Positive affirmations are a set of positive statements we make for ourselves. We usually tend to speak in a negative tone when we have an internal dialog. We curse, we crib and complain ourselves for taking wrong decisions, doing what we did and develop self-hatred many times.
Research shows that affirmations are a powerful way to improve your mindset and increase your feeling of self-worth. Your thoughts play a big part and it is very important to find ways to enhance them. It could be a lot easier to affirm others than it is to ourselves, but we need to remember to encourage ourselves daily.
Self-discovery exercise for Day 11-Positive Affirmations
A few months back, I had written a blog post sharing 25 positive affirmations for anxiety, to relax our anxious minds. This task is an extension of that blog. And the only difference is, I am not going to share any affirmation for you, rather you have to figure it out for yourself based on the negative statements you keep on making against yourself
So before you sit to write down 5 positive affirmations, think of 5 things you repeatedly tell yourself when things fall apart or you goof up. It could be something similar to, you are worthless, you are good for nothing, etc.
And your mind starts to believe these statements when told repeadelty. Now, I want you to replace these negaitive statements with the positive ones and whenever you feed yourself with these negative stuffs, you have mindfully replace them with the new positive affirmations you have set for yourself.
EASY? Yes, it is very easy. And you know what you will discover with this exercise? That all the things you have been telling to yourself was a big big LIE. You will discover, you are worthy, you are enough, you are beautiful, you are deserving, you are capable, you are loved and so much more.
So when I told you that I am not going to tell you your positive affirmations, that is because, if I will tell you, you will never be able to discover the exact pain point you have been pushing for so long. Identify that point and give it a little shift. Only you can do it.
See you tomorrow.
Priyanka Nair is the author of 26 Days 26 Ways for a Happier you and Ardhaviram. An NLP practitioner and Founder of Sanity Daily, helping you prioritize your mental health. Let’s build a happy community.