Affirmations are a relatively new edition to my spiritual practice but have already proven to be fun and very helpful! Essentially an affirmation is a short sentence that you repeat over and over until you start truly believing it. They can motivate and inspire you depending on the affirmation you use, and through the power of the subconscious mind these short powerful sentences begin to affect our habits, behaviours and more! The fun comes from the creativity behind it, of course you can google "Affirmations for blah blah" but I find it really fun to come up with my own affirmations as they then feel more personal. I encourage you to come up with a few affirmations for yourself if this resonates with you, but if not or you would like a starting point, then I have decided to share three affirmations that I use throughout my day to help me in specific situations!
Sometimes we just need an extra boost of confidence and I find this affirmation helps me feel confident and to trust myself. I struggle a lot with confidence and self-belief so this one has been super helpful, especially in stressful situations!
This one is great for when I'm feeling sad, lonely and just generally poopy. Repeating this over and over makes my mind think about all the people in my life who support me with their love, which then makes me feel grateful for them and that I am able to reach out to them when I need to. It's not always a magic fix, but I find that it definitely helps!
As a very nervous and shy person I am also prone to becoming stressed easily. This affirmation allows me to almost "step out of myself" for a minute and just become mindful. Sometimes the stresses in life are really silly little things that seem bigger than what they are, this is great for looking at situations through another perspective.
So those are the three affirmations that I use the most throughout my day, I have a few more that I use but they're either creativity or spirituality related so I'll talk about them in another post! I hope these were even just a teeny bit helpful or even better, have inspired you to write your own affirmations!