Positive affirmations are incredibly powerful! We can use them to encourage ourselves and build ourselves up.
When you catch your reflection in the mirror, is the first thing you think something negative? Or when you make a small mistake, do you mentally chastise yourself for it?
By creating time for daily positive affirmations, you can take a step towards building self-confidence and knowing your worth.
Why are Affirmations so Powerful?
What we believe shapes our actions and our actions shape our reality. It’s incredibly important to watch your thoughts and guide them to where you want them to be.
Saying positive affirmations about what we believe is a great first step in encouraging yourself to make the choices you want to make!
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”― Roy T. Bennett
Affirmations That Feel Right to You
In order to affirmations to be really effective, they need to make sense to your mind.
So, if an affirmation like “I am patient” doesn’t feel true to you, try saying “I am becoming patient”.
Try it with the affirmations below – when you say them, if something feels off add words like “becoming” or “learning to be”.
Positive Affirmations for a Month
Imagine how you’d feel after saying something positive to yourself each day, for a whole month. I think the power of that would likely make you feel like a whole new person!
Here are 31 positive affirmations. Choose a time each day to say one of them to yourself. We recommend first thing in the morning when you’re looking in the bathroom mirror.
- I am on my way
- I am better than I used to be
- Today is another chance
- I will be kind today
- I will believe in myself today
- Today will be a great day
- I am worthy of love
- I am thankful for my body
- I am even more confident today
- I am very talented
- I am creative
- I am grateful for this day
- My body is one of a kind
- I have the power to do the things I need to
- I am unstoppable today
- I am focused
- I am enough
- The possibilities are endless
- I choose to be happy today
- I am brave
- I am resourceful
- I will be bold today
- I am going to make myself proud
- I can trust my body
- I am dependable
- I am grateful for all that I have
- I am generous
- I am totally capable
- I am proud of myself
- I am smart
- I am a masterpiece
How to Create Your Own Affirmations
“I am” statements are incredibly powerful. We tend to believe what is after I am statements.
You can either believe “I am silly, I am stupid, I am always screwing up” or you can train your mind to believe “I am trying, I am on my way, I am working to be the best I can be, I am proud of myself, etc”.
Create your own mantras, by making some “I am” statements for yourself. Try out a few others, like “I will…” and “Today is…”