it like water through a sieve. - Rick Hanson

The morning is the most vulnerable and sensitive time which is why a morning routine is essential to set the tone for your day.

Everyday you have the choice to enter the day intentionally. To move from fear to trust. What you look for you’ll experience. It’s your perception of your life that determines how you feel.

Richie loves listening to the change your thinking, change your life meditation by Louise Hay in the morning.

Even if you’re in a negative headspace, you have the power to train yourself out of that. It’s not an overnight process, it’s a practice.

Share with others who are open and will reaffirm your practice back to you.

Affirmations serve you when you practice them when life is going well and when life is challenging.

They are an anchor and point of focus for your behaviour.

Practice for 30 days and evolve your practice as you evolve so it feels good to you.

Movement is really great to combine with your affirmations. I love to bounce on my rebounder and say my affirmations to hard wire them into my nervous system.

The future is a continuation of this moment so what you choose to practice in this moment will create your future reality. You have the power to choose each day. Even on those days where you feel overwhelmed by daily challenges you can change your perception to change your experience.

Now we’d love to hear from you, what affirmation practice do you do that supports you? Share in the comments below!


Aisling and Richie xo

Intro song to the podcast from Strange Mentality by Richie Ros.


Resilient: 12 Tools for transforming everyday experiences into lasting happiness by Rick Hanson

Change your thinking, change your life. Morning Meditation by Louise Hay

Rebounder for bouncing your affirmations into your nervous system