Do you think affirmations work?
If so, you may not like what I’m going to say!
Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of them.
I don’t think they work by just saying them, and I do not like it when someone tells me, “Just do some affirmations.” It feels trite as if that will solve all of my problems, and it is a simple way to solve complex problems.”
When it comes to affirmation, there is no “just.”
But … that doesn’t mean they aren’t helpful. And I do say them daily, 😁 making sure I check the emotions that are behind them. If there is fear or desperation, or other negative emotions, I get those right first before I start receding them.
When managing a grieving team, affirmations can help create a supportive and uplifting environment. So I thought I’d put together five affirmations you might want to try, even if you are not managing a grieving team.
"We are here for each other: Together, we can navigate this difficult time and support one another through the grieving process."
"Our feelings matter: It's okay to experience a range of emotions. We honor and validate each other's feelings as we work through our grief."
"We are resilient: We have the strength to face challenges and find ways to heal. We will grow stronger as individuals and as a team." (This is my favorite one!)
"Progress at our own pace: Each person's grief journey is unique. We give ourselves permission to grieve and heal at our own pace, providing patience and understanding for one another."
"Our work has value: Even during this time of grief, our contributions are meaningful. We support each other in maintaining a sense of purpose and finding moments of positivity."
Do you believe in the power of affirmations? Have a favorite one? Leave a comment below.