Affirmations are at the peak of discussion at the moment. Everyone in the wellness world is praising the benefits of using them in daily life. Affirmations are something I run through consciously every morning, but also subconsciously throughout the day. For me, affirmations help with my moral compass, to centre me in life and make sure I am the best version of myself.
In case you’ve got past the first paragraph and are thinking ‘what the heck?‘, I’m going to briefly discuss what affirmations actually are.
What are affirmations?
Affirmations: positive reminders or statements that can be used to encourage and motivate yourself and others.
Sometimes it’s easier to affirm others rather than ourselves, but it’s important to remember to encourage ourselves too. Self-affirmations encourage you to think positively about the important things in your life, for example your career, your family or even a hobby. Basically, it allows you to reflect on things you know and believe are good about yourself and your life. It takes the focus away from things that are not as significant in the grand scheme of life.
How do I use affirmations in my life?
Naturally, everyone works differently. Some people say affirmations in front of the mirror, write them down in a journal or even repeat them in your head like a mantra.
Personally, I have a little mantra that I say in my head while putting my makeup on in the morning. I also love to use self-affirmation to boost my confidence in situations I feel a little uncomfortable in. An example being a job interview, I remind myself that I am worthy, loved and capable as a way of putting everything into perspective. (I have a terrible habit of putting too much pressure on myself – so a gentle reminder that not getting the job isn’t the end of the world and I will still be me afterwards, always helps me turn the nerves into confidence.)
The important thing about affirmations is that you find ones that resonate with you.
Coming up with affirmations on the spot can be tough, so I’ve put together a list of potential ones for you to pick a handful from (or more!) and see if self-affirmation works for you. But make sure the ones you choose relate to you and encourage a positive mindset. You can just use these affirmations, adapt them or even add your own.
15 Affirmation Ideas
- I am worthy of so much.
- As long as my actions do not negatively impact others, I can do whatever I please. I am in control of my own narrative.
- I am the architect of my own life; I build its foundations and choose its content.
- I am healthy and I am capable of achieving my dreams.
- I give myself permission to do what is right for me.
- I am a good person.
- I possess the qualities to be successful.
- I am courageous and stick up for myself.
- I know that tough times will pass, these are only seasons of life.
- My life is just beginning.
- I am blessed with wonderful friends and family. I am grateful.
- Peace begins with me. I have control of my own emotions.
- I am loved.
- I am honest in my life and work.
- I am grateful for the opportunities I have.
Affirmations are such a good way of instilling self-love into your daily routine. Starting the day knowing you are capable of tackling whatever the world has to through at you is a great way to kick-start that positive mindset.
Do you use self-affirmation and do you have a favourite or go-to phrase? Let me know in the comments!
I hope this helped!