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How Affirmations Can LITERALLY Change Your Life

Can a few good words really change your life? I am here today to say that they do. There is a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding affirmations. There have been many claims that affirmations can create positive change in your life and this is true.

 Affirmations are simply positive statements. They are used to help overcome negative thoughts and self-sabotage. They are commonly used to help improve self-esteem and help people better perform. Affirmations work best when incorporating goal setting or positive thinking. Many successful people have claimed their success has been linked in part top the use of affirmations.

You make a successful affirmation, you just need to decide what your goals are or what negative aspects of yourself that you want to change. You need to become self-aware and take stock of negative thoughts that cross your mind. Then, decide something to replace that negative thought that is holding you back from reaching your goal or making a change in a positive direction. When you write affirmations avoid negative words like can’t, won’t, do not, etc.

Once you decide on an affirmation you are supposed to say it daily in a mirror. When saying affirmations you should believe what you are saying is true and want what is saying to be true.

Affirmations work because changing the way you think causes changes in your actions. Our mind affects us in more ways than we imagine. When we subconsciously think negative thoughts about ourselves, we tend to act upon those feelings in various ways. Thoughts help to support our actions and help us feel confident enough to reach those goals. After you hear things for a while they begin to pick up and believe it. Affirmations have even been credited to helping regulate emotions.

Good self-esteem can go a long way and affirmations can be your tool to improve it. Affirmations help you crush limiting thoughts and beliefs. You are self-affirming yourself. Nothing is more powerful than when you believe in yourself. 

Ariana is the Editor In Chief for Her Campus Lasell. She is a senior at Lasell double majoring in Business Management and Marketing. When she's not editing for HC Lasell, she's binge-watching Netflix or buried in a good book.
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