How To Use Positive Affirmations To Overcome Negativity

Positive self-affirmations are healing, positive scripts you give to yourself to counter your negative inner voice. They can help you free yourself from the over-dependence you have on other people’s opinions, attitudes, or feelings about you and help you feel good about yourself.

When you visualize a new order and sense in your life, you can work toward a more positive attitude and take responsibility for your own health and emotional stability. You will let go of negative emotional baggage and be able to deal with your life in a realistic and positive manner.

Positive self-affirmation will help you resolve negative feelings from the past so you can face the present with a less obstructed view. In doing this, you will give yourself permission to grow, to change, to take risks, and to create a better life for yourself.

You will take a healthy self-oriented route in your life so that you can let go of the people and thoughts that drain your emotional resources and keep you from experiencing full personal health. When you recognize that you have a right to be a healthy and happy human being, you will have a fighting change at achieving your full potential.

Success prophecies, when visualized, imagined, or believed in, do come true. It’s time for you to believe that fully. This is how positive affirmations can affect you and your inner being. The biggest plus is that the negative inner voice will be quieted allowing you to find the positive inner voice that will help you become a fully happy individual.

There are three areas of self-affirmations. Try using any of these statements the next time you are feeling that negativity come over you.

I am: A statement of who you are

This is a positive affirmation of a real state of being that exists in you. You can achieve a full list of I am statements by taking a personal positive inventory of your attributes, strengths, talents, and competencies. Examples include:

I am competent I am energetic

I am strong I am enthusiastic

I am intelligent I am relaxed

I am beautiful I am joyful

I am a good person I am trusting

I am caring I am generous

I am loving I am courageous

I am smart I am forgiving

I am creative I am open

I am talented I am sharing

I can: A statement of your potential

This is a positive affirmation of your ability to accomplish goals. It is a statement of your belief in your power to grow, to change, and to help yourself. Examples include:

I can lose weight I can grow

I can stop smoking I can heal

I can handle my children I can let go of guilt

I can gain self-confidence I can let go of fear

I can take risks I can change

I can be a winner I can be positive

I can be strong I can be a problem


I can pass calculus I can handle my own


I can laugh and have fun I can be honest with my


I can be assertive I can let go of being


I can control my temper I can succeed

I will: A statement of positive change in your life

This is a positive affirmation of a change you want to achieve. It is a positive statement of what you want to happen. It is a success prophecy. Examples include:

I will like myself better each day.

I will gain emotional strength each day.

I will control my temper today.

I will give others responsibility for their lives today.

I will grow emotionally stronger each day.

I will smile more today.

I will praise my children today.

I will feel good things about me today.

I will sleep easily tonight.

I will feel less guilt each day.

I will face my fears courageously today.

I will take on only what I can handle today.

I will take care of me today.

I will challenge myself to change today.

I will manage my time better today.

I will handle my finances wisely today.

I will take a risk to grow today.

The daily use of these “I” statements is another form of self-affirmation designed to counter negative self-concept. It can result in a positive attitude, optimism, and can motivate you toward emotional growth and progress.

Another good way to focus on the positive in your life is to make up some affirmation cards and place them in places where you will see them often.

These forms of affirmation are words, phrases, or statements written on 3 x 5 index cards and placed where you can see them daily and be reminded of positive aspects about you. Every time you see these affirmation cards they will remind you to affirm yourself about these positive qualities or attributes. State all affirmations in a positive way.

Here are some places to put your affirmation cards:

mirror in bathroom dashboard of car

mirror on dresser desk at office

closet door desk at home

refrigerator door in your wallet

front door in your brief case

bedroom door in books you use at work or school

at your telephone

Try some of these words to put on your affirmation cards:

bright capable

creative strong

intelligent beautiful

smart giving

quick peaceful

loving hopeful

caring responsible

successful problem solver

calm quiet

pretty handsome

relaxed enjoyable

Consider some of these phrases as well:

think happy take it easy

be calm think wisely

take action work smart

do it take the time

do it now have fun

be a winner relax and enjoy

take a risk sit back

dare to be different step back

seize the blessing take the lead

get in control give them space

let go believe in me

let them be trust in me

let it be enjoy good health

Affirmation statements can also be used to remind yourself that you are worthy and that you need to remain positive in all situations.

I can be a winner.

I am the best friend I have.

I have solved problems like this before.

I have the ability to handle this.

I am a capable human being.

I deserve to love and to be loved.

I am a skillful and artistic person.

I can show others a good example.

Letting go is best for them and for me.

They will thank me in the future.

Nothing is worth losing my sanity over.

I am responsible only for my own feelings.

I owe no one explanations for my behavior, which is legally, morally, and ethically correct.

I deserve to have my rights recognized.

I am a deserving human being.

I deserve to enjoy the fruits of my labor.

I deserve to be rewarded for what I do.

I love myself for who I am.

It is OK to be selfish if I don’t hurt anyone.

I like the way I handle problems.

I am able to handle any problem I face.

I have the right to feel the way I do.

My children will benefit from my healthy changes.

My children will survive my healthy changes.

My family will benefit from my relaxing more.

I deserve to relax more and take it easy.

There are beautiful things happening in my life daily.

I experience the excitement of growth daily.

Change is a blessing I am working toward.

Taking risks is the path to growth.

I grow in love daily.

I face each new day as a race to be won.

I am winning in the race of life.

I am a rich treasure ready to be found.

Let others know who I am.

Say hello to a new person today.

Open up to be loved today.

Be responsible. Relax!

Letting go is loving

You will be free of guilt today.

To be loved I must love.

God does not make junk.

There are opportunities in life to be tried.

My possibilities are endless.

Success is to be enjoyed.

Open myself up with one new person today.

Belief in self is a step toward personal growth.

I can handle all changes that come my way.

There is nothing I cannot handle.

Smile and let others in on the secret.

When you make a conscious effort to put these positive affirmations into your daily routine, you will be well on the way toward lifting your self-esteem and realizing your full potential as a meaningful and wonderful person!

There are so many other steps you can to raise your self-esteem and become everything you were meant to be. Let’s move on!