Have you ever pasted up a big sign on your bathroom mirror that says something like, “You are beautiful!” to try to improve your mood and self-esteem?
According to Success Consciousness by Remez Sasson, affirmations are “positive statements that describe a desired situation, which are often repeated, until they get impressed on the subconscious mind. This process pushes the subconscious mind to take action and to strive to make the positive statement come true.” Positive affirmations do not alone make a situation, state of mind, or future outcome positive - they allow your subconscious to accept thoughts that allow you to attract corresponding events and situations into your life.
Affirmations are declarations or statements. You are positively making a personal announcement. Your subconscious mind will accept and believe what you preach internally. If you are making negative affirmations, i.e. “I cannot do this,” “I am a failure,” “I am alone,” your subconscious will attract negative energy into your life. By declaring what you want to be true and real in your life, you can mentally and emotionally see and feel it as true.
Every affirmation we think or say is a reflection of our inner truth or beliefs. It is so important to fill your mind with positive and constructive thoughts in order to reinforce your internal wants and needs. Focusing on the negative only allows self-doubt and disapproval to penetrate your energy and become negative. You can influence your mind and transform your attitude, behavior, reactions, and even possibility external situations by using positive affirmations. Using the present tense, your mind will dedicate internal energy towards making your wants happen and continue to happen.
Try these positive affirmations:
I love and accept myself exactly as how I am.
I am healthy, I am happy, I am loved.
I see endless possibilities in my life.
I am never alone.
I am confident and empowered.
I believe in myself and my abilities.
Yes, I can!