Having a list of positive affirmations at the ready can help you shift your inner dialogue and re-frame your thinking. It may sound awkward, but a good way to jumpstart this process is to select an affirmation and repeat it to yourself a few times throughout the day.

Positive self-talk can take practice, so don’t get discouraged if it feels a little odd to get used to, or you catch yourself engaged in negative self-talk. Instead, think about it as an opportunity to improve!

Take a pen and paper and start to write down some positive affirmations that resonate with you. Aim for at least 10, but the more the better. When you’re done, place this list somewhere you can see it every day.

Here is a list of ideas to help you get started:

● This is an opportunity to…

● I will approach this from a different angle

● Everything in my life is improving

● This has taught me…

● This allows me to try something new

● I am loved by so many people

● Wonderful things are happening in my life

● I have the wisdom to guide me through this situation

● I am doing work that I enjoy and find fulfilling

● I decide how to react to this situation

● My behavior is in my control

● I have the power to spread positivity

● I feel healthy and strong

● By being myself I bring happiness to other people

● I’m fine with who I am and I love who I am becoming

● When I fall down, I get back up

● I have made it through my toughest days

● I have the power to control my wellbeing

● I can overcome and grow from this setback

● I am kind

● I believe in myself

● This is an isolated moment, things will get better

● I do not need others judgment to feel accepted

● I am resilient