Power is confidence, personified. Power means control. It means energy. It means that you are a winner!
What is a “Power Phrase”?
A “power phrase” is a short, few-word phrase that you can anchor on and repeat to yourself throughout the day and in times of insecurity and doubt. It’s similar to an affirmation in that it allows you to vocalize the qualities that are important to you, and that you need to internalize.
Why Use a Power Phrase
Power phrases remind you of your goals and your dreams. They serve to center you when you’re feeling “off” or unfocused. I have found the greatest benefit of power phrases is that they increase your self-esteem.
The concept of self-esteem has to do with your sense of self. Questions like who you are, what makes you unique, what makes you feel powerful, what's the best version of yourself. When you create a power phrase, it allows you to instantly connect with that version of yourself where you can feel in control, authentic, and powerful. Repeating your power phrase, either in your mind or out loud, increases your self-esteem and your self-concept.
Creating Your Power Phrase
When creating your power phrase, spend time thinking about the words and qualities that are most important to you. Adjectives that describe you as the person you want to be, and the person you are more than capable of becoming! Begin your new Power Phrase words with "I am"
Think about your goals. Are there specific attributes that you need to develop to accomplish those goals? What character traits will serve you along the way to your journey?
Find a few words that work for you. Don't overthink it, try at least three words to start with when creating your first power phrase. This phrase can evolve over time when it isn't working for you, and you can definitely have more than one for various scenarios and needs in your day. The key here as with most endeavors is - JUST START.
Write down your power phrase and commit it to memory.
How to Use Your Power Phrase
Get comfortable, find a place where you can practice saying your power phrase out loud to yourself. We all spend a great deal of time in our bathrooms, so try repeating it after washing your hands, say your power phrase out loud in front of the mirror.
Saying your POWER PHRASE out loud gives it power. Saying your POWER PHRASE out loud gives YOU power. Give it a week, and see how you feel. I'm confident you will feel the difference.
Power phrases also work well for mental repetition. I use mine often during meditation or going for a walk. I believe you will find it’s helpful to have a centering, anchoring phrase that you can repeat over and over again.
Here are some of my favorite power phrases you may want to use for inspiration
“I am beautiful, I am powerful, I am capable.” "I am abundance, I am wealth, I am prosperity" " I am love, I am peace, I am joy" - I bet as you are repeating the examples I have provided you found your energy level increase.