Need to ease stress? There’s an affirmation for that! Same for boosting your confidence, calming your mind, improving your relationships and even boosting your career! Here’s a few of our favourites and to use them to get maximum results.
An affir-what now?
An affirmation is a positive statement – usually just a single sentence or two – that enables us to focus and reflect on the people, feelings and things that we wish to change or draw into our lives. Practiced regularly, they can be an incredibly powerful way to increase your confidence, self-esteem and can even help you to ditch negative habits or thought patterns.
You can use them to start your day in a positive, reflective way, or as a way to ward off negativity by focusing only on the thoughts that make you feel good.
The most effective affirmations are focused on a single thought, aspiration or goal. They work best when written in the present tense and spoken aloud several times in a row.
“Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. All of our self-talk, our internal dialogue, is a stream of affirmations. You’re using affirmations every moment whether you know it or not. You’re affirming and creating your life experiences with every word and thought.”
But how can an affirmation change my way of thinking?
When you say an affirmation over and over again, it sends a message to your Reticular Activating System (RAS) that this is something that’s important to you. Your mind then reacts, pushing the thought to the forefront of your awareness and and kicking your motivation into gear.
Affirmations can be a powerful tool to help you change your mood, state of mind, and manifest change. They work best if you can first identify the negative belief that you are trying to overcome.
To find the best and most effective affirmation for you, it can help to start by writing a short list of qualities and thoughts you have which you consider negative.
- I’m really impatient with my children
- I can’t stop eating junk food
- I’m not clever enough to succeed in my career
- I never have enough money
Once you’ve identified these negative thoughts you can find or create an affirmation to counteract them and transform those negative thoughts into positive energy!
- I am a calm and patient parent
- I fill my body with healthy food that nourishes me
- I have everything I need to succeed in my career
- My life is abundant, money flows easily to me
See! It’s pretty powerful stuff.
Try these affirmations to boost your self-confidence, welcome abundance into your life, attract love, lift your happiness levels or be a more mindful parent.