字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 - So lately I've found myself in a bit of a slump. I really don't have a lot of motivation. I've been doubting a lot about what I've been doing with my life. (laughs) And, you know, I just, I-I feel like I'm-I'm in a rut. And so I thought, hey, why not try daily affirmations? Why not? (upbeat instrumental music) If you haven't yet been initiated into the wonderful world of positive thinking and daily affirmations, here's what it's all about. Most people go throughout their day followed by a trail of negative self-talk. (text popping) We're filled with doubt, anxieties, and we're constantly questioning our own abilities. A daily affirmation is intended to break that cycle by reinforcing positive thoughts about yourself. How do you do this? By reading a script in front of a mirror every morning. I am beautiful, (text popping) confident and strong. (text popping) And the repetition is supposed to change how you actually think about yourself. Does it work? Well, that's what I wanna find out, and so I'm gonna try daily affirmations for the next week. This video is brought to you by Storyblocks, I'll talk more about them later. Okay, and so to get started, I need to find an affirmation. Now, I suppose I could write one myself but I wanna get started off nice and easy. So I'm just gonna Google it, and I'm just gonna see if I can find any daily affirmations that really align with what I'm going through right now. And so primarily what I'm going through is lack of motivation, self-doubt, and perfectionism. So I don't know if I can find one that hits all three, (chuckles) or really there's probably like five or 10 things that are going on right now. But anyway, I'm gonna find one that fits best with what I'm going through, and then I'm gonna do it. (uplifting instrumental music) So let's do it. (uplifting instrumental music) (keyboard keys clacking) (whistling) I don't like these. (laughing) Okay. No, this is so bad. This is gross. I thought an affirmation was like a paragraph. This is fucking hard. I don't think I can do this. (laughing) Oh my God. I don't think I can do it. These are so corny. (clicking) I'd rather do cold showers every day for an entire year. Then have to read this out loud. It's fine. It's fine. This is cool. Nobody's going to laugh at me. Okay, so I have found one that feels somewhat reasonable for me. It's not completely corny and over the top, and it seems to have some of what I'm going through, baked into it and so I'm going to do it. Now. (sigh) (clears throat) Life doesn't have to be perfect, to be beautiful. I am more than enough. Okay. Don't joke. This is serious. Take it seriously. Peace and happiness are inside me. (laughs) It's hard not to like, okay, this is serious. This is real. This is real. Okay, here we go. (laughs) If you can't already tell daily affirmations aren't exactly my thing. I'm not into woo woo self-development stuff. And this is clearly not in my very small comfort zone but I'm a strong believer in experimentation and testing your own assumptions and since I'm currently in a funk, I thought, why not? In fact, I think this should actually be an ongoing series on this channel. We can call it. Don't knock it because you shouldn't knock it until you try it unless we're talking about drugs because then you should definitely try it. Don't try it. Don't do drugs kids. It's a bad idea. I accept and love myself for who I am. That's it? That was it. That's not bad. I can get used to that. It was weird in the beginning, but cool. (alarm) All right, so I've been doing this daily affirmation thing for a couple of days now. It's been going pretty well but I feel like there's something missing. I think it's more of the personal touch, so catering the daily affirmations to my own life and more to the things that I'm going through as-as great as it feels looking in the mirror and calling myself beautiful. I want to kind of narrow it in on myself and-and my life more specifically. And so I figured I should get some help with this. And so I'm going to actually ask Natalie to help me out in crafting the perfect affirmation. All right, Nat, so I need your help. So I've been working on daily affirmations - Have you? Did you start? - Yeah, I did actually look it, these are the - No, you didn't. - Yeah, look it, these are the daily affirmations. - Oh my god, really? - Yeah, yeah (laughs) - Do we even know each other? You want me to write one? - Yeah, so this is the deal is that these are daily affirmations I just pulled from the internet and some of them are really corny. Like it's, it's been kind of funny but it's like, I am strong, beautiful and confident. I just ripped, I just pulled one. - You are strong. - I know. - Beautiful and confident. - It actually felt good to-to go through that but I kind of want something a little bit more personalized. I feel like, you know me better than anybody and so you'll be able to like you understand my insecurities, the things that I go through - and also your values, like you value things like relationships and quality of relationships. - Yeah. So help me write affirmation and then I'm gonna do it. - Your not going to look, right? - Nope. - [Matt] You feel good about them? - Yeah, I think they're really good. - [Matt] Great. - Yep, I put a lot of thought into them. - [Matt] Give me, thank you. Now I've got an audience for my affirmation. That's all right. You can just stand out of frame. I have never done a daily affirmation with an audience before, so okay, here we go. - [Natalie] Read it out loud. - I'm trying. I'm trying. Okay, here we go. Just because you have to shave your nose does not mean you are not worthy. There comes a day when you realize that it's actually impossible to hum while holding your nose and you're 100% okay with that. That's like about acceptance. That's like nice. If avocados teach us anything it's that you don't have to be rock hard to be delicious. That's really beautiful. And that's it. Those are my daily affirmations now. Yeah, you did a great job. - [Natalie] Oh, good. I'm glad. I might have to change these. - No, you're welcome. - (laughs) That's not how you hug. So this video is brought to you by Storyblocks. I use Storyblocks, demand driven library to source high quality video clips for my own videos and they are an absolute game changer. In the past, when I needed a couple of shots for a video I'd have to pay per clip, but that was expensive. Now with my Storyblocks unlimited all access subscription plan. I have unlimited access to over 1 million assets including tons of high quality video footage. And it's really affordable. Here's a really cool thing that Storyblocks recently did they hired six content creators in the LGBTQIA+ community to help tell stories that are rarely ever told especially when it comes to stock footage, by partnering with creators and underrepresented communities Storyblocks is helping to change the face of stock footage which I think is pretty cool. Go to storyblocks.com/mattdavella to learn more and to sign up for an unlimited membership today you can use the link down in the description below. All right, so I think it's safe to say that Natalie's daily affirmations aren't gonna really work out for me. And so I want to find some daily affirmations that really resonate with me to wrap up this experiment and to see if it really can make a positive change in my life. And so what I'm going to do is because I don't want to just write these from scratch. I'm not super confident that I'll be able to do a good job myself. What I'm going to do is I'm going to look up my personality type online. Now this isn't something that's necessarily backed by science but I have found it to be pretty accurate in the past. The personality types that I typically look at are called Enneagrams. And so I think there are like nine types of Enneagrams and I find that I resonate most with type one. The type one Enneagram is defines somebody that's rational and idealistic, principled, purposeful, self-controlled, and perfectionist. So right there, you can already see that that pretty much aligns with my personality. (typing) All right, so I'm all wrapped up with my new daily affirmations. What I've done is I've pulled some new ones using my Enneagram type one here. I've also pulled some of my favorites from the old one that I was doing. I didn't take any of Nat's, not even happy wife, happy life. And I also did write a couple original ones that I didn't see there, but I was inspired by-by what I read online to make a new one. And so let me read a couple of these to you that I think maybe resonate the most with me. I release my need for control. I am perfect, even in all my imperfections, I set reasonable expectations with myself. I think that's a really big one. I have enough to be happy in this moment. That's-that's one that's that I-that I wrote that's definitely deeply rooted in minimalism and really figuring out how much is enough for you. No matter how long you've been practicing minimalism, intentionality, whatever. This is something you constantly have to remind yourself that you are enough and you have enough. And so I'm going to give a crack at this the new daily affirmations and see how these go for the next couple of days. Heading into this experiment I wanted to hate it. I really did. I had a bias going into this. I'm not going to lie. I thought daily affirmations were dumb.