Affirming your Affirmations

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We all love the feeling of having a lover whisper sweet nothings in our ears. Or the feeling of hearing a compliment from a friend or a family member. The feelings attached to hearing such kind words give us encouragement and emotional support. Sometimes life moves so fast and we don’t realize how important affirmations can be to our mental health. As much as we like hearing it from others, why wouldn’t you do the same for yourself?

Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. One affirmation a day can change the course of your day and as well as impact others. According to Psychology Today, being exposed to radio advertisements, TV advertisements, and billboards with key messaging could be considered an unconscious imbibing of affirmations, which if accepted by the subconscious, could influence decisions (positive or negative) towards the advertised product or service. This is a reason social media can cause depression and self shame especially in pre-teens if they are constantly surrounding themselves with unrealistic expectations. 

Take the time to affirm yourself and those around you. Affirmations are best done in the morning before you leave the house or at night as you wind down for bed. These thoughts set you up to have quiet time with yourself and remove the negative that can consume you. An affirmation does not only have to be an oral statement but it can be written as well. The benefit of this is that you will have a constant reminder of your affirmation even when you are not feeling your best. Written affirmations remind yourself that you are your biggest cheerleader. Love yourself, stay blessed and stay positive to see a massive improvement on the quality of your life.

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