When Are Daily Affirmations Bad for Men?
As we have seen, affirmations can be powerful tools for personal growth and self-confidence. For the best results, daily affirmations should always be positive. They should also include accompanying actions that lead to realistic expectations and achievable actions.
If your affirmations are not stated with a positive statement, if they do not have actionable actions tied to them, and if you do not hold yourself accountable, you may not benefit from the affirmations. Look for easy-to-follow tips and tricks specifically made for us, plus-size men.
Additionally, there is a growing body of research that suggests using daily affirmations incorrectly can have negative effects on our mental and physical health.
For example, repeating negative statements about yourself can lead to decreased self-esteem, stress, and depression.
At the same time, repeating positive statements without accompanying actions can lead to unrealistic expectations and a lack of accomplishment. An affirmation like “I am going to get the job I want” without the follow-through that is needed to get that job will only leave you feeling disappointed.
This means that it is so important to select your affirmations carefully if you want to achieve the results you desire while minimizing potential negative effects. Daily affirmations should be specific to your goals and designed to help you feel confident in your abilities.