What Are Affirmations?
Affirmations are reassurances derived from the idea that if you hear something often enough, you start to believe it. These statements are generally bouts of positivity and are meant to harness positive thinking. The goal is to purify your thoughts and restructure your brain to believe what you want it to believe. ‘He believed he could, so he did because they say when you really want something, the entire universe conspires in your favor. What this implies is that irrespective of what happens, it can be good if you manage to find the silver lining.
But how do you learn to always see the good in everything?
Condition Yourself To Always Look On The Bright Side:
By altering your thinking pattern, you can take control of your emotions. Positive self-talk can help unlock your hidden potential by enabling you to realize that nothing is impossible. Therefore, affirmations are big on self-improvement. Like feel-good hormones, affirmations send good vibes to your brain, helping you drive out negativity. You honor your emotions by accepting them and being honest about how you really feel, and then reassure yourself that it is indeed ok not to be ok sometimes.
How Should You Affirm Your Child?
When you reassure your child, you’ll see a major change in their behavior. The power of positivity helps us cope better with stress and challenges and ultimately helps us make better decisions. Here are ten affirmations you should include in the rotation of affirmations you say with your child. There is obviously no right or wrong way to go about this, so don’t worry if it doesn’t come naturally to you.
Read this list and have your child repeat it out loud after you. Make this your everyday mantra before bedtime to cultivate positive family culture and feel the difference!
1. It’s ok to have a hard day.
2. All feelings are ok.
3. I listen to what my feelings are telling me.
4. My hard feelings won’t last forever.
5. It’s ok to feel sad sometimes.
6. It’s ok not to be ok.
7. Crying shows inner strength, not weakness.
8. Letting others know how I feel is taking care of my emotions.
9. I do my best to express my feelings safely with my words.
10. My feelings are an essential part of me.
Affirmations are actually way more than just assurances because they provide support, positivity, and love. Saying it out loud makes it sound real and helps you consciously believe what you want yourself to believe. Accepting your emotions as they are not only helping to improve your mental well-being but it sets you free from the anxiety that comes with emotional complexity. Your child needs positive coping mechanisms to address their emotions correctly, and you can help them out by getting them in the habit of positive self-talk through bedtime affirmations.
Thank you for doing this for your children. It really does have a lasting positive effect on them. You should bookmark or save this list to be able to access it easily. And remember to share this with other parents to help them out as well.