Do Affirmations Work?

Amanda S.
5 min readFeb 18, 2022

I put this theory to the test. Let’s find out if it worked for me.

Over the past year, I have been working diligently to understand myself in greater detail. If anything, this past year has themed around me, focusing on becoming more self-aware of how I show up for myself and others. Of course, that is in conjunction with building my own solopreneur writing business.

Counseling has been extremely valuable for helping me curb my anxiety, boost my self-esteem, and combat my lack mindset alongside building my business. However, I believe that counseling (in many cases) is more about giving you the tools to fix your mental health, whereas the rest is up to you to take action to improve it. One of the ways that I have worked to mitigate that negative Nancy that likes to come to visit and hang out in my brain is by using affirmations.

Affirmations are widely used within the law of attraction and manifestation practices. It is often commonly associated with more spiritual practices, yet affirmations can be used for anyone in any religion or spiritual practice. I believed affirmations were just silly “positive” things you tell yourself to feel better for the longest time. I didn’t think that they worked or helped at all. However, at its core, affirmations are truly more about psychology and training your brain and mindset than just a spiritual practice. It can also help you shift your thinking and perspective from negative to positive, lack to abundance, or from ungrateful to grateful.

I hadn’t started using affirmations until this year. I have no idea why, and it probably had to do with my lack mindset, but I tried it out for January and was amazed by the results. Words of affirmation are my top love language next to quality time and physical touch. The method that worked best for me and my scatter-brained self was vital to maintaining the consistency of doing it every day.

So, I am sharing my tips to help you start with affirmations and see better success with them. Because yes, they do work to a degree, and here’s how you can use them to better work for you too.

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Amanda S.

Just another gal trying to pave her own way in the world. Cybersecurity researcher and freelance content writer for B2B tech companies.