I’m all about speaking things into existence.
My affirmations have really helped to guide me through anything and there’s a scientific reason behind why they work. According to Psychology Today, a study done on the impact of affirmations in 1988 concluded that “by enhancing the psychological resources of self-integrity, self-affirmation reduces defensive responses to threatening information and events, leading to positive outcomes in various areas such as psychological and physical health, education, prejudice, discrimination, and social conflicts.” Basically they’re saying that our thoughts have the power to drive our actions and behavior. If used correctly, we can use this powerful tool for empowerment, achievement, success, and self-actualization.
Here’s how you can make them powerful and work in your favor:
Say them every single day - no excuses.
Embody them - really feel into them and what it feels like to embody the affirmation you’re saying.
Write affirmations that are actionable - they will force you to actually take that action. You can either write them down in your journal, or go Mary Jane Paul style and write them on sticky notes to put them up all over your house.
Affirmations are personal to you and what you’re looking from them, but here are my 10 affirmations that I use on a daily basis:
We don’t need to be in control of everything in our lives
I’m powerful and I am comfortable with that power
I’m ambitious, capable, and ready to fulfill my purpose
I forgive myself for past mistakes and I learn from them
I love and accept myself the way I am
I am capable enough to achieve my goals
I deserve to be loved and I am worthy of the love I receive
I respect myself and I am practicing self love everyday
I am comfortable in my own skin and love my body
I attract relationships with loving, good people who will support me
Sometimes I write them down on a piece a paper and screenshot them to put on the background of my phone to remind myself to read them throughout the day. I’ll do this especially if I’m having a rough day with anything career, relationships, or self worth related.
What affirmations do you use? How do you ensure you’re getting the messages to yourself every day?