When we say affirmations first thing in the morning, it is a great way to start the day with a positive mindset.
You can say affirmations to yourself while looking in the mirror, while sitting for meditation, while going on a walk, or you can write them down in your journal.
In addition, you can write affirmation cards to keep on your desk the way that I do, or you can have pictures around your house with affirmations, so that you will see them throughout the day.
Pinterest is a great place to find affirmations too, and find some beautiful motivation that you can refer back to frequently. If you pin your affirmations, you can refer to your board regularly too when you need a boost.
When you use Pinterest for your affirmations, they are beautiful and aesthetically pleasing to look at as well, which can have a calming effect if you are feeling stressed.
Affirmations are great for combatting stress in your daily life.
Here are some tips from Very Well Mind on using affirmations:
You may find it helpful to learn positive affirmations ahead of time so you're prepared when triggering situations occur. Consider the following options for common scenarios.
When faced with a situation that generates fear, such as traveling or meeting new people, try repeating positive affirmations that acknowledge your negative thoughts or emotions and let them go:
Anxiety isn't dangerous. I'm just uncomfortable. I'll make it through this.
The picture in my head isn't healthy. That's just me being negative.
I feel anxious, but so what? I know what that feels like and I'll get through it.
I'm going to focus on things I love to get me through this.
I will be OK.
These are some other examples of how you can write your own affirmations. If there is something specific that is bothering you, then you can write an affirmation to contradict your negative, limiting belief.
For example, if you think you are a bad person, you can say to yourself, "I am a good person."
That will help you internalize a new message that is the opposite of the negative things that you are thinking during the day.
For some affirmations you can say on a daily basis to think more positively, check out my daily blog posts:
If you love affirmations as much as I do, you can also get my Weekly Affirmations Calendar for your desk.