Though using affirmations has become a popular practice to improve overall well-being, it is a trend we hope never goes out of style. This is simply because the benefits are not only life-enhancing but also backed by science.
Regularly using positive affirmations can decrease stress, reduce anxiety, improve mood, promote confidence, enhance self-esteem, improve problem-solving skills and increase joy.
Reading, writing or saying life-affirming words, phrases or sentences daily can change how we think and feel, which determines how we act. Healing from emotional, physical or psychological pain is accelerated when we choose the things we think about and speak about with purpose.
Expansive thinking (thinking thoughts that are full of hope and potential good) moves us beyond ourselves and allows us to enter the realm of possibility. There are many thoughts that bring what is good, true and beautiful to the forefront. Meditating on and affirming them increases joy and wonderment. Believing these thoughts will cultivate a new sense of freedom in your life.
Affirmations are words we choose to say despite how we feel. We do this to build a belief system that is geared towards our health and happiness.
Here are 9 short of our favourite positive affirmations to help you live your best life.
Even when you do not feel like we are worthy of love, attention, respect or affection, saying these three simple words is a powerful way to experience the love you crave, firstly from yourselves and secondly from others.
The inability to let go of the past can prevent you from experiencing peace in the present. It is an extremely difficult thing to do, however, saying, ‘I release the past’ several times a day, even when you feel like it is actually impossible to do, will in time, produce a heart that is free from the former things that once kept you from moving forward in life.
Trust is a pivotal part of any relationship, even the relationship you have with yourself. When you declare that you are learning to trust, you are essentially saying that you are growing, evolving, becoming, progressing and gaining more. All these words are full of hope and paint a healthy perspective.
We love this one! We often write it in our customer thank you cards. Saying these 5 little words certainly puts a pep in our step. It is an antidote for small thinking. Instead of thinking, ‘I am a loser.’ “I am a failure.’ ‘I am never going to be successful.’ say, ‘I am on the rise.’ and feel the difference it makes in your heart, mind and body.
An affirmation full of self worth, ‘I matter’ is a great reminder that you are in no way ‘less than’ anyone else. For those who often put others ahead of themselves, this two word sentence helps you stay in a healthy space between being generous and becoming a mat everyone walks all over.
When you have a sense of purpose you gain enthusiasm for living. Knowing you are on the earth for a reason and not merely mindlessly existing, is empowering. This affirmation is potent with self regard and self respect.
This affirmation emphasises the fact that you do indeed have strengths and talents. You are capable, gifted, skillful, smart, hardworking and useful. You can make a difference and in your absence you are missed.
Healing is not linear. Despite your wishes, you can not speed it up. It takes as long as it takes. This affirmation not only acknowledges that, but also highlights the process is worth it. Essentially, this sentence means you are getting stronger and stronger and becoming a healthier version of yourself on the daily.
Last but certainly not least, ‘It is good to be me’ is a great way to teach yourself that the grass isn't greener, and wanting to have someone else's life is actually a grave mistreatment of self.Being grateful for what you have, celebrating what you have achieved and what you have overcome is a fantastic way to begin to love your life.
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