20 Positive and Powerful Affirmations You Should Hear Today

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Once in a while, everyone is confronted by negative thoughts which can be destructive,decreasing our confidence and affecting our mood. Luckily, affirmations can powerfully rewire our brains, allowing us to restructure our thinking process. Positive affirmations can help us to break free from this negative downward spiral. In short, what you think you become.

Here are 20 Positive and powerful affirmations you should hear today to establish a positive mindset and improve your lifestyle.

1. I am Enough

These 3 simple words hold more power than you can imagine. “I am enough” means I accept my mistakes and learn from them. It means to see your flaws and work with them hand in hand and understand that you were never made to become someone else, you’re unique and perfect in the way you are. You’re enough means you are free to grow and thrive. You can become the best version of yourself and not the version you see in others. You don’t have to prove yourself, before anyone and anything. You should understand your self-worth and that’s it.

You are simply you, in the right place, at the right time and that’s perfectly enough.

2. Even if I make the wrong decision, it will always lead me somewhere positive.

Whenever I need to take major decisions, I feel stuck, confused, and afraid of making the wrong decision. It took me a while to come to terms that whatever I choose, the outcome might be as beautiful and positive. Especially if you are a strong believer in “everything happens for a reason”. We don't know what the future holds, but this affirmation surely helps to calm down the negative thoughts as we start a new journey, knowing that everything will work out for the best.

3. I am worthy of love and happiness

Whoever you are and whatever you've been through, you deserve to be happy, loved, taken care of, valued, and respected.

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4. I can accomplish anything I set my mind to

There is absolutely nothing in this world you can’t accomplish when set your mind to it and believe in yourself. It is one thing to try, and it is another to remain dedicated, to remain committed against all odds.

Like the Nike slogan says ‘Just do it.’ Do not give up! Keep striving even when you fail. Get back up, try harder.

5. I trust myself

Whenever it gets lonely, remember you have YOU. You are always there for yourself in every situation of life. Trust yourself enough that you won't need anyone to look out for you and to protect you.

6. I choose to prioritize my mental health

Once you have decided to make your mental health a priority, the next step is to set boundaries. Healthy boundaries can help people define their individuality and can help people indicate what they will and will not hold themselves responsible for.

Choosing yourself over toxic friendships and relationships is another way of prioritizing your mental well-being.

7. I won't settle for less

You should have high standards. It is important you remind yourself every single day that you are not going to settle for less. You need to keep working and stay focused until you reach your goal.

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8. I am the architect of my life

Being the main character of your life means setting goals and taking action to make them happen. Focus on your passion and work on your insecurities. You are the sole person that can create the life you always wanted.

9. Bad days are inevitable

No life is not always going to be good to us, surely bad days will come, but that doesn't mean you have to be pessimistic. The most important thing during times like these is your attitude.

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Do you choose to remain grateful? It is often during these times that true character is manifested. You have the choice of seeing the positive or negative in every situation. What you choose to see is how you'll feel during the lows of life.

10. I am thankful for growth

Changes are inevitable but scary at times. If you're anything like me, major changes give me so much anxiety. However uncomfortable it might be, changes help you to grow, molding you into the best version of yourself.

11. I don't need to fit in to be accepted

Do what makes you happy. Trust that gut feeling. Follow your instincts no matter what the crowd is doing or what people are saying. There are so many voices around; so many opinions and background noise.

Stay true to who you are. Be different, be you!

12. My voice is my weapon

One thing I grasped when reading the book 'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas is that “your voice is your weapon”. You have a voice, do not be afraid to use it. Your voice is so powerful that it has the power to change the world.

13. Asking for help doesn't make me weak

Sometimes it might be difficult to ask for help as it requires courage humility and strength. This is a reminder that asking for help is essential for growth in our lives, it helps us to be braver, humble, and honest. Let's face it, no individual has knowledge of everything, when asking for help people can share their expertise. There's no shame in asking for help and as a matter of fact, real growth happens out of the comfort zone. Get out there and ask for help whenever. I'm sure anyone will be willing to give a hand.

14. I see the beauty and value in others and in what they can accomplish

I am the type of person that always tries to find something beautiful or positive about everything or anyone. Moreover, I'm always happy to see others achieving their goals. Sometimes it might be something that brings you down but remember your time will come too.

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15. I love myself deeply and unconditionally

We've all battled with self-love, however practicing self-love, make you feel more worthy. Loving yourself unconditionally can also give you this new perspective of yourself, improving your mental health.

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16. My emotions and feelings are valid

One thing that we humans crave is a sense of belonging and with that, comes the need to be understood and accepted. What we need to understand is that when we depend on other people to validate our feelings and emotions, we begin to compromise who we really are.

People often fall into spurts of depression because they feel no one truly “understands” them and what they’re going through.

Our feelings matter, no matter what it may be. However, not everyone respects or acknowledges this and sometimes, it’s the people closest to us that invalidate our feelings.

17. The world is filled with endless opportunities for me

Whatever your circumstances may be—whether you’re worried about making it through the day or busy forging an empire— there are opportunities all around you now. Right now.

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Every day, you have to make the most of what you’ve got and you should always take advantage of all the opportunities surrounding you.

18. Every challenge I face is an opportunity to grow and improve

Struggles, failure, rejections are just obstacles in your journey. Let these challenges serve as a lesson to learn and improve yourself for the future. Remember progression might not be linear but step by step, little by little you'll make it.

19. My body is a tremendous gift, and I will treat it with love and kindness

In the era of social media, we tend to compare our physique with others, triggering body image issues and insecurity. However, it is important to be gentle with yourself, nurture your body, and treat it with the love and kindness that it deserves. We are all built differently, our bodies are unique and that's what makes us stand out. There is no ugly or pretty body type, we are all beautiful, and we have all been blessed with a body that works so hard to keep you alive.

20. I am proud of my achievements

Your success and achievements are the results of your sweat and tears. You never know when someone could be watching your life from the sidelines and wondering how you are so successful. Your achievements could inspire so many people.

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A trick to increase the effectiveness of affirmations is to look at yourself in the mirror while speaking. After all, the beauty of affirmations is that you can easily create your own. Remember that affirmations are meant to help you overcome negative thinking processes. For this reason, they should be positive, specific, relevant, and short. You got this!

Hritika Kowlessur
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Hritika enjoys reading and binge-watching Netflix shows in her free time. She can easily get lost in a book and often ends up getting too attached to fictional characters.