At FeelGood Fibers, we are strong believers in the power of affirmations. We understand that the words that we speak are powerful. These words directly affect our thoughts, emotions, and actions.
The way we talk about things, whether it is about the people in our lives or about ourselves, has a huge impact on how we perceive a situation. Without being conscious of it, we can be having a negative impact on ourselves. For example, if we only focus (or focus too much) on our fears and worries — we will be focusing more on our everyday failures versus our everyday successes. It will become a self-fulfilling prophecy where we feel the deck is always stacked against us.
However, we have the power to change that perception by using words for positive transformation. Through affirmations, we believe we can make huge differences in our lives.
What Are Affirmations?
Affirmations are positive statements that help us overcome unhelpful or negative thoughts. When we repeat them often enough and truly believe in them, we can start to make positive changes in our lives. Positive affirmations have also been shown to lessen the effects of stress, anxiety, and poor sleep.
The science behind why positive affirmations work has a lot to do with thinking about the future. When we connect a positive feeling to how we think about our future self with our values and sense of self-worth, we can create positive change.
How Do I Start?
If you’re not in the habit of using affirmations, at first it can seem awkward to tell yourself how awesome you are. (Because you are!) But trust us, once you start practicing your affirmations regularly, you will be amazed at how quickly things will start to flow and change!
To have the best chance of success, affirmations should build upon beliefs that you already hold to be true — ones that you’re looking to enhance. That way the sneaky subconscious part of your brain won’t try to counteract your affirmation with sabotaging self-doubt.
Affirmations can be repeated up to three to five times daily to reinforce the belief. A good time to practice is when you are brushing your teeth so that you can repeat your affirmations in front of a mirror. (A post-it on your mirror never hurts!) Another method is to repeatedly write the affirmations down in a journal for five minutes straight.
Affirmations to Boost Creativity
Here is a list of ideas geared toward boosting your creativity. Begin saying them out loud and watch what happens next!
- I am a creative soul and I express myself freely.
- I follow my creative ideas to see where they lead.
- I have unique ideas and I enjoy sharing them with the world.
- New and original ideas come to me freely and easily.
- I practice my creativity at every opportunity.
- My imagination is full of endless ideas.
- I use and grow my creativity every single day.
- Creative energy flows through me at all times.
- I am proud to have creative energy that nurtures and colors my world.
- I am brave enough to take creative chances.
- I am capable of achieving my goals.
- My confidence in my creative voice continues to grow.
Do you have any positive affirmations that you use to boost you up? We’d love to hear!
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