Building Self-Esteem With Affirmations

Low self-esteem is often the result of negative messages becoming absorbed by the subconscious; it makes sense that feeding your mind  more positive messages can make a powerful difference in your mind and body! High self-esteemself-esteem and self-confidence are a result of what we say, to ourselves.

Wording affirmations effectively will raise your self-esteem.

A well-worded affirmation provides motivation and inspiration and builds confidence. High self-esteem springs from all three.

I have three easy rules to help you write meaningful affirmations.

1) Use the present tense.  Affirmations need to be in the present tense, not future tense. Don’t say, “I will learn to like myself” since that makes it sound like you’ll get to it ‘someday.” Rather you might say, “I accept myself unconditionally.” This affirmation is positive and in present tense.

2) At the same time, your affirmations need to be believable to you. If you said, “I am a great person and will soon change the world”,” you may not seriously believe that, so your subconscious thoughts could possibly reject it. If your affirmation makes you smirk or laugh the subconscious mind will reject the affirmation as false. Focus on your actions as opposed to a result. Say something like, “I am going to embrace my uniqueness and share it confidently with other people.”

3) Use the right tone. When you recite affirmations, it is possible to do so aloud or just mentally, but you need to focus heavily on the tone you use. Rather than saying the words without having any emotion. Inject genuine sincerity and empathy. The subconscious mind understands emotions better than the words. Imagine the distinction of saying the words, “I love myself” using a tone of sincerity and empathy, or being sarcastic. Which will have a higher impact on your subconscious mind?

Wiki page about affirmations.

Developing good self-esteem is an ongoing process, we are not born with it, we work on it day by day.