We support you in making a commitment to your health and are here to help. As a first step to help you feel good, start thinking of yourself as having healthy bones and good health. Some people find that just commiting to positive thoughts helps them reach personal goals.
Positive thoughts are also called affirmations or words of wisdom. Some people consider it a type of self-talk. Affirmations can help inspire and motivate you. Many people find that they help change attitudes and transform their lives.
When using affirmations, you can either think or say them aloud. Some people say certain ones over and over. Others set aside a specific time of day for affirmations, such as when they first wake up or just before going to bed. You may want to visualize or have mental images as you read, think or say affirmations. When using affirmations, try to believe the words. And, feel good about yourself.
Another way to use affirmations is to place printed or handwritten affirmations on a mirror, door, cabinet or bulletin board. That way they are available as gentle reminders for you. Some people add art or decorate the pages on which they are written. You can also carry them in a purse, briefcase, notebook or book so they are handy to read when you have a few extra moments. You may want to keep a personal notebook of your affirmations that you can add to over time.
The affirmations below can help you embrace healthy changes in your life. And, of course, we encourage you to create your own too.
- I have osteoporosis, but I know that it’s beatable and treatable.
- I plan to live a long and healthy life. Having strong bones is important in achieving this goal, and I am willing and able to do what it takes.
- I stay focused on my strengths. Knowing that I have strengths motivates me to do my best every day for my health and well being.
- I think positive thoughts about my physical and emotional health.
- I seek out and choose to have friendships with people who support me. Having strong, positive relationships keeps me healthy.
- I exercise regularly. My bones and entire body appreciate my effort. I become stronger and more flexible each day.
- I forgive myself for past unhealthy behaviors and focus on the things I can do now.
- I know that what I do today brings strength to my body and soul.
- I reward myself in healthy ways. One of my favorite activities is to take walks by myself or with a friend several times a week. I can focus on the beauty of nature or on pleasurable conversation while I do something positive for myself.
- My bone health is worth my time and attention.
- I love myself enough to take good care of my health.
- My bones are an essential part of my body. Bones give shape to my body, and they support and protect my internal organs.
- I respect and care for my bones and treat them well.
- I am careful with movements and activities. I care enough about my bones to protect them.
- When I think about myself, I see a vibrant and healthy person.
- I welcome people into my life, and strangers become friends. Osteoporosis does not isolate me or keep me from having relationships with friends and family.
- I approach the future one day at a time, and I remember to appreciate each day as I live it.
- I feel good about my bones and my health. I feel good about life.
- I accept help graciously and positively. Everyone needs a little help from time to time. I am grateful that there are people to help me. And, I help others in turn.
- I make my bones stronger by exercising regularly, remembering to get enough calcium and vitamin D and taking my medicine as directed.
- When I take my medicine, I visualize it strengthening my spine, hips and other bones in my body. I see strong healthy bones.
- I take pleasure in each new day.
- I plan and take part in activities, gatherings and social events that I enjoy.
- I’m happy knowing that I can have strong healthy bones.
- When I look in the mirror, I remember to STAND TALL. I feel good about myself.