I Am Smart Enough to Make My Own Decisions

I am smart enough to make my own decisions. Not only am I intelligent and educated, I have self-discipline and self-accountability. Without the ability to make my own decisions, I would not be able to exercise my free will, to change, or to live a life that has meaning.

This Affirmation Helps Me to Simplify

I am smart enough to make my own decisions. My needs and wants are determined by me, not by society, friends, or family. What I focus on, and what I clear away, are my choices. To simplify means that I do not clutter my decision making process with information and opinions that I don’t need.

This Affirmation Helps Me to Create

I am smart enough to make my own decisions. The projects that I pursue are the ones that interest me, challenge me, and address some creative need within me. To create means that I get to decide what it is that I want to make, why I chose to make it, and what I will do with it when I’m done.

This Affirmation Helps Me to Thrive

I am smart enough to make my own decisions. Age and experience have taught me what makes me happy. I am aware of what I require to survive. To thrive means that I am making decisions based upon what I need, because no one else is as aware of what’s best for me.

I Am Smart Enough to Make My Own Decisions

There is a body of peer-reviewed work in the field of social psychology that indicates self-affirmation can reduce a person’s stress response. It doesn’t affect short-term mood or long-term self-esteem, but it does create a buffer against everyday stressors. It won’t magically make your dreams come true. You cannot change the world around you with your thoughts. Affirmations can help you to reframe your thinking and help you to focus your actions. The greatest effects come when affirmations reinforce your values and priorities.

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