I’ve been getting a lot of questions as of late regarding what “type” of blogger I am. The simple answer would be “I am a lifestyle blogger” since saying “I am whatever the blasted ass I feel like posting blogger” is not the most politically correct answer. So to make your lives a wee bit easier, here’s a quick breakdown of the content you’ll most likely run across on Sincerely, Ify. My post are about 50% self-help and tips to bettering thy self, 30% travel, 15% fashion (I really only post fashion articles when I have nothing else to write about. Call me lazy), and the remaining 5% is utter foolery. Today, we’re stopping in the 50%. Hope you enjoy!
As you get to know me through my writing, you’ll notice that my current focus in life is developing my conscience self and living a more mindful and positive life. I know, sounds cliché right? Be that as it may, practicing mindfulness, meditating, and manifesting goodness has actually been the gateway to all the positive changes that started to occur in my life. By nature, I (and most of my friends prior to 2012) would consider myself a Pessimistic Patty. I would choose to believe that 9 times out of 10, life was ready to kick me in the derrière and push me 5 steps back from where I needed to be. I don’t need to explain the rest to you, but as you can imagine nothing healthy or substantial came out of that type of thinking. In order to see the changes in my life I knew I deserved (and quite frankly needed), I had to stray away from the negative thinking that seemed to flood my mind at the most impromptu times and focus on affirming my value, strength, and goodness. Cheesy? Yes, yes it is. But was it effective? Hell Yes!! If it’s good enough for my pretend god-mother Oprah, it’s damn sure good for me. It’s all about positive affirmations! This is not new information. I’m sure there some research study out there to back me up (if you find it, send it my way please :)). Actively saying positive things to yourself can change the way you think. By constantly repeating them, you slowly begin to override your inner Daria.
If you’re anything like me, you may feel kind of silly at first. I don’t care what anybody says, standing in the mirror and talking to yourself is not the most natural or normal thing to do. But at the same time, Donnie “I’m pretty sure he can’t color in the lines” Trump is your president, so what exactly is normal or natural in America anyways? But I digress. The hardest part in this entire process was trying to figure out what I needed to tell myself. A majority of the time when we hear people talk about affirmations they usually run along the lines of “I am beautiful.” I am worthy.” I am loved,” etc. While all that may be glitter and rainbows for some, that’s not what I needed to hear or tell myself. One of my really amazing friends told me to download her favorite affirmation apps called Eternal Sunshine. Sidenote: I used to think apps dedicated to sending daily affirmations were full of the biggest shit but honey chile was I wrong.
The reason why I love Eternal Sunshine (ES) is because it’s constantly reminding me that there is an amazing array of light that is within me; that only I have the power to help myself and that same power can be externally radiated to create lasting changes in my life. Between you and me though, I’m convinced ES and Siri are secretly conspiring with each other. I swear ES listens and watches my every move through the mic and camera on my phone. I can’t count the number of times I’ve gotten notification and it’s almost too perfectly timed with whatever I was worrying about or stressing over. Always on point.
Overall: ES is great for those who want to get started with daily affirmations and meditations, as well as for those who are already knee deep in the game. It’s loaded with positive mantras, words of wisdom, daily mediation, and so much more. The notifications are amazing for helping me stay mindful throughout the day. It also keeps my goal of obtaining happiness, purpose, and peace at the forefront. The one downside of ES is whoever Londrelle and co. enlisted to be the voice of the meditations. I’m going to need them to fire whoever that is because it is far from an appealing or soothing voice. I rather listen to T.I. spew out a bunch words he don’t know the meaning of from the World Britannica Encyclopedia. At least his southern accent will have me calm, hot, and bothered all at the same time. If you can get past the harsh voice of the speaker, the messages are typically spot on. Don’t take my word for it though. Download the Eternal Sunshine for yourself. It’s available on both iOS and Android platforms. Let me know how you love it! Until next time, xx bisous.
Here are a few more of my favorite affirmation apps. Leave a comment below if you want me to review any in depth.