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Read the set of related affirmations below aloud. It’s important to your conscious and subconscious mind to hear the affirmations said in your own voice. Choose one or two of the affirmations from the set to start working with. You only need one or two affirmations, used consistently, to make a substantial change in your life.

Choose one affirmation that feels easy to you and choose another that generates resistance or disbelief. The idea is to practice extending your current self-imposed limits and encourage growth.

Say your chosen affirmation loud enough for your mind to hear your voice saying the words and take notice of how you feel as you begin and as you continue your practice. Repeat your chosen affirmation multiple times a day for at least 30 days and reinforce your affirmation by writing it in your journal.

You can change your life by beginning an affirmation practice – using one or two favorite affirmations over the course of 30 to 60 days can permanently change your mindset and your life.

Changing negative behavior can be part of your Affirmation practice. There’s no guarantee that the change will happen immediately but following a consistent affirmation practice over 30 to 60 days will set you on a path toward permanently and positively changing your behavior.

The affirmations listed below – 20 in total – will form the foundation for an affirmation practice that helps you to change negative behavior around. Don’t try to implement all these affirmations at once – read them completely, and see which ones resonate with you immediately.

The ones that resonate immediately can be written in your journal for future reference and use, and the others can be noted. What about the ones that resonate with you make them most attractive? Is it the language used, the concept, or how the affirmation slips right off your tongue with little to no effort?

An affirmation that encourages a thought of “I already do that” or “I’ve already achieved that” will be less effective in empowering you to change than an affirmation that encourages a thought of “I wish I could do that now” or “I need to work up to that.”

Remember to state the affirmation out loud, with certainty and power in your voice. At first, this might seem difficult or even ridiculous, but the act of using your voice to state the affirmation out loud helps to embed it into your conscious and subconscious mind. It increases the feeling of authenticity when you use the affirmation to describe qualities that you want in your life.

Implementing affirmations as a source of inspiration and motivation to create positive change in your life isn’t complicated, but as you’ve read here before, they do require consistent effort. Get started reviewing the affirmations in this post, tap into your belief and confidence in your ability to create positive change, and continue your personal path to self-improvement.

20 Affirmations to Empower You to Change Negative Behaviors

The possibilities are endless, and I will embrace them.

I will make good decisions that are supportive to my goals and my principles.

I am a positive person capable of good decisions.

I choose positivity.

I choose good behaviors.

I am brave enough to do the right thing for me.

I am bold enough to do the right thing for me.

I can do this. I will do this.

I am intelligent, I am talented, and I am capable.

I am confident, I am proud, and I model positive behaviors.

I deserve happiness, so I will choose healthy behaviors that support my wellbeing.

I love myself and I will make good choices in every area of my life.

I love my body and I will treat it with respect.

I love my mind and I will treat it with respect.

I will let go of worry and embrace positivity.

Today is going to be a good day, I will be supportive of myself.

I am grateful for everything in my life.

I will care for and love myself, I let go of self-sabotaging behaviors.

I am regret and worry-free.

I am full of positive potential, and I will manifest it throughout my life and activities.

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About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently residing in Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels' mission is to empower women 50+ to Amplify their Self-Confidence, Deepen their Self-Knowledge, Inspire Creativity, and Glide into the next phase of their lives with the Power of Journaling, Affirmations, and Assessments.

You can learn how to use these time-tested, proven practices to create and manifest the life you want (and deserve) to live.

Dianne is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister with a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she renovated an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family) and has been journaling since the age of 9.

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