Have you ever heard about positive affirmations? Positive affirmations or positive self-talk is a reassurance technique that involves repeating positive words or phrases to yourself. When you’re feeling anxious or panicked, you often get harsher to yourself and become your own critic, not knowing that it is time for you to speak kindly to yourself instead. Reciting positive affirmations is an excellent method to lift up your mood and push you to move forward.
How to Make Affirmations Work
The best way to make positive affirmations prove their effectiveness is by repeating them over and over again in your mind or with your own voice. If using positive self-talk is new to you, try the following to build this habit:
- Think of any words that have the power to encourage and motivate you. If you cannot create the words, just browse the Internet and you’ll find thousands of them available.
- Collect all the positive affirmation phrases/quotes that are personal to you and that can build trust in you. Note them down in your notebook or diary in case you might forget them.
- Whenever you find yourself anxious or stressed, open your notes and read the phrases out loud. Repetition will help you bear all those positive words in mind and you will not need to use the notes next time you practice positive self-talk. Keep repeating the affirmations slowly in your mind until you calm down. That is when you are able to replace all the negative thoughts.
- When practicing positive self-talk, it is also helpful to apply some breathing methods. Close your eyes, and breathe in and out slowly, deeply, and gently. This is a way to help you connect with your inner world.
Time to Practice Positive Affirmations
Now that you know how to practice positive self-talk, here are some affirmations that might be applicable to you.
“My feelings and my thoughts are valid.”
You have the right to feel what you really feel and it’s perfectly normal to express them. No matter how you are, keep being honest with yourself. No need to hide or cover your feelings.
“I am a truly beautiful person, inside and out.”
Keep pampering your mind with this phrase since no one can love you more than you do yourself.
“It’s ok to say no for the sake of my mental health.”
Sometimes, you are too stressed to handle other businesses. Don’t feel sorry when you say no at that time. Your health is the number one priority.
“There are no mistakes, only lessons to be learned. I did the best that I could.”
Mistakes are not big deals. Keep educating your mind that mistakes are the signs of success and that your attempts are what matter.
“Life is wonderful. I trust in the Universe to help me live a good life.”
Every dog has its day. So keep your faith that you are born to be happy and safe at the end of the day.
“I have the power to stop this. I can handle this. I am courageous and can make it through. This is all temporary.”
Believe it or not, self-talk can have a magical power to make your words come true. Using these positive affirmations in your self-talk to keep your mind calm and soothe is proved to be very useful. Remember that it is only you who can really help you out of your bad situations. So treat it well with nice words!