Our self-esteem is so important. When it drops dramatically, we incorrectly perceive our true value in life and we doubt our importance to others. Fortunately, there is a way to boost self-esteem and to break down self-imposed limitations using affirmations.
What happens to self-esteem?
When self-esteem is low, it can impact every aspect of life, infiltrating the positive elements within relationships and with colleagues. Equally, it can reduce the potential to succeed in life.
Think back to a time when you felt genuinely happy and relaxed and when you didn’t question yourself or worry about your self-worth. The answer may surprise you. Your self-esteem may have been eroding for years.
Therefore, it is important to monitor self-esteem because it can be damaged at any time. In fact, the damage may occur as far back as childhood. It can happen during adolescent stage, or at any time in our adult life.
Affirmations, therefore, can make a big difference to boosting esteem and it starts to work immediately.
What are affirmations?
Affirmations are powerful declarations of intent. They must be written in a very positive way emphasizing the meaning of each statement.
- I am strong
- I believe in myself
- I will reach my full potential in life
How do affirmations work?
Ideally, write them from a personal viewpoint. This adds intent and conviction to the words. Repeat affirmations with sincerity every morning and also, last thing at night. They can also be repeated at key moments during the day.
It is important to continuously repeat them, and it can help to say them out loud. When you verbalize them, add conviction to your voice, say them with heart and real meaning. They really work.
Use affirmations regularly and you will improve self-esteem each time. Use them in a meditation too when the mind is clear and a sense of inner peace is flooding through your body. It is so important that you value who you are because if you don’t, who will? Therefore, starting to today, believe that you are important and capable.
Other people can gradually erode feelings of confidence away from you. Therefore, ensure you choose friends and connections very carefully. Welcome in only those who can see the true person inside and who supports your positive growth.