Affirmations are powerful tools that can help you hold a more relaxed and successful focus. We all have internal dialogue, and most of the time. We are simply so used to it that we don’t recognize it as the self talk that it is. If your inner dialogue is self-defeating, negative, or critical, you are not creating the best environment for yourself. Keep in mind that whatever you say to yourself, there is a part of you on the inside believing everything she/he hears. You are continually defining yourself and your reality. Minute by minute, self-talk by self-talk.
By using positive affirmations, you can create an environment inside yourself that encourages and supports you in all of your endeavors. Ask yourself, “Do I do better when people are positive and supportive, pointing out my strengths and skills, or when people are critical of me?” If your answer is positive, then affirmations can be helpful to you.