How To Practice Words Of Affirmation
A lot of people get really stressed out about life, including yourself!
Stress can easily be avoided if you are aware of what is causing it for you and how to reduce or eliminate these causes. One of the biggest sources of stress comes from outside forces, things that happen beyond your control.
Something may trigger a stressful situation for you which could be something small like someone saying something rude to you or bigger such as an illness or injury.
Another source of stress comes from within you – thoughts that we hold in our mind affect us. Thinking about past regrets or worries will make you feel more stressed out. You create your own internal environment through your mental state so trying to change them helps decrease overall stress.
Words have powerful effects on us. When you use positive words, they motivate and energize you. When you use negative ones, they de-energize you. We humans are very emotional so when you add emotion to the equation, you become even more affected.
This article will go into detail on how using positive words can help you reduce your stress level. It’s also important to recognize that not everyone responds the same to every individual and that this should never cause you to feel bad or self-conscious.
There is an ideal balance of positive and negative emotions and there is no right number. For each person, there is a point where too much negativity becomes too much.
Speak to yourself in the mirror
When you speak to yourself in the mirror, your face is the audience. You can talk about how you could do your hair more beautifully or how your clothes look great. Or you can make an honest assessment of what you like about your body and why you admire it.
You can also affirm the qualities that you already have such as my smart friend, beautiful person, good listener, rich personality, etc. All of these statements are true and they’re not too fluffy or vague. They’re very specific and identifiable.
This way, your self-affirmations will stick and help you hone in on your inner voice.
Use the following affirmations
Wordless statements are very common in motivational speaking. A wordless affirmation is simply an expression or statement that does not contain any specific words, but rather implies them for its audience.
Some examples include “keep going”, “you can do it!”, or even just “good”. The reason they work so well is because they create inner dialogue that your mind uses as input.
By using wordless affirmations, you will be giving yourself a little push when needed during times of self-doubt. Even if you never say the given affirmation out loud, you will still get some benefit from it.
There are several ways to use wordless affirmations in your life. Some people recite them silently, some write them down, and others speak them aloud. No matter which method you choose, just make sure you mean what you say and say how you want to hear it.
Your subconscious will take over after that.
Say them out loud
The second way to practice your words of affirmation is by saying them out loud. This can be for yourself or even for others, depending on the situation.
Practicing words of affirmations out loud helps you focus more clearly on what you want to achieve and removes some of the distraction of thinking about how you could not say those words well.
You will also get a sense of consistency in the language you use which help solidify the effect that your words have.
Using positive vocabulary makes your thoughts and speech more upbeat and encouraging, which creates an overall healthier environment. You will feel happier if you do this, trust us!
And yes, you can definitely tell when someone is practicing verbal self-affirmations. People who talk about themselves a lot may seem a little overbearing, but it does its job. Check out how many compliments people receive per hour they speak. It’s quite eye opening.
This article has given you lots of ways to add strength to your own life through word play and motivation.
Journal about how you feel
When it comes to words, we often forget that just because something makes no sense does not mean it is without effect.
Words can have an incredible power over us!
We sometimes underestimate what impact our words have in our lives. They may influence how we perceive other people, create feelings within us, or even have physical effects.
When we are aware of this power, we can use positive language to help ourselves grow or give advice to others to help them find their inner strength.
Practicing words of affirmation is one way to improve your life by investing in yourself and those around you.
Here are three ways to practice words of affirmation for beginners.
Use them with friends
When practicing words of affirmation, you can choose to do so with other people or for yourself only. Either option is fine!
Words of affirmation are great to use when you feel like your mood is not up and/or you feel depressed. You can pick something simple like “I am grateful for this moment” or more complex such as “May my life continue to inspire others.”
Whatever you add to these basic forms will help shape how their meaning applies to you. For example, if you were trying to boost your confidence, you could say either “My body feels confident in this situation” or “I appreciate how well I adapted during this challenge.”
You can also make changes to what form the word affirmation takes. Instead of saying “thankful,” you could say “affirmations” or even “positive thoughts.” These all mean the same thing.
And don’t forget, you can always just think about whatever you want and say it out loud! (Be sure to breathe while doing that though.
Make a list of things you are grateful for
In addition to listing out what you want or need, make a list of things you are grateful for.
Do this every day – start with today’s and then move onto making a list for tomorrow, the next day, and each night before bed.
Keep this list short and simple. You can add to it as your mind wanders through different thoughts, but don’t take too long to do so!
Your gratitude list does not have to be big-scale things — such as “my husband loves me,” or “I had food when I woke up this morning,” but it can contain those small things that make you happy.
You may also like to think about all the people who care about you, from family members to friends to colleagues. Simply thinking about how much loved you are can make you happier.
Reflect on your mental state
The next step in practicing words of affirmation is to recognize what part of you that is talking to yourself.
You can make comments such as “I have so much going on right now, I’m not sure how well I would respond to that,” or “That situation doesn’t set very well with me,” but at the same time, you need to acknowledge things about yourself that are positive.
A lot of people get stuck thinking only negative thoughts, which eventually contribute to them feeling more depressed and overwhelmed. You should be aware of parts of you that feel good about yourself, and maybe even praise yourself for something you’ve done!
Start by making some notes around these concepts in an index card or other easy-to-access place, and then later add those cards into your meditation routine.
When you practice gratitude, it can be for anything – not just things– but experiences.
Practicing gratitude takes more than saying “thank you” or writing down what you are grateful for. It is actually having an attitude of appreciation throughout your day.
Start by making some changes in how you interact with the world around you. Then add something into your life that requires gratitude.
For example, if you were given a gift certificate to a restaurant, would you go eat there already? No! You would save that gift card until you feel like going out to eat.
The same goes for practicing gratitude. Don’t use your word before you need it. Use it when you make a success of yourself, when you achieve your goal, or any time you feel happy and successful.
Using our earlier example, instead of giving yourself a reward after you spend hours studying, why don’t you wait till next week? Or better yet, why not spend this weekend studying instead? You will probably find yourself feeling happier and starting to enjoy learning more about the subject.
Another way to do this is to try keeping a diary of non-monetary rewards you get from living a healthy lifestyle. For instance, maybe you noticed a lot less stress in your life because you exercise every morning. Make a note of that in your diary.