Affirmations are statements you repeat to help you overcome challenges such as negative thoughts. They are phrases you say when you’re looking to uplift yourself. While some people who start using affirmations may not believe what they’re saying at first, eventually, after repetitive use, an individual will start believing in what they’re speaking.
I try to use affirmations daily and have them written on sticky notes, posted on the wall in my work space and by the mirror in my bathroom. For me, affirmations are a way to increase my self-love and decrease negative self-talk. I’m on a journey of learning to love myself and using affirmations has been a great tool to assist me. I believe affirmations work best when you practice them regularly and want to share some with you.
- I am whole.
- I am worthy.
- I am enough.
- I accept myself.
- I am deserving.
- I love myself.
- I am releasing my need to seek validation from others.
- I accept where I’m at in my life at this current moment.
- I am calm and in control.
If you’re wanting to build the habit of practicing affirmations, a good place to start is looking at which areas in your life you wish to improve. From there, write out phrases (like the examples above) and repeat them to yourself. This might be uncomfortable at first. For me saying “I love myself” was the hardest. With time you will warm up to your affirmations.
If you use affirmations, I’d love to hear how they’ve helped you down in the comments.