Best Positive Affirmations to Build Self Esteem

How can affirmations increase your self esteem?

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Positive affirmations do work. An affirmation can help you replace a negative thought with a more helpful positive one and improve your attitude. The way this works is by repeating over and over a positive statement that includes within it some kind of belief or intention. The thinking goes that if you repeat this often enough you will start to believe it for real and that changes the way you behave.

Without realising it you tell yourself negative things constantly. This is called negative self talk. This negative self talk is very powerful because you do tend to believe what you tell yourself. At the same time you are your own worst critic. By using the power of positive affirmations and by repeating them you can recondition your brain and change how you feel and think about any situation. It is always possible to see a positive side to almost any situation if you look for it. Positive affirmations help you to focus on the positive rather than on the negative aspects of any situation. If you have a positive attitude then you begin to expect that things will turn out well and you are likely to encourage success in your life. Another benefit of being positive is the fact that you will attract people who think in the same way and those people are more likely to be helpful and supportive.

Others can also say hurtful things that you need to be strong enough to forget. Coping with criticism is something we all need to deal with. Inner strength and the ability to deal with any criticism, accept it if it is true or forget it if it is unfair, is vital for your self esteem and confidence.

Being positive is so important, not only can it help you to become more successful but your self esteem will increase as you begin to move away from negative thinking. So how can you be more positive? Read this page about how to end negative thoughts.

A List of positive affirmations you can use to boost your self esteem:

  • I deserve to be happy and successful
  • I have the power to change myself
  • I can forgive and understand others and their motives
  • I can make my own choices and decisions
  • I am free to choose to live as I wish and to give priority to my desires
  • I can choose happiness whenever I wish no matter what my circumstances
  • I am flexible and open to change in every aspect of my life
  • I act with confidence having a general plan and accept plans are open to alteration
  • It is enough to have done my best
  • I deserve to be loved

How to make the power of affirmations work for you everyday!

As you sit there reading this, I’m sure you realize you need to use affirmations daily to make the change that you need in your life…the idea behind this is to change your focus to a positive one.

I suggest you repeat them at least twice a day during the morning and evening when you get time. At first you may not feel like you agree with some of the things you are saying but eventually you will change the way you think and act and that is the purpose of these statements.

Self affirmation is so important if you want to build your self esteem because you need to keep telling yourself positive things – the result will be immense because there is no greater criticism that we face than that which we give ourselves. Having a positive outlook is like putting on armour or carrying weapons that will protect you in your daily life.

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Read these Recommended Books:

#1 A Pathway to Transformation  by Jeanie Marshall

#2 100 affirmations to make your life happier by Dr.Richard Carlson (a great teacher and such a positive book!)

#3  Count Your Blessings: The Healing Power of Gratitude and Love – this is the real secret to changing your mind to focus on the positive. by John F. DeMartini

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