Selecting your Own Affirmations

Getting Ready


5 minutes

  1. Safe and peaceful space where you can talk out loud.
  2. Journal (Optional)
  3. Post-It notes (Optional)
  4. Notecards (Optional)
  5. Notes on the mobile device (Optional)
Treatment Modality

Individual and Group


We recommend practicing this activity at least 5 times a week.

Other helpful topics to use this activity for
  • Building Healthy Communication Skills
  • Developing a Positive Attitude
  • Evaluating Messages
  • Overcoming Fear
  • Social Media and Your Health
  • Stress and Anxiety Release
  • Calming and Destressing
  • Goal Setting

The What

Daily Affirmations is an affirmation activity that motivates and inspires you to achieve your desires. Affirmations also remind you of what is important to you in your life right now. It is essential always to choose our words wisely, but especially crucial when we are doing affirmations. Our words are taken literally by our minds, more specifically by our subconscious mind. The subconscious mind takes our thoughts and words, memorizes and stores them as permanent habits.  The subconscious mind also makes our intentions and desires real. So, we want to choose positive words and create positive intentions so that we can achieve better results in all areas of our lives.

Affirmations are simply positive statements that create transformation, self-improvement, positive attitude when they are consistently used. With affirmations, you simply state out loud what your goals and intentions are in becoming a positive person with positive results. Then, your subconscious mind memorizes and stores these positive words, thoughts, and emotions. Throughout the day, the subconscious mind will work to make such positive intentions possible and happen for you. Affirmations can also serve as inspiration as well as simple reminders. This way, they bring focus and self-discipline on goals throughout the day.

We have two different types of affirmations available for you: (A) Daily Affirmations and (B) Guided Affirmations. For Daily affirmations, you select and choose your own affirmations based on what your personal goals and desires are for the day. Daily affirmations can take 3-5 minutes depending on how much time you would like to spend on them. Guided affirmations are affirmation activities that are combined with energetic techniques and are guided. We guide you through the affirmation session in a sitting position for a certain amount of time.

The How

Position: For affirmations, we recommend standing up because it keeps you in a “motivated” and “excited” state. You can also do affirmations sitting down. For daily affirmations, you simply take a few minutes selecting or writing your affirmations. Then, you recite them out loud at least 5 times so that you can remember them.

For longer guided affirmations, you will be sitting down or standing up. Guided affirmations are pre-recorded by Beyond Development team members. If you chose to sit for guided affirmations, then sit upright/straight on your chair with your feet touching the ground uncrossed, or limbs crossed (Indian style) on the floor.  You can grab your headphones if you have them. If not, merely play these guided affirmations on your electronic device so that you can get the best sound system.

Let's Begin

We do have a very long list of sample affirmations (300+) to pick from available for you.  List of extensive sample affirmations is available to you below.

Master List of Affirmations

Below is an extensive list of affirmations for every area of your life. Take your time going through the list and seeing what resonates with you. Focus on selecting only a maximum of three per week or month. Do not select too many all at once because affirmations are supposed to be consistently practiced until you experience the transformation and the change. Do not be so hard on yourself if you find yourself having a difficult time applying these statements for yourself. Take your time and try different affirmations. Change, transformation, and making new habits takes time. Best way to do affirmations is to write them every day and recite them out loud at least 5 times each time you use them. We highly recommend sticking with three affirmation statements per month before you move onto the next one.

When you feel lonely and sad:

1. I feel the love of those who are not physically around me.
2. I take pleasure in my own solitude.
3. I am too big a gift to this world to feel self-pity.
4. I love and approve of myself.

When you feel terrified (without your safety being in danger):

5. I focus on breathing and acknowledging that my fear is not real.
6. Following my intuition and my heart keeps me safe and sound.
7. I make the right choices every time.
8. I draw from my inner strength and light.
9. I trust myself.
10. I am courageous and can overcome my fear with love and compassion.
11. My fear is only False Evidence Appearing Real.

When you feel insignificant:

12. I am unique and authentic. There is not one other person like myself.
13. I have as much brightness to offer the world as the next person.
14. I matter and what I have to offer this world also matters.
15. I may be one in 7 billion, but I am also one in 7 billion.
16. I have my own purpose and I matter to me.

When you are nervous or afraid:

17. I trust my inner wisdom and intuition.
18. I breathe in calmness and breathe out nervousness.
19. This situation works out for my highest good.
20. Amazing things unfold before me.
21. My fears are a way of the Universe giving me the opportunity to face them and overcome them.
22. At this moment, I choose to release the past and look forward to the good that awaits me.
23. With each new breath, I inhale strength and exhale fear. I am learning that it is safe for me to heal and grow.
24. At this moment, I choose to feel calm and peaceful. Everything is unfolding as it should.
25. I choose to fill my mind with positive, nurturing, and healing thoughts.
26. There are no mistakes, only lessons to be learned. I did the best I could.

When you are angry:

27. I forgive myself for all the mistakes I have made.
28. I let go of my anger so I can see clearly.
29. I accept responsibility if my anger has hurt anyone.
30. I replace my anger with understanding and compassion.
31. I offer an apology to those affected by my anger.
32. I can easily control my emotions and actions. And so I can control my anger.
33. I accept my anger and will release it with mindful breathing.

When you feel hopeless and at the end of your rope:

34. I may not understand the good in this situation, but it is there.
35. I muster up more hope and courage from deep inside me.
36. I choose to find hopeful and optimistic ways to look at this.
37. I kindly ask for help and guidance if I cannot see a better way.
38. I refuse to give up because I haven’t tried all the possible ways.
39. There is a lesson in this situation, and I will learn it when it’s the right time.
40. I know and trust I will grow from this experience, and this will pass.
41. I understand and trust that things will eventually work out.
42. I know and trust that I will make a different, better, and wiser decision next time.
43. This does not mean it’s the end of everything. Things will work out eventually.

When you feel conflicted about a decision:

44. I know my wisdom guides me to the right choice.
45. I trust myself to make the best decision for me.
46. I receive and welcome all feedback with kindness and make the final call myself.
47. I listen lovingly to this inner conflict and reflect on it until I get to peace around it.
48. I love my family even if they do not understand me completely.
49. I show my family how much I love them in all the verbal and non-verbal ways I can.
50. There is a good reason I was paired with this perfect family.
51. I choose to see my family as a gift.
52. I am a better person from the hardship that I’ve gone through with my family.

When you are among friends:

53. I choose friends who approve of me and love me.
54. I surround myself with people who treat me well.
55. I take the time to show my friends that I care about them.
56. My friends do not judge me, nor do they influence what I do with my life.
57. I take great pleasure in my friends, even if we disagree or live different lives.

When you are around strangers:

58. I am beautiful and smart, and that’s how everyone sees me.
59. I take comfort in the fact that I can always leave this situation.
60. I never know what amazing incredible person I will meet next.
61. The company of strangers teaches me more about my own likes and dislikes.

When you are at work:

62. I am doing work that I enjoy and find fulfilling.
63. I play a big role in my own career success.
64. I ask for and do meaningful, wonderful and rewarding work.
65. I engage in work that impacts this world positively.
66. I believe in my ability to change the world with the work that I do.

When you can’t sleep:

67. Peaceful sleep awaits me in dreamland.
68. I let go of all the false stories I make up in my head.
69. I release my mind of thought until the morning.
70. I embrace the peace and quiet of the night.

When you don’t want to face the day:

71. This day brings me nothing but joy.
72. Today will be a gorgeous day to remember.
73. My thoughts are my reality so I think up a bright new day.
74. I fill my day with hope and face it with joy.60. I choose to participate in my day fully.

When you worry about your future:

75. I let go of worries that drain my energy.
76. I make smart and calculated plans for my future.
77. I am a money magnet and attract wealth and abundance.64. I am in full charge of planning for my future.
78. I trust in my own ability to provide well for my family.
79. I trust in my own ability to make things happen for my future.
80. I trust that I have the ability to learn and develop the skills that I need to achieve my goals.
81. I trust that I have the ability to be responsible and accountable for my actions.
82. I trust that I have the ability to commit to my goals.

When you can’t get your loved ones to support your dreams:

83. I follow my dreams no matter what because they are important to me.
84. I show compassion in helping my loved ones understand my dreams.
85. I ask my loved ones to support my dreams.
86. I answer questions about my dreams without getting defensive.
87. My loved ones love me even without fully grappling with my dreams.
88. I accept everyone as they are and continue on with pursuing my dream.

When you come face to face with a problem:

89. I am safe and sound. All is well.
90. Everything works out for my highest good.
91. There is a great reason this is unfolding before me now.
92. I have the smarts and the ability to get through this.
93. All my problems have a solution.

When you want to do more with your life but feel stuck:

94. I attempt all – not some – possible ways to get unstuck.
95. I seek a new way of thinking about this situation.
96. The answer is right before me, even if I am not seeing it yet.
97. I believe in my ability to unlock the way and set myself free.

When you can’t stop comparing yourself to others:

98. I have no right to compare myself to anyone for I do not know their whole story.
99. I compare myself only to my highest self.
100. I choose to see the light that I am to this world.
101. I am happy in my own skin and in my personal circumstances.
102. I see myself as a gift to my people and community and nation.

When you feel you are not good enough no matter how hard you try:

103. I am more than good enough and I get better every day.
104. I give up the habit to criticize myself.
105. I adopt the mindset to praise myself.
106. I see the perfection in all my flaws and all my genius.
107. I fully approve of who I am, even as I get better.
108. I am a good person at all times of day and night.

When you want to give up:

109. I cannot give up until I have tried every possible way and have gotten advice from someone I trust.
110. Giving up is easy and always an option so let’s delay it for another day.
111. I press on because I believe in my path.
112. It is always too early to give up on my goals.
113. I must know what awaits me at the end of this rope so I do not give up.
114. There is always a way. If I give it patience and time to do things differently, I will find a way to make my dreams happen.

When you recognize how powerful, gifted, talented, and brilliant you really are:
115. The past has no power over me anymore.
116. I embrace the rhythm and the flowing of my own heart.
117. All that I need comes to me at the right time and place in this life.
118. I am deeply fulfilled with who I am.
119. I am worthy of my gifts. Who I am makes a difference.

Empowering Affirmation:

1. My strength is more significant than any struggle.
2. I’m fearless.
3. I’m getting stronger every day.
4. I’m in awe of what my body and mind are capable of.
5. I can do this. Why not me?
6. I was not made to give up.
7. I am who I want to be.
8. No one can make me feel inferior.
9. I’ve discovered that I am fierce.
10. I know my worth.
11. I inspire others.
12. I do not fear the fire. I am the fire.
13. I choose what I become.
14. I’ve decided that I’m good enough.
15. I’m brave enough to climb any mountain.
16. I welcome challenges! They make me strong.
17. Challenges make me grow stronger.
18. I have the power to change my story.
19. It’s not their job to like me. It’s mine.
20. I use my failure as a stepping stone.
21. I have the courage to say “No”
22. I have the courage to do what is right, rather than what is easy.

Self-Love Affirmations

1. I believe in me.
2. I acknowledge my own self-worth; my confidence is soaring.
3. I am not my mistakes.
4. I accept myself unconditionally.
5. I am proud of myself and all that I have accomplished.
6. I am successful.
7. I am a beautiful person.
8. I deserve love, compassion, and empathy.
9. I am enough.
10. I believe in the person I dream of becoming.
11. I choose to be happy and completely love myself today.
12. I honor my commitments to myself.
13. I choose faith over fear.
14. There is no wrong decision. There is only my decision and results.
15. I have the ability to create my life as I want it to be.
16. Positivity is a choice. I chose to be happy.
17. I am free of worry and I am at peace with who I am.
18. What I give is what I receive.
19. I matter. I am deserving of love, respect, and happiness.
20. Who I am makes a difference for others.

30 powerful and effective goal setting affirmations

Goal setting affirmations are our favorite way of using affirmations. When making and having goals, the challenges, obstacles, mistakes, and failures along the path to your goals can make you feel discouraged, overwhelmed, stressed, helpless, and sometimes fearful.  Although errors, failures, and challenges are part of the adventure and journey to your goals, many people give up at first sight of hardship. Affirmations are a great way to stay aware of your goals at all times and to do all the little things that will help you reach your goal and keep moving even when things get tough. When you use daily goal setting affirmations it keeps your goals right where they should be: in the front of your mind and a reminder for what you are working so hard for. Regular and persistent use of goal affirmations will help to condition your mind to help you achieve the goals you have set. After all, setting goals is the fun and easy part, but sticking to your goals and achieving them is the hard part. It takes planning, focus, dedication, visualization, meditation, and hard work to achieve any worthwhile goals. Affirmations help you deliver the focus and visualization parts of reaching your goals. Below is a list of these affirmations to choose from to stay focused, dedicated, and motivated on your goals.

Daily affirmations to develop and keep a better focus on your goals.

  1. I find the work I need to do to be fascinating.
  2. For today, I am truly attentive on my work.
  3. I will be observant and attentive throughout my entire day.
  4. I can focus and concentrate at will.
  5. I release negativity. Instead I focus on positivity and productivity!
  6. I have clarity and energy.
  7. I am committed to being focus on my goal. I am worth it.
  8. I concentrate all my efforts on the things I want to accomplish in life.
  9. I can work my way into the flow state whenever I wish.
  10. I am calm and focused in all that I do.
  11. I will face difficult situations with grace and courage. I will find solutions in these difficult times.
  12. I will work with abundant enthusiasm and confidence.
  13. I will live my life as the exciting adventure that it is.
  14. I will follow the beat of my inner drummer. I will be myself, not what others want me to be.
  15. Today I will take a big step toward reaching my goals.
  16. All resistance to achieving my goal has vanished.
  17. I know where I am going. I only need to supply the action to get there.
  18. My mind is energized, clear and focused on the process of my goals.
  19. I free myself from the doubt and pessimism that keep me from achieving my goals.
  20. I clearly visualize the attainment of my goals.
  21. Giving up is easy. I will continue striving for my goals.
  22. I clearly see the obstacles to keep me from achieving my goals I move over, under, through or around them.
  23. My planning, action and hard work will translate to the achievement of my desires.
  24. My daily goals will ensure I reach my long-term goals.
  25. I live in the present, never dwelling on the past, and take action to ensure a glorious future.
  26. I will turn my dreams into goals. I will turn my goals into steps. I will turn my steps into actions. I will complete an activity every day.
  27. I am ready to face my fears. I learn from my fears and grow stronger.

Affirmations for Positive Attitude, Self-Care, Self-Love, and Self-Compassion

  1. A river of compassion washes away my anger and replaces it with love.
  2. Amazing opportunities exist for me in every aspect of my life.
  3. Being confident in myself comes naturally to me.
  4. Creative energy flows through me and leads me to great ideas.
  5. Each day I am becoming more self-confident.
  6. Each day I notice I am more self-discipline.
  7. Everything that is happening now is happening for my ultimate good.
  8. Feeling good about myself is normal for me.
  9. Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own accomplishments and the blessings I’ve been given.
  10. Having respect for myself helps others to like and respect me.
  11. I accept compliments easily.
  12. I accept myself unconditionally.
  13. I accept others as they are and they, in turn, accept me as I am.
  14. I acknowledge my own self-worth; my confidence is soaring.
  15. I acknowledge my own self-worth; my self-confidence is rising.
  16. I act with confidence having a general plan and accept plans are open to alteration
  17. I alone am whole.
  18. I always follow through on my promises.
  19. I am a child of God.
  20. I am a great person.
  21. I am a magnet of love.
  22. I am a powerful creator. I create the life I want.
  23. I am a powerhouse; I am indestructible.
  24. I am a unique and a very special person.
  25. I am a beautiful human being I feel great about myself and my life.
  26. I am a work of art, cherished and admired.
  27. I am abundant.
  28. I am always growing and developing.
  29. I am at peace with all that has happened, is happening, and will occur.
  30. I am balanced.
  31. I am beautiful.
  32. I am blessed with an incredible family and beautiful friends.
  33. I am calm and peaceful.
  34. I am certain.
  35. I am competent, smart and able.
  36. I am competent, smart and able.
  37. I am confident that I can achieve anything.
  38. I am confident with my life plan and the way things are going.
  39. I am confident. I trust myself.
  40. I am congruent in everything I say and do.
  41. I am courageous and I stand up for myself.
  42. I am courageous. I am willing to act in spite of any fear.
  43. I am delightful.
  44. I am deserving of happiness, love, peace, freedom, money and anything else I desire.
  45. I am doing the best I can with the knowledge and experience I have obtained so far.
  46. I am energetic and enthusiastic. Confidence is my second nature.
  47. I am exactly where I need to be.
  48. I am fierce.
  49. I am flexible and open to change in every aspect of my life
  50. I am flexible. I adapt to change quickly.
  51. I am focused and persistent. I will never quit.
  52. I am free to choose to live as I wish and to give priority to my desires
  53. I am open to making my own choices and decisions.
  54. I am growing and changing for the better.
  55. I am growing and learning each and every day.
  56. I am infinite, eternal and love.
  57. I am kind and loving. I am compassionate and truly care for others.
  58. I am loved.
  59. I am more than a body.
  60. I am never alone. The universe supports me and is with me at every step.
  61. I am not afraid to feel my feelings.
  62. I am not my body, I am free.
  63. I am not my mistakes.
  64. I am OK as I am. I accept and love myself.
  65. I am open to receive.
  66. I am optimistic. I believe things will always work out for the best.
  67. I am passionate. I am outrageously enthusiastic and inspire others.
  68. I am positive and optimistic. I believe things will always work out for the best.
  69. I am powerful beyond my wildest dreams.
  70. I am respected by others.
  71. I am safe. I am supported. I am protected.
  72. I am successful right now.
  73. I am superior to negative thoughts and low actions.
  74. I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents.
  75. I am true.
  76. I am unique. I feel right about being alive and being me.
  77. I am wanted.
  78. I am willing to change.
  79. I am worthy of all the good things that happen in my life.
  80. I am worthy of having high self-esteem.
  81. I appreciate everything I have. I live in joy.
  82. I appreciate myself.
  83. I approve of myself.
  84. I attract praise.
  85. I attract wonderful people into my life.
  86. I believe in me.
  87. I believe in my skills and abilities.
  88. I believe in myself,
  89. I can choose happiness whenever I wish no matter what my circumstances
  90. I can forgive and understand others and their motives
  91. I can make my own choices and decisions
  92. I care about myself.
  93. I choose not to take it personally.
  94. I choose to be grateful for all that I have.
  95. I choose to be happy right now. I love my life.
  96. I choose to see this differently.
  97. I choose to stop apologizing for being me.
  98. I consciously release the past and live only in the present.
  99. I deserve a good life. I deny any need for suffering and misery.
  100. I deserve all that is good.
  101. I deserve good in my life.
  102. I deserve the love I am given.
  103. I deserve to be happy and successful
  104. I deserve to be happy!
  105. I deserve to be loved
  106. I deserve to feel good about myself.
  107. I embrace my flaws knowing that nobody is perfect.
  108. I enjoy being self-disciplined.
  109. I feel at peace with my appearance.
  110. I feel entirely comfortable with myself and accept myself with love, respect, and appreciation.
  111. I forgive those who have harmed me in my past and peacefully detach from them.
  112. I give praise freely.
  113. I have been given endless talents which I begin to utilize today.
  114. I have everything I need within myself.
  115. I have great ideas. I make useful contributions.
  116. I have high self-esteem
  117. I have integrity. I am totally reliable. I do what I say.
  118. I have much to celebrate about myself and my life.
  119. I have my back.
  120. I have something unique to offer the world.
  121. I have the power to change my world.
  122. I have the power to change myself
  123. I have unlimited power at my disposal.
  124. I have, or can quickly get, all the knowledge I need to succeed.
  125. I honor my inner voice.
  126. I inhale confidence and exhale fear.
  127. I know I can achieve anything.
  128. I let go of negative self-talk.
  129. I let go of negative thoughts and feelings about myself.
  130. I let go of the negative feelings about myself and accept all that is good.
  131. I let love in.
  132. I love and respect myself.
  133. I love challenges; they bring out the best in me.
  134. I love my body and all it does for me.
  135. I love myself more each day.
  136. I love the person I am becoming.
  137. I love the woman that I am.
  138. I love who I have become.
  139. I lovingly embrace all my fears.
  140. I nourish my soul and answer to my true hunger.
  141. I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful.
  142. I radiate beauty, charm, and grace.
  143. I radiate confidence, self-respect and inner harmony.
  144. I radiate love, peace, and happiness.
  145. I recognize the many good qualities I have.
  146. I rejoice in my uniqueness.
  147. I release any need for misery and suffering.
  148. I release the need to judge myself and my body.
  149. I respect my accomplishments and celebrate.
  150. I respect myself deeply.
  151. I rock people’s socks. {Tweet this}
  152. I see my body as my best friend.
  153. I see my struggles as opportunities to grow and learn.
  154. I see myself with kind eyes.
  155. I see the best in other people.
  156. I surround myself with people who bring out the best in me.
  157. I treat everyone with kindness and respect.
  158. I treat others with kindness and respect.
  159. I trust my body’s natural wisdom.
  160. I wake up today with strength in my heart and clarity in my mind.
  161. I will continue to learn and grow.
  162. I will stand by my decisions. They are sound and reasoned.
  163. I’m a diamond already. It’s time to shine.
  164. Improving my self-esteem is very important.
  165. It is enough to have done my best
  166. Making friends is easy. I attract positive and kind people into my life.
  167. It’s easy to meet people. I create positive and supportive relationships.
  168. Making mistakes is OK. They are opportunities to learn.
  169. Life is fun and rewarding.
  170. Liking and respecting myself is easy.
  171. Many people look up to me and recognize my worth; I am admired.
  172. My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless.
  173. My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant.
  174. My body is the vehicle to my dreams.
  175. My body, mind, and soul are the picture of perfect health.
  176. My fears of tomorrow are just melting away.
  177. My inner world creates my outer world.
  178. My life is a place of happiness and love.
  179. My life is just beginning. Adventures are waiting for me.
  180. My life is plentiful with prosperity.
  181. My mind is filled only with loving, healthy, positive and prosperous thoughts.
  182. My obstacles are moving out of my way; my path is carved towards greatness.
  183. My opinions resonate with who I am.
  184. My relationship with my body is one of perfect harmony.
  185. My thoughts and opinions are valuable.
  186. My thoughts are filled with positivity.
  187. My voice is valuable, and my opinion matters.
  188. My work gives me pleasure.
  189. Nothing stands in the way of my self-love. I can choose self-love now.
  190. Others like and respect me.
  191. Self-love comes to me with ease.
  192. Speaking my mind with confidence is something I just naturally do.
  193. The more I practice loving myself, the more loveable I become.
  194. The only approval I’ll ever need is mine.
  195. The universe is conspiring to help me succeed.
  196. There are no such things as problems, only opportunities.
  197. Though these times are difficult, they are only a short phase of life.
  198. Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones.
  199. Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.
  200. Today, I choose me.
  201. What I give is what I receive.

Here are guidelines for creating effective affirming statements if you ever wish to write your own.

User Guide to creating your own affirmations.

A. Affirmation guidelines:

  1. Start with the words “I am.”These are the two most powerful words in the English language.
  2. Use the present tense.
  3. State it in the positive. Affirm what you want, not what you don’t want.
  4. Keep it brief.
  5. Make it specific.
  6. Include an action word ending with “ –ing.”
  7. Include at least one feeling word.
  8. Make affirmations for yourself, not others because this is a change and growth you want to see in yourself and that brings you happiness.

B. Make sure to take 3 to 5 minutes every day to repeat your affirmations – preferably out loud with high energy and enthusiasm. The more you practice them, the faster the transformation and change. Also, your social life, academic performance, not to mention your emotional, mental, and physical health will significantly improve as a result of this fearless, focused, and clear mind!

C. The best times for affirmations are early morning and right before you go to bed.

D. Write down 3 affirmations for yourself each day. Then, write down the 3 different times of the day that you will commit to practicing your affirmations. Is it when you wake up in the morning? Before you go to sleep? During lunchtime at school or before a particular class? After your quantum mindfulness session?

Some studies suggest that writing affirmations down daily is useful because the act of writing something out is another way through which the affirmation naturally becomes part of the subconscious mind.

E. Different people also have different modes of using affirmations.

Some merely read or repeat affirmations from a list, a stack of cards, or most recently, from smartphone apps. Remember that affirmations work best in the PRESENT tense, just as you see below, and when you say them consciously and preferably loudly (if the circumstance permits!).

F. We suggest that you update your affirmations regularly, in order to preserve their emotional and motivational potency.

G. Finally, use your affirmations to take actions. Ultimately, it is ACTIONS that determine your results and the change you want to see in yourself. And affirmations are also an excellent way to remind yourself of the actions you would like to take when you can.