If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know I am a big fan of affirmations. Affirmations are an amazing tool when you want to be happier and more optimistic, get the right focus, and improve your mental attitude. You get to choose what affirmations to use, whether writing them down or saying them out loud. Here is some more information about using affirmations in the fall season.
Benefits of Daily Affirmations
Here is a rundown of the main benefits of using daily positive affirmations:
It promotes a positive attitude and change in your mindset. This is definitely one of the best reasons to use daily affirmations. They are always positive statements meant to put you in the right mindset. It helps you throughout the day when you start your day with more positivity and kindness.
You learn to appreciate more and get disappointed in less. Affirmations not only show you what you want or how to feel, but they help you appreciate what you already have, even the little things. They are written in the present tense, such as “I am healthy today”, where not only are they positive and great for your mindset. And the more appreciative you are, the less you will feel disappointed in other things. You’ll develop a glass-half-full mentality.
You are more aware of the power of your own thoughts. Affirmations teach you that just your thoughts or how you talk to yourself can make a huge impact on your entire life. The more positive self-talk you do, you will start to change your attitude and outlook on everyday things. It improves your quality of life, makes you feel more positive, and actually helps you reach your goals.
It helps provide motivation where you need it the most. Sometimes you need to manifest motivation into your life with positive affirmations. These affirmations will give you the extra push or motivation to get through the day.
How to Choose Your Affirmations
What should your affirmations be? You can definitely choose from the ones other people enjoy using; if I am looking for inspiration, Pinterest is always my favorite place to go. But, you can create your own affirmations for specific situations in your life.
To write your own affirmations, here are a few tips:
Keep them positive. Affirmations should always be positive from beginning to end. If you have a negative thought or attitude, write an affirmation that switches it to something positive. For example, if you are dealing with stress about a big change in your life, try “I am capable of adapting to any situation”.
Write in the present tense. You also want to write affirmations in the present tense, as if what you want has already happened. If you want to achieve a goal, you write it like “I am working hard towards my goals” or something similar that is relevant to you.
Be grateful in your affirmations. Instead of talking about what you want, write your affirmations as if you are grateful for something you have (or want) in your life. For example “I am grateful to work on my goals today”.
Remember also to keep your affirmations brief so that they are easy to remember and repeat as often as needed