Life comes with its fair share of ups and downs and often, things just don’t go the way we want them to. And while it’s okay to acknowledge the negative emotions that certain circumstances elicit in us, letting them overcome our thoughts is what we need to avoid.
The reason behind this is simple; Negative thoughts have the ability to manifest themselves into your reality. When we talk ourselves into believing that we are not good enough, these thoughts start dragging down our entire outlook towards life and its impact may reach all areas of our personal lives including relationships and even careers.
Practising daily affirmations is an effective self-help strategy that promotes self-confidence by reinforcing belief in one’s own abilities
They are simple statements that help shift your focus away from the fear of failure or perceived inadequacies and direct your attention toward your strengths.
So here are 5 such affirmations that you can tell yourself every day to remind yourself what an absolute powerhouse you are and how that won’t change no matter what:
1) “I deserve to find joy.”
And don’t we all? Emotions like joy and happiness are ones that can evoke that feeling of hope and optimism within us, giving us the courage to pick ourselves up and move forward through every challenge life throws our way. In a life that is filled with incredible moments, individuals, goals, and experiences, joy can be found everywhere. We just need to figure out what the feeling means to us and allow ourselves to pursue things that make us happy.
2) “I choose not to criticize myself or others around me”
We all have that inner critic in us that frequently showers us with self-doubt, unfavourable predictions, and harsh words. What is worse, this overly negative outlook towards ourselves also makes us more critical towards those around us, and nothing good can ever come out of it!
So for our own sake, we need to establish control and silence the critical voice inside our heads and pave the way for a kinder inner dialogue that will further fuel us to be kinder to the rest of the world.
3) “I’m doing my best and that is enough.”
It’s important to remember that life is a marathon and not a sprint. Each one of us is on a different journey, where our goals, our motivations, our experiences and our timelines vary significantly.
Instead of looking on the outside and making comparisons that serve no one, why not give due recognition to our own efforts? The fact is that in our own ways, we all are trying to make it in this world, weathering one storm after the other, and giving it everything that we have. It might not be perfect all the time, but it certainly is enough. Never doubt that!
4) “I’m allowed to take time to heal.”
As humans, we go through it all - the good, the bad and the in-between, and every experience leaves its mark on us, especially the negative ones. The good news is, despite being vulnerable to hurt, we have the ability to heal, both from physical and emotional pain.
It might differ from person to person and context to context, but the fact remains that healing is an inevitable part of the human life experience, and we should never feel guilty about giving ourselves the time we need to heal. The process might seem long, and difficult, but it’s worth the effort because, on the other end of the journey, you will come out stronger and happier.
5) “I am beautiful just the way I am.”
Our beauty comes from so much more than what we see on the outside. Appearances barely scratch the surface of everything that makes us who we are. Beauty lies in every part of us - from our strengths, our convictions, our ideas and values, to who we are as human beings and how we treat other human beings.
That, along with our myriad of perfect and imperfect physical features allow each one of us to possess our own brand of beauty that is unique and hence, incomparable in nature.
The way you speak to yourself can either act as a powerful stepping stone or prove to be a major obstacle hindering you from reaching your goals. Your thoughts affect the way you relate to yourself and the world outside, so it’s imperative to create a constructive line of communication between you and you.
And the same thing applies to your skin.
As a brand, Lisen is built on the pillars of positivity, compassion and integrity. When you show kindness and understanding towards your skin, it reflects in your skin’s journey. Making a consistent positive effort to remind yourself of your skin’s ability to persevere and
heal - that is what ultimately leads to both you and your skin making invaluable progress. Our advice? Reserve a daily affirmation for your skin as well, and you will definitely see your relationship with your skin change for the better