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The power of Affirmations
By Mugdha Chandorkar, School Counsellor

Today is a new day. Today is a day for you to begin creating a joyous, fulfilling life. Today is the day to begin to release all your limitations. Today is the day for you to learn the secrets of life. You can change your life for the better. You already have the tools within you to do so. These tools are your thoughts and beliefs. And in this article, I am going to teach you how to use these tools-
An affirmation is really something you say or think. Unhealthy thinking doesn’t create good experiences for us. We have to retrain our thinking and speaking into healthy patterns if we want to change our lives.
An affirmation opens the door. It’s a beginning point on the path to change. In essence, you are saying to your subconscious mind:
“I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there something I can do to change.”
When I talk about doing affirmations, I mean consciously choosing words that will either help eliminate something from your life or help create something new in your life.

1. Challenges make me stronger.
2. I can be kind to people who are unkind because I know they are hurting
3. My joy cannot be taken from me, it’s mine to keep.
4. I don’t like to compare myself to others because I love being me too much.
5. I can do really hard things!
6. I am strong and brave even when I don’t feel strong and brave
7. I don’t fail, I just get closer to getting right.
8. I get to choose how to respond to hard situations.
9. All of my problems have solutions.
10. I forgive myself for the mistakes.
11. I am choosing to have an amazing day!
If the affirmation is too strong or positive for you, choose a neutral one. You don’t need the most powerful affirmations if they don’t match your thoughts. Use the neutral ones instead. You can say “ I have good and bad days like everyone else. But I focus on improvement.” Instead of saying “ I find happiness in every moment.
The key is that you should say the affirmation with conviction. It should resonate with you on a deeper level.