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Write Positive Affirmations

One of the Habits of The Optimists

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Reading the thoughts of others is positive – imagine the greater strength of focusing on your own wisdom and insights and writing them down. 

There’s evidence that it is a way of lifting yourself and those around you. 

Share them with others face-to-face and on social media when you feel the quality merits it.

Writing down short statements can help remind you of your strengths. 

While I don’t like yellow post-its, many people do and you can leave those affirmations in places to help you, family and friends.

An experiment:  Write a message on your mirror at home or work reminding you that “The Leader looks like the person in my mirror” or more simply “I am an optimist.”

Most experts on writing positive affirmations recommend that you choose one negative thought you have about yourself and write down the positive opposite that counteracts that belief.  It’s worth a try too.

Try to use the present tense and include an optimistic future. 

“Short and sweet” is sound advice. 

“I am” is a good way to start. (Click for some examples we like)

Another Experiment: Write a short affirmation and record it on your phone or another device.  Play it back.  Pause 30 seconds.  Play it back again.  Would you change what you wrote?  Will you play it again?

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