Do you ever have negative thoughts?
- I will never learn this language.
- Nobody understands me.
- I don't belong here.
Affirmations are the opposite of negative thoughts. They are statements of truth that are positive in nature.
- I believe in myself.
- I have friends and family who love me.
- I am a hard worker.
Daily affirmations are a form of mental exercise that can transform your mind just like physical exercise transforms your body.
What Can Affirmations Do?
Change your mood
Improve your sense of self-worth
- Boost your confidence
20 Affirmations for English Learners
Listen and repeat these affirmations.
- I learn a little bit every day.
- I am doing my best.
- I know more today than I knew yesterday.
- I am ready to learn something new today.
- I can ask for help.
- I can help others who need me.
- I can achieve my goals.
- I can do difficult things.
- I can learn from my mistakes.
- I can use more than one language to communicate.
- I play an important role in my community.
- I accept all of my emotions.
- I am ready for a new challenge.
- I am different and unique.
- I treat others with kindness and respect.
- I am grateful for my friends and family.
- I am thankful for my teacher.
- I take care of my body and mind.
- I focus on things that matter to me.
- I feel wonderful.
5 Ways to Use Affirmations
Here are five things to try:
Write down one affirmation before bed every evening.
Write down one affirmation whenever you're experiencing a negative emotion (sadness, depression, fear).
Say (or sing) a daily affirmation in the shower!
Recite an affirmation silently before a test, exam, or other challenge.
Focus on your affirmations whenever you notice negative thoughts running through your mind.
Sentence Starters for Affirmations...
- I am + positive adjective | I am strong.
- I am a(n) + noun | I am a survivor.
- I + simple present verb | I work hard.
- I can / will + base verb | I can get a job. I will succeed.
- I am thankful for + noun | I am thankful for my family.
- I am proud of myself for + -ing verb | I am proud of myself for participating in class.
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