The world of biohacking is all about utilizing a combination of approaches to help support an improved, better you. Utilizing positive affirmations, or statements repeated to yourself, can help you foster confidence and enhance your overall performance. 

Biohacking your self-love and building a friendship with yourself can then lead to a stronger, more motivated you, enhancing your wellness in other aspects of your health, such as physical and emotional wellness. But first – what are positive affirmations, and how do you start implementing them?

The Power of Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations are simply statements that are crafted to promote positive thinking and combat negative self-talk. The idea behind positive affirmations is to reprogram your mind to think positively, and redirection attention towards constructive, empowering beliefs. By doing so, you’ll move away from negative thoughts and commentary that serves no benefit.

Replacing negative self-talk with positive, self-affirming messages may sound difficult yet the practice itself is easy. Once you get a hang of positive affirmations, you can begin to experience their benefits, cultivating a mindset rooted in confidence, success, and resilience. 

Remember, positive affirmations will look different for each individual. Positive affirmations will work best when they hold true value to you on a personal level.

Why Start Incorporating Positive Affirmations 

The benefits of positive affirmations are endless, offering opportunities to boost your confidence, reduce stress and anxiety, increase your motivation, and improve your performance in other aspects of health.

A Major Confidence Boost

Perhaps the most obvious benefit of positive affirmations is an improved self-image. As you begin to focus on your strengths and achievements, you’ll spend less time fixated on flaws that cause negative self-esteem. Not only can you experience an improved sense of confidence, but this also means a strengthened sense of self-identity. 


Daily positive affirmations can help you stay on track and focused on your health goals. Whether it’s a weight loss goal or a generalized goal, focusing on the positives can help you remain driven to create an even better version of yourself.

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Positive affirmations can also help you to reduce psychological stress responses, helping to induce a state of calmness and relaxation. In a study published in the Association for Psychological Science, researchers found that repeating positive affirmations helped minimize neuroendocrine stress responses, thereby helping to manage feelings of stress and anxiety.

Improving Performance

Self-affirmation can positively impact your executive functioning, which means enhanced cognitive abilities and behavioral outcomes. By engaging in daily positive affirmations, you can help encourage your mind to engage in “growth’, helping to improve overall performance.

Examples of Positive Affirmations 

As mentioned previously, there is no right or wrong way to engage in positive affirmations. Affirmations will look different for every person. Here are a few examples to help you begin brainstorming:

  • I am capable of achieving my goals and reaching my full potential.
  • I am strong and resilient and can overcome any obstacle.
  • I choose to focus on positive thoughts and feelings, letting go of any and all negativity.
  • I am healing and strengthening every day.
  • I am healthy and vibrant and prioritize taking care of my body and mind.
  • I am constantly growing and evolving into a better person.

You’ll want to choose positive affirmations that align with your personal goals and values. Remember, it may take time to get comfortable saying these affirmations aloud every day. Some people may find it helpful to set alarms or reminders until a habit is formed. It is also important to note that positive affirmations do not need to be shared; this can be a practice implemented on your own to help improve your own self-confidence.

As you begin to develop more self-confidence, consider other biohacking techniques to help you grow even more as an individual. Some examples include looking inward or learning EFT tapping.

  1. Creswell, J. D., Welch, W. T., Taylor, S. E., Sherman, D. K., Gruenewald, T. L., & Mann, T. (2005). Affirmation of personal values buffers neuroendocrine and psychological stress responses. Psychological Science16(11), 846–851.