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Self affirmation

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I remind myself weekly of my values, positive sides and successes.

I have positive thoughts as soon as I wake up.

I talk positively to myself when I am facing a difficult situation

I kill negative thoughts with positive self affirmations

My self affirmations are believable and relevant to me

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      Self-affirmation supports sustained happiness and meaning[4]. Self-affirmation operates as part of a psychological immune system[5][6]. Self-affirmation can improve problem-solving performance during stress[1]. Self-affirmation bolsters one’s self-image[3] and helps us deal with threats to our self-integrity[2].

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      • [1] Creswell JD, Dutcher JM, Klein WMP, Harris PR, Levine JM (2013) Self-Affirmation Improves Problem-Solving under Stress. PLoS ONE 8(5): e62593. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062593
      • [2] L. Legault, T. Al-Khindi, M. Inzlicht. Preserving Integrity in the Face of Performance Threat: Self-Affirmation Enhances Neurophysiological Responsiveness to Errors. Psychological Science, 2012; DOI: 10.1177/0956797612448483
      • [3] Steele, C. (1988). The psychology of self-affirmation: Sustaining the integrity of the self. In L. Berkowitz (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 21, pp. 261-302). New York, NY: Academic Press.
      • [4] Nelson, S. K., Fuller, J. A. K., Choi, I., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2014). Beyond self-protection: Self-affirmation benefits hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 998-1011. View
      • [5] Gilbert, D. T., Pinel, E. C., Wilson, T. D., Blumberg, S. J., & Wheatley, T. P. (1998). Immune neglect: A source of durability bias in affective forecasting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 617-638.
      • [6] Sherman, D. K., & Hartson, K. A. (2011). Reconciling selfprotection with self-improvement: Self-affirmation theory. In M. D. Alicke & C. Sedikides (Eds.), Handbook of selfenhancement and self-protection (pp. 128-151). New York, NY: Guilford Press.