30-Day Personal Growth Challenge: How To Use Daily Affirmations
Personal growth challenge series.
I have become healthy, both physically and mentally, and emotionally balanced. The journey to get there has taken unexpected turns with uphill climbs. It began with silencing my inner critic and believing in myself and all that I’m capable of.
Let’s be honest, life isn’t all blue skies and sunshine, but by creating a positive mindset and believing in yourself you can begin to see the good AND the challenging with a new perspective.
What helps me silence the inner critic and avoid getting caught up in a loop of negative thoughts? That answer is long so lets begin with my use of daily affirmations and we’ll save the rest of the answer for another time.
Affirmations are positive, specific statements that help you to overcome self-sabotaging, negative thoughts. They help you visualize, and believe in, what you’re affirming to yourself, helping you to make positive changes to your life.
Maximize the Benefits of Daily Affirmations:
- Use the power of repetition. Starting from day one, repeat the affirmation throughout the day.
- Actively replace negative thinking with positive affirmations.
- Affirmations should be used in the present tense, as if they’re already happening.
- If you’re new to using affirmations, understand that your affirmations may not ring true at first. That doesn’t mean it’s not going to work.
- Saying the affirmations out loud may feel a little awkward at first. That will change.
A helpful tip from Louise Hay, the pioneer of affirmations and self love, “Saying affirmations is only part of the process. What you do the rest of the day and night is even more important. The secret to having your affirmations work quickly and consistently is to prepare an atmosphere for them to grow in. Affirmations are like seeds planted in soil. Poor soil, poor growth. Rich soil, abundant growth. The more you choose to think thoughts that make you feel good, the quicker the affirmations work.”
Daily affirmations aren’t about pretending problems don’t exist or that things never go wrong. It’s about retraining your brain to see things with a different perspective, conscious self-reflection and being inspired to take action based on those words you will come to believe.
Commit yourself to 30 days of affirmations as a beginning to help problem solve, improve relationships, increase confidence and create inner clarity.
The power is within you.
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Affirmations can reinforce positive beliefs, and remind us of who we can be and what we can accomplish.
These affirmations have been carefully chosen to focus on inner peace and to cultivate confidence and self love.
Choose one of these each day for the next 30 days. Repeat it aloud, email it to yourself, and post it where you will notice it throughout the day.
- I choose to live confidently.
- I embrace the possibilities and potential of this day.
- I face the day with energy and courage.
- I have abundance and inner strength.
- I choose faith over fear.
- I embrace experiences outside of my comfort zone.
- I find joy in every day.
- I accept myself for who I am.
- I am ready to face the challenges of the day.
- I trust myself to make the best decisions for me.
- I believe in myself.
- I am willing to change and grow.
- My mind is clear, strong and focused
- I have the power to create change.
- I love and accept my body completely.
- I see endless opportunities in my life.
- I trust my intuition to guide me
- I love and accpet myself as I am.
- Challenges bring me opportunities to grow.
- I deserve the best and accept it now.
- My body is filled with energy.
- I greet this day with gratitude.
- I am ready. This is my time to shine.
- I live in harmony with myself and others.
- I believe in my ability to succeed.
- I am inspired and motivated by my dreams.
- I am beautiful and strong.
- I am ready to see things with a new perspective.
- I deserve pleasure in my life.
- I am courageous and confident.
Using affirmations will look different for everyone. Find what works best for you. Play around and experiment to see what feels right and is doable without feeling like just one more thing on your to-do list.
Congratulations on taking charge of your life and moving in a positive direction with positive affirmations for inner peace and self-love. I’m super excited for you!
Committing to something for 30 days feels doable and is a lot easier than thinking about making a change that is intended to be forever. Making a small commitment can open your mind to new possibilities and ways of being.
Look for the next 30-day Personal Growth Challenge in October.
be the best version of YOU
I came upon this blog for a reason today. I am doing a 30 day challenge on change, limiting briefs, and personal growth! This blog spoke to me the first thing this morning. I copied and lamenated the affirmations! Thank You great blog!
Love your insights! I’ve been doing daily affirmations for the last 45 days now and it really reprograms your subconscious in an awesome way.
Very encouraging post. It’s so important to stay positive in this negative world!
I’m really trying to work on my positivity and always having a good outlook on things. These are some great tips and suggestions.
I’m naturally a positive person and love affirmations! One of my faves is “I am open to receive all that my heart desires.”
I have a vision board in our bedroom and I have a few affirmations on it so I can read and say them daily.
I love these positive messages and affirmations. I need to print that out and repeat to myself daily. Sometimes i get caught by negative thoughts. And nothing good comes from negativity,
love that quote of not making negative affirmations .. I should focus on that.. and will use your list
I used to pin affirmations to my bathroom mirror. Maybe I should start again. I love the idea of a list, and having different affirmations each day. Thanks for sharing.
Love this. Reminds me of sharing more positivity in my life
I loved this post, it’s so important to be positive, I truly believe you are what you think so this was an amazing post to come across!
I love this! My word for 2017 was “growth”, and part of that included the growth of my mind (aka changing my mindset to gravitate towards more positivity). I’ve been using a gratitude journal and have tried to use positivity as a way to bring more into my life. This lines up perfectly with what I want to do! Thanks for sharing!
This is a nice list of positive thoughts/quotes to help remind ourselves of being important individuals and help us stay on track for a happy day!
Yes, I am ready, this is my time to shine! Awesome read to start the day here, positive affirmations rule out the negative thoughts and energies and are must for a good mental health and soul!
this is timely for me too.. i am working on my new website (moved from blogger just a month ago) and it does get frustrating at time when i feel i have not done much yet.. but something like this will help.. i will be trying this challenge
I so needed this. It is something I’ve been convicted of as of late…I have such a potty mouth towards myself and that needs to change. Thanks for the affirmations!
I enjoy thinking and talking aloud in positivity for myself. It really does help with improving you’ve mind set on positive thinking.
I’ve never done any affirmations before, but I do like the 30 options that you included here. Maybe one day I’ll start saying them.
Positive affirmations have really worked for me
Thanks for sharing more about using them
I needed fresh affirmations and I’m glad I found some here
Thanks for sharing
You’re so right! I loved reading your post, and the examples you posted!
It’s so true that what we think, we become. If you believe something about yourself then sooner or later it will manifest itself for all to see; so it’s best to follow Peter Pan’s example and think happy thoughts!
Great and much needed post. When I was working outside the home I gave these daily back affirmation gift to my peers to share with their teams, because I heard so much self doubt.
I like the idea of repeating positive affirmations. This can really turn your mind into a better perspective on things.
Great post, really needed to read this today. Love it very much!
Replacing our negative thoughts with positive thoughts can be very difficult sometimes but it’s so important to think positive in life!
Awwwh I love this I’m really into positive affirmations and totally agree they aren’t there to act like problems don’t exist but they help you get through the days with a more positive attitude, I’m very much a pessimist so they have really helped me when I’m feeling like everything is doom and gloom!
It is very important to speak positivity to your current situation and elevation over your life. Great post. Keep spreading the positivity.
Such a motivational post and something I’m going to try hard to do myself
These affirmations are all really motivational and positive. I hope this post helps people who are struggling with such negative thoughts 🙂 x
My mummy needs to create a positive mindset and look to the future with joy not apprehension. Great guide and wisdom here x
I love using positive affirmations, I really do believe it can change your whole outlook. Thank you for this, great challenge.
This is a wonderful challenge. They help you to stay positive and build your confidence,
This is such a good way to build your self esteem.
What a great challenge. We could all do with a little more positivity in our lives.
It is so important to stay positive even when it is difficult to do so. Thanks for sharing these affirmations
I am trying to be a much more positive person and try and be happier. Thanks for the tips!
This is such a good idea for a challenge. I always try to find something positive in everything I do. I don’t like depressing thoughts and negativity around me.
This was such an enjoyable read and exactly what I needed to hear! Love the positivity and motivation x
What a wonderful idea. Thinking positive leads to being more positive. These are some great quotes to use!
I’m trying making an effort to bring more positivity into my life and daily affirmations really help! x
This is such a lovely post I do think we all need to try and tell ourselves positive things daily .
The power of the mind is absolutely amazing – I’m going to give this a go and see how I get on.
This is such a wonderful challenge! I hope that many people come across this and decide to join up for themselves. I will be trying this out for the next 30 days. 🙂
I have an affirmation list in my bullet journal of things I love about myself and my love and it’s always good to read when I’m feeling down x
I really need to shut down negative thoughts. I try to be positive but sometimes the negative thoughts feel more “realistic”. Definitely, have a lot of work to do!
Considering people think I’m a positive person, negativity is actually something I really need to work on…
I love your idea of affirmations. I am trying to live my life now viewing on and thinking of the positive things. Now I am more determined to do it. I am so glad I came over this post. Nice reminder for me.
I wrote down about 5 of these to use throughout this challenge. I’m so excited to see how it helps with my anxiety!
It’s amazing how much strength can come from positive thinking! Thank you for reminding us to do that!
This post couldn’t come at a better time. I’m struggling to stay positive at the moment so pinning these affirmations will really help me feel better. Thank you x
I love this so much. Being positive is so important for our own happiness and mindset. I’ve had to really struggle to come to terms with this concept, but I like to think that I am much better at this now 🙂
Great tips, I am terrible at using positive affirmations and as a result I have very low confidence and quite a negative outlook. I will try these!
I have never done anything like this before. I am sure I could really benefit from these types of reminders thanks for sharing them Jill
I love this idea! I’m a great believer in positive thinking so I’ll have to try this. I did birth affirmations during pregnancy and Labour and they really helped x
Thanks for the tips! I always think I could use daily affirmations myself but I can just never seem to do it!
This is such a lovely post! In a world of negativity and hate, it’s fabulous to see someone being positive and kind to themselves in order to allow themselves to grow and become the person they’re meant to be.
What a lovely post! I love that you have that list to keep yourself focused and inspired!
Motivational and inspiring post – my two would be 1.I choose to live confidently and believe in myself 🙂 x
Changing my mindset and outlook from negative to positive has greatly impacted my life. I’m so glad I turned off the negativity!
I really need positivity to my life right now. Love your examples of affirmations.
Oh my word! this is so important! If I allow negative thoughts I spiral down so quickly! It then takes way to long to get positive again! I need to affirm the positive a lot more frequently!
I love that you included so many examples of affirmations. I am going through the book May Cause Miracles right now so I have been reciting affirmations every morning.
I couldn’t agree more that we have to replace our negative thoughts with positivity and daily affirmations!