Affirmations have helped thousands of people. And they can help you, too. Affirmations are statements that are designed to create change within ourselves. These statements can be used as inspiration and reminders, and can be used to achieve goals and positive self-change over time.
Holistic traditions claim that if you act as if something is true, if you experience the feelings that are associated with an outcome that you want, the more likely it is that what you’re wishing for will materialize. This is why positive affirmations have had such a positive response.
New to the idea and practice of daily positive affirmations? Don’t be intimidated by speaking to yourself, and do your best to shy away from self-doubt if you are just starting out. Many women who recite positive affirmations see results. If you are just beginning down this path to self-change you can take some of the awkwardness out of the affirmation process by reciting your affirmation in front of a mirror in a dark or dimly lit room. As you get more comfortable saying your affirmation, turn up the lights, and keep making adjustments until you feel completely at ease in front of the mirror. Like the changes that begin to materialize after saying your affirmations on a regular basis, you may find yourself making changes around your home to suit your new perspective on life. For example, if you practice your affirmations as you’re standing in your bathroom, you may find that creating a space with a new vanity and chair will bring positive energy into the room; not to mention a more comfortable way to start the day.
When you are ready to start with your affirmations you can write your own or choose a few that resonate with you at the beginning of your journey. Affirmations should always be written in the positive and present state. Also, affirmations are most effective when they are constructed and written in first person, as these identity are strong motivators for self-change. While affirmations are extremely personal, the following affirmations can help you get started and can serve as an example when you start to write affirmations of your own.
Find happiness by speaking this truth.
“By allowing myself to be happy, I inspire others to be happy as well.”
Set yourself up for success by repeating this phrase.
“I feel successful in my life right now, even as I work toward future success.”
Work on your confidence with this confidence-building affirmation.
“I live in the present and am confident of the future.”
Give your self-esteem a boost by saying these words to yourself lovingly.
“I am unique. I feel good about being alive and being me.”
Let go of life’s stresses with an exhale and this positive affirmation.
“With every breath out, I release stress in my body.”
Find, and spread, peace in your world by saying these words.
“I sow the seeds of peace wherever I go.”
Want to be more mindful in your everyday life? Consider reciting a mindful affirmation regularly.
‘Life is happening in this moment.”
If you are struggling to find your inner calm, try repeating this affirmation daily.
“All is well in my world. I am calm, happy, and content.”
Keep these affirmations in mind, and remember to adjust your own affirmations regularly as a means to preserve each affirmation’s emotional potency and present state.