Positive thinking is its very own field of mindfulness.
It’s a simple but powerful coping strategy that can help diffuse tension and alter our mindset during times of stress, anxiety and self-doubt, by focusing our thoughts on the life beyond this temporary struggle.
Reciting positive statements during stressful situations can help but affirming yourself every day is a better habit to get into since they tend to have more impact when used regularly.
It’s also a great way to ensure you’re practising self-care every day.
Set aside sometime during the morning ahead of your day to centre your thoughts, reclaim your inner peace and come back into balance.
As the studies above suggest, positive affirmations can help us to respond in a less defensive and resistant way when we’re presented with threats.
But more generally, an adaptive, broad sense of self makes us more resilient to difficulties when they arise. Whether it’s social pressures, health information that makes us feel uncomfortable, or feelings of exclusion, a broader self-concept can be an extremely helpful thing to have.
What are positive affirmations?
So, for those of you who have never heard of positive affirmations, let me help you out.
Positive affirmations are basically statements that you can write, read or say out loud, that help you to overcome negative and limiting thoughts and have a more positive outlook on life.
So, with the use of the right affirmations and a little bit of practice, we’re all capable of reducing our negative thoughts and moments of self loathing, and can start to cultivate a more optimistic, confident and resilient mindset instead.
Can They Help with Anxiety and Depression?
Positive affirmations are not designed to be cures for anxiety or depression, nor are they a substitute for clinical treatment of those conditions. But that’s not to say that they won’t help.
You’ve probably heard about anxiety many times, but what does it actually mean to experience it? Check HERE about this topic.
The idea of affirmations as a means of introducing new and adaptive cognitive processes is very much the underlying premise of cognitive restructuring. This is supported by a study of cancer patients that suggests that spontaneous self-affirmation had a significantly positive correlation to feelings of hopefulness (Taber et al., 2016).
Daily Affirmations For Success
- I can celebrate the small wins whilst keeping my eyes on the end goal.
- Sometime I will have bad days but just like the rain the sun will come out again.
- I am working towards the best version of myself.
- I have everything I need to succeed in life.
- I am doing my best.
Positive Affirmations For Happiness
- Today will be a good day.
- I have a lot to be grateful for.
- I have people that love me.
- I am safe and all is well.
- I deeply love and accept myself.
- I forgive myself.
Examples Of Positive Affirmations For Healing
- I will get through this.
- I am lovable.
- I am ok.
- I am safe.
- I will heal from this.
- I am strong.
- There is benefit and an opportunity in every experience I have.
- I am a better person due to the challenges I’ve faced.
Self Affirmations For Women
- I am proud of who I am becoming.
- I truly love myself completely.
- I am powerful and fearless.
- I’m positive and I attract positivity.
- I am proud of my decisions.
- I am wise and humble.
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