If you’re not using positive affirmations, what are you even doing in life?
Not to jump in and nerd out so fast on y’all, but research suggests that the use of daily positive affirmations can minimize stress and anxiety. At the same time, studies have shown them to help with battling negative feelings and replacing subconscious negative self-talk.
It’s a lot less “woo-woo” and “magic”. There’s actually a lot of science and psychological theory behind them.
but first, a caveat
It’s best to identify what your goal is when it comes to using positive affirmations. They are great to use for pretty much any aspect of life.
But they work best when they are aligned with what you yourself hold in high regard.
For example, your automatic thought processes might tell you “you’re not good enough for that promotion”, but there is something inside of you that knows that ain’t right. The habits of the “not good enough” version of yourself will back off, hesitate, and procrastinate.
But your positive affirmations will help steer new thinking into habits that support it. The self-affirmed version of you will find a little more wind and courage to walk in the truth of their chosen statement.
Eventually, with the use of daily positive affirmations, you’ll stop looking for evidence to support the automatic negative thinking. You’ll begin to see a shift to subconsciously finding evidence to support the truth.
So, it’s important to select affirmations that resonate with you. It won’t do any real good to just repeat empty statements that have no deeper meaning to the reader/sayer.
now, on to the affirmations
If you’re ’bout that manifesting life, check out this compilation of positive affirmations. Again, pick the ones that work best for you, and repeat them to yourself daily.
I choose to be happy.
I am free to make my dream a reality.
My life has great purpose. -peacetothepeople
I am not defined by my past mistakes.
I am becoming who I was meant to be. -desireesher
Financial growth opportunities are literally all around me.
I don’t have to shrink any more. I give myself permission to be great.
I am worthy of the best, and I choose me. -lemonadebrain
I am a miracle magnet.
All I need is within me. -ourmindfullife
I don’t have to adopt someone else’s opinion of me.
I trust my intuition to guide me.
I am healthy and full of energy. -fatmuslim
My trials build my strength. I will overcome this.
I choose what I believe about myself. I’m freakin LIT.
I can achieve anything I put my mind to. -rebeccalucyh
I am grateful for everything I have right now.
I don’t stop when I’m tired. I stop when I’m done. -lemonadebrain
It’s okay for me to be successful.
It’s okay for me to be happy.
It’s okay for me to be in a loving and supportive relationship.
It’s okay for me to be soft and feminine.
It’s okay for me to be strong.
It’s okay for me to be seen for who I really am.
I am safe.
If you’re feeling froggy after reading all those affirmations, try it out for yourself. The idea to turn an automatic negative thought into an opposite positive thought comes from the “Don’t Keep Your Day Job” podcast. Turning “not good enough” into “good enough”.
There’s your customized affirmation right there!
Lemme know which one you like best in the comments.