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What Are Positive Affirmations? What Do They Do?

Positive affirmations are statements or phrases that you repeat to yourself either silently or aloud. You can use positive affirmations anytime and any place, and doing so can help with many different mental health struggles.

When you practice positive affirmations, you tell yourself positive things about yourself. You may say to yourself, “I am beautiful,” or say to yourself every morning, “I am in control of my happiness.” Other people may tell themselves, “I am beautiful,” or “I am enough,”  or “This situation is difficult, but I have managed other hard situations, and I will get through this one, too.”

The idea is to remind yourself of how strong, capable, and valuable you are — if you hear it often enough, you will begin to believe it. Here are a few benefits you may experience as you practice positive affirmations.

Build Self-Esteem

Positive affirmations can help you to build your self-esteem up. As you remind yourself how strong and smart you are every day, you will begin to realize your worth. Everyone struggles with self-esteem at times — it is when it starts to affect daily life that you may want to talk with your therapist about it. Your therapist will help you learn about positive affirmations and how they can help you with your specific issues.

Improve Focus on Goals

You can focus your affirmations on your goals and the issues you want to work through. If you have set high goals for yourself, it is natural to feel discouraged at times. Create affirmations that remind you about your abilities and determination to reach your goals.

Increase Motivation

Affirmations can be a great source of motivation. As you remind yourself of how strong and capable you are, it will help you push forward and accomplish more of your aspirations. Finding motivation is a powerful skill. Take some time to think about what specific affirmations will help you find and maintain your motivation.

Build Happiness

Finding your happiness is an important life goal for many of us. Focus on what makes you happy and how you can achieve more happiness. What acts make you happy? What relationships make you happy? How can you help to create happiness for other people?

Positive affirmations can be a great tool to help you work on your mental health issues and overall well-being. Positive affirmations can build your self-esteem and happiness. Positive affirmations can also increase motivation and our ability to focus on our goals. Here at The Guest House, we understand that everyone is on a unique journey and will need personalized support to reach their goals. We are here to help you learn more about positive affirmations and find those that help you the most. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800.