The word affirm means “to make firm”. An affirmation is announcing that a future goal is becoming a reality.
Have you ever wanted to know more about affirmations and how they can impact your life?
Before you start creating your affirmations, it’s important to know what your goals are, whether that be mental health, relationships, study, career or fitness related. Then pick out the affirmations that resonate with you or create your own.
Positive affirmations can be found to:
-Raise your confidence
-Overcome a bad habit
-Control negative emotions such as anger, frustration and anxiety
You have probably heard of the term “fake it til’ you make it” – When we tell ourselves something over and over again, we start to believe it to be true! Equally, if we consistently think negative thoughts or tell ourselves that I’ll never achieve said goal, you most likely won’t! By manifesting positive thoughts, from a law of attraction view you start to become a match for achieving that goal and your subconscious mind also works on making your goal a reality.
Affirmations can be a powerful tool to help you change your mood, state of mind, and manifest the change you desire in your life. But they work best if you can first identify the negative belief that is opposing them. You must first accept what is, then transform towards what is possible, for example if you are feeling weak, first you must accept that within yourself then use affirmations such as “I am strong”, “I am powerful” and “I am capable”. Repeat these to yourself in the mirror or whilst meditating. These positive mental repetitions can reprogram your thinking patterns so that, over time, we begin to think and act differently.
Some of our favourite positive affirmations to inspire you;
1. I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents.
2. I am capable of anything that I put my mind to.
3. I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.
4. I am courageous and I stand up for myself.
5. I am a powerhouse.
6. I have the power to create change.
7. I am loved, I am enough, I am strong.
8. I choose to be happy
9. I trust that I am on the right path.
10. I give myself the care and attention that I deserve.
Affirmations are such a simple way to acknowledge our goals into reality. Do you use positive affirmations? Let us know in the comments!