Read the set of related affirmations in this post 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.

Affirmations are most effective when said aloud. Studies have proven that it’s impossible to think a negative thought and make a positive statement aloud at the same time. Use this principle to halt negative thoughts in their tracks and turn them around.

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. Feeling better? Repeat your chosen affirmation at least twice a day – morning, and night – for at least 30 days, and reinforce your affirmation by writing it in your journal.

Affirmations are powerful, positive sentences that can change your mindset. Don’t focus on challenges and lack, but on healthy self-esteem and unshakeable self-confidence. You can leverage the power of affirmations in your life by beginning an affirmation practice – using one or two favorite affirmations over the course of 30 to 60 days to permanently change your mindset and by extension, your life.

Comment below that you’ve started this process. Add entries in your journal each day as to how you’re feeling. Note the positive changes you’ve made and celebrate them! Send me a note using the contact form and let me know how you’re doing!

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I detach myself from negativity

I remove negative thoughts and ideas from my mind so that they have no power over me. I let go of unhelpful suggestions and harmful experiences. I focus on positive inspiration and reinforce my strengths and abilities. I intentionally take note of how optimism makes my life better.

I avoid dwelling on negativity that can hurt me

Instead of getting stuck in a negative thought process, I quickly analyze the feelings and the root causes of the negative emotion or thought. This allows me to make a fast and productive judgment call on how to handle the situation.

I have the emotional and mental freedom to manage my thoughts

I am strong enough mentally and spiritually grounded enough to decide for myself what I think and what I will dwell on. I choose to fight negativity and eliminate it from my life. I avoid creating bonds to negative things, experiences, or emotions.

My defenses against negativity are strong

I eliminate all the stress, anxiety, and worries that come with negativity. I throw away and forget harmful things. I get rid of the pain that can damage my soul.

I focus on my center, my spiritual values, and my support network. I turn to positive friends and loved ones for help during negative circumstances. I also have the option of professional help. I have multiple choices that assist me on this journey.

I distance myself from negative people because they hurt my mind and spirit. I know this is healthier than dwelling on the pain, and I prioritize my mental and spiritual health.

Today, I detach from the negative things in my life to focus on the positive. I appreciate the universe through an optimistic lens.

About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and a current resident of Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels empowers women 35+ to uplift their Souls, build healthy Self Esteem, and deepen Self-Discovery & Self-Knowledge with the proven practices of Affirmations and Journaling.

Dianne is a Unitarian Universalist Minister and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she currently lives in an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family), and proudly serves her community as a Registrar of voters.

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