Affirmations can be a valuable tool for changing your outlook and state of mind, as well as manifesting the change you want in your life.
They are more successful, however, if you can first recognize the undesirable belief that is opposing them.
If you are struggling with self-worth, anxiety, or simply are seeking a more positive outlook daily affirmations is a great tool!
Read on to learn more!
What are Daily Affirmations?
Positive daily affirmations are nearly as simple to describe as they are to implement.
Simply put, they are meaningful phrases or statements that are used to combat pessimistic or unconstructive emotions.
No, it is not magic.
If you wish to make long-term, permanent improvements to the way you think and feel, you must incorporate positive affirmations daily.
The good news is that affirmation practice and popularity are founded on widely recognized and well-established psychology theory.
How to Do Daily Affirmations
Repeat Affirmations - Three Times a Day
Take five minutes out of your busy day three times a day to recite your daily affirmations.
It’s best to do this in front of a mirror so that you can look at yourself while you’re speaking.
Another option for reinforcing the fresh perception that is simple to do at practice is to write down the affirmation several times in a journal.
Observe how your writing style evolves over time when you write it.
This could provide insight into how the mind perceives the new idea.
Physically Feel Your Daily Affirmations
Don’t forget to breathe in your affirmations. Let your body feel them and recognize how they physically feel.
Allow them to fill you up from head to toe, inside and out.
Creating Your Own Daily Affirmations
Identify What You Feel are Your Negative Qualities
Include any criticisms about you that you've been carrying around from others, whether it's what your family, friends, or peers used to imply about you as a child, or something your supervisor told you in the last annual performance review.
Note that we all have faults.
This is one of the most wonderful aspects of being human.
Simply make a note of them and check for a recurring theme, such as "I'm undeserving."
This is an excellent place to begin making changes in your life.
While recalling these qualities, be mindful of your physical feelings.
Is your chest tight? Are you feeling a sense of dread?
Ask yourself if these are healthy or productive.
Identify What You Feel are Your Positive Qualities
You may use a thesaurus to find more powerful terms to supplement your phrase. Instead of saying, "I'm worthy," you might say, "I'm extraordinary and valued."
Once you've identified the daily affirmation, have a close friend review it and see if they have any ideas for making it have an even bigger impact.
Examples of Daily Affirmations
What should daily affirmations look like?
They should be personal- taking generalized ones of the interwebz will not have as great of an impact, but these are 11 examples of what daily affirmations may look like.
- I am loved, loving and lovable.
- I forgive myself and set myself free.
- I believe I can be all that I want to be.
- I am worthy of my dreams.
- I am enough.
- I am full of energy and life and my mind is relaxed.
- I choose to be happy and I deserve to be happy.
- There is nobody better to get the job done than me.
- I am comfortable in my own skin
- My Opinion matters
- I fill my day with hope and joy
Conclusion - Daily Affirmations
If none of these strategies work, seeing a licensed therapist will help you discover what is hidden deep in the unconscious and/or establish a mindfulness meditation regimen.
Mindfulness meditation is a powerful tool for uncovering unconscious thought patterns.
It encourages you to categorize them, defining what is good and what is bad and afflicted.
Mindfulness is not about change; rather, it is about the capacity to embrace what is and then transform it into what is possible.
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