Well, first of all, what is an affirmation? An affirmation is an act of affirming something. In other words, these are positive phrases you repeat to yourself and over time you will see a good change but it might not be that easy… But the good news is, it is worth it!
This is one of the examples of positive affirmations.
IF THIS HELPS…
I am about to share a little something that might help you understand the importance of repeating affirmations to yourself every day. You see, I have been in a terrible situation before where I didn’t even know what self-love was. I am still learning but I can put my hand on my heart and say that journey to self-love is not easy but worth it. I recently started doing this as well where I would say an affirmation over and over again to myself when negative thoughts took over my mind. I must confess that at some point, the thoughts in your subconscious mind will interfere and you will get distracted by a deeply held negative belief about yourself or anything else. To fight your inner demons is an inner struggle that requires a lot of strength and consistent work. The good news is you can do this even on the days where your belief in yourself is a little lower than usual.
NOW, here’s the thing…
Repeating affirmations is a step toward change, not the change itself. With that in mind, know that its advantages depend on how you use them. Affirmations help break your old patterns and belief. So, your goal might be to replace an old unhealthy pattern like self-sabotaging and to help accomplish that goal affirmations work as a tool like many other alternatives. You see the change is not the affirmation, it is a tool to help you shift your mindset. Create a specific affirmation to better target your goals. This journey toward self-improvement takes a lot of time hence you need to affirm yourself daily. Be patient and while you’re at it, be gentle with yourself. Not easy but keep going. Keep trying to become the best version of yourself. Safe in the knowledge that your efforts will pay off.
If you are reading this right now, I wish you a lot of happiness and good health!