What if I told you that you could use the power of positive affirmations to strengthen your self-confidence?
I recently learned that people have 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those tens of thousands of thoughts, 80% of them are negative!
I also read that 97% of women have a negative thought about their body image every day!
What are affirmations? Affirmations are positive statements that you repeat over and over to yourself with the goal of changing some aspect of your life or yourself.
Do Positive Affirmations Really Work?
Yes. However, they must feel true to you, ultimately.
There are some people who believe that positive affirmations do not work for them, and it is likely because they choose affirmations that are not true to them or right for them.
What Are the Benefits of Positive Affirmations?
Affirmations help you in a number of ways.
Above all, they help to change your negative thought patterns into more postive ones.
When you feel more positive about yourself, it boosts your self-confidence.
You are influencing your subconscious mind to form new beliefs. For example, if you are struggling with loving your body, having some positive body affirmations are helpful.
Positive affirmations focus you on a goal. When you focus on this goal, you are more likely to achieve it than if you didn’t. You can’t get there unless you know where you’re going, right?
They also give you the motivation to act. When you take action towards a goal, the momentum builds and makes you more likely to continue to take action until you reach your goal.
Why Are Affirmations so Powerful?
Using affirmations works so well because you can basically program your mind into believing what you say over and over.
I mean think about it. Those negative thoughts you go over repeatedly all day eventually stick and you start believing them.
By replacing these negative thoughts with positive ones, you accomplish the same end result–believing your thoughts. However, in this case, the thoughts were the positive affirmations you are repeating over and over again.
How Long Do Positive Affirmations Take to Work?
As is the case with everything, you must practice repeating the affirmations consistently.
It will take several weeks to experience a noticeable difference – I have ready anywhere from 3 weeks to 1 month, but that it takes several more months for a permanent effect.
How Many Affirmations Should I Say in a Day?
You should say your affirmations, either silently or out loud, for 5 minutes and at least 3 times a day. I love these cute little affirmation cards from Amazon. They’re humorous and don’t feel all new age-y (there are also ones for relationships, family, work, and creativity).
The number you choose is really up to you. However many you feel is appropriate for you to go through in 5 minutes, or the ones that resonate the most with you are the ones you should concentrate on. What is important is that you are practicing self-love regularly.
As you move through your journey to more self-confidence, you may even adjust to using other positive affirmations. Or, you can use other affirmations applicable to another area of your life you want to change.
89 Positive Affirmations for Better Self-Confidence
- I love my body and I love myself.
- My opinion of myself is the only one that counts.
- I feed my body healthy nourishing food and give it healthy nourishing exercise because it deserves to be taken care of.
- My brain is my sexiest body part.
- My life is what I make of it. I have all the power.
- My body is a vessel for my awesomeness.
- I eat a variety of foods for my health, wellness, and enjoyment.
- My body is love. My body accepts love. My body gives love.
- I know the answers and solutions. I listen to myself and trust my inner judgment.
- It’s not about working on myself; it’s about being okay with who I already am.
- Body, if you can love me for who I am, I promise to love you for who you are.
- I deserve to be treated with love and respect.
- My body can do awesome things.
- My body is a gift. I treat it with love and respect.
- I am going to take care of my body to the best of my ability and get out of my head and into the world.
- A goal weight is an arbitrary number; how I feel is what’s important.
- As long as I am good, kind, and hold myself with integrity, it doesn’t matter what other people think of me.
- I trust the wisdom of my body.
- My body is beautiful for what it can do.
- I enjoy feeling good. I deserve to feel good.
- Being skinny or fat is not my identity. I am identified by who I am on the inside, a loving, wonderful person.
- My opinion of myself is the only one that counts, My very existence makes the world a better place.
- I use my energy to pay attention to myself, my inner wisdom, my virtues, my path, and my journey.
- My well-being is the most important thing to me. I am responsible for taking care of me.
- I eat for energy and nourishment.
- My needs are just as important as anyone else’s.
- Thighs, thank you for carrying me to where I want to go.
- Belly, thank you for helping me digest.
- Skin, thank you for protecting me.
- Other people don’t dictate my choices for me, I know what’s best for myself.
- I feed my body life affirming foods so I am healthy and vital.
- Taking care of myself feels good.
- I choose to do and say kind things for and about myself.
- My body deserves love and respect.
- I love my body as it is today.
- My mind is clear and open.
- My face radiates beautiful kindness.
- I am powerful and capable.
- My head is held high and proud.
- My eyes reflect the beauty of the world around me.
- I love my body because it’s the house of a goddess.
- My shoulders are strong and stable.
- My arms are open to giving and receiving love.
- I love my body because it’s mine.
- My hands are capable and skilled.
- My heart is courageous and loving.
- The roundness of my belly connects me to our Mother Earth.
- My hips are free and fearless.
- My legs support and carry me through my life.
- Today, I honor my body.
- My feet are always moving me forward towards my goals.
- I respect the wisdom of my body.
- My body belongs to me. I love and respect myself, exactly as I am.
- I take care of me so that those I love will have me forever.
- My body tells my story.
- I take care of my body and my body takes care of me.
- My body is my home.
- I see myself with loving eyes, and I love everything I see.
- I love my body. My partner loves my body.
- I am comfortable and confident in my own skin.
- My body is wise and my intuition is strong.
- I love my body because nobody else can tell me how to feel.
- I love my body because it’s my best friend.
- My body has overcome many physical feats and shows its beauty.
- My body is my constant companion and works hard to accomplish what I want and need.
- I am grateful for this body! It allows me to experience the world around me and gives me sensation beyond measure.
- My body is not for others’ approval or satisfaction, but for myself, to make me happy.
- I love myself, and I treat myself with respect.
- My body is a temple for me to decorate as I please, and I’m the only one that has to accept my body.
- I am allowed to feel all emotions ranging from love and lust to anger and hurt.
- My large feet keep me planted firmly on the ground. My thick thighs provide plenty of lap space to sit on. My soft arms create a cushiony pillow for small heads.
- I am always the perfect age.
- My body is a miracle.
- My body knows how to grieve because my body knows how to have hope.
- I love and respect myself.
- My body is me, and I am exactly as I should be.
- My body is spectacular.
- My body is strong and capable.
- I am perfect and complete just the way I am.
- My body is a gift and I cherish its abilities, great and small.
- My body and spirit are a perfect team and are always working together.
- I feel healthy as I give my body the food, rest, and activity it needs.
- My body is supportive of who I am becoming.
- I am in tune with my body and I respond to its healthy desires.
- My body thanks me for my healthy choices.
- The health of my body is my joyful responsibility
- My body is a testament to the life I have lived.
- I listen only to my own inner wisdom and let it guide my every thought and action.
- My body is perfect for who I am today and will support me in my life’s journey.
Speak More Self-Confidence into Reality
I have been able to personally use positive affirmations to make an impact in many areas of my life, and I use them to this day.
You can, too. By starting with conscious actions, you can soon reprogram your unconscious mind to stop negative self-speak and give you the confidence you crave!
What is your favorite positive affirmation or the one that resonates with you the most?
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