What Are Affirmations & How To Use Them

What Are Affirmations?

Affirmations are positive statements, that can assist in overcoming negative thoughts and feelings. Affirmations are powerful statements, that when used correctly can drastically improve your thought patterns and emotions.

Using affirmation helps to train your brain to be more positive and optimistic. The benefits of this stretch into daily life, as well as health, relationships, success and career.

The Power Of Positive Thinking

Although you may be doubtful on the power of positive thoughts, a study found that women who were optimistic had a significantly reduced risk of dying from several major causes of death (including cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and infection) over an eight-year period, compared with women who were less optimistic. The study appears online today in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

The snowball affects on having improved self-talk and inner thoughts can help improve all areas of your life. For example, a study found that life satisfaction was consistently related to self-esteem and optimism in multimethod assessments in which one characteristic was measured by self-report and the other was reported by informants. 

How To Use Affirmations 

There are many benefits to using affirmations, some include;

  • Improving self talk & self-esteem
  • Becoming more positive
  • Improve confidence
  • Improved health
  • Control your negative thoughts and feelings

To use affirmations effectively, begin by identifying any areas in your life you would like to feel more confident, happy or overall more positive about. From this, you can decide on the types of affirmations you would like to focus on.

A great way to use affirmations is repeating these statements, both aloud and in your head. 

So, you may be wondering how you get in the habit of using affirmations. A great way to do this is using tools, such as journalling, visualising and reminders, such as mirror affirmation stickers.


Examples of Positive Affirmations:


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