“One of the risks of being quiet is that other people can fill your silence with their own interpretation: You’re bored. You’re depressed. You’re shy. You’re stuck up. You’re judgmental. When others can’t read us, they write their own story—not always one we choose or that’s true to who we are.”
— Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way (via womenlikeher)
Anything you say or think to yourself is an affirmation of some kind, for good or for ill.
Negative thinking is insidious, contagious, and often dangerous. It can make us sick, sad, fearful, fill us with self doubt, stunt our growth, slow our progress, and prevents us from being the incredible best versions of ourselves. We all develop unconscious habits that empower negativity at some point in our lives. Often starting in childhood. What we are told by our parents, peers, teachers, the media, and the bad things we tell ourselves about ourselves, can stay with us for a lifetime.
The use of positive affirmations helps the subconscious mind to reprogram through repeated personal, positive, and present tense statements can override the negative beliefs and negative thoughts that are already there. The repetition of these affirmations and connecting it to our physical reality brings about a new attitude, while creating new pathways for the subconscious mind. This also helps the subconscious mind start to act in those ways. For example, the repetition of "I choose happiness at all times" can change your mindset about anger or sadness.
I advise to use them first thing in the morning and it can be into a mirror, to yourself, or out loud. Focus on picturing what your affirmation feels like.
Below are a few that you can incorporate into your daily thoughts. Use them as a tool for self-improvement. In the meantime, I believe in you.
▪I am worthy of unconditional love.
▪I am driven and will accomplish great things.
▪I am capable of overcoming whatever obstacles this day presents.
▪My past is not a reflection of my future.
▪Negative thoughts have no power over me.
▪I can avoid anything that does not improve my life.
▪No one else has the power to take my joy.
▪I love myself, I am enough.
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