Daily affirmations for men are crucial for our mental and spiritual health. Do you practice daily affirmations?
Success is a process, a quality of mind, and a way of being, an outgoing affirmation of life. – Alex Noble
With the world seemingly falling apart around us (2020 was a rough one), it’s all too easy to get lost in the chaos and start to feel as though we’re merely cogs in the gears that hold back the tides of collapse and fade into the background noise believing that we are inconsequential and that nothing that we do matters or has any meaning.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Every single one of us matters. We were all made in our Creator’s image! You matter just as much as everyone else does and you are a unique, vibrant individual who is valued and needed by those around you and the world at large.
The worse things seem to get, the more important it is that you remember that your existence matters and hold on to that thought.
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What Is An Affirmation?
Affirmations, loosely speaking, are a way to encourage your sense of self-worth and increase your ability to approach life, and the way you live it, in a positive way.
Daily affirmations for men are intended to help you discover the things that you like about yourself, the values that matter to you, and how to use both to improve the things that you want, and need, to improve. Also, they help you take note of and abandon the things that have a negative impact on your life.
An affirmation is a cleverly constructed and formatted statement that is designed to be memorized and repeated daily. It’s a mantra. But, in order for any affirmation to be successful, it has to conform to and follow four simple rules.
An effective affirmation needs to be:
- Rooted in the present tense
- Incredibly positive
Affirmations are about you and your journey and need to be carefully constructed and utilized with that in mind.
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The Power of Positivity
It’s important to embrace the power of positivity and accept that it has a role to play in all of our lives.
While it’s easy to dispel the idea that approaching life in a positive fashion can have a beneficial effect on our day to day existence, adopting a positive mental attitude (or PMA) can be incredibly constructive and change the way you think about yourself, your life, the people around you and your place in the world.
Positive change, if it is going to have any discernible impact, has to begin with you. If you want to make your life better, ultimately you have to start with the only person who can make your life better. You!
We know, it sounds daunting, and trying to take that first step is difficult, but change isn’t an impossible mountain that needs to be climbed. With faith, you can move the mountain out of your way!
Change is more like a winding path on a gentle hill, and the best way to begin your journey is by adopting a list of daily affirmations that are designed to help you trust God and believe in yourself and your sense of worth.
How To Create Your Own Affirmations
Nobody on earth knows you as well as you do, and that knowledge and self-awareness is the guide that you’ll need in order to start creating a set of affirmations that are specifically geared toward helping you to become the person you want to be and achieving the goals that you have set for yourself.
Combined with the basic framework that incorporates the four principles that lie at the heart of every successful affirmation, you should be able to begin to formulate a set of affirmation-based personal blueprints that have been designed by you, to work for you.
While some people find it easy to build their own set of affirmations, for some of us, it’s far harder and we need an additional source of inspiration to help us. This is especially true for men who try to go at things alone without any help from anyone or anything else.
If finding that inspiration to devise your own guide to leading a more positive and successful life is proving difficult, you can always turn to an external source to help inspire you and lead you toward the right path.
And if that is a challenge that you’re facing, there’s no indeed to try and climb that mountain alone, believe us, we know, we’ve been there.
Asa Leveaux’s book I Am Man Enough helped us to come to terms with what we needed to do and further understand the power of a positive mindset and how an affirmation based system can improve your daily life.
The Areas of Affirmation Application
Generally speaking, there are five areas that everyone’s life revolves around that affirmations can be used as a means to help you to improve and find greater satisfaction and success in.
Self-Esteem and Confidence
Everyone, whether they want to admit it or not, has been plagued by and suffered from self-doubt at some point in their life.
Instead of doubting your own value and ability, try adopting a mantra that extols your personal worth, something along the lines of “I like who I am, I am a confident person who excels in key situations and I matter to those around me.”
Fortitude and Heart
There are situations that we all face in life where we don’t feel like we can persevere or continue down the path that we are on and successfully negotiate the increasing number of hurdles that life places in our paths.
You are stronger than you think you are, and the key to knowing this by finding and embracing your inner strength. Incorporate, and keep repeating to yourself, a daily philosophy along the lines of “I am strong and I can, and will deal with the adversity that life throws at me” and “If I need help, I will not be afraid to ask for it.”
Remember, none of us is an island and it’s important to also understand that we all need help now and then, and it’s okay to ask your friends and family for that help when you feel like you need it.
Positivity is tantamount to achieving success in life. Regardless of how you view the definition of success and how it applies to your professional and personal life, by adopting a more positive attitude and believing in yourself, you can hit all of the targets that you set for yourself.
“I work hard to be successful”, “I am good at what I do”, “My ideas and opinions are valued by my colleagues” and “I am an important member of my team” are examples of the sort of affirmations that you can begin to use as part of your daily routine to help you navigate your pathway to success.
Nobody finds relationships easy and the most rewarding relationships are the ones that you have to invest time and effort in.
But that doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve to be in a relationship, you absolutely do and you need to realize that you are loved and deserve to be loved.
And you can start by practicing a set of affirmations akin to “I deserve to be loved and love others in return”, “I am fun to be around and other people enjoy my company” and “I treat others with the same respect and dignity that I deserve to be treated with.”
Obviously, you’ll come up with your own set of affirmations based on your values and what you need and want from your personal relationships, but our examples should help you to devise your own set of relationship-based affirmations.
Always be positive in everything that you do in life, as negativity breeds negativity and positivity opens your life up to all sorts of beneficial and long-lasting positive changes.
Try thinking along the lines of, and adopting a personal approach that embodies ideas like “I always see the positive side of everything that happens in life” and “Happiness is a choice and I choose to be happy.”
It may seem surprising, but adopting an affirmation-based PMA (positive mental attitude) can drastically change your life for the better.
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In Conclusion: Daily Affirmations
In order for any set of affirmations to work, they need to be repeated until they become part of your normal routine and part of your everyday activity.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. – Philippians 4:8 ESV
They need to become muscle memory, something that you do without thinking, and the only way that can happen is if you repeat them daily.
Whether you do your daily affirmations first thing in the morning or last thing at night (or both), if your new affirmations are going to have any lasting and meaningful impact on your life, they need to become a consistent part of your life.
It won’t take long to do, and they won’t take long to learn by heart. Before you know it, the change that you’ve been searching for will start to take effect. And it’ll be thanks, in no small part, to your adherence to your new set of daily affirmations. Combine this discipline with the discipline of prayer and you’ll be well on your way to positive change and growth!
Finally, remember to give thanks to God for all of the positive changes in your life due to your daily affirmations.