Positivity Tip – Self
At Positive Bakes we recognise the importance and power of a healthy mindset and positive mental wellbeing. We are dedicated to helping you achieve that, which is why we are going to be bringing you regular tips for enhancing your mindset and staying positive, because after all, it is important that we look out for each other! We aim to keep these tips attainable whilst also being effective and we want to hear any feedback that you have, especially if you find these posts helpful.
Daily Positive Affirmations
Our first tip is focused around the power of daily positive affirmations. Affirmations have somewhat taken off recently, likely thanks to the research demonstrating their ability to increase self-worth. So what are they?
What are daily positive affirmations?
Daily positive affirmations are simple, positive statements or reminders that you can use to encourage yourself and restore a positive mindset. We are often incredibly hard on ourselves and while it may feel strange and somewhat self-indulgent to list all of our positive assets, it is imperative that we remind ourselves of how strong we are.
The most effective affirmations take the form of self-affirmations, which involves identifying something that is true to your attitudes and behaviours that you believe is valuable. It is important that you truly believe your affirmations, rather than attempting to affirm something that you do not believe in. Self-affirmations should encourage you to reflect on the positive aspects of your life, and so you must focus on things about yourself that are both good and true.
It can be difficult to get started so we have compiled a short list to inspire you:
1. I give myself permission to do what is right for me.
2. I am confident in my ability to [fill in the blank].
3. I feel proud of myself when I [fill in the blank].
4. I give myself space to grow and learn.
5. I accept my emotions and let them serve their purpose.
6. My drive and ambition allow me to achieve my goals.
7. I am good at helping others to [fill in the blank].
8. My mind is full of brilliant ideas.
9. I put my energy into things that matter to me.
10. I am grateful to have people in my life who [fill in the blank].
How to use affirmations
Affirmations are most effective when you use them in the way you feel most comfortable with. Some chose to say them out loud in front of the mirror, others chose to write them down in a journal.
Start by choosing 3 positive self-affirmations, taking inspiration from our list if this helps, and find a way to remind yourself of them every day. No matter which method you chose, the simple act of reminding yourself of your strength and positive attributes will be a step in attaining a powerful and optimistic mindset.