Daily positive affirmations are a powerful skill in helping heal from the emotional distress of divorce. They keep you moving forward through uncertain catastrophic times as you transition into a new life by unlocking your conscious and unconscious thoughts to achieve positivity.
This simple technique will give you confidence and resilience during unpredictable moments and keep you thinking positively when self-deprecating thoughts begin to consume your mind.
If you find yourself feeling sad, lonely, guilty, anxious, or living in the past, positive affirmations can help guide you to overcome your current emotional state and find inner peace.
Positive affirmations encourage the power of small daily steps towards a more fulfilling lifestyle. It’s a self-love practice that gives you the motivation to rise above circumstances when facing life obstacles.
The Purpose of Positive Affirmations:
Affirmations allow you to connect with yourself and guide you to inner peace. They support your most inner thoughts and desires to stay on your path to a healthy and happy lifestyle.
You can view affirmations as a mental exercise for your mind like physical exercise for your body.
Think as if you are training to get in the best shape of your life. You would set time aside in your daily schedule to run. This is the same thing but you are training your mind to get mentally up to par with where you want to be in life.
Positive affirmations allow you to rewire your brain to eliminate negative thinking patterns that inhibit your healing process. Because the things you tell yourself every day is exactly the thing you believe and a direct reflection of the actions you take.
So, if you say, “I'm an awful parent” it will be challenging to believe you can be a great mother or father. Or perhaps you tell yourself, “I’ll never be happy again”, then you may stay stuck in a depressive state because it’s what you are telling yourself.
The biggest purpose with affirmations is they give you the ability to focus on the present moment where you can find your higher power to attract what you want, seek happiness and joy, and cultivate peacefulness.
Some Benefits of Affirmations:
Elevate your daily mood and motivation
Keep accountability towards your goals
Improve your self-esteem and confidence
Overcome obstacles and life challenges
Heal from traumatic experiences
Connect with your authentic self
Increase mental stamina
Eliminate anxiousness and stress
Live in a state of gratitude
Improve sleep quality
How To Create Positive Affirmations:
The use of daily affirmations is for the sole purpose to interrupt and finally replace negative thoughts that inhibit you from achieving your desired lifestyle. In order for these thoughts to become innate to your thinking process, you will want to implement them every day.
On average, it takes twenty-one days to learn a new belief and to actually begin believing it as your new truth in which you live accordingly. As you begin reciting your new affirmation your brain will begin to rewire itself and your actions will automatically begin to follow as a reflection of your new belief.
Here are the guidelines to follow when creating your affirmations:
1.Start with the words “I am.” This is you taking ownership of your new beliefs
2.Keep the affirmation in the present tense
3.State it with a positive tone
4.Keep it concise – ten words or less
5.Make it specific to goals/actions that are achievable and realistic
6.Make them for yourself, not others
Examples of Negative Affirmations:
“I will never be successful. I fail at everything”
“No one loves me something must be wrong with me”
“Life is so hard. I give up”
“I’m not good enough. I’ll never be the best parent”
“I’m an embarrassment to my family”
Examples of Positive Affirmations:
“I am worthy of success and work hard towards it daily”
“I am a kind person and worthy of love”
“I am taking everything one day at a time and having more patience”
“I am a great, supportive co-parent”
“I working towards being mindful of my decisions”
At a loss of words and how to create positive affirmations?
Your affirmations will need to reflect positivity towards an actionable goal, as they are meant to boost your self-esteem, be self-empowering, and inspiring towards your new mindset and lifestyle.
When it comes to achieving fulfillment in life, you hold the power within you. Everyone who has reached the highest level of success holds one common belief, “I believe in me”. They know their mindset is the root of their drive, achievement, and daily health regimen.
How To Implement Positive Affirmations:
Every day you will want to write down 3 positive affirmations. It usually works best to do this when you wake up as it can set a positive intention for the day or midday if you need a mood booster on your lunch break.
Each affirmation needs to represent a goal you want to achieve in the near future. And we recommend you create new affirmations every day as this will expand the relationship you have with yourself. The more you believe about yourself in a positive way, the greater you will feel over time.
This is a very rewarding, yet a transformational mental exercise that leaves a lasting impression on your daily footprint as you create new perspectives into your life and achieve more goals.
Positive Affirmations For Kids:
It’s also important to get your kids involved too! Children go through internal struggles when they are faced with a divorcing family. Helping them create a solid belief system to live by will increase their confidence and emotional intelligence and help them develop resilience when facing life challenges.
“I am loved”
“I am creative and unique”
“I am strong”
“I am a team player”
“I am proud of myself for learning how to do math”