Are there times you don’t feel 100% great about yourself? Most of us could use a little boost regarding our opinions of ourselves.
Affirmations can be an effective way to boost your self-esteem.
The key to using affirmations is to state them in the positive and to use them
routinely. It can take thousands of repetitions to make dent in your current level of
Use this process to harness the power of affirmations to enhance your self-esteem:
Determine the weak areas of your self-esteem. In what aspects of your life do
you feel negatively about yourself? It might be related to work or your
relationships. Hone in on the areas of your self-esteem that need the most
Create affirmations that address your areas of weakness. Suppose your
self-esteem regarding your work is less than you’d like. Be kind to yourself and
create powerful affirmations even if they seem over the top. For example:
I am the most capable person on my team at work.
I contribute regularly and in a meaningful way toward solving the biggest
problems at work.
I am the person most likely to receive a promotion and a raise.
I am calm, cool, and collected in even the most stressful work situations.
Try to come up with a minimum of 10-15 affirmations. Make them positive
and in the present tense.
Create an audio recording of all your affirmations. This will be used later.
Ensure that the quality of the recording is decent. You don’t want the sound of a
phone ringing or a dog barking in the background. Your recording doesn’t have
to be professional quality but give it your best effort.
Write or type each affirmation clearly on a piece of paper. It’s important to be
able to carry your affirmations with you everywhere. That could mean putting
them on a small piece of paper or having an electronic version on your phone or
tablet. Whatever format works for you is fine.
Spend some time each day listening to your affirmations. Ideally, at a
minimum, you’ll listen to them while you’re lying in bed in the morning and in
bed at night. Put on your headphones and listen to your affirmations repeat
over and over. If you can fall asleep with your affirmations in your ear, great!
Read your affirmations. You’ve be listening and writing. Now, it’s time to read
them. Pull out your list of affirmations and read over them a few times each day.
Let your subconscious know that you’re serious. Keep at it.
Affirmations can be a useful tool for increasing your level of self-esteem. With more
self-esteem life will be more enjoyable, and you’ll be more capable. Create a few
affirmations and use them several times each day. Write them, listen to them, and
read them. Your self-esteem will grow.