"I think, therefore I am." - René Descartes
An affirmation is a short statement that is spoken, and often repeated [as many times as you want], to encourage and uplift the person speaking them. Even kids can do it! You can recite affirmations whenever you need them, but many people aren’t sure which ones to say. It’s good to have different ones available so you can switch them up depending on the situation. Maybe you’re about to lead a big presentation at work or feel unmotivated in your role, there’s a unique positive affirmation for you. No matter what you are feeling in your role, we’ve crafted a statement that can help you get in right mindset:
If you’re feeling a little bored at work…
Sometimes we get stuck in the routine of our jobs – the newness fades and nothing seems fun, challenging, or surprising. When this happens and if you are unable to land a promotion in the near future, the best thing to do is to take your boredom into your own hands.
How can you make your role more exciting to you? Does that mean creating learning opportunities or trying new strategies? You are perfectly capable of fulfilling the requirements for this role, but staying in that comfort zone fails to bring on new challenges and experiences.
Your affirmation: I rock at this job, and will bring more excitement to it.
If you’re still on a learning curve or going through training…
Are you a new employee or going through more training as part of your job? Trust us, we get that the process can be stressful, feel detached, and can make you question if all this information really matters. Sometimes new information can bring you into an existential crisis [only slightly kidding]! The key here is to focus on the short term – what you learn today and how you can use it for tomorrow. Once you start thinking too far into the future, that’s when you begin to feel overwhelmed or anxious.
Your affirmation: I will learn from today and be even better tomorrow.
If you’re feeling stuck in your role…
When you’re a frontline employee, at an entry level, or not at the level you want to be at, it can be hard to wake up every day and be excited to go to work [in other words, you’re totally over it]. In fact, about 85% of the global workforce is disengaged from their work. Like you, they might feel like they’ve outgrown their role and are now tempted to give up or slack off a little. In these moments it’s important to keep steady on your performance and still have instances where you excel. Why? Because we guarantee you’re not the only one feeling this way. Stay ahead of the game, keep your head up, and look forward to where your career will take you.
Your affirmation: I am thankful for the opportunity to work and further my career.
If you’re not feeling confident in yourself…
When given a new job or new project, some people react to this change by fostering doubt and negative feelings about themselves. For many [maybe you too], they feel like they aren’t good enough for this opportunity... that maybe it should have gone to someone else. This feeling is otherwise known as imposter syndrome, and it can get in the way of you producing your best work and feeling your best. We say kick it to the curb. Do things like practice self-care and recite affirmations every day – believe us, you are certainly good enough.
Your affirmation: I will thrive in my opportunities because I have earned them.
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