"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something" -Neil Gaiman.
Affirmations are used to confirm something. That's why positive affirmations are potent. People still don't believe in affirmations because they think nothing works. Why don't you make a change? It's all about trying. Coach your kids to try everything without the fear of the outcome. Things come their way when they least expect it.
Positive affirmations are saying positive wordings to oneself even if the world starts spinning. It becomes a bit more powerful when one believes in themselves. You know you can do this. Just tell your kids that. See, words are powerful. If I can make you feel something just by reading, miracles can happen when you become their greatest cheerleader. Pat on their shoulder when they take the courage to try. Don't just stand there thinking if they won the challenge. Just encourage them. That's enough. They tried.
Benefits when you start practicing positive affirmations with your kid
Once you gain this power over them, there's no going back. They know you're there for them, whatever happens. Teach your kid how strong they can be with themselves. Positive affirmations create a shield over them. Even if you cover your kids with positivity, there would be a stranger who would come to change your kid's thoughts. So teach kids how to be strong and not let negativity affect them. Tell kids to be good to themselves.
Positive affirmations change kid's life in various ways. As Augustus Waters from the fault in our stars says, "The world is not a wish-granting factory," which is quite true. The people around you may not know what to tell your kid. So it's nice if you could teach your kids how to react to unwanted conversations that kill your child's confidence. Once your child knows the importance of affirmations, they will be independent and confident in making solid decisions. They realize what to focus on when they have a conversation.
How to teach them practice affirmations
· Tell them to write down their insecurities on one side of the page and what they want it to be in another part. Cancel insecurities with positive affirmations. If they're insecure about their body, make them say, "I have a healthy body, and I'm grateful for that." If they're about to go for a speech, make them say, "I'm confident; I've practiced well." One can repeat affirmations whenever they like, and if that doesn't feel like working, try writing it down.
· Be proud of oneself every single day. Wake up every morning, Stand in front of the mirror, say the most beautiful words to themselves. A piece of good news just in the morning can make a person's day; see how good terms change one's life. Small sticky notes might help. People can read it anytime.
· Just like medicine, one should take it two times a day, once after waking up and once before going to bed. No one wants to rest thinking about the bad things that happened today. It's okay to survive or call it a day. Treat yourself some good time.
· Don't make them fool themselves in front of the mirror just by saying something. They have to feel it. For example, it won't work when you're dull and say "I'm confident" by continuing the pale face. You have to feel confident and say it. Let's trick our minds that way. Don't forget to rate five stars for trying.
Some positive affirmations
· I'm confident
· Life is to enjoy
· I'm healthy
· I'm beautiful
· I'm unique
· I'm happy to be me
· I'm kind
· This too shall pass
· Nothing stays still
· I'm the best
· I'm strong and independent
· I'm good at trying new things
As when we say positive affirmations, there are negative affirmations as well. Like, "I'm not good at this,"..."I can't win this,"... etc. When your kids are feeling bad, be there for them. It's a small thing that makes a big difference. They will open up if they're comfortable. Even if they don't tell you, let them know you're there whenever they need you.
Mind is a reader!
Affirmations are powerful because our mind is reading them. If you let the good things reach your kid's mind. Life turns out to be just fine for them that they know how to cop up. But when you fill their mind with negative sentences, It copies the words you tell, and they feel that way. For example, if you compare your kid with another, they think they're not good enough for you. Why make their life so complicated when you can make it smooth. Even if something comes out of your mouth unintentionally, Just let them know that you care and you're sorry for what you told them.
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