Most of us probably have heard about affirmations, but not all of us might know the idea behind this powerful practice. Do you, love?
Well, let’s be real - we all have negative thoughts sometimes:
“I’m not enough to get this job”
“I’m not good at cooking” or
“I’m too shy, they won’t like me”.
Are these remarks familiar to you?
If your answer is YES - and I’m sure it is - please let me tell you that you can ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY change these thoughts!
Why should you change it?
Because you truly don’t need these nasties in your life.
By changing your negative thoughts you’ll be able to build more inner confidence.
So yes, you’ll be absolutely awesome on your interview and you’ll get that dream job.
Or you’ll notice that you got all you need for that wanted cooking class. Whatever it is, you will rock it, because you’ll know that you can do it all.
The key here is to make you believe in yourself and affirmations can truly help you make this happen.
So, what are these so-called affirmations?
In psychology, there’s a term called “self-fulfilling prophecy”. It means that our thoughts affect our reality.
Simply put, if you start to believe in your negative thoughts - your actions will become a mirror of these thoughts.
And you know that your actions influence your whole life, your relationships and career choices, don’t you, dear?
If you reverse the process and do the opposite with positive thoughts… just think a little… how powerful it can be!
Because the level of your self-esteem equals to what you think about yourself.
Affirmations help you reverse and reprogram your bad cycles of negative thoughts. They are positive statements to motivate and encourage you (or even others) to overcome your negative thought patterns.
Because you are enough, just the way you are and you should remind yourself of it every day, Queen!
Plus, affirmations do not just lower your stress level, but they also boost your productivity and make you more and more resilient to the difficulties happening in your everyday life. Yes, deary, how cool is that?
HOW CAN YOU USE AFFIRMATIONS?
Every time you catch yourself having destructive thoughts or negative self-talk, use affirmations to beat and replace those baddies with ones that make you feel great.
Affirmations work within every area of your life as long as they are achievable and match with your core values.
The most important thing is to use affirmations (and words) that resonate with you.
Don’t waste your time with something you don’t believe in at all or something that doesn’t feel right deep inside you!
One of the best practices is saying out loud your affirmations in front of a mirror. I know it sounds weird, but trust me, it’s worth a try!
Another technique is writing down your negative thoughts or beliefs and then turning them into positive ones.
Writing down our thoughts or journaling, in general helps our brain process better what’s happening inside us, lowering the chaos level.
And if writing affirmations down helps you, you can try out making your own affirmation cards. You can carry them with you and read them whenever you need some sparks of positivity.
But you can also use affirmations as a part of your meditation, you can recite them in your head while you’re on the bus or even listen to them online.
Just don’t forget to ALWAYS use them in THE PRESENT TENSE!
So it’s quite easy, right?
And, dear, you definitely don’t have to go through the same affirmations every single day, but repetitive practice can be very beneficial too.
Because making a habit of using affirmations at least in the morning and before you go to sleep will provide you with truly powerful effects on your confidence, self-image and optimistic mindset.
So, spend some time thinking of what you really need to evolve in and create your own list of affirmations. But if you don’t know where to start, feel free to use these below:
- I am enough
- I am safe and confident
- I have everything in me to grow and learn
- I love and respect who I am now and who I am becoming
- I choose to feel good and to be happy
- I am strong and brave
- I am liberating myself from doubt and fear
- I believe in myself
Can you feel those positive energies while you’re reading them?
Personally, I love using pure statements and words like “I am kind” instead of “I am not a bad person”.
Because the brain still might pick up on the word “bad” right there. Better to avoid it totally.
Do you have your fave affirmations or technique?
Don’t let your thoughts in, feel free to share your experiences with us!