Affirmations, or positive statements repeated over and over, can help create new patterns of thinking.
Just like negative statements repeated over a lifetime have the power to implant feelings of low self-esteem, repeating positive words to ourselves (and to others) can have an uplifting, empowering effect.
As we enter the holiday week, we sometimes observe old patterns of thinking emerge. Here’s five affirmations that will empower you to reveal the most loving, honest, compassionate, authentic version of you possible to the people you love most, including yourself.
I WILL BE BRAVE. Repeat this affirmation to encourage yourself to be brave enough to let your guard down, open your heart, and let your light shine.
Be Brave (Elephant Journal)
I WILL SAY YES. Yes to life, yes to love, yes to learning, yes to being, yes to growing, yes to trying, yes to the unknown.
Say Yes to Life (Positively Positive)
I WILL FORGIVE. The power of forgiveness is that it relieves us of our role as a victim. We do not let past wrongs continue to hurt us. We forgive ourselves and others.
Loosen Your Grip on Those Grudges (Huffington Post)
I WILL LOOK FOR THE GOOD. In the words of Victor Frankl, “Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedom — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
You Control Your Attitude (MindBodyGreen)
I WILL HONOR THE PRESENT MOMENT. Invite in each moment and person you are presented with as if you chose them. Give them the attention, the love, and the respect you would like to receive.
Each Moment Contains Everything (Care2)