Affirmations are just words, so what is the big deal? Words have power. Anyone who has ever been strengthened by a timely comment, or crushed by a thoughtless word, knows that words have great power to influence our emotions.
Negative comments, whether stated out loud or repeated silently in the mind, are powerful influences on self-esteem. If you would not let someone say those words to your most loved family member or friend, do not tolerate those words rattling around in your mind. You are someone's loved friend or family member.
Today, I will recognize the negative thoughts that abuse my spirit. I will catch myself at least once today and stop the negative message. I will replace harmful self-talk with a kind wordn about myself that I recall hearing another person say.