Updated: Oct 23
Believe it or not, we go through our everyday lives using words of affirmation on a constant yet subtle basis. But most of the time, we are unknowingly affirming the opposite of what we actually want or who we aspire to be.
Saying things like “I’m drowning” or “I suck” are forms of negative self-talk. We're all human, so my intention is not to invalidate your feelings. But, with that being said: stop that!
Your thoughts have power. Many of the things we experience start in our minds first. It’s like fertile ground. You have to be intentional about the things you say to yourself and the seeds you plant in your subconscious.
Now, don’t get me wrong—eliminating this type of thinking can definitely be challenging, and it takes strength of mind to redirect your thought patterns. It’s something I’m constantly working on as well. But through practice, I’ve become more aware of my thoughts, so I’m therefore better able to catch these negative moments and deflect them. You know what that is? #growth.
Now, this is where it gets tricky. The key is to not feel like you are lying to yourself and actually put some faith and belief behind each positive affirmation. You have to give it some emotional weight.
Here are 20 of my personal, favorite positive affirmations that have helped me feel empowered, less stressed, and more grounded.
Next, try creating your own!
1. Avoid using past or future tenses. No “I will…” or “I’m going to…”. Affirmations should be in the present. You should be saying, “I AM a boss.” vs. “I’m going to be a boss.”
2. Lead with positivity. Avoid using words like “don’t” or“never”.
3. Speak as if it’s a fact (even if it’s something you’re working on achieving). Avoid using words like “might” or “could”. Walk in these ideas as truth.
Peace & Love,