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How Affirmations Can Help Reduce Your Limiting Beliefs

Overcoming limiting beliefs is difficult and requires a lot of work and dedication. When your spirits lag and it seems like you’ll never get there, it can feel hopeless and make you want to give up. What you need to do instead is find a way to raise your spirits and give yourself a boost to keep going. Affirmations are great for this. Not only that, but used regularly, they can help you get rid of your limiting beliefs altogether.

What is an Affirmation?

An affirmation is a short, positive statement you use to talk to both your conscious and unconscious mind. They’re powerful sentences that can change your mood and help rewire your brain. They’ve been shown to help with everything from lifting self-esteem to reducing limiting beliefs. An affirmation can simply be thought, or it can be spoken, written, or typed.

How Do You Use Affirmations?

You can use affirmations to reduce your limiting beliefs in two ways. First, as a boost to your lagging determination when you hit a rough patch. You can use your affirmation of choice to help you get your confidence and willpower back so that you can move on. Using affirmations this way is common around the world.

Secondly, you can use them every day to help reduce your limiting beliefs no matter how much difficulty you are currently having. Pick one or more affirmations targeted to the limiting belief you’re working on and use them as a mantra at least once a day. Saying the affirmations aloud is the most powerful method to use them, but other methods work too. Some people repeat their affirmations on a schedule several times a day while others repeat them randomly during the day. Whichever way you choose, consistency -that is, using the affirmations daily -is key.

Examples of Affirmations for Limiting Beliefs

These ten examples are good affirmations to use for limiting beliefs. If you don’t like any of them, change them or find some you do. Any short sentence with a strong positive message can be used as an affirmation.

I am worthy of love/success/achievement.

I am changing my life in a positive manner.

Opportunities are coming to me.

I can do anything I want if I set my mind to it.

Money is a tool and one I use wisely.

My failures don’t define me.

Mistakes are just learning opportunities.

It doesn’t matter what others expect of me.

I am likable.

I deserve to succeed.

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