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What is a positive affirmation?
A positive affirmation is a statement or phrase that is designed to promote a positive mindset and help people overcome self-doubt or negative thought patterns. These affirmations are typically used in self-help and self-improvement practices, such as positive thinking, mindfulness, and personal development. When using affirmations, it’s important that you can believe them to some extent. If an affirmation feels too far-fetched or unrealistic, it may not be as effective.
How can positive affirmations impact my life?
Positive affirmations can be used at any time in our daily lives, and regularly focusing on them can change our mindset and thoughts over time. This shift can begin to impact our lives as a whole since negativity often stops people from achieving their dreams and experiencing happiness.
Positive affirmations have been essential for my journey with chronic illness. Having an immune system that doesn’t work correctly has caused a lot of physical illness, stress, anxiety, and mental strain. When I am going through a rough period with my health, it is easy to stay stuck in a place of negativity. However, I have noticed that negativity can manifest itself into making me feel even worse.
I could have let chronic illness stop me from living my life, but I had a decision to make. I could power through the storm and chase after joy, positivity, and hope, or I could stay stagnant in a state of hopelessness and negativity.
Positivity isn’t going to make my disease go away. But the mind is a powerful tool, and it can help us navigate hardships that come our way. I am extremely grateful for the emotional maturity that has come alongside finding light and happiness in a very dark place.
If you are going through a rough patch, incorporating positive affirmations can help you combat feelings of fear and self-doubt. There are so many amazing things that you can tell yourself. Over time, I believe that you will see a real change in how you view yourself and your life. You may find yourself wanting to dream more and achieve goals.
Positivity breeds more positivity. Negativity breeds more negativity. Before we know it, a shift in mindset can change our lives.
Examples of Positive Affirmations
Here are some examples of some positive affirmations that you can tell yourself.
- “I will not waste my energy and stress on overthinking.”
- “I am strong enough to survive this storm.”
- “I am becoming the person I have always dreamed of.”
- “I love myself and my body.”
- “I am enough.”
- “I am capable of achieving my goals.”
- “I am worthy of love.”
- “I am resilient.”
- “I am a hard worker.”
- “Amazing things are coming my way.”
- “I am successful.”
- “I forgive my past and look forward to my future.”
- “I am allowed to take time to myself to recharge my body and mind.”
- “I celebrate the beautiful life I am already living.”
Implementing Positive Affirmations Into Daily Life
There are a few different ways to implement these affirmations, and it’s important to find what works for you. I downloaded an app called “I am,” which provides affirmations that come up as notifications on your phone. There are different backgrounds and themes to choose from. There is a free version and paid version of the app. Since I am on my phone pretty often, this really works for me.
I also like to journal my affirmations. Getting a journal to write down your daily goals, hopes, dreams, and affirmations can really help you to bring the positivity into your life. You can do it either at night or in the morning, whichever works best for you. If you want to learn more about journaling, I love this post from Why We Journal.
I also like to say these affirmations to myself whenever I am feeling self-doubt or sadness about my life. I have a few that I say out loud when I am at home or in the car.
However you choose to implement them, just know that you are taking a step in the right direction, and you will see your mindset change different aspects of your life in a positive way! Keep going, and don’t forget to give yourself grace.