Fortnightly Focus – Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations help build and improve self-esteem.

Affirmations are positive statements that help you to challenge and overcome negative thoughts. Repeating them often, you can start to make positive changes.

You may consider affirmations to be “wishful thinking.” But look at them this way: We do repetitive exercises to improve physical health.  Affirmations are exercises for our mind. These positive mental repetitions reprogram our thinking, so that over time, we begin to think – and act – differently.

The Benefits:

  • Shifting thinking from negative to positive   
  • They motivate an action      
  • Reduce stress 
  • Help perseverance through difficult times     
  • Increase self-confidence and well-being.  

Write your affirmation in the present tense. Write and speak your affirmation as if it’s already happening. This helps you to believe that the statement is true right now. For instance, “I am well-prepared and well-rehearsed, and I can give a great presentation” would be a great affirmation to use if you feel nervous speaking in front of a group.

Simple Affirmations    I can do this!     My opinion counts.     I am great at what I do.         

Affirmations parents can encourage:

I am important and special.

I am proud of myself and my accomplishments. 

Mistakes help me learn and grow.A yellow smiley face with black eyes

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