Why Positive Affirmations Are A Good Idea for Building Self-Esteem and Self-Worth

When you have a conversation in your mind about yourself, how does the conversation go? What words do you use? How do those words and ideas make you feel? Why did you choose those words?

The internal dialogue or conversation you have with yourself daily affects how you approach and perceive reality. Your self-talk structures and guides your worldview from the words you choose to the habits, actions and character traits that make you who you are. What you think and say become your beliefs and how you live.  

Assertive and Declarative Self-Talk 

Because self-talk is a vital part of how you see and interact with yourself, the words you use and proclaim become your truth. These truths are manifested in your self-talk as affirmations. An affirmation is a declarative statement or assertion. Affirmations hold power in how you condition or program your thoughts around who you are, what you can do, what you believe, and what your purpose and life mean. 

Positive affirmations are a powerful way to navigate, evaluate, and define in what ways you want to change or shift your perspective for the better.  

Building Truths and Perspective Using Positive Affirmations

When practicing positive affirmations, you create a road map of positive truths and meaning. Through those truths sprout an open perspective, greater confidence, and a clearer sense of self. Once you understand your limiting beliefs or where you want to improve, you can choose affirmations that are helpful and beneficial in shaping and manifesting who you want to be.        

Here are some affirmations you can practice: 

  1. I am enough.
  2. I deserve love and kindness.
  3. I am brave.
  4. I am strong. 
  5. I am worthy.
  6. I believe in myself.
  7. I welcome peace into my life. 
  8. I attract abundance into my life. 

Note: Choosing fulfilling affirmations is a personal experience and may take practice.  

Affirmation Challenge 

Choose an affirmation to accompany you this week.

Reflection Questions: 

  • Why did you choose that affirmation? 
  • Did the affirmation help you get through tough moments? 
  • How did you feel after saying the affirmation each day?
  • What words in the affirmation were important to you?

Nina is a Latina from Brooklyn, NY who struggles with depression and anxiety.  She finds refuge and healing through her writing since she graduated from college in 2016.  Nina writes to spread awareness and hope to those who struggle with their mental health silently. She also strives to motivate and encourage self-acceptance.  She enjoys creating creative and uplifting content on her blog SparklyWarTanks.com where she shares her experiences, notes, poems, quotes, and articles

You can find her on her websiteFacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

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