Daily affirmations are an important way to keep ourselves on track when it comes to achieving optimal emotional health. By saying something that is affirming to ourselves, we replace old patterns of thought that may be limiting us. Daily affirmations increase our confidence and allow us to stay focused on our value.
Typically, affirmations are more effective when they are concise and they begin with the words “I am.” We can create our own affirmations based on specific goals, or use more generalized ones that simply affirm our value. The idea is to say these daily in a planned matter – first thing in the morning, sticky note them on your mirror, journaling them at night. They can also become part of your distraction techniques when dealing with a difficult situation or emotion.
Three that tend to be a good place to start, focus simply on self-love:
- I am worthy of love.
- I am worthy of respect.
- I am important too.
By incorporating affirmations in our day, we set our minds to a clearer, more positive path.