What are affirmations?
If you look up the word ‘Affirmation’ you’ll get–
“a statement said with confidence about a perceived truth”.
It doesn’t say whether the affirmation is positive or negative
- that’s for you to decide!
Sadly, people often affirm negative beliefs without even realising. By consciously choosing to affirm positive believes
can help break negative habits and re-train yourself (as well as your children) to embrace your good qualities, develop empathy and build confidence.
Why use affirmations?
Here’s a scary thought: the way children develop their personal narratives now will influence their decisions as adults.
Wouldn’t it be great to help them develop an identity of self-worth and confidence, sending all those negative and crippling thoughts away?
With our affirmation cards, that’s possible!
By pressing the 'pause button' on life's distractions and introducing one simple habit, you are shaping them to be confident, resilient and kind!
Because, kindness starts within and what we say to ourselves - is really what we become.
So, by introducing positive affirmations you are teaching your kids to speak kindly to themselves and giving them the tools needed to be able to believe in themselves, be resilient and kind to others all at the same time!
Helping them expand their sense of self-worth whilst building a kinder tomorrow.
Do they really work?
Absolutely! I got to experience it first-hand
But if you’re curious to know why they work, then let’s have a little chat
about your most precious asset - your brain.
Each time you think, feel or do something new, your neurons (brain cells) start forming new connections.
This is called neuroplasticity. Research has shown that with repetition, those new connections get stronger, forming new habits.
Whilst, the old pathways get used less and weakens. Put simply, affirmations build new connections by rewiring the brain
and practicing them routinely makes it easier to access that positivity. Pretty smart huh?!
Not your typical affirmations
It teaches our unique
3 pillar system; Kindness, Confidence and Resilience
and how important it is to find a balance between them.
Self-kindness is the building base of it all and the single most important skill to teach our kids so they can develop positive
foundations on which to grow from. By being kind to yourself, you form a mindset of worthiness and of believing in yourself.
You learn to bounce back from life’s challenges and are much more likely to share spread kindness and support to others.
The 3-Step Process To A Confident Child
What we say matters. You would never tell a friend that they’re not good enough, would you?
That’s because not only it is hurtful, but it’s also not true! So, why do we say mean things to ourselves sometimes?
Those negative words have a big impact on us. Luckily, the positive language we say to ourselves matters just as much.
Positive affirmations are said outload with as much emotion, passion and belief as possible.
And by practicing daily positive self-talk, you and your kids will become more mindful and expand your sense of self-worth.
Social media, chores, school, work. Our minds are constantly being pulled in a million different directions!
But affirmations are most powerful when we give ourselves the mental space to focus on the meaning of each word and connect to the present moment.
Help your child take a break from life’s demands and connect through deep and meaningful conversations. You can do so by asking them about the characters, what they think the words mean and how they feel about it. And be sure to share your own experiences and feelings too.
The true power of positive affirmations is through repetition as affirmations reinforce your intentions on a very deep level. When you choose to mindfully repeat that you are kind, worthy, and resilient, these self-beliefs bypass the conscious mind and go straight into the subconscious mind to become a key part of your personal narrative.