Positive affirmations: Have you used them? Positive affirmations can help with anxiety, stress, lack of confidence, and any other emotional challenges you might be facing.
The Miriam Webster’s Dictionary defines an affirmation as an act of affirmation, something affirmed and a solemn declaration made under penalty of perjury by someone who refuses to take an oath.
In short, affirmations are positive statements that you can tell yourself to improve your mood, boost your confidence, and soothe yourself.
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3 Ways to Use Positive Affirmations
There are many ways to use positive affirmations, but here are three.
1. Write Affirmations in a Journal
Keeping a journal is a wonderful way to use daily affirmations. If you are trying to create positive vibrations in your journal, you may wish to start or end each entry with an affirmation. If you wish, you can use the same affirmation every day or use a different affirmation every day of the week.
Related reading: 10 Benefits of Journal Writing
2. Place Sticky Notes in Visible Areas
Write your favourite positive affirmations on sticky notes and place them in visible areas so that you can see them. It is helpful to reinforce the message of positivity by placing sticky notes with affirmations on the refrigerator, bathroom mirror, or computer screen.
3. Say Them Out Loud
It is beneficial to say affirmations out loud when you are trying to calm yourself down. If you want to strengthen the message, you can also look in the mirror while you say them.
Why Should You Use Positive Affirmations?
Affirmations are free and easy to use. They provide many benefits for self-comforting purposes when things are going your way or you need a pick me up. The first step is to collect affirmations that are positive, uplifting, and energy-boosting. You can find an affirmation for every emotion you are experiencing.
7 Positive Affirmations
Listed below are 7 positive affirmations when you need a pick-me-up or want to provide yourself with some self-soothing.
1. I Love Myself
Affirmations can be powerful even if they are simple. It’s intended to be used daily as an affirmation of loving, honouring, and respecting yourself.
2. My Mind is Calm and Free of Stress
Remember that your mind is calm and at peace whenever you are experiencing stress, anxiety, or worry. While using this affirmation, focus on your breath with calming, relaxing energy.
3. I am Safe and at Peace
An affirmation such as this is perfect for self-healing of any type. When you are dealing with emotions like worry, fear, anxiety, or unease, it helps to make you feel positive.
4. I Choose How I Want to Feel
This affirmation can turn your feelings around whenever you criticize or judge your emotions. Knowing that you are in control of your emotions will give you a sense of ease and comfort.
5. I Release all Doubt and Worry
As soon as doubt or worry creeps into your mind, you can release it using this affirmation. Try saying it out loud or writing it down.
6. I Can Feel the Anxiety Leaving My Mind
This affirmation has amazing healing potential when you have anxious thoughts, worries, or fears.
7. I am Comforted by my Own Presence.
This affirmation helps you appreciate your own company if you are feeling lonely and need some comfort.
Last Words on Positive Affirmations
We can use positive affirmations as an effective tool for self-comfort. What are some ways you use affirmations? What are your favourites? Let me know in the comments.
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