IMPROVE YOUR MINDSET
I am an advocate and true believer in the power of affirmations. I have even seen and experienced the benefits of using affirmations, so hear me out.
Because our thoughts play a big role in our overall success and well-being, it’s important to find ways to improve our mindset, otherwise we risk falling into negative thought patterns which can really hold us back.
Affirmations are a powerful way to improve our mindset on a daily basis, and research has shown that they can even increase our feelings of self-worth.
Let me share what affirmations are and how to use them. I also have a bunch of daily affirmations that can help you maintain a positive state of mind even when times are tough.
Affirmations are positive reminders that can be used to encourage and motivate yourself and others. They are positive statements that can help you challenge and overcome self-sabotage and negative thoughts. Repeating them often, and truly believing in them, will definitely start to make positive changes.
The important thing is to find affirmations that resonate with you. I’ll admit that there are plenty of affirmations out there that I do not connect with but I use the ones that I do believe in and change them to new ones when I feel the need.
Now you might consider affirmations to be unrealistic "wishful thinking", coo-coo nonsense, but look at it this way; if you keep on using terms like "I'm never going to be able to do this; I'm just not smart enough." or "I'm a bad person; I don't deserve _____" you are most likely setting yourself up to fail.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right” - Henry Ford
Affirmations can sometimes be more effective when you pair them with other positive thinking and goal-setting techniques. For instance, affirmations work particularly well alongside visualizing wanted change. So, instead of just picturing the change you'd like to see, you can also write it down or say it aloud using a positive affirmation.
So, here are a few examples you can use, or maybe they'll inspire you to write a few of your own.
I give myself permission to do what is right for me.
I am confident in my ability to [_________].
What I love about myself is my ability to [_________].
I feel proud of myself when I [_________].
I listen to my intuition and trust my inner guide.
I give myself the care and attention that I deserve.
My drive and ambition allow me to achieve my goals.
I am good at helping others.
I trust that I am on the right path.
I put my energy into things that matter to me.
I trust myself to make the right decision.
I am becoming closer to my true self every day.
I am grateful to have people in my life who [_________].
I am at peace with who I am as a person.
I make a difference in the world by simply existing in it.
Ok, I dare you. I double dare you to try 3 affirmations 3 times a day for the next seven days. Choose ones you feel connected to, the ones that resonate with you. I challenge you to see if you feel any different, I mean what harm is there in saying something nice about yourself to yourself.
I really hope you start indulging in daily affirmations and come to realize how much of a positive impact they can have on your mindset.