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Benefits of Affirmations

Often our loved ones point out the strengths they see in us, but how often do we acknowledge our own strengths? One effective way to recognize and believe in our strengths is by creating and repeating affirmations to ourselves.

affirmations written on a post-it note

Affirmations are positive statements you repeat to yourself to boost your mood and confidence. This practice helps reinforce our self-belief and encourages a positive self-image. Although it may feel silly at first - making affirmations a daily habit can help you create a happier, motivated, and more optimistic mindset. After all, our thoughts can influence our emotions and behaviors.

How to Practice Affirmations

Here are some tips to get started with affirmations:

  1. Choose Positive, Present-Tense Statements Focus on what you want to achieve or how you want to feel. For example, “I am confident and capable” or “I am deserving of love and happiness.”

  2. Be Consistent Repeat your affirmations daily, preferably in the morning and/or before bed. Consistency is key to rewiring your brain and creating lasting change.

  3. Believe in Your Affirmations It’s important to believe in the statements you’re repeating. If you’re struggling to believe them, start with smaller, more achievable affirmations and build from there.

  4. Use Visual and Auditory Cues Write your affirmations on sticky notes and place them where you’ll see them often, like on your mirror or computer.

  5. Practice Mindfulness Pair your affirmations with mindfulness or meditation. This can enhance their effectiveness by creating a calm and focused state of mind.


Affirmations are a simple yet powerful tool for transforming your mindset and improving your overall well-being. By consistently reinforcing positive beliefs about yourself and your life, you can create a more positive, resilient, and motivated version of yourself. Start incorporating affirmations into your daily routine and experience the profound impact they can have on your mental health and happiness. Embrace the power of affirmations, and watch as they help you build a brighter, more fulfilling life.

You are capable. You are strong. You are worthy.


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