Does the idea of positive affirmations – in other words, repeating uplifting phrases to yourself either in the mirror in the morning and/or evening, or any time of day as you go about your business – feel faintly ridiculous to you? It’s easy to scoff at New Age stereotypes, the yak-milk drinking, herbal-tea sipping, health-and-wellness devotees, but perhaps we can actually learn a thing or two from them, rather than simply mocking their excesses. What’s wrong, after all, with wanting to be the best possible version of yourself? What’s wrong with wanting to stay in a place of loving energy as you interact with the world, instead of slipping into the frazzled hostility that infects so many city-dwellers. All you need is to walk down a busy street or take a Tube journey at rush hour to get a sense of the anger and frustration that plagues modern man and woman. You can feel the seething, hateful energy coming off some people in waves. Surely it’s a better boost to one’s health, both physical and emotional, to be calm, unflappable, forgiving of others and healthily loving of self. For many, positive affirmations or mantras are an important implement in the wellness toolkit. It’s entirely possible to cultivate a healthier self or a less healthy one depending on the tapes we play in our heads, either consciously or unconsciously. For many, a single day will not pass without tapes reinforcing hate, envy, bitterness and jealousy. No wonder the end result is a fragmented and defeated feeling. Start with a session of gay massage London and you’ll be in the perfect state that night to be receptive to new messages. You can create affirmations and mantras all your own. Provided the message is positive and loving, there’s no wrong way of doing it. You can keep yourself inspired, motivated, and free from the lethal levels of fear that come to call on so many of us.
So…why not simply start that night with something self-determining and self-accepting, like an affirmation along the lines of, "Right now, I am perfect exactly as I am"? You’ll be sculpting a healthier and brighter self, even if it feels unnatural and forced. Affirmations can be adapted to suit whatever circumstances you currently find yourself enmeshed within. Do you feel cornered into a rut, perhaps procrastinating because some of the challenges facing you feel daunting? Then choose a mantra like, "I am completely capable of change". Once a handful of these are built into your daily routine, it’s time for another session of gay massage in London, perhaps to reward yourself for making such a positive step. There’s an abundance of information online about using positive reinforcement mantras – so let’s not be afraid of the mockery of others and instead be open to trying exercises that increase our serenity and our love of the world and its inhabitants, ourselves included as well as the guys from our gallery.