Do you struggle with feelings of confidence? Are you looking to increase your self-esteem?
Self-confidence is a feeling of trust in your own abilities and the belief that you have all that it takes to face challenges. Self-confidence is the faith you have in yourself and the future. Self-confidence gives increases awareness of strengths, creating a powerful sense of control in life. Self-confidence is knowing that you can positively influence any event happening in your life, and the believe that you can make the best out of every situation.
Self-esteem and self-worth speak to how you value yourself as an individual. Rather than comparing yourself to others, self-esteem and self-worth provide the focus on uniqueness and individuality, seeing your strengths, beauty, and capability.
Positive affirmations can work to alter limiting beliefs to mentally change your life. Beliefs become limiting when they are not serving you anymore and preventing you from doing something desirable. Limiting beliefs are thought patterns that play a role in your life, preventing you from doing things you want.
When practicing positive affirmations, a positive cycle will interrupt existing limiting believed and thought patterns. You will be more inclined to try new things, be more consistent in acting upon your goals, increase your self-esteem and self-confidence, and find encouragement when things get hard.
How to use positive affirmations?
Pick a few positive affirmations that resonate with you. You must be able to feel them and relate to them for them to work for you. If you don’t yet feel them or relate to them, but you want to work on bringing them into your life, add “I choose to believe” at the beginning of the affirmation.
Example: An I am confident affirmation does not resonate or feel true at the moment? Instead use, “I choose to believe I am confident”.
Use them when you need them. Many people find that verbalizing or reading affirmations help to minimize second-guessing or regret. Some people find it helpful to write affirmations on paper and leave them as reminders in common places (such as car, bathroom mirror, or refrigerator).
Use them in meditation or in journaling. Mentally repeat a sentence to yourself. Try to visualize it and feel the affirmation. Use the affirmation as a mantra to repeat throughout the day. Journaling about affirmations can include visualizing how your life would be if this affirmation was true. Combine the mental use of affirmations with journaling and meditation with acting as if they were true.
Positive Affirmation Examples:
I am confident and value myself
I am growing and learning every day
I believe in myself and my skills
I have the power to change the world
I can accomplish all that I set my mind to
I am confident in my abilities
I can obtain everything I need to succeed
I let go of limiting beliefs and choose to trust myself
My power is unlimited.
I know I can face every challenge with ease, there is nothing I cannot overcome
I am creating my dream life every single day
I show up every day and do my best
I believe in my abilities and express my true self with ease
All I need to succeed is within me
I am in full control of my life
I release negative self-talk and do not need validation from others
I am enough
I choose to trust the process
I grow with every challenge
I am consistent in my hard work