25 Affirmations That Will Get You Feeling Good

What Are Affirmations

Affirmations are a great self-care tool used to promote the ability to evoke positive emotions and encourage self-confidence.

The concept is fairly simple as it typically involves saying an encouraging quote or mantra-like:

  • I got this
  • I am loved
  • I am valued and worthy

Research suggests that self-affirmation quotes allow the individual in distress to focus on their self-worth. Having the person reflect on their core values and positive experiences may reduce preserved threats or negative emotions.

Other studies associate regular affirmations to boosting brain activity, specifically in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex (MPFC) and Posterior Cingulate Cortex (PCC). These areas of the brain are responsible for decision making, long-term memory, and other cognitive functions.

Although affirmations are a handy tool for shifting the mind towards positive associations, they don’t always work by themselves, especially if someone has pre-existing conditions like depression, chronic stress, or anxiety.

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How Do They Work

Self-affirmations can have a magnitude of diverse effects. Many psychological and social studies identify the reason for having positive benefits when reciting affirmations can result from how the mind perceives the message.

This theory stems from examining how someone’s values and ideas can have motivational consequences if the affirmation or thoughts are positive. The opposite effect could be seen when thinking of negative thoughts or experiencing negative emotions.

However, the affirmations must resonate with the person and their intentions as it typically does not work when reciting ‘random’ affirmations that have nothing to do with the individual’s core values.

When self-affirmed individuals are clear about their core values and have strong intentions, they typically have better problem-solving skills. Among higher motivation, better focus, and adapt to change relatively easier than those who don’t regularly practise positive affirmation.

Positive Affirmations

  1. I am allowing myself to feel good.
  2. I am allowed to be happy.
  3. I am content with myself.
  4. I let go of what does not serve me.
  5. I allow myself to ask for help if I need it.
  6. I am confident and brave.

”I welcome Joy and Laughter into my life”

  1. I am all that I need to be
  2. I allow myself to grow and experience new things
  3. I am comfortable going at my own pace
  4. I am loved and supported
  5. I am valued and worthy
  6. I am at peace with myself and others around me
  7. I am energized and ready to take on the day
  8. I encourage myself to let go of fear and doubts about the past, present, and future.
  9. I have everything I need to succeed
  1. I forgive those who have hurt me in the past
  2. I am growing, expanding, and thriving with each breath I take
  3. I can conquer any challenge that comes my way
  4. I am thankful for everyone that supports and loves me.
  5. I am open to new experiences
  6. I welcome joy
  7. I am beautiful and special
  8. I welcome new ideas and knowledge into my life
  9. I carry a special vibration that attracts others
  10. I build the right foundations for my life

”I let go of what does not serve me”

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