The Power of Positive Affirmations



GG's post this morning was very powerful and totally relatable. I think it would be beneficial for each and everyone of us to reflect on our lives... our blessings... our achievements. We need to make an effort to shift toward a positive mindset.

As I've mentioned in previous posts, we have a tendency to be negative. We filter out the good things that happen to us, and focus in and harp on the bad-- we constantly tell ourselves negative things. These self-defeating thoughts can result in depressed mood, irritability, anxiety, and low self-esteem. This is where affirmations come in...

An affirmation can help you replace a negative thought with a more helpful positive one. By using the power of positive affirmations and by repeating them you can recondition your brain and change how you feel and think about any situation (your appearance, your hair, a relationship, etc.). You can choose to be happy, no matter the circumstances! At a personal level it will transform your life, your health and renew the joy and passion for life.

Every morning, either before rising, or during my daily walk, I repeat the same positive affirmations over and over again to myself... sometimes aloud! This habit keeps me in good spirits, and reminds me of the things I have to be grateful for. I feel it also attracts more good to me-- positive people and uplifting situations.



Here's my list:

-I'm happy and blessed that I have a loving and caring husband and family.

-I'm blessed that this pregnancy has been complication free, and that both myself and baby are healthy.


-I'm thankful to be able to provide this platform for us to share, learn, and support each other in all things hair and life in general.

-I will be a good mother.


-I will be able to juggle all of my responsibilities. And if I can't, it's not the end of the world.

-I can choose happiness...no matter the circumstances.

-I am flexible and always open to change.

-I am beautiful on the inside and out.

-I love my waves, curls, kinks, and coils... even on days that they don't love me back!



So ladies, in the comments below share your Positive Affirmations, your successes, and things you are thankful and blessed for.


**Share them here, but don't forget to revisit them daily. This is a very powerful activity... I promise.**

33 Weigh in!:
Jae Manolo said...

I am beautiful

I am loved

I am blessed

Do it now! (helps to defeat procrastination)

There's a great future ahead of me; the best is yet to come

I am fearless

Delay does not mean denial

Alta Angel said...

I can do all things through Christ, who is my strength.

I am an awesome wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend!

I expect far and beyond favor in my life and my future generations.

Although I may stumble, I will never fall, because I am upheld by HIS divine hand!

Neesh Doll said...

God loves me so how can I NOT love me

I'm more than THEY say I am!

I refuse to settle for less than I'm worth!

I am loved!

You can make it!

ShakLand said...

I am a good mother, sister, daughter and friend.
I am a good and hard worker - any company would be lucky to have me on their team.
I am still a good writer.
I can cook (real good)!
I care about other people.
I am passionate about making this world a better place for my child and everyone else's child too.
I love my Grandma (RIP) and my Grandma loved me!
I am very creative.
I am funny.
My niece and nephews think I'm crazy (in a good way).
I always loved my big hair.
I would want me as a friend.
I'm tough on myself, but I think it has helped me to get better going for my goals.

Takeya said...

I have a beautiful, healthy, fun, and intelligent daughter and I thank God for her and my family!
I have wonderful friends who are supportive and understanding!
No matter what size I wear, the size of my bank account, or the frizziness of my hair, I'm beautiful and worthy of respect and life's blessings!
Everyday I will continue to learn and grow and live life to the fullest!
I will pray for and receive wisdom and discernment!
Nothing (or noone) can thwart the AWESOME plans God has for my life - live fearlessly!

koko said...

I am the GREATEST of ALL times!!!!

Good things always happen to me!

I always win!!!

I am healed from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet!

I always go to church!

miracles happen to me and thru me!

I can be whatever God wants me to be!

I can adjust adapt and over come all situations!

Anonymous said...

I am a good person.
I have two beautiful and healthy children.
My husband thinks I ROCK as a wife, mother, and friend...and I agree.
I am creative.
I will be happy if my children turn out like me.
I love my BIG hair (even when we have different "agenda's")
I am a good teacher and student.
I am worthy of respect.
I find inspiration everywhere.

TheRYL1 said...

This is great...and right on time...I'm supposed to read this TODAY! :-)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want (Psalms 23:1)!

I am blessed no matter what!

I'm loving me FULLY...flaws and all!

I LOVE my natural hair...it suits me perfectly!

I've made it through the storm in one piece!

I am loved!

I am healthy & pain-free!

I sought the Lord, he heard my cry and delivered me from all my fears (Psalms 34:4)!

I WILL...!

Beverly said...

I can obtain that which I truly want!

Anonymous said...

*My Fav: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11 (New King James Version)
*I will take it one day at a time
*I will do the best I can with what I have
*I am strong and confident, I will not let fear destroy my hope.
* Thank you God for the flowers, birds, beautiful green grass, love and all your creation.

GG said...

*I am valuable.
*I walk in beauty.
*I release my habit of self-criticism.
*Self acceptance brings me joy.
*I release myself from harmful judgments.
*I am the best thing that's ever happened to me.
*I am free to be myself; I accept myself as I am.
*My insecurity is replaced with shining confidence.

Anonymous said...

I have wonderful husband that supports me through our ups and down
I'm thankful I God always answers when I call
I thankful that I have a wonderful mother who showed me the right way of doing things and letting me know its ok to be me.
I thankful that my son loves mommy no matter what

JustTrena said...

No weapon formed against me or mine shall prosper; the Lord is my Shepherd, therefore I have no need to want for anything and I trust and believe He will provide everything I need, when I need it; I shall have no fear of anything that is not of HIM; I am because He Is and that’s all good! I pray to be a blessing in someone’s life on a daily basis. Amen.

Anonymous said...

I WILL do it, because I CAN do it.

I am worthy.

I am a good person.

My life may not be perfect, but it is truly mine to live.

I choose to be happy.

I will prevail because I have no choice.

The devil wants you to pity yourself. Don't give him the satisfaction.


--Velvet

Niqui36 said...

I am thankful for my beautiful children.

I am beautiful and intelligent.

I am worthy.

I deserve to be happy.

I love and am grateful for my whole family and friends.

mothereartha said...

these posts today are so on point! loving it! i need to reintroduce myself to affirmations.

for now...i will overcome.

kbelle said...

I am a good mother, wife, and friend.
I am grateful for how my parents raised me and what my mother taught me.
I am grateful for my job on the good and bad days (some people do NOT have one to go to)
I am happy!
I am sassy with or without my heels, earrings, and makeup.
My hair is fabulous and healthy even when it doesn't "curl" like I want it to.

Mzbush said...

Somewhere in the world, someone would die for the things that I complain about and take for granted. Appreciate everything that I have!

Unknown said...

-I am blessed!
-I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me!
-I am loved!
-I will reach and accomplish my goals!
-I am beautiful!
-I am strong!
-I am confident!
-I will succeed!
-I love me!
-My hair is beautiful!

beautywithcurls said...

- I Was Born To Stand Out
- I Love Myself
- I Love Everyone

Anonymous said...

- I have everything needed to improve myself, will included
- I can create things that people enjoy
- I evolve at my own pace
- I have the opportunity to make my partner's days and life happy
- I can see beauty
- I don't lie to myself
- I am learning to preserve the best of me
- I am on this website sharing positive thoughts with other people, which is a honour
- I choose
- I have discovered the power of learning

Laura

Roni said...

-God created me in his image...unique and awesome!
-I am blessed beyond measure!
-I am loved!
-I am a FLY DIVA!!!
-I am great wife and mother!
-I am surrounded by a beautiful, loving, caring family!
-Everyday is a new day to give thanks!

Anonymous said...

~I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
~God created me in His image and He don't make no junk!!
~All things are possible to those who believe.
~If I trust in God every little thing that conserns me will be worked out.
~Patients is the key and faith unlocks the door.
~One monkey don't stop no show in most cases two or three don't stop the show because if it is meant for me God will make it happen!

~NaturallyCLD

Notthecoolmom said...

My God provides all my wants and needs.
He has allowed me to live this long and
blessed me with a wonderful family
I have a good job in which I am a hard worker
I am talented in a few areas
I try to be a good wife, mother, daughter, friend.

Anonymous said...

Salutations,
Thank you for your post and for your website. You will be an awesome Mom by the grace of God and his son Jesus Christ.
- God is my rock, my strength, and refuge. All things are possible by the grace of God and his holy son Jesus Christ.
- Thank God I'm alive and have no pain (on days I have pain, I thank God I'm alive
- Lord is My Shepard
- This to shall pass
- God grant me the serentiy to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference
- Thank God everyday for life, love, family, husband, students, church / extended family, friends, roof, job, etc.
- I am the woman God created me to be, beautiful on the inside and out
- I am worthy of love and respect
- I am exactly where God wants me to be and I am content
- I am patient, slow to anger, humble, forgiving, loving, and have a desire to possess qualities that are pleasing to God and his son Jesus Christ.
- I am beautiful, smart, blessed, and becoming the person God created me to be
- All things are possible with the grace of God and Jesus Christ. I will fear no man, for the Lord is my Shepard and God is my Father.
My affirmations tend to be based upon the holy scriptures, because I read my bible every morning to set the tone for my day. I truly feel that becoming the type of person I want to be is a daily practice. It is very easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of this world, and lose yourself in the process. Live, Love, Peace ~ Sweetsop

Basic Woman said...

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside yourself that is greater than any obstacle.

Tiffany said...

I love that even though times may not be perfect people can still find it in their hearts to love someone.

Peace, Love and Chocolate
Tiffany

KeetaRay said...

Wow, this is awesome!
-I am blessed
-God loves me!
-I am a beautiful person inside and out
-All things work together for my good
-Do it afraid!!! (Letting go of FEAR)
-I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!
-I'm a positive person - No more negative thoughts

Unknown said...

You will be a wonderful mother, by the grace of God!
- I am a king and a priest.
- I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
- I am more than a conqueror.
- I have the perfecting, powerful Holy Spirit residing inside of me, the infinite inside the finite.

NicoleRenae said...

- I am blessed with a loving, and supportive mother!
- I am blessed with intelligence and athletic gifts!
- I am healthy!
- I am beautiful inside and out!
- I am blessed because God loves me <3

Cygnet said...

Hi, Nikki! I will not tell you that you will be perfect, but as long as you are guided by the Lord and motivated by love, your daughter will be blessed to have you for a mother.

Reading these responses, I feel the Spirit stirring within me. It is good to see these; keep them coming, Loves.
- "Thou thinkest, Lord, of me, Thou thinkest, Lord, of me! What need I fear, when Thou art near and thinkest, Lord, of me?!" (from a hymn)
- "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, 'He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust'" (Psalm 91:1-2)
- Power belongs to God!
- ", , , He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." (Phillipians 1:6)
- "I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD." (Psalm 118:17)
- God is still on His throne, and it's gonna be alright!
-As long as there is a breath in my lungs and a beat to my heart, there is a reason to hope. (This was a reminder to me from the Lord and became my mantra during the deepest, darkest, scariest depression of my entire life. I try to remember it always.)
-When I let go of anger, bitterness cannot take hold in me. As long as I walk in forgiveness, I will not walk alone. (This was a revelation from yesterday's sermon at church that finally helped me connect some pieces in my life. It is the answer I needed to refute a fear that has tried to dominate my life for a long time.)

And here are my four favorite quotations: "Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation." —Ethan Trueblood

"Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love." —Eric Fromm

"In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, charity." —Philip Melankthon

"In this life, it is impossible to know all the answers. The one who cannot be content with mystery will miss six of seven wonders." -Yours truly :-)

Have a blessed day, Loves :-)!

Anonymous said...

I have wonderful family and friends
I have made steps and will continue to make steps to becoming the person I want to be.
I have God's love
I am making steps to accepting myself
I will soon be who I want to be with the help of the Lord
I will grow in the Lord
I will be positive

Anonymous said...

I am truly learning to let go and let God.

I am a good mother.

I have two beautiful caring children.

I thank God for the legacy my dear departed parents left for me.

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