This is the ultimate guide to positive affirmations. You’re also going to learn how you can change your life in less than 30 days! So if you’re looking to become a better version of yourself, you’ll love this new guide.
CHAPTER 1: What Are Positive Affirmations
CHAPTER 2: The Science Behind Positive Affirmations
CHAPTER 3: Brain Plasticity
Brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, is the ability of the brain to change its neural connections. Regardless of age, our brains can always learn something new and develop new habits. How does this relate to positive affirmations? Words, thoughts, and feelings repeated over time can cause the brain to develop new connections. So, the more you say a particular thing to yourself, the more likely you are to form a habit of it.
The secret to positive living
Neuroplasticity plays a vital role in the learning process and has a direct impact on how we behave. Everything we think, say, or do lies in a vast network of brain connections that strengthen as we repeat your thoughts, words, and actions.
You can take advantage of your brain’s plasticity to develop new habits, attitudes, and even personality traits. All you have to do is deliberately feed your brain with new information and rewire it as it grows. How do you do that? With positive affirmations.
How brain plasticity works
Have you heard the phrase, “neurons that wire together fire together?” Let us tell you more about it. When one neuron in the brain wants to communicate with another neuron, it does so via electrochemical signals.
An electrical (nerve) signal is released from the cell body of the neuron and travels the length of the axon until it gets to the cleft of the synapse – the junction where the two neurons meet. To cross the junction, the nerve signal gets converted to a neurotransmitter (a chemical) and enters the receptor cell of the other neuron. The neurotransmitter is then converted back to an electrical signal, completing the cycle called the electrochemical pathway.
Significance of neurotransmitters
These chemicals (neurotransmitters) possess the unique emotional features felt by an individual when the substances are released. For example, when oxytocin is stimulated, you experience feelings of trust and attachment. When cortisol is released, there’s a feeling of arousal, while the release of serotonin makes you happy. In essence, these neurotransmitters affect how we feel because they interact with those parts of the brain responsible for emotions, as well as the immune, digestive, respiratory, and autonomic nervous systems.
In simpler terms, when you repeat a particular thought or say something several times, you set in motion a neurochemical pathway. For example, when you think about a particular challenge at the office, cortisol is released, which leads to arousal and ultimately feelings of stress. Researchers have reported that negative thoughts can reduce immunity and increase white T-cell count. Interestingly, a rise in the body’s white T-cell count indicates inflammation, an indication that the body thinks there’s an infection. That’s why it’s important to think positive thoughts. Specific thoughts bring about related feelings, which then impact your natural disposition to certain behaviors.
Therefore, the more you think positive thoughts, the more positive feelings you experience, and your brain builds a natural pattern based on that. Ultimately, you develop a more automatic propensity towards the resulting positive behaviors.
Your brain cells have ears
Believe it or not, your brain cells listen to everything you think, say, and do – every minute of the day. If you continuously repeat negative words or act panicky in every situation, your brain is going to listen and develop bad neural connections.
The result of such connections is a life replete with defeating attitudes and negativity. I’m sure that’s not the life you want, so you’ve got to do things differently. If you desire to lead a positive life, you’ll want to do everything possible to deal with negative thoughts and take absolute control of your actions. Groom positive thinking every minute of every day; sow seeds of positivity and watch your life take a new direction. Practice telling yourself who you want to become and your brain will form neural pathways in that regard. It’s just a matter of time before you start to experience a dramatic wave of positivity and ultimately success in your life.
You are what you think
Your mind is so powerful that your thoughts and words can directly impact the cells in your body. That means what you think and say about yourself will determine whether you’re moving away from pills or taking up residence in a hospital. Knowing your brain changes in response to your words means you have to be mindful of the things you say and make it a habit to confess positively.
Harnessing the brain’s plasticity
You can utilize the brain’s plasticity by training your mind to make positive patterns become more spontaneous – or natural. When you are more conscious and appreciative of the positive aspects of life, you defeat the brain’s tendency to dwell on negativity. With patterns of positivity dominant in your mind, you’re able to react better to situations and tackle life’s challenges, instead of giving in to them. Many successful people set their minds on the good things in their lives, and you should do the same. It doesn’t mean you have to be an unrealistic optimist who only sees the world through rose-colored glasses. You are entirely aware of the challenges in front of you, but you choose to remain positive and confident about the future. What use is it to be overwhelmed with negativity, doubt, and fear? That way you never get to move a step in the right direction. There’s enough scientific evidence to back the practice and effects of positive affirmations. The next question is: Are you ready to change your life?
CHAPTER 4: How Affirmations Can Help You
CHAPTER 5: How to Use Positive Affirmations
CHAPTER 6: Make Affirmations Work Faster
CHAPTER 7: List of 2815 Positive Affirmations
Are you ready to change your life? Start by using our lists of affirmations to create positive thought patterns that will eventually lead to the transformation you want. You’ll find over 2815 positive affirmations here. Exciting right? This is the only list of positive affirmations you’ll ever need!
Positive Affirmations for Women
This list contains positive statements that can help you rise above the daily challenges of life. The affirmations will navigate you through the journey of motherhood and help balance your time. So, if you’re a woman, go ahead and use these mantras.
Positive Affirmations for Men
If you are a guy, you know how important confidence and self-esteem are. You also want to be able to provide for your family, climb the success ladder in your career, or run a successful business. To achieve these goals, you need enough positivity in your life. That’s why we created a list of positive affirmations to help you to create the life you desire.
Positive Affirmations for Happiness
You deserve to be happy, regardless of your present circumstances. Affirmations can help create positive emotions inside and keep you smiling all day. Don’t you wish that all your problems will disappear once and for all? Positive happiness affirmations can change your outlook on life and gift you with bouts of infectious optimism.
Positive Affirmations for Depression and Anxiety
Getting anxious over things that happen around us is pretty normal. It’s seen in the natural flight or fight response at work. However, worrying over things we can’t change can launch us into depression. Saying your daily affirmations can help reduce anxiety and lift the spirit. Repeat the affirmations in the list with a combination of other anxiety-reducing activities such as controlled breathing, exercise, and meditation.
Positive Affirmations for Confidence
Positive affirmation makes a lot of difference in one’s confidence level. Do you want to turn your doubt, anxiety, and fear into confidence? Check out the list of positive affirmations for confidence and they will change your life forever. Try saying them to yourself every day for best results.
Positive Affirmations for Abundance
Sometimes, you need to boost yourself with some positive abundance motivations. They harness the power of the law of attraction to give you what you desire. When you repeat abundance mantras, reinforcement in your subconscious produces all the energy and motivation you need to achieve the desired goal.
Affirmations for Money and Wealth
Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can solve many problems that would otherwise have caused sadness. Nothing equals having enough money to afford whatever we want. This list is specially designed to attract financial success if you want to live a comfortable and wealthy life. Make a habit of repeating the positive statements to yourself every day and watch your portfolio rise.
Affirmations for Faith and Spirituality
Faith and spiritually affirmations create a feeling of God’s presence every day. For a lot of people, connecting with their spirituality is the most important thing in their lives. Use these mantras to affirm the tenets of your faith and groom your spirituality.
Affirmations for Self-worth and Self-love
Do we ever get enough of self-love? We are always critical of ourselves and the mistakes we make. However, you need a dose of self-love and a sense of self-worth to succeed in life. Repeat the positive affirmations in this list to bolster your sense of worth and self-love.
Positive Affirmations for Love
Whether your life is utterly devoid of romantic love or you want to add more doses, love mantras can help. This list of carefully selected love affirmations will attract the love and romance you need in your life.
Positive Affirmations for Health
Health is wealth and positive affirmations play a crucial role in this regard. Healthy thinking produces a healthy body while negative thinking can lead to psychosomatic illnesses. Affirmations help create our thoughts. Are you ready to improve your health? Use this list to attract the good health you need.
Positive Affirmations for an Awesome Morning
Every morning gives us a brand-new opportunity to set our lives right. You can influence how your day will go with the words you speak in the morning. This list will help get your day ready for awesomeness. Consider saying these statements the first thing in the morning.
Positive Affirmations for Kids
Positive affirmations can help improve your kids’ physical and mental health. Reciting these statements can help them overcome challenges, make smarter choices and think positively.
CHAPTER 8: Making Your Own Affirmations
Now, you know how affirmations can reshape your thought process and help you lead the life you desire. Besides making use of the lists of affirmations we’ve provided, you can create your own affirmations. However, you have to ensure that you’re making the right type of affirmations in the right way. So let’s make your own affirmations now!
Step 1: Identify the self-limiting Thoughts
What things are trying to attract? Think about the beliefs that might be holding you back. Is any negative belief making you feel inadequate? Are there fears that keep you from moving forward? Negative thoughts like:
- “I’m not good enough”
- “I’m a terrible person”
Write these beliefs down and if it helps, tear them out later.
Step 2: Replace negative beliefs with the opposite
The opposite of a negative thought is the positive thing you want to attract. It is the very core of your affirmation, as this positive belief becomes your mantra. While it may seem awkward at first, it’s a sign that you are doing it right. For every “I am a terrible partner,” replace it with “I am a wonderful partner.” For every “I am not good enough,” replace it with “I am good enough.” There you have it: your positive affirmations.
Step 3: Avoid negative words
In replacing negative thoughts or beliefs with positive ones, avoid using words associated with negativity. Stay away from words like “can’t,” “won’t,” “don’t,” and the like. Your brain doesn’t recognize negatives now. For example, when you say, “don’t think about cigarettes,” you’ll automatically think about cigarettes. Your language should be entirely positive.
Step 4: Start with “I” or “my”
Affirmations are yours, so they have to be personal. Begin with personal pronouns like “I” and “my.” If you must convince your brain of these truths, you have to own them.
Step 5: Use the present tense
It may seem odd to say things that are not presently true, but that’s the power of affirmations. It’s what you want and you have to see yourself in this light. You have to convince your subconscious that you’ve accepted a certain truth about yourself. So instead of using the future tense like, “I will,” consider the present tense, I am. This “I am” is arguably the most powerful statement in the English Language. It expresses your self-truth and ultimately dictates your direction in life. So when you use it, use it to affirm positivity in your life.
Step 6: Add emotions
Adding a bit of feeling makes affirmations more personal. If you can, try to use visualization. How would it feel to have the desired result right now? Using positive emotions is what makes affirmations work on another level.
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