Updated: Nov 15, 2021
How we start the day sets the tone for the rest of the 24h we got ahead. Our mood and thoughts can even affect our sleep. Hence, if you feel struggling and negative emotions are knocking at your door... you may want to try out to practice Positive Affirmations!
What are "POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS"?
Have you ever heard about... we are what we think? You may not believe it right now, but if you practice affirmations for a week, you will start noticing how your thinking is shifting, and so your attitude towards everything in life.
Positive affirmations is a repetitive self-talk that help to reprogram our thinking patterns so that, over time, we begin to think – and act – differently.
Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.
Harnessing positive thinking can be done for different reasons: to succeed in your career, to calm your nerves, to overcome fear and also, to forgive plus accept yourself.
A way to include Positive Affirmations in your daily routine, and ensure you practice them is to:
On Sunday evening pounder about the week and define 3 main self-talk affirmations you want for the new week (or maybe you want to keep the theme the whole month!)
Have a Post-it on the fridge/mirror/door... - Somewhere you look at every morning.
Close your eyes, breath in deep, breath our and loudly say those 3 statements.
Open your eyes and repeat again the statements. But this time inwards!
Examples of POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS:
I am enough.
At least I tried.
I did my best.
I will keep trying.
I am learning from my mistakes.
I accept my failures.
I can learn from everything, positive or negative.
Everything happens for a reason.
If it didn't work out, it wasn't meant to be.
No one is perfect.
I accept you as you are. You accept me as I am.
I believe in myself.
We are all unique.
I am capable of anything.
Believe in you.
Remember, with these sentences, we want to reprogram our brain and our way of thinking. I remember when I was at the engineering school, on the first year I failed in Mathematics. During that year I told myself and others that I was bad at it - this made me be destined to fail. I believed on my words and hence, there was no inner power to improve. I also have to say that the teacher failed on motivating those that couldn't grasp the exercises so quickly..
On the second year, with another teacher, I ended up having 9/10 marks and being one of the best in class. Was I really bad at Mathematics? Or did I self-sabotaged myself believing that and hence, failing?
Last but not least, be careful as well on those people around you that unconsciously spread negative talking. For instance, as an entrepreneur, having people questioning your activities and spreading the concerns of you "failing" - it can affect your mindset.
Do not let it happen! Surround yourself as well with those that spread positivism and help you grow.
Sending you hugs and positive vibes
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