Whether you’re having a bad work week, it’s just another Monday, or it’s the day of a dreaded presentation, you can always do with some positive words of affirmation to put you in the right frame of mind.
But first, what are affirmations?
The dictionary defines an affirmation as:
The action or process of affirming something
Emotional support or encouragement
A positive affirmation is a positive phrase or sentence that is stated in the present tense. A positive affirmation not only speaks to your conscious mind but your subconscious mind also and because of this, positive affirmations can be used to reprogram or change your thinking over time. That is, if you say them on a regular basis.
If the idea of affirmations seems a little woo-woo to you, then it’s worth considering that there is science behind why they work, so even if you’re a skeptic, it’s worth giving it a go. Worst case scenario, nothing happens, but nothing ventured nothing gained.
With that in mind, here are the positive words of affirmation you need to say every day that will significantly impact how you feel and perform.
10 powerful, positive words of affirmation to say every day
1. I am in control of my life
First off, from the minute you get up, it’s important to remind yourself that you are in the driving seat, no matter what. Whatever’s going on for you at work or at home, you’re still in control. You control your actions, your responses, and your inactions.
Accepting full responsibility and accountability for your career and life is the first step to more happiness and success.
2. Today will be a great day
Just like you can decide to go for a workout in the morning or to give yourself the extra time in bed, you can also decide that you will have a good day. Now, this doesn’t mean to say that there won’t be challenges, or things sent to test you. But setting the intention for a good day will ultimately get you off to a much better start because when you do this, you’ll be priming your brain to look for good things.
3. I focus on what I want. Because you get what you focus on and what you focus on grows
To follow on from #3, if you’ve ever felt like the world was against you and everything kept going wrong, then there’s no coincidence. Your brain is like a heat-seeking missile and whatever you focus on is what it will search for and confirm. So if you start your day expecting everything to go wrong, that’s exactly what you’ll see. It’s unlikely that you’ll notice when anything does go right.
So, focus instead on the things you want and you’ll be likely to see more of it.
4. I can handle anything that comes my way
This is the real world after all and no matter what you do, sometimes, things won’t go according to plan. If that happens, remembering that you can handle it will keep you strong and resilient. After all, whatever doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger.
5. I have all the strength and confidence within me that I need to succeed
We often look outside ourselves for answers when in actual fact, we have everything we need inside. Think of how you feel when you’re on form, in flow, hitting things out of the park. In many ways, that’s likely when you see yourself most clearly because where else could that performance have come from if it wasn’t within you, to begin with? Why is it that all that confidence can be forgotten and our belief in ourselves can be so severely shaken?
Taking time every day to remember how much you’ve already achieved and the resources you have within you reminds you of what you’re truly capable of.
6. Everything in life happens for me
You can be a victim of your circumstances, waiting for things to change and feeling like things are happening to you, or you can make your own luck by embracing the idea that things in life happen for you.
Think about this for a minute. If things are happening for you, it means there’s something you can get out of any situation. When you think this way, you’ll find that you search for what’s good and beneficial instead of feeling powerless and hard done by.
7. The most essential thing is that I learn something
Things are going so great, in fact, things might be crashing down around your ears. When this happens, that’s when you need to focus on the learning.
Humans are built to avoid pain and we quickly learn from our mistakes. Most of us don’t learn much from the times when things run smoothly, we learn from the mistakes we make and from things not going the way we planned.
The most successful people are the ones who learn from their mistakes and turn their failures into opportunities.” – Zig Ziglar
“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow.” – Mary Tyler Moore
“Winners lose more than losers. They win and lose more than losers because they stay in the game.” – Terry Paulson
8. Nothing can stop me from achieving what I want
You’re in a positive frame of mind, you’re ready for anything, you’re prepared to make mistakes, and learn from them, and you know you are strong enough and confident enough to handle anything! Girl, you are unstoppable!
9. I am awesome
There’s nothing wrong with a little self-love, or a LOT in fact.
10. I’m making today count
These final positive words of affirmation are about remembering that life is finite. No matter what the day brings your way, whatever happens, the most important thing is to make sure you do something every single day that will move you towards the things you want, help you grow or develop in some way or make a difference in someone else life. It’s all about making every single day count, by doing something, however big or small.
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