Powerful daily affirmations are great if we do them right. Everyone has heard of affirmations in this day and age, however, can something as simple as saying, “I’m smart” really be that powerful in a person’s success in life? The answers to this may be surprising.
The positive impact on self-esteem, health, and stress when someone practices the daily powerful affirmations has been well documented. Moreover, it has been studied significantly in the scientific community, especially in psychology.
In other words, there are even studies that show cancer patients who practice regular, positive affirmations in regards to health significantly increase their longevity and success in ridding their bodies of cancer.
If that isn’t amazing, you won’t believe how easy it is to start your practice today.
If you want to change the way you feel about yourself, first you have to change the way you think about yourself. –Gavin Bird
What are these positive and powerful daily affirmations?
Simply put, positive affirmations are present tense, self-affirming statements. These statements can be repeated often by an individual that “rewire” our neural pathways from more negative and worrisome thoughts to more positive thoughts.
To clarify, affirmations are often said internally, but they also can be written down, said aloud, or posted on your bathroom mirror.
Furthermore, in practice, the most important thing is to keep them in the present tense, positive and stated succinctly.
What are some examples of these powerful daily affirmations?
~ I will make it!
– I am a winner!
~ I’m growing stronger and smarter every day!
– Today, I will conquer the day!
~ Today is my day!
– I am in charge! It’s my life!
~ I am strong.
– I am smart and focused.
~ The future is mine. The past will not define me.
~ Obstacles will help me learn and grow.
~ Today will be a productive day.
– I am grateful to be alive today.
~ I am beautiful.
– Each day, I am getting closer to what I want.
How do I make sure I’m doing it right?
If you want to make lasting, long-term changes to the ways that you think and feel. The good news is that the practice of positive affirmations is absolutely free and you can begin anytime (much cheaper than a life coach!). There are a few key things, however, to remember to reach your fullest potential while utilizing affirmations.
First, make certain that your affirmation is something that resonates with you. If you have long-term, negative beliefs regarding your weight, for example, repeating an affirmation of “I am 110 pounds” may not be the best option. You have to believe that the statement is true and possible for it to work.
For example, it may be better to try an affirmation like “I am a healthy person who loves going to the gym” or, simply, “I love moving my body daily.” You can always change up and adjust your affirmations as you move towards your goals!
Second, you can say the affirmations internally whenever you want and should aim to say them at least several times per day, if not more.
Third, writing them down and posting them somewhere you can recall them helps solidify the affirmation and implant it further into your mind. There are dozens of free YouTube videos of repeated affirmations and even more books on Amazon.
Just remember that affirmations are a self-practice—seek out the ways that work best for you!
Positive affirmations can be a refreshing way to use positive self-talk. It is capable of reversing negative internal messages and motivating ourselves.
Whether you’re seeking a means of coping with anxiety, want to get yourself pumped for something, or just want to be more optimistic in general, try coming up with your own affirmations.
Do you have your own affirmations you’d like to share?
Or, even better, how do you come up with your own affirmations? Share them, we’d love to hear them!