Let’s Talk about Positive Affirmations

Affirmations are positive and present tense statements that a person declares to be true about themselves. They are used to create better habits and improve experiences.

By practicing affirmations, a person can change their behaviors, health, mood, and thinking patterns.

Benefits of Affirmations

-Decrease stress and worrying

-Increase physical activity

-Cope better with everyday challenges

-Increase hopefulness

-Build self-esteem & confidence

-Reduce depression

Here is a study that shows how positive affirmations can effect reward centers in the brain leading to objectively achieved behavior changes!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4814782/

When do I use affirmations?

You can use affirmations in any situation where you’d like to see a positive change take place in your life. This might include when you want to:

  • Before an important event to help raise your confidence
  • Lower difficult emotions like anger and anxiety
  • Increase your self-esteem
  • Find the motivation to work towards goals
  • Quit a habit that is negatively effecting your life

How to use affirmations

-Repeat them throughout the day using slow, relaxing breaths

-Write them down on post-its and leave around your home

-Try an affirmation app on your phone

Comment your favorite affirmation to use!

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