15 affirmations that will change your life

Thursday 7 September 2017

We all know the phrase you are what you eat, but have you heard of you are what you think?

Life truly does stem from your thoughts – we translate them into words, decisions, actions, and intentions. Even Buddha, the head honcho of spiritual awakening and conscious knowledge, famously said you are what you believe.

If you’re only as strong as your thoughts, why not exercise your mental game with affirmations?

An affirmation is a simple but powerful statement that bridges the gap between your conscious and unconscious mind, strengthening your resilience to difficult circumstances or challenging situations. Similar to exercise, affirmations release feel-good hormones, and encourage our brains to form new clusters of ‘positive thought’.

Using affirmations in your morning routine every single day will not only help you to increase your awareness of your thoughts, making it easier to recognise negative self-talk or doubt that’s holding you back, but they’ll define your focus and drive your daily purpose. They open you up to possibility and flood you with a positive mindset, acting as a mental fake it ’til you make it.

In need of a little extra self-love? Manifest your way to the perfect day with our favourite positive affirmations!

I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.

I can. I will. End of story.


I have the power to create change.

I don’t sweat the small stuff.

I feed my spirit. I train my body. I focus my mind. It’s my time.

I let go of all that no longer serves me.

My possibilities are endless.


I choose to work with a focused mind.

I create the life I desire.

I am unique. I feel good about being alive and being me.

I have unlimited potential.


I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless. My potential to succeed is infinite.

Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.

Something wonderful is about to happen to me.



Ashley Hanger

Ashley is UQ Sport’s Content Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Partial to food of the deep fried variety, Ashley is a self-confessed social media addict with a knack for words. You’ll often find her with a cup of tea in hand, still in shock she made it through a HIIT class alive.