I’m courageous and stand up for myself. It isn’t always easy and sometimes leads to conflict, but there are ways to be constructively assertive rather than combative. When I display confidence and don’t allow myself to be pushed around, people of good character respect me and those of low character know to back off.

This Affirmation Helps Me to Simplify

I’m courageous and stand up for myself. This means that I can say no to things that I don’t need or can’t make space for. It also means that I can say yes, and pursue the things that I do need and want in my life. To simplify means to not allow others to force things on me, so that I have room for the things that matter most.

This Affirmation Helps Me to Create

I’m courageous and stand up for myself. I will defend my creative choices when I have to, but I also recognize that I don’t have to justify what I create or why I create it to anyone. I can say what I need to say through my writing. To create means to express myself in a way that makes it clear what my values are.

This Affirmation Helps Me to Thrive

I’m courageous and stand up for myself. The person who has to live with the choices that I make is me. No one else gets to make those decisions for me, because theyäre not taking the reisk, reaping the rewards, or bearing the consequences. To thrive means to not have to stand up for myself, because people can see by the way I live my life that I’m not having any of it.

I’m Courageous and Stand Up for Myself

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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