do you use affirmations ?

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susan35
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   Posted 7/28/2006 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been reading about affirmations and how they help in depression - does anybody use these ? Have they helped ?

els
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   Posted 7/29/2006 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi susan,  Affirmations can be a good resource for people who have low self esteem and or have abuse issues they are dealing with.  I have used used this in both my professional career in recommending it to my clients and for myself.  I have found that it does help even just having a list of things that you feel you need to work on as target areas posted somewhere visable so that you do see it at least one time a day.  I dont follow alot of what those type of books recommend, but they do have some very good points and ideas to them.  Here is my list of affirmations or as I like to call them...my to "work on list"

I am a good person

I am loved

I have many talents

I am not a victim

I look forward to each new day

I will be who I am

I affirm my worth & goodness

I am a loving person

I am a strong, capable person

I am not alone

I am emotionally calm

I respect myself

I feel happy

I am at peace with myself

I am a responsible person

I can trust my thoughts & emotions

I trust people

I make decisions confidently

I touch those near me with love & gentleness

I have a new awareness in my life

I acknowledge my needs

I am calm & tranquil

I can face my fears & work to overcome them

I take full charge of my life today

I let serenity flow into my life

I feel appreciated today

I can give to others with no strings attached

I am independent

I can meet new opportunities without fear

I will not be intimidated

I do not dwell on the past

I look for new challenges

I feel complete today

I feel great hope

I feel great potential for myself

I feel relaxed

I feel good about myself

I express my feelings

I make wise choices

I treat myself with kindness & patience

I am an important person

I am beginning to establish my limits

I am in charge of my life

I forgive myself & others who have hurt me

Today I am a new person


 


LondonGirl22
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   Posted 7/29/2006 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Thats a fantastic list to have els

Victoria
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Chuckle.xxx
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   Posted 7/29/2006 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree, what a great list to have!

Take care
 
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susan35
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   Posted 7/30/2006 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the list of affirmations - they sound wonderful and I cannot wait to start using them.

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 7/30/2006 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck susan

Take care
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els
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   Posted 7/30/2006 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
You are most welcome... :-)    You can add on to it or take out what doesnt apply for you.  I printed mine out on marbled stock paper and have it hanging in a small frame in my bedroom so I see them everyday.  Somedays, I can only work on one thing at time like if I am having a high anxiety day then it is "I am calm and tranquil".  Other days I feel like I touch on alot of them.  Good luck with it, I hope it helps...

Elisha

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CheerDad
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   Posted 7/30/2006 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, every day. I also take the time to do a self-evaluation each night to determine what I did today that was good, what I can do tomorrow better. Hope you find the answers you are looking for.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.

 
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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 7/31/2006 2:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Statements of Who I am
 
I am strong
I am loving
I am a good person
I am forgiving
I am caring
I am courageous
I am brave
I am trusting
 
Statements of My Potential
 
I can gain self-confidence
I can let go of guilt
I can let go of fear
I can handle my own problems
I can be honest with my feelings
I can succeed
 
 
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age


els
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   Posted 7/31/2006 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
That's a great list Victoria! :-)   I like ~ I am strong...I am brave

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