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The New Year: Affirmations to Boost Self-Esteem

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How to better your daily life using your own voice in 2022

We’ve all heard that positivity does wonders when it comes to living the life you always wanted.

Positive affirmations work in a pretty simple way – they build connections in your brain, tricking it to subconsciously prove those assumptions correct.

The science behind it has proof from MRIs, social studies, and many different research techniques, proving that although it may sound weird, positive affirmations do work.

These are just some of the wonderful things you can say out loud or in your head to keep pushing yourself forward in the right direction.  We recommend you stick to this order, but it’s completely up to you and depends on the specific situation you’re in.

  • Breathe.

This one is very simple, but it does wonders in more intense situations.

It’s common knowledge that panic attacks are accompanied by trouble breathing and reminding yourself to take deep, calm breaths is a huge help.

Focusing on breathing itself is a biologically calming process because it slows your heart rate and triggers your parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for your body’s rest.

  • I understand.

This may sound weird to say to yourself, but the more you think about it, the more sense it makes.

In order to push forward in whatever environment and situation you want to, you need to understand the one you’re in right now.

A lot of people tend to avoid asking themselves why they do what they do or feel the way they feel and acknowledging both and understanding the reasons behind them is part of progressing further.

When one feels understood, they can get more in touch with themselves and be more honest, thus uplifting the self-worth they have in their own eyes.

  • I can do this.

This is essentially pep-talk and when it comes from within it works even better.

Having low self-esteem is synonymous with the belief that you can’t do some things and this affirmation battles it head-on.

There are many situations in which a little push is more than enough and hearing these words usually does the trick especially when it comes to situations that have to do with other people, like public speaking for example.

  • Take it step by step.

A lot of us feel overwhelmed by how many problems we have on the way to our goals or by how long the way itself seems.

Lacking the self-esteem needed to either take the first step or keep walking the already chosen path is enough to make you quit or never start in the first place.

This affirmation helps in keeping you focused in the present moment instead of worrying about things that are far, far away.

It provides a much-needed perspective on why your actions right now matter and why you shouldn’t give up just because of the road ahead.

  • I’m doing great.

What this helps with is retrospective.

Looking back on previous achievements makes you realize how much you’ve changed, thus how much power you actually have.

It is easy to forget about past struggles when facing new ones, but that doesn’t mean that they were less important or less difficult and therefore they hold just as much value.

A different aspect of this affirmation is to appreciate your actions in this specific moment – gaining a third-person perspective you can see how amazing what you’re doing right now actually is and therefore boost your confidence.

  • I can turn my dreams into plans.

This looks only in the far future.

We all have these types of dreams we believe are impossible, but really the only thing that’s stopping us is ourselves.

This doesn’t mean that the road ahead will be easy, it does however mean that even if it seems nearly impossible, with enough effort it can be achievable.

Changing the word from “dream” to “plan” pushes your brain to think more about how to get you to this point rather than why it seems impossible.

It may sound weird at first, but the world we live in today has enough proof that no wall is unclimbable and that there’s no limit to what you can accomplish if you believe in it.

  • I love myself.

This will sound weird the first few times you say it but that’s no reason to quit.

Such a simple sentence has the potential to turn your life around completely, the moment you start believing it.

It’s a journey completely by itself and it may not be easy, however, it is absolutely worth the effort.

When you feel love, your entire worldview can drastically change and make a turn for the better, so just picture the power this feeling can have if it comes from within.

This is ultimately the strongest affirmation there is and it really is responsible for miracles.

Final Thoughts

Although all this may all sound a bit weird at first, with enough consistency it can really help people in building up their self-esteem.

The different perspectives these affirmations provide as well as the safe space they build through time are substantial for the environment one needs to cultivate better qualities and self-worth.

You can say them out loud, write them down, read them to yourself or even record your voice and listen to them when you feel comfortable.

There are many more ways you can make this journey fun, for instance, write down different reasons why they are true or reward yourself with something small each day you’ve said them all, etc.

We really advise you to try and make positive affirmations a part of your daily life and see how much potential you actually have and how great you already are.


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This article provides general information and discussion about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this article, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having.

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