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Using positive affirmations to help us cope with self doubt and develop new ways of thinking and being


Positive Affirmations - this page as PDF

Over the years, we tend to get into unhelpful thinking habits, and think negatively about ourselves and situations, generally due to our experiences.  Using positive self-statements can help us develop a new attitude to ourselves and our situations.

Choose a statement from those below, or make one that means more to you, and repeat, repeat, repeat throughout the day, every day, of every week, of every month.   

You might want to make or print out a card with your affirmation, and carry it with you. For the positive affirmations to work, you must use it whenever you notice you have that negative thought - acknowledge it (it's just a thought), then challenge it with your affirmation.
Use a statement that starts with "I" and use the present tense. See the examples below - choose one, adapt one, or make up your own.  Make it something broadly realistic, even if you don't believe it right now.

  • I am strong

  • I have strength

  • I am determined and successful

  • I am a good and worthwhile person

  • I am a unique and special person

  • I have inner strength and resources

  • I am confident and competent

  • I hold my head up high

  • I look good because I am good

  • People like me - I am a likeable person and I like myself

  • I care about others, I am needed and worthwhile

  • I am a loving person

  • I have a lot to be proud of

  • I have all that I need

  • I am in control of my life

  • I can achieve anything I want to achieve

  • I make wise decisions based on what I know

  • I have set my goals and am moving towards them

  • I accept myself as a unique and worthwhile person

  • My life has meaning and purpose

  • I am in control of my choices

  • I am strong and healthy

  • I am calm and confident

  • I have many options and can make wise decisions

  • Everything is getting better every day

  • I am calm and relaxed

  • I am healthy and have all that I need

  • Today is the first day of the rest of my life and I will take notice of the many positive things this day has to offer

  • I live a healthy and positive lifestyle

  • I know I can master anything if I work hard at it

  • I have my wise mind - I can seek inner guidance whenever I need to

  • My life purpose can be whatever I choose it to be

  • All is well, right here, right now 

Positive Affirmations - this page as PDF

Also use

Positive Coping Statements

Self Help for Low Self Esteem


Learn effective skills online - The Decider Skills for Self Help online course

Self Help Books

Power Thoughts:   365 Daily Affirmations

The Affirmations Colouring Book

I Can Do It:  How To Use Affirmations To Change Your Life (Louise L. Hay Subliminal Mastery)

Positive Thinking:  How To Think Positive - The Power of Affirmations: Change Your Life - Positive Affirmations: Volume 1

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