Want to improve your mindset? Start thinking more positively? Then take on our 30 day positive affirmations challenge! Use these affirmations for a positive mindset, and embed them in your mind… every single day.
The impact? Well you’ll soon see for yourself. Just remember – affirmations are powerful things. But only when they’re done properly. So here’s what our Positive Mindset Affirmations Challenge is, and how to make it work.
What Are Positive Mindset Affirmations?
So first off – what are affirmations?
Essentially, they’re short, powerful statements or phrases that are repeated, consistently, to help you foster particular beliefs or challenge negative / unhelpful thoughts.
Going one step further now then – positive mindset affirmations are therefore affirmations that focus specifically on your mindset and how to make it more positive.
So in most cases, you’ll be looking for affirmations for a positive mindset if you recognise that you’re regularly thinking more negatively than you want / need to, and want to start to shift your outlook.
Do Affirmations for a Positive Mindset Really Work?
Affirmations 100% work. They require regular practice if you want to make lasting, long-term changes to the ways that you think and feel…
But studies prove (for all the sceptics!) that they do make a difference – that difference is just hard to identify as the effects of affirmations often occur without explicit awareness.
You may notice changes in the way that you feel and behave – particularly when you stick with your affirmations over time – but the change may come in small, gradual, adjustments.
And so you won’t know if it’s down to the affirmations alone, or other things.
Affirmations do, however, activate parts of the brain that are associated with self-related processing and reward.
So they’re working their magic, deep within your mind and brain systems, broadening your overall perspective and reducing the effect of negative emotions, often, without you even realising it!
“Positive Thinking” Fluff, or Positive Mindset Shifting?
Now, another fundamental thing about affirmations, is that you believe in what you’re telling yourself.
When it comes to affirmations for a positive mindset, this can make it a little tricky… Especially if you’re so used to negative thinking, you’ve embedded those negative beliefs in your mind.
It’s important however, that you don’t see this as “fluff”.
Repeating something you think is “nonsense” won’t make you believe it. Instead, you have to try to see this way of thinking, challenge your old way of thinking and remind, remind, remind yourself – why it is actually true!
How To Use Positive Mindset Affirmations Properly
So, the power of affirmations lies in repeating them to yourself regularly, and believing that they are true.
If you therefore want these affirmations for a positive mindset to actually lead to a more positive mindset, you therefore want to:
- Read each positive mindset affirmation before saying it, and look at how you can see the truth in it. (Even if you don’t 100% believe it straight away.) Ask yourself: Why do I want to think this way? What things do suggest that this is true? How do I KNOW that this is true? How can I make this true? What would it mean to fully embrace, believe and have confidence in this way of thinking? Once you’re convinced…
- Recite these affirmations daily – and multiple times a day.
- Set an alarm so that you’re saying them every morning, afternoon, evening and night. (Both as soon as you wake up in the morning and just before you go to bed.)
- The more you say them, the more you’ll then REMEMBER to say them in the moments you need, as this is what you want to ultimately work towards – reminding yourself of your positive mindset affirmations in the moments you feel your negative thoughts or behaviours cropping up. That way, you’re using your positive mindset affirmations to CHALLENGE your negative thinking patterns, and ultimately, change the way you think, feel and behave.
Working Through This Over 30 Days…
Now we’ve created 30 affirmations for a positive mindset here, which are created with the purpose of using them over 30 days. This means that every day, you’ll recite a different affirmation.
Use this time to see which positive mindset affirmations you find most powerful and relevant for you. You can also use as inspiration for your own.
Then – at the end of the 30 days, you can decide which positive mindset affirmations you want to continue to use, moving forward, and will continue to repeat daily.
(As remember – it doesn’t stop at the end of the 30 days. This is just the start!)
Why do this for 30 days? Well because that also, in itself, starts to get you into the habit of using positive mindset affirmations daily. It’s all about developing healthy habits, you see?
30 Affirmations for a Positive Mindset
Does this all sound good? Feel well equipped to start embracing new affirmations for a positive mindset? Amazing! Then let’s get stuck in…
Here are your 30 positive mindset affirmations, to do over 30 days, as your starting point.
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Affirmations for a Positive Mindset
Day 1: The way that others behave, does not affect me, or the way that I feel!
Day 2: The “bad things” that happen in life, are just lessons, and every lesson can lead to something more positive.
Day 3: When you look for the positive, you see more positives.
Day 4: I am in control of my life, where I am and where I’m going.
Day 5: I am in control of my mind, my feelings and what I choose to do with my emotions.
Day 6: It’s okay to make mistakes. I do not have to be perfect.
Day 7: Failure is not final. It’s simply a learning curve.
Day 8: Today, and every day, I choose happiness.
Day 9: Happiness is a choice, and I will continue to choose happiness.
Day 10: I will find joy in the smallest of things.
Let’s Keep Them Coming…
Day 11: I will not get worked up, over the things I cannot control.
Day 12: I will continue to put situations into perspective and ask myself: “is this really such a big deal?!”
Day 13: I am thankful for, and focusing on, all of the good things I have in my life.
Day 14: At any moment – I have the power to make this day, exactly what I want it to be.
Day 15: I am worthy enough to follow my dreams and manifest my desires.
Day 16: What I do, makes a difference.
Day 17: I am enough and have always been enough.
Day 18: I lift both myself, and others, up. I look for the good, instead of the bad.
Day 19: I will only compare myself with myself, and stop analysing or criticising other people.
Day 20: I am focusing on me, for me. And am becoming the best version of me.
Onto The Final Ones
Day 21: I have the power to change anything in my life, and will start by changing the way I think about it.
Day 22: I am embracing every moment and life experience.
Day 23: I will live every day as if it were my last.
Day 24: My emotions are valid and I will feel them, but choose when to release them.
Day 25: I can see the good in ANY situation. I choose which way I look at things.
Day 26: Negative thoughts get you nowhere. Instead, I look for opportunities and possibilities to produce more “goodness” in my life.
Day 27: Not all positive change feels positive in the beginning and that’s okay – because this is a journey.
Day 28: Life doesn’t happen to me, it happens for me.
Day 29: My strength is more significant than my struggle, and I’m writing my own story, every day.
Day 30: We are what we think. And I choose to think positively.
How To Use / Adjust These Moving Forward
So there’s your positive mindset affirmations, mapped out for the next 30 days. From there, remember, it’s about using / tweaking them, to make them your own, so I recommend:
- Writing down your most powerful affirmations for a positive mindset, on the “notes” tab of your phone.
- Keep the reminders on your phone, to continue to do your chosen affirmations, repeatedly throughout the day.
- You then want to start developing the habit of reciting them naturally. Why? Because they’ll then start to come to you in the moments you need… In the moments where you find yourself thinking negatively.
For example, let’s say you’re used to saying the positive mindset affirmation: “The way that others behave, does not affect me, or the way that I feel.”
You’re used to saying this, you agree that it’s true, it’s properly embedded in your mind… And then, when someone does something where you’d start to moan (or moan for no reason!)
For instance, let’s say you let a car out at the junction and they don’t say thank you… It’s a little rude and perhaps frustrating, but it’s nothing that should affect your day, and isn’t worth complaining about…
In this situation, instead of moaning like you may usually do, or thinking negatively about that person, people as a whole, or “the world today”, you’ll simply say to yourself:
“Oh well. The way that others behave, does not affect me, or the way that I feel!”
You see? So this is where these positive mindset affirmations REALLY start to become powerful.
That’s All For This One
So there we have it, that rounds up our affirmations for a positive mindset, plus how to use them to change the way you think, feel and behave.
Remember – this is just the starting point. But if you stick with it, and are fully committed to it, you will gradually start to see that permanent, lasting change.
ADDED EXTRA: Why not do this alongside our 30 Day No Complaining Challenge? It’s another great way to cut out the negativity alongside these affirmations for a positive mindset. So why not go “all out”?!
Good luck. I’m rooting for you, I’m proud of you and I believe in you.
All the best!