August 23, 2023

Power of Positive Affirmations

By Natasha Beals
Identity Development
Mental Health & Wellbeing

I love positive affirmations! Positive affirmations can grow your mindset and help you achieve your goals. So what is a positive affirmation? They are concise and affirmative statements that express positive beliefs about oneself or desired outcomes. By repeatedly reciting these affirmations, you can reprogram your subconscious mind, replacing negative or limiting beliefs with empowering ones, leading to a positive change in your thought patterns. I am a huge believer in the power of positive affirmations and their many benefits for a person’s mental health.

The Power of Positive Affirmations

There is power in the use of positive affirmations. Below is a list of how positive affirmations work and how they can help:

Reprogramming the subconscious mind:

Positive affirmations work by reprogramming the subconscious mind, which is responsible for shaping a person’s beliefs and attitudes. By repeatedly reciting affirmations, you are helping to replace the negative or limiting beliefs with more positive and empowering ones. This can lead to an overall change in the thought pattern.

Building self-confidence:

Positive affirmations can help boost self-confidence and self-esteem. By affirming positive qualities and capabilities, a person can reinforce a positive self-image and develop a belief in their abilities. Affirmations can help people overcome self-doubt and create a more positive outlook on themselves and their potential.

Focusing on the positive:

Negative thought patterns often revolve around dwelling on past mistakes, worrying about the future, or fixating on perceived flaws or limitations. Positive affirmations help people redirect their attention to the present moment and encourage them to focus on the positive aspects of their lives.

Enhancing motivation and goal achievement:

Affirmations are powerful motivators and reminders of a person’s goals and aspirations. By aligning thoughts and beliefs with desired outcomes, a person can create a positive and supportive mindset that fuels their motivation and drive. This can help increase their chances of taking action toward achieving their goals.

If you want to make the most of your affirmations, it is important to keep the below tips in mind:

  1. Be specific and use the present tense in your affirmations.
    • Phrase your affirmations as if they are already true.
  2. Repeat the affirmations consistently.
    • Regularly repeat your affirmations. Repetition is the key to reinforcing new thought patterns and beliefs.
  3. You must believe in the affirmations.
    • It is essential to genuinely believe in the affirmations that you are using.
  4. Combine your affirmations with action.
    • Affirmations work best when you combine them with action. It is essential to take steps toward your goals.

Examples of Positive Affirmations and How to Use Them

  • Here are a few examples of positive affirmations and some ways a person can use them to help with their mental health:
  • “I am capable of achieving great things.”
  • “I am confident and believe in my abilities.”
  • “I am worthy of love and respect.”
  • “I am grateful for all of the blessings in my life.”
  • “I am deserving of happiness and success.”
  • “I am strong, resilient, and can overcome any obstacle.”
  • “I have the power to create positive change in my life.”

These are just a few examples of positive affirmations. You can tailor your positive affirmations to specific areas of your life, such as relationships, health, career, or personal development. Positive affirmations can be posted around your home using post-its on mirrors and walls. You can also post them as screensavers on your computer or a mobile device. Writing affirmations in a personal journal can also be very beneficial.

Writing affirmations can be a struggle, but we are here to help you create those positive affirmations. If you would like to experience the power of positive affirmations, please contact one of our therapists. Let’s work together towards a more positive mindset. 

Written By

Natasha Beals

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