Using positive affirmations is a powerful way to change negative thought patterns into positive ones. Once you start thinking better thoughts about yourself and your life, you can start to see a drastic improvement in your mood.
As an aspiring medical professional with a passion for helping others, Ryder Cambron is also the creator of the Choose Happiness blog. Today she shares the different ways you can use positive affirmations.
The key to using affirmations successfully is repetition, so the more instances you find to use them, the more you will believe them.
- Turn a negative thought into a positive thought. For example, if you are feeling self-conscious, create an affirmation that says “I am confident and beautiful”.
- Write down your affirmations in a journal so you can look back on them and say them out loud when you need to. Always write and say them in the present tense by using “I am…” statements.
- Say affirmations to yourself at the beginning of the day or before an important event.
- Write them on sticky notes and put them somewhere you will see them every day, such as on your fridge or your desk area.
- If you have a big mirror, get a dry-erase market and write a couple of affirmations for you to read as you are getting ready in the morning.
- If you use your phone as an alarm clock, change the title of the alarm to an affirmation so you see it as you wake up.
- Use affirmations as the background or lock screen on your phone or computer.