Affirmations, positive instructions or personal mottos are some of the most powerful things you can use. Affirmations really work. Even if you do not totally believe in the positive statements when you make them, your subconscious will accept them at face value and you will begin to change the way you think.

  • The thoughts you think affect your body and emotions immediately.
  • The thoughts you think affect how your body feels and functions.
  • When you tell yourself you are strong, calm and confident – you move towards that suggestion.

Examples of affirmations for daily use

Make up your own, or use some of the ones below.

  • “Be still – this will pass.” (wonderful for when pain flares up)
  • “I feel safe and secure and all is well.”
  • “I love and approve of myself.”
  • “I accept myself as I am.”
  • “Be calm and confident.”
  • “I choose to let the past go, it’sĀ over and done with…”
  • “Feel comfortable and strong, walk tall.”
  • “It is easy to …” (A superb affirmation for almost any situation.)

Make affirmations part of your daily life – start now!

How to use affirmations

It’s helpful to write your affirmations on separate cards or as a list. Read them often throughout the day, first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Notice the changes they make – small at first, but growing stronger every day. Don’t be impatient, keep going.

How to make effective affirmations

Affirmations can be very effective when you give them as instructions to yourself, rather like an order, such as “I am healthy and strong”.

However, you may prefer a more gentle approach, you can begin an affirmation with the words “I choose to…”.

For example, instead of “I am healthy and strong” you could say, “I choose to be healthy and strong”. Try the different approaches and see which is the most comfortable for you.

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