There are so many studies that show the benefits of using affirmations. I remember when I was in college, many years ago, I had a poster that said, "I can". I saw this every day and whether I said it out loud or not it was that subliminal message always in my brain. I bought it because my first year of college was very difficult and I wanted to succeed and get my degree. Well, I did. I had to do more than read that poster, but I know it helped along the way. As do many other types of positive affirmations.
Positive affirmations are straight forward statements used to accomplish goals, overcome negative thoughts, and boost self-confidence.
You may be wondering how to get started. Think of the areas you want to improve or struggle with. For example, if you want to read more. Your statement would be "I read 30 minutes every day" or "I'm an avid reader". It is suggested to have a daily consistent time to read these affirmations. I read mine every morning while having my coffee. Always write as if it is done. These statements are in the present tense of what you want to become, you want to have, or you want to do. They are as the name suggests, they are affirmative.
My husband recently had a big exam to take. Prior to the exam, he recorded himself saying many positive statements about taking exams. For example, "I love taking exams". "I have studied properly, and I'm fully prepared to pass" "I pass exams". He listened to this recording over and over. He also had written notes on his desk with similar statements to read and see every day.
Guess what, he passed.
So, give it a try. If "I Can, You Can" This is a practice that we can all do and benefit from. Gather your thoughts and write a few positive affirmations for yourself. I would love to hear from you if this is a practice you use and how it has helped you. Shoot us a message on IG or FB.