Positive Affirmations

The tools below are designed to help you create positive affirmations that are tailored to your struggles and doubts about yourself. Also, find some ready-made affirmations for your inspiration!

Thoughts Become Things.

If you believe the phrase "you are what you think", then life truly stems from your thoughts.

Positive Affirmations are positive, present-focused statements that we repeat to ourselves in order to change negative thought patterns in our minds. They help to combat self-doubt and self-criticism to help us build self-confidence.

This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to speak to ourselves in a way which works towards our benefit and cultivates our highest good. Affirmations help us create a self-fulfilling prophecy in which we move closer to our aspirational selves by challenging our self-defeating, negative thoughts.

A good rule of thumb is to repeat these affirmations 3-5 times to yourself at least twice per day, every day. Eventually these statements become as second nature as any self-critical thoughts have become.

9 P's for Affirmation Creation

When creating positive affirmations,
keep in mind that they should be:

 PRESENT  Set in the present tense
 POSITIVE  No negative words
 PERSONAL  Tailored to you
 PRECISE  Detailed and specific
 POWERFUL  Empowering words
 PUNCHY  Short and concise
 PLAUSIBLE  Realistic statements
 PRIVATE  Can keep to yourself daily
 PERSISTENT  Use even if not true yet

Adapted from Works by Che Garman

Affirmations do indeed strengthen us by helping us believe in the potential of an action we desire to manifest. When we verbally affirm our dreams and ambitions, we are instantly empowered with a deep sense of reassurance that our wishful words will become reality.

Dr. Carmen Harra

Below are some examples of Positive Affirmations