How Using Affirmations Changed my Life

As this unprecedented school year began, I started feeling unconfident and out-of-touch with myself. Between online classes and being away from home, I felt isolated from my community, and thus, noticed that my mental health was suffering. Living during a pandemic is difficult. Trying to be a student while also needing to be very cautious about health can create feelings of loneliness. I noticed that the combination of all these factors started to make my mental health deteriorate a bit. 

While scrolling through Tik Tok one night, I came across a method of reassurance called affirmations. This is a concept where reciting positive statements daily helps you stay positive and attracts good energies. I was certainly skeptical at first, but I had nothing to lose, so I copied down some of my favorite affirmations and recited them first thing in the morning and last thing before going to sleep. The change in my self-confidence and positivity is astronomical. I have found that in the past few weeks since I started this practice, I have begun to truly believe and embody these affirmations. This practice is very empowering as I began to realize that negative thoughts and emotions can have a big impact on my life.  white letter board on a window sill Photo by Mika Baumeister from Unsplash You can use any statement that you think is important, but here are a few that I used: 

I attract good energy and positivity 

This is a great one to use if you are hoping to attract good friendships. After using this one for a few days, I noticed that my roommates and I began getting along very well!

I radiate self-confidence, power, and kindness that others find irresistible 

This is a great one to use if you want other people to see you as more attractive. It is supposed to make people drawn to you and see you in a beautiful and strong light. 

My life is just beginning 

It is easy to get into a rut and feel uninspired, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Remembering that you have your entire life in front of you is important. 

I am intelligent and successful 

This one I began using in hopes of feeling more confident when completing schoolwork and thinking about my future career. After a few days of saying this, I began to truly believe it and believe in myself. I began to apply for more internships with confidence. 

I am healthy and strong 

Obviously, it is very important to follow the regulations of the CDC and take necessary precautions to avoid COVID-19. However, it is very easy to get worried and start imagining symptoms. It is important to remind yourself that you are healthy, strong, and feel grateful for your health. 

The Lalagirl Smiling Holding Journal Her Campus Media I hope that these can help you as much as they helped me. Say these with conviction and confidence, then you will notice a change in the way you see the world-- and more importantly, yourself.

 

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