What is a Positive Affirmation?
Affirming is the action of making a declaration or statement about something.
Positive affirmations are positive statements that can be used as a alternative to unpleasant thoughts.
They don’t need to be true (right now)- they can be something that you wish to be true, or that you want to reinforce in your mind.
Why Use Positive Affirmations?
Positive affirmations are a way to substitute the negative things that we think with something that is positive. We often repeat the negative things in our heads and it’s not good for us. We start to believe the things that we repeat over and over.
It’s hard to just STOP your brain from thinking about those things. So instead, we give our brain something else to think about. It might be a contrasting statement or a positive affirmation.
I try to use phrases for affirmations that are things that I’m trying to improve in my life or do differently.
Positive Affirmation Passwords
Why use positive affirmations for passwords? Because we use electronics ALL THE TIME, and we are always looking for new and unique passwords that will keep our information safe. These are great for passwords that you NEED TO TYPE IN or THINK ABOUT. I don’t use these for that odd account that I rarely log into. These are for the accounts I use frequently.
Short affirmations make great passwords. They’re a great way to remind yourself to repeat the phrase (you repeat it whenever you remember it to type it in), and they aren’t easy to guess.
Use numbers and symbols to substitute for words or letters, or just for emphasis. These will help make the password more unique.
Here’s some cool options:
- 1 or ! for i
- < 3 for heart or love
- @ for at
- 0 for O
- | – | for H
- i to replace Ls or vice versa
- ” ” around the affirmation
Examples of Affirmations
These are some examples that might make good affirmation passwords because they are short. Make sure to add distinct characters to these if you use them… you don’t want the passwords to be easy to guess.
- I am calm.
- I am peaceful.
- I am strong.
- I am grateful.
- I am enough.
- I eat healthy.
- I am healthy.
- I will not use these exact affirmations for passwords because someone may hack my account and Danielle told me not to (ha).
Obviously, affirmations aren’t the only thing you can use for passwords that might be helpful- maybe you have a thing that you always forget. That could be a useful password. I should set my password to “I remember my reusable grocery bags” or “measure twice, cut once.” Or you can use something that you’ll laugh at if you sometimes need a tidbit to cheer you up.
I like to set all of my children’s passwords to affirmations that will either make them laugh or be useful. Aka, if I had enough characters I’d 100% use “I live harmoniously with my siblings” and “I clean my room every day” and “surely I wouldn’t login to my Minecraft account without doing my chores first”… but you get the idea!
Play around with it. I enjoy this.
Have a great day!