This post was updated on 27/02/23

Affirmations are great for feeling better about yourself and can be used to help you reach your goals. They are also extremely valuable in counteracting the negative, self-limiting beliefs and thoughts that you are currently holding on to about yourself, your life, and your capabilities, or things going on in the word around you.

The Way You Talk to Yourself Creates Your Reality

This is one that a number of people struggle with-me included. It takes practice-all to do with those neurons in your brain! However positive self-talk can make or break your self-love and confidence on any given day or situation.

Read more about self-talk here: 10 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Why Affirmations Are So Important

Okay maybe you are running late, you forgot about an appointment or work is boring. You might get feelings that you’ve let yourself down or find yourself using “should.” I should have got up earlier. I should be better at managing my time. This is a dangerous thought pattern and really unhelpful for how we feel about ourselves. I describe myself as a recovering perfectionist, so I know. I have slowly over time, learnt to be kind to in the messages I give myself. In summary this means to acknowledge the negative thought; -it’s inevitable you’ll get them. However, don’t dwell. More importantly, work on how you can turn it around to a positive and that can be where affirmations come in.

Needing a boost in your life is perfectly natural and normal, as we all have things that get in the way of us feeling good about ourselves. Affirmations help you deal with negative feelings about yourself, increase self-reliance, and help you take action with your life and build self-confidence and self-esteem.

Further reading: Introducing Self-Care for Your Mind

Affirmations are one the most powerful and effective methods for influencing your subconscious mind. When you repeat an affirmation, it begins to seep into your brain that those affirmations might be true, so it helps to gradually chase away your negativity. You only need to do a Google search to know there are lots of variations. But how do you know what’s right for you?

diary or planner to plan Christmas schedule

As affirmations are all about sending the right messages to your subconscious, the affirmations you use will be all dependant on what you want to achieve.  So it could be calming your mind, feeling loved, getting ready for the day or relaxing before bed

How You Can Use Affirmations

To help you further with this, I’ve created Affirmations for a Positive Mindset -a guide that will help you to reprogram your subconscious mind, love yourself more and shine in your success. It contains:

  • Information explaining affirmations
  • 50 done for you affirmations on subjects including
    • Confidence
    • Success
    • Self-Love
    • Morning
    • Night-time
  • Step by step by plan how to create affirmations specifically to correct your negative self-talk

This guide won’t solve all your problems in 10 minutes, but it will teach how to start a practice of using affirmations, amend your self-talk and shine that bit brighter. This is tricky times for many of us so I’ve kept the price low at only £4.99 for a limited time.

The Positive Affirmations Toolkit

Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.  They help increase self-reliance, help you take action with your life and build self-confidence and self-esteem. 

But how do you know what’s right for you?

This guide talks you through how to create your own affirmations, re-framing your thoughts in the areas you know you need the most. Alternatively it also contains 50 done-for-you affirmations, that you can use as they are or adapt to suit you.


About Tina Russell

Tina Russell is a Mindset and Wellbeing Blogger and Coach who helps busy women to calm the chaos in their mind and life, prioritise themselves and shine in all they choose to do. After years of not valuing herself and being a perfectionist, Tina suffered from anxiety and exhaustion and knew something had to change. She set about retraining her brain and getting her shine back, making self-care and self-development her passions. Now happier in her life, Tina uses her coaching and influencing skills from her corporate HR career, and years of experience in making positive changes to her life, to inspire and motivate other women to do the same.


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