Do you realize how powerful positive affirmations can make the impossible things to achieve in life possible? With simple self-affirming statements.
“My efforts are being supported by the universe; my dreams manifest into reality before my eyes.”
What is your belief around affirmations?
So what’s your belief?
I am not here to convince you either way, but I would like to give my perspective of how affirmations work for me.
And how it could work for you, especially if you in a time in your life where things are starting to seem impossible
Or your back is against the wall, so you are willing to try anything to change your current situation then proceed.
I understand because I been there and still have times in my life where I say, “ why are things not working in my favor?”
If you read my backstory of how I turn my negative life upside down, you understand why I believe in daily affirmation, and
I realized there are chapters in our life that seems doubtful. You were maybe having a good streak and then boom clouds and gloom.
Although I wasn’t introduced to affirmations until late in my life like the late 20s as when I was young, I understood the power of words and would not let words negativity control my destiny.
Just in case you are unfamiliar with affirmation and how it all comes together to change your life lets start here.
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What are positive affirmations?
The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.”
Affirmations are a way to practice positive thinking and self-empowerment; it falls in lines with the law of attraction and manifestations. If you have a positive mindset supported by affirmations, it will make achieving anything possible.
The definition of Self-affirmations is the ability to think positive thoughts so you can empower yourself.
Merriam- Webster Defines Self-affirmations as the act of affirming one’s own worthiness and value as an individual for beneficial effect (such as increasing one’s confidence or raising self-esteem)
So, if you are trying to find a job and feeling discourage, thinking you maybe you’re not good enough or don’t deserve it then try to change your mindset by using self affirmations such as
“For every action, I take moves me toward my perfect career.”
“I am powerful, confident in my abilities to work in my dream job that brings lots of money, satisfaction, andc fulfillment.” I created this statement based on my personal core values.
Do affirmations actually work?
Daily affirmations are proven to help with self-development because it allows us to have more control over our brain.
Evidence from a study published in PLOS ONE, states, “ self-affirmation — the process of identifying and focusing on one’s most important values — can protect against the damaging effects of stress on problem-solving performance.”
A team at Carnegie Mellon University led this research with David Creswell who found that “people can boost their ability to solve problems under pressure by using self-affirmation, [and] “results show that participants who were under high levels of chronic stress during the past month had impaired problem-solving performance” (source)
How Do affirmations work?
So if you think of your brain like a navigation system, you are trying to achieve something particular, i.e a certain destination, but your system is not sending you the correct information to achieve such desire. What you are doing is manually imputing data so it can keep you on course.
Affirmations are positive phrases that you repeat to yourself to overcome negative thoughts.
Basically, you are rewiring your brain to do what you want it to do.
I would say practice for 21 days because that’s how long it takes to make a new habit. And you’re trying to develop a new thought process.
Anything with practice can be improved. So think of affirmations daily, as a process that will be difficult at first, but with practice, it will be achievable.Tweet: Affirmations are a way to improve your confidence, work performance, self-worth, depression, and many other health conditions. Click To Tweet
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Evaluate your life and what changes you want to make.
Where do you see you need improvement of feel less confident? Is it your
- Career – looking for a new job, want a raise, or confidence in public speaking
- Your love life- want to strengthen your relationships or get a new one
- Confidence- Make a decision in life that you trust, self-doubt
- Improve overall mindset or productivity
- Business- turn your side hustle into a full-time income
You can use this wheel of life printable if you need help identifying your areas of weakness.
Ask yourself some self-discovery questions followed by identifying your personal core values, so get off to a positive start.
For example, say you are a regular hard-working mom who often makes jewelry for fun. Many people tell you that you should sale them, but you don’t really believe it’s worth your time. Nevertheless, it would be nice to make extra money and one day quit your 9-5.
This is where daily affirmations help.
You decided you want to change your mindset around your hobby!
So you can wake that inner drive and make things happen!
- Use freewriting and letting everything spill out so you can identify your self-doubt or other constraints.
- Pick positive phrases that speak to you and make you feel empowered. Each negative idea that pops up find a positive affirmation to combat it.
- Make a powerful vision board or online dream board. And add your most empowering affirmations.
- Be sure to take that goal and make achievable steps so you can push forward.
Do you need extra help in creating an affirmation statement?
There are a few things to remember when creating your positive affirmation statements.
- Always use it in the present tense. So use words like “ I am organized and in control” instead of “ I will be” or “ I am going to. “
- Make sure every word in the sentence is positive
- Repeat, Repeat, Repeat. The more often you repeat them, the more they will impact your reality. Because affirmations aren’t I said it once and now I’m done, instead positive affirmations are an everyday process that creates new thoughts and feelings. So, the more you use them, the quicker you will begin to see change.
- Use Visualization to envision yourself in the goal in which you are trying to achieve. So don’t just say I have a great job that brings me joy and money. Envision yourself at the job in the environment with that awesome paycheck.
What are some examples of affirmations?
List of Affirmations for Positivity, Spirituality, and Confidence
I have a great need and purpose in this world.
I create a safe and secure space for myself wherever I am.
I give myself permission to do what is right for me.
I have the power to control my reactions to the challenges I will face.
I choose to see each obstacle as an opportunity to grow.
I am confident in my ability to ….get a job, have children, get a new house, find love.
I am a great… listener, caretaker, mother, wife, etc.
I love myself and respect the decision I make in life.
I listen to my intuition and trust my inner guide.
I accept my emotions and let them serve their purpose.
I enjoy taking care of myself and showing myself grace.
My drive and ambition allow me to achieve my goals.
I am always guided in the right direction.
The path I am on is guiding me to my destination.
I am being guided to my true self every day.
I am grateful for the people I have in my life.
I am learning valuable lessons from myself every day.
I respect and trust the person I am today.
I have the power to control my reactions to the challenges I will face.
I can change my life
I am supported and encouraged to follow my passion.
I can make a difference.
I possess the wisdom, the power, the motivation, the inspiration, and the passion for accomplishing anything and everything I choose
There are no obstacles on my path only road-bumps that I easily and swiftly leap over.
I already have it all.
What I don’t see with my eyes is growing in my heart, expressed in my dreams, and on its way to my reality.
Today is filled with opportunity.
Everywhere I look, I see it, and I trust my intuition to follow where it leads.
I am so grateful to be alive today.
Today I will trust divine guidance to head my actions, knowing that I will be brought to joy & prosperity
I enter this day with an attitude of appreciation
Today my world is changing for the better. I open my awareness to my shifting reality
I trust that when I jump, I will soar.
I am willing to step out of my comfort zone.
I am confident in my
I am brilliant and resources so I can achieve anything.
I know that I have the knowledge and resources to achieve my dreams.
I am safe and secure.
I am worthy of great things in life.
I am enough
I am filled with a calm that comes from God
I trust God will guide me I allow the flow of Life to guide me.
I allow God to guide me toward becoming the most open, the most loving and the most fulfilled that I can become.
“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.”- Isaiah 40:29
I clearly hear my intuition guide me toward my highest good.
But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength.”- 2 Timothy 4:17
I am graced with God’s creative energy. I have unwavering faith.
“For I know the plans I have for you … plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”-Jeremiah 29:11
Where should you place your Affirmation S
You want your affirmation to be somewhere you are constantly seeing it and/or listening to them.
- Mirror- when your shower and it is nice a steamy write the words on the mirror so every time you get out the shower, it will show up!
- Desktop- Use Canva which is a free way to create amazing desktop backgrounds or online vision boards
- Screensaver- use Canva!
- Recording Yourself – you can record yourself saying self-affirmations and play them before you go to bed or when you wake up
- Print and hang- I have the words I am enough in my office and my home.
The best book I was recommended for how positive affirmation work is from the book “you can heal your life” by Louise hay.
Affirmations are my go-to when life gets sticky, and I feel stuck. You can use them when you want to positivity change things in your life.
Do you think affirmation work? Have you ever tried them? Share your experience in the comments below!