The repetition of positive, affirming words can often be applied for an extra dose of confidence in difficult situations. Positive affirmations can serve as helpful reminders in times of anxiety, stress, moments of low self-worth, or even when beginning or ending your day.
It can sometimes feel easier to let negative thoughts or self-talk circulate in your mind and interpret those thoughts as fact. A more positive go-to phrase or statement at the front of your mind can help counter those thoughts. When finding a positive affirmation, it’s important to find what works for you, which may take time. It is not conducive to simply adapt a phrase you heard or to use one that may have worked for someone else. Your positive affirmation must make sense to the season of life you are in and reflect your personal values.
Positive affirmations can be benefited by everyone and can help in several scenarios. Athletes or students might use affirmations to get into a motivated mindset before a game or test. Individuals who are experiencing low self-worth can utilize affirmations to gain confidence. If you are interested in making affirmations part of your daily routine, consider the examples below.
“I am enough.”
“I believe in myself.”
“All I need is within me right now.”
“I am an unstoppable force of nature.”
“My voice matters.”
“I choose to think positively.”
“I forgive myself for my mistakes.”
“My challenges help me grow.”
“My thoughts and feelings are important.”
“I can’t control other people, but I can control how I respond to them.”
“I am strong.”
The most powerful affirmations are those you say out loud, especially when standing in front of your mirror. The mirror reflects to you the feelings you have about yourself. You may also write down your affirmation on a piece of paper and keep with you throughout the day. Additionally, you can even make affirmations part of your daily meditation practice or use visualizations to really see them as reality.