As we go through life, we tend to develop unhelpful thinking habits, and think negatively about ourselves and situations. Using positive statements can help develop a new attitude to ourselves and our situations.

Choose a statement from those below, or make one that means more to you, and repeat, repeat, repeat throughout the day, every day, of every week, of every month. You might want to make or print out a card with your affirmation, and carry it with you. For the positive affirmations to work, you must use it whenever you notice you have that negative thought – immediately turn it around by using your affirmation.  Use a statement that starts with “I” and use the present tense. See some of the examples  below

I am strong

I have strength

I am determined and successful

I am a good and worthwhile person

I am a unique and special person

I have inner strength and resources

I am confident and competent