Did you know affirmations can be a positive impact on your heatlh?
Affirmations are short phrases that you repeat, either aloud or in
your head, to affirm a positive trait or behavior about yourself.
Practicing affirmations help build confidence to overcome self-doubt
and negative thoughts. Seems too good to be true, however there is
scientific evidence to support the health benefits of affirmations. Research show
that affirmations can increase feelings of self-worth and boost
confidence, making it more likely for those that practice these simple
phrases more susceptible to acheiving their goals.
Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast has created a Mental
Health Toolkit for every girl that joins or renews their Girl Scout
Membership for 2023-2024.
- Kindness: Be
Kind to yourself. Girl Scouts are taught to respect themselves and
others. Sometimes we are the toughest critic of ourselves. This affirmation
will help to change a negative
view of oneself.
- Self-Care: Grateful for
the body you are born in! A stronger sense of
self can help you adapt when faced with adversity. Take care of
your body and treat it with respect.
Sisterhood: Girl Scouts encourage friends and girl bonding
while having fun! Joining a program with the same age group helps
girls have a stronger connection reducing the fear
of being alone. This positive experience boosts a girls
- Physical Movement: Your body is a
super computer that is strong and powerful. Get moving even if
its just a game of tag or walking a nature trail. Increasing
movement increases endophines in the brain resulting in a
- Stress Free: Creating a fun
positive space environment to decrease levels of health-deteriorating
stress on the body.
- Get Involved: Girl
Scouts promise to help people at all times. Helping others not
only creates a positive benefit for the recipient, it also
creates a higher sense of purpose
for the philanthropist.
- Healthy Eating: By
choosing to fill your body with healthier
choices that are less self-sabatoging to the body. Making small
steps and writing down how certain foods can fuel your adventure
will encourage you to make a better descision.
Uniqueness: Happy to be me! You
are one in a million! Celebrate what makes you special and
remind yourself there is no one quite like you!
is paying attention to the present moment in turn giving more
insight into emotions, boosting attention, and concentration. Insead
of being overwhelmed by your feelings, you can manage them through
breathing techniques, stretching, and meditation.
Setting Goals: Setting small goals
or large ones and accomplishing them builds confidence! Plan small
goals that are obtainable and build off of them for the larger
- Outdoors: A connection
to nature can benefit wellbeing. Taking a break to enjoy the
fresh air, sunshine ,or the rain can create a positive mood
- Education: Learning, even learning
through our mistakes makes us stronger academicly. Being proud
of your accomplishments and having an open mind to learn more
gives you the confidence to further
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Step by Step Renewal Instructions:
Benefits of Positive Affirmations:
- Higher self-esteem in young people and adults (2,
- Increase in physical activity- Self-affirmations have been used
in interventions that led people to exercise more (4).
- Decreased levels of health-deteriorating stress (5).
- Greater academic achievement- One study found that
self-affirmations were linked to higher academic achievement in
college students who felt left out at school (6).
- Greater resiliency- A stronger sense of self can help us better
adapt when faced with adversity, meaning you are more likely to
overcome a challenge when you believe in yourself (7). Want a
further dive into resilency see our Ready Resilient
Strong Patch Journey
- Increased motivation to change-
A research study found that participants who practiced affirmations
were less likely to dismiss harmful health messages and were more
likely to change for the better (8). So while
affirmations don’t create change, they can help motivate us to make
- Repeating your affirmation up to 3 to 5
times per day to help reinforce positive thinking (9).
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