In the aftermath of Narcissistic Abuse, it's vital to put the concept of self-affirming thoughts into practice. Below are several reasons why it's an incredibly powerful healing tool.
What is an affirmation?
According to FreeAffirmations.org, a positive affirmation is one that "you repeat to yourself which describe how you want to be."
When repeated over time, these words and phrases can have a more positive effect in your life. They will sink in to your psyche and in turn, you will begin to believe them.
Why it's so important
Positive affirmations are simply that.....positive. The benefits to daily repetition are numerous.
1. Change is good
Repeating positive affirmations on a daily basis will, over time, begin to change the way you view yourself and the world.
After so much negativity from the Narc in your life, to have this positive change is good. It inundates your mind with so much good, that it will begin to have a very real and concrete effect on your life.
2. More energy
It's been known that a person's physical body and their emotional status are connected. So if you're sad, you might feel physically tired and drained. On the opposite side of the coin, when you are happy, you will have more pep in your step.
When you take on repeating positive affirmations to yourself, you are also giving yourself a boost of energy. So it stands to reason that people who start their day with happier thoughts tend to maintain a higher energy level the those who do not.
3. Your life comes to life
So when you have more energy, you are also more apt to let your strengths and talents shine. By repeating positive affirmations, you are effectively boosting your self-confidence to a point when you feel like you can accomplish what you set your mind to.
4. More confidence Another reason why it's so important to have self-affirming thoughts is that you will have an end result of being more confident. Repeating phrases like "I can do this" for a certain task will translate into successfully completing that task.
For more info
There are dozens of websites that list examples of positive affirmations. If you are currently in therapy, ask your counselor for a handout of affirmations, if they have one.
My go-to positive affirmation mantra is, "I am smart. I am strong. I am worthy. I am capable." Sometimes I add more, depending on if I need the extra boost.
What are some affirmations you say? Comment below. And as always, I appreciate you for sharing your stories with me.
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