Many of us have challenging jobs. We feel stressed and insecure at times. We’re great at motivating others and telling them how great they are, but we struggle to motivate and feel good about ourselves.

Positive affirmations really do work and help manage stress. We need physical remedies and psychological strategies to manage stress. Positive affirmations are a great psychological strategy.

Positive affirmations can be a powerful tool to reduce stress, to increase feelings of personal power, and to support change and transition. Here are some guidelines that guarantee positive results. Take some time and consider your intentions. Think about your long-term objectives. What would you like to see in your life? More peace? More confidence? More joy?

Draft the statements that reflect the reality that you want to create. Phrase the statements as if they are already true, and make them realistic, so that the subconscious mind will believe them.

Consider these statements: I feel peace. I am doing my best. I feel confident. I stay calm under pressure. I am a reasonable person. I can handle whatever comes my way. I can see challenges as opportunities.

Repeat these phrases throughout the day and enjoy the benefits of positive affirmations.

Pay yourself a compliment, when nobody else is. Change the conversation you have with yourself. Give yourself the credit you deserve. Include some positive affirmations in your self-talk. Change the input and you will change your outcomes.

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