Self-affirmation can have long-lasting positive effects on how a person handles life’s day-to-day stresses. This year,Medical Daily covered how self-affirmation can combat the negative effects of poverty, keep die-hard sports fans fit, and improve problem-solving skills. “There is some evidence that when people self-affirm, they boost their cognitive resources. They have more mental energy to complete tasks after self-affirmation,” said Arielle Silverman, co-author of “Self-affirmation as a deliberate coping strategy: The moderating role of choice,” an article published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
With that in mind, here is a list of 10 positive self-affirmations that you can use in 2014 to keep you on track with your mental and physical health:
1. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
2. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
3. “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller
4. “Follow your passions, believe in karma, and you won’t have to chase your dreams; they will come to you.” – Randy Pausch
5. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher
6. “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” – Pope John XXIII
7. “The journey is the reward.” – Steve Jobs
8. “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
9. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
10. “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley
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