Why You Should Use Affirmations [Inspiration/blog]

Why You Should Use Affirmations [Inspiration/blog]

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Affirmations are phrases/sentences that people recite aloud or internally that state the truth of something.  It’s positive talk.  And it’s really big in terms of how we speak to ourselves and what we are claiming as truth in our own lives.  I’m sure you’ve heard them before in different areas, especially as it relates to psychology, spirituality, personal development and so on.  I think they can be very helpful in reciting the truth of who you are and in changing negative talk into positive talk.

Affirmations remind me of one biblical scripture that has always stuck with me – “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” – Proverbs 18:21 (NRSV)

Our words matter.  Especially as it relates to how we think and speak about ourselves.

Speaking positive is a must! There is power is our words!

There are many ways to create affirmations, such as thinking of attributes of yourself and putting a positive spin on them, using the Bible or other religious text, and even relating them to a goal that you have for yourself.  But they are positive “I” statements.  Here are instructions on Wikihow to walk you through the process of creating and using affirmations.

In case you want examples or to refer to ones already created, here is a site, that our guest writer Tamika sent to me, that lists 100 affirmations on various topics such as:

When you feel insignificant
(example: I may be one in 7 billion but I am also one in 7 billion!)
When you feel hopeless and at the end of your rope
(example: I kindly ask for help and guidance if I cannot see a better way.)
When you feel you are not good enough no matter how hard you try
(example: I am more than good enough and I get better every day.)

Check out the attached links!  You might create some or find some affirmations that, when practiced often, can change how you perceive yourself and your situation.

And as always, we want to hear from you!  Do you use affirmations?  Are they helpful?