“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.” – Robert Kiyosaki
“Self-affirmation (e.g., reflecting upon a personally important value) has elicited a broad range of positive effects in many studies in social and health psychology (for reviews, see 2014, Sherman and Cohen, 2006). These include beneficial effects on academic achievement (e.g., Cohen, Garcia, Purdie-Vaughns, Apfel, & Brzustoski, 2009), self-control (Schmeichel & Vohs, 2009), task performance (Creswell, Dutcher, Klein, Harris, & Levine, 2013), and health-related behavior (e.g. Epton, Harris, Kane, van Koningsbruggen, & Sheeran, 2014).”
“Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. All of our self-talk, our internal dialogue, is a stream of affirmations. You’re using affirmations every moment whether you know it or not. You’re affirming and creating your life experiences with every word and thought.” - Lousie Hay
“People use affirmations for a variety of purposes. Generally speaking, affirmations are used to reprogram the subconscious mind, to encourage us to believe certain things about ourselves or about the world and our place within it. They are also used to help us create the reality we want—often in terms of making (or attracting) wealth, love, beauty, and happiness.” - Kathryn J Lively Ph.D.
Regular affirmations allow us to become more in tune with our thoughts and the way we think about our self in general.
Daily affirmations can be a difficult thing to do though. Especially if you are someone who has struggled with self-compassion before, saying something nice about yourself is not always the easiest thing to do.
Affirmations are more beneficial when they are repeated. The more you repeat the same affirmation, the more your unconscious begins to believe it.
Repeating positive affirmations throughout your day can make all the difference and eventually it becomes a habit.
By continually subjecting our mind to positive thoughts, we are actively changing how brain functions (Shaffer, 2016). Over time we are training our brains to think more positively through self-affirmations.
That is why we created a collection, to help you do exactly that. Small reminders that, by reading them repeatedly throughout the day, help you make a habit out of positive thinking.
In case you are trying to come up with your own positive affirmations as well please keep in mind that it is very important to use the correct wording. There is one very significant factor not everyone seems to be aware of.
It is vital to use as little generalization as possible, especially when expressing trying to express a way you want to feel or be like. Try not to use words such as always, never, ever, all etc. Words like "always" are very strong words and most of the time they are not accurate. This also goes along with trying not to use stereotypes and prejudice. And also, very importantly try not to use words such as don't, not etc. The subconscious mind does not understand the difference between do and don't etc. As an example, if you want to say that you do not want to worry so much anymore, say something like you want to worry less or be without worries, worry-free.
The correct self-affirmations, especially the "I am" affirmations are very powerful. They help you take a huge step into believing that what you are saying is either already true or already on its way to becoming true. The important part when using self- affirmations is that you believe it is possible.
Once you truly believe that something is, in fact, possible, you start taking steps towards achieving that which you've visualized. This is often times done subconsciously.
Doubt is the ultimate dream killer. If you desire to rule the world, but you doubt that you'll ever be able to do it...then you'll stop yourself dead in your tracks from getting on the train that takes you to the "world ruling academy" as it passes right in front of you.
On the other hand, if you truly believe that it is, in fact, possible that you may someday rule the world, you'll have the confidence to be first in line to get on that train. So go and get started with those self- affirmations today.
We have a lot of great examples and clothing with self-affirmations on our website. You can just type "I am" into the search section and see different examples coming up.
Keep in mind that once you start being more positive. Once you start shifting to a more positive mindset, you will realize that positivity is highly contagious. Embrace that. Love that. Share the positivity as much as you can. By practicing positive affirmations, you are indirectly helping others as well. Your positive attitude will carry on to other people and in turn make them feel better and by actively wearing and showing off your positive affirmations with our bags, short-, long sleeves for ladies and hoodies/ sweatshirts and short-, long sleeves and hoodies/ sweatshirts for gentlemen, you make those around you attract the same positive things since they will be reading those positive thoughts as well.
"When you see a person without a smile, give them yours." - Zig Ziglar
Spread those positive vibes and energies wherever you go.