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Positive self-talk is important to maintaining good mental health and building self-esteem. Research shows that self-affirmation reduces cortisol levels by25% on average, indicating lower stress. Giving yourself daily words of affirmation can help boost your mood and motivate you to achieve your goals. You must develop an intentional daily affirmation practice to cultivate feelings of empowerment and optimism. Here’s how you can do that.
Creating Customized Affirmations for Yourself
Start by carefully considering your goals, values, and strengths when crafting affirmations. Create a list of positive statements about yourself that highlight your strengths and accomplishments. Focus on attributes within your control, such as your work ethic, kindness, intelligence, or perseverance.
This is because studies found specifically affirming abilities increased performance on cognitive tasks by 15%.. Phrases like “I am capable of achieving my goals” or “I handled that difficult situation well” highlight attributes within your control rather than superficial qualities. Avoid vague statements and superficial qualities like appearance or popularity and instead emphasize concrete skills or traits important to your purpose.
Implementing Affirmations for Greater Impact
Incorporate your affirmations into your daily routine. You can write them down first thing in the morning or last thing at night. Reciting them aloud in front of a mirror or recording them on your phone to listen to periodically, can make the affirmations more impactful. Be sure to believe what you say – self-affirmations only work if you internalize the positive messages.
Why Being Consistent with Affirmations is the Key?
Sticking with self-affirmation takes practice but gets easier over time. Remember that negative self-talk is rarely accurate or helpful on difficult days. Redirect those thoughts by recalling your list of affirmations. Regular positive self-talk can boost confidence and resilience, enabling you to achieve goals and handle life’s challenges in a healthy manner. With consistency, self-affirmation becomes a powerful tool for cultivating self-esteem and well-being.
If you need help with consistency, consider purchasing a consultation with The BariGirls to give you the support and guidance to get you back on track. Go to the “Shop” tab on barigirls.com to purchase your consultation.