Wouldn’t it be nice to say that you want something in life and have it happen? You might not realize it, but speaking words of affirmation loudly can change your thinking. Since the way you think directly impacts how you react to events that take place in your life, a positive affirmation can change your reactions and perspectives. It can seem like your entire life has changed once you can positively frame occurrences. To combat those not-so-great feelings, we curated a healthy list of positive affirmations to bookmark, screenshot, or write down so you can always come back to remind yourself just how awesome you are. Pick one and write it in your planner, keep a running list on your phone to look at it in times of need, or repeat the ones that resonate most with you over and over.
- “Today is filled with possibility.”
Any day can be different than the ones before. If you feel that you’ve been stuck in a rut and are bored or frustrated by doing the same things day after day, take heart. You can turn things around by the things you say. When you believe and affirm that today is a new day brimming with potential, you will begin to make the changes you need to, one day at a time.
- “I love myself the way I am.”
Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. It’s important to embrace all of your traits, positive and negative if you want to truly love yourself. Are there traits that you’d like to improve upon? Of course! But today, you are exactly the way you need to be. You shouldn’t withhold self-love until when you are perfect because that day will never come. Instead, use positive affirmation to love yourself where you are and take measures to care for your body and your mind the way you’d care for someone else’s. be kind to yourself and good things will follow.
- “I have the power to create the life I desire”
Many times, people assume that they are victims of circumstance. While it’s true that circumstances can create very difficult situations, taking control of the direction of your life can be very affirming and give you the confidence you need to achieve your goals. Say it out loud and you will begin to believe that you do have the power to create the life you desire.
- “My life is filled with purpose”
In the day-in, day-out tasks of daily living, it can be easy to lose sight of your life purpose. Seek out opportunities every day that help you fulfill your sense of purpose. Some days, this will be a small opportunity. Reminding yourself daily that your life is filled with a purpose makes you notice and reach for those opportunities.
- “I am grateful.”
Gratitude carries a host of benefits, both mental and physical. Grateful people can experience reduced blood pressure, less anxiety, and reduced depression symptoms. When you say this affirmation include what you are grateful for. Doing this daily, particularly if you also write it down, can help you adopt a more thankful attitude all around.
Take a few minutes at the start of every day to say a few of these life-changing positive affirmations that are meaningful to you.