A morning and beedtime affirmation practice has multiple benefits. Not only will your child’s own powerful and empowering words be the last thing they are aware of at night and the first upon waking, but repeating affirmations at this time can reprogram any negative thoughts and set a positive intention for the night and day ahead.
At the beginning and end of the day, your child’s conscious mind is less active, enabling them access to their problem-solving subconscious, deep routing the affirmation’s message into their psyche. What’s more, affirmations are a form of meditation, and studies have shown that meditation not only improves sleep quality but also shifts the autonomic nervous system (responsible for your child’s unconscious physiological responses) from a state of fight or flight to one of calm.
Good quality sleep, coupled with a lowering of the stress hormone cortisol, will empower your child to face whatever comes their way with positivity and clarity, and afford them the right mindset to achieve their goals.