Well, hello there, it is me, positivity word slanging, love sprinkling Amazing Alex! Today is the day. Perhaps you are wondering what I mean; today is the day we are ridding ourselves of our limitations and barriers. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in … You already have the tools within you. With a little guidance, we can use these tools to help you come closer to becoming and/or feeling amazing. There are two words I want you to think about, positive affirmations. These are positive statements that can assist you to combat and over come self-sabotaging negative thoughts.
I am enough…say it out loud, but when you say it, I want you to believe it. To believe is to acknowledge that something is true or that it exists. To me, belief is a feeling of contentment, satisfaction, happiness and a hopeful feeling when you think ahead to the future. What did you feel when you said those words out loud? Did you feel a joyful feeling in your heart when you said that I am enough? Through consistency, commitment, and consciousness, we can work on retraining our thinking, and speaking into positive patterns to help change our lives. Today is the day to open that door. Its another opportunity to begin this change. Think about your self-talk, is your internal dialogue serving you in a positive way? Whether you know it or not, you are using affirmations in every moment. With your thoughts, words, and behavior, you are creating your own life experiences.
I know what you are thinking, affirmations almost sound unrealistic or some form of “wishful thinking.” Think of it this way, exercise is a way to improve our physical health. Think of affirmations as exercises for our mind. By making positive repetitive affirmations we can begin to think and act differently.
There is evidence that if you spend a few minutes thinking about positive affirmations of yourself, you can decrease your stress, increase your confidence and calm your nerves. Isn’t that amazing! Other studies have shown that it helps people with low self-esteem and depression. Researchers suggest that when a person has a stronger sense of self-worth, it can improve that person’s overall well-being.
How do you use Positive Affirmations?
There are many ways you can use affirmations, for example, you can use affirmation to:
- Boost your self-esteem
- Finish goals you’ve started working on
- Boost your confidence
- Control negative feelings such as impatience, frustration, and anger.
- Overcome a bad habit
How do you Write an Affirmation Statement?
What areas of your life would you like to change? Think of a specific area in your life, whether it is a behavior or belief that you have difficulty with. Focus on the things that matter to you most and write down the areas you would like to work on.
Is your affirmation achievable and credible? Have you ever heard of SMART goals? SMART goals stand for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based. I mention this because these types of goals are clear, specific, realistic and should be important to you. This is how your affirmations should be. I repeat, keep it realistic! Affirmations are not magic spells. You must believe in them and that feeling of belief is an internal source within you.
What about the negative self-talk? Turn negatives into positives. I want you to try this, write down those negative thoughts or beliefs that keep bothering you on a piece of paper. Once you’ve listed them all, throw it away! Throw those negative thoughts written down in the trash because that is where they belong. Start a new list of affirmations that are opposite of the negative list.
How should I write my affirmations? We do not want to write our affirmations in the past tense. Speak and/or write your affirmations as if it is already happening. This will feed your internal source of belief and add truth to the statement for the now.
Why should I say my affirmation statements out loud? Say it loud! Say it loud! It can help carry those affirmations with emotional weight. Make the phrase meaningful to you and find time throughout the day to say it to yourself.
What are Some Examples of Affirmations?
Affirmations should be personal to you, specific and achievable. Here are some amazing examples listed below:
- I can do this!
- I am successful!
- I am generous!
- I am amazing!
Amazing Key Points
- Affirmations are positive statements
- Affirmations can help you combat self-sabotaging negative thoughts
- Make your affirmations realistic and achievable
- Write your affirmations down
- Say your affirmations out loud
Do you have any positive affirmations that you would like to share? Please comment and share below.