Does it ever feel like the world is constantly giving you negative messages?
Sometimes, so much so, that you start to believe these messages that replay over and over in your mind.
“You aren’t you trying!”
“Why can’t you remember? We have gone over and over it a million times.”
“You are just lazy.”
While it is never easy to hear these types of responses, you do not need to internalize them. Positive thinking is an important skill for you have in order to take control, and sometimes, it requires a little practice. It is important for you to learn some self-talk to help keep you focused, calm and on-track during difficult situations. Learn from the experience, but do not let the negative “voices” wear away the fabric of who you really are!
You are in charge of your attitude.
Positive self-talk or affirmations provides the clearer lens about what you know is true for yourself and empowers you to stay steady and focused in spite of difficult circumstances. This type of positive energy evokes positive emotions that impact your attitude and your ability to get to your goal.
Create Positive Affirmations
Simply put, affirmations are powerful, positive, “I AM” statements that make you feel good inside.
- I am strong.
- I am smart and talented.
- I am creative and unique.
- I am caring.
- I am full of good ideas.
- I am fun and a good friend.
- I am always doing my best at the moment.
- I am good at…riding my bike, drawing, science, math.
- I am loving towards people and animals.
- I can do it!
- I am proud of myself.
- I am helpful.
- I am one of a kind!
Affirmations can also be put into action statements that serve as a reminder of positive ways to cope when things get difficult.
- The more I breathe, the more calm and focused I become.
- The more I focus, the more I can accomplish.
- When I take a minute to think before talking, the better I am able to respond.
- When I fail, I learn from the experience and try again.
- When I succeed, I feel great!
Now, it is time for you to create your own positive affirmations or actions statements. What positive messages are you giving yourself? Think about it. What positive things do you already know about yourself? Write them down and repeat them to yourself each day.