Our minds are like a battlefield where our negative and positive thoughts enter into a duel. The thought pattern you empower wins the battle and determines the turn your life takes. We’ve created this ultimate guide to help you win the battle over negative thoughts. The only way to do that is by reprogramming your mind. Now, you may ask, “How do I go about reprogramming my mind”? The answer is Positive Affirmations.
Positive Affirmations are encouraging words or statements repeated by a person to help him believe in the potential manifesting his or her desires. They are pragmatic words individuals use to replace their negative and depressing thoughts. Affirmations are scientifically proven methods of self-improvement that have the power to rewire the brain and change your life for good. By speaking the good things you want to see in your life, your entire psychology starts adjusting to make it happen. Positive affirmations raise your feel-good hormone levels (such as dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin) and decrease the stress hormone (cortisol). When this happens, your brain develops clusters of positive thinking, leading to positive actions.
How positive affirmations work?
It’s about the thought-speech-action sequence (how our thoughts develop into actions) and why positive affirmations play an integral role in it. When you speak positive words, they help break patterns of negative thoughts and creates new beliefs. When this happens, your beliefs will determine your feelings when encountering certain situations, ultimately translating into positive actions. By the end of the cycle, actions and behavior reinforce thoughts. Do you see how this is all connected? Let’s take a look at an example: Now, let’s say the exact situation is happening to a girl with positive thoughts and healthy beliefs. Do you see the connection between thoughts and actions? It doesn’t matter if you want to be confident, successful, loving, or more romantic; positive affirmations are the way to go. I know. Affirmations may seem weird at first, like vain babbling (foolish or meaningless talk). But they’re actually backed by neural science. A study published in the journal of Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience: We’ll look at the science behind positive affirmation in detail later. Like it or not, every word you say is a reflection of your inner truth or desire. If you say you’re a mess, then that’s what you think you are at that moment. Worse yet, that belief will ensure that everything you do turns out a mess. On the contrary, when you affirm that you’re a success, your psyche aligns with that inner truth or desire. And the results can be positively life-changing!
Crushing life’s challenges with positive affirmations
Are you trying to do something meaningful, but life gets in the way? Respond with positive affirmations. If there’s something you don’t want in your life, why focus on it? Replace those negative thoughts with positive ones by speaking self-nurturing words to yourself. The biggest barrier between you and your success is a negative mindset. Positive affirmations will bring that wall crashing down.
Breaking the resistance of negative thinking
We’re going, being honest with you: Letting go of your old beliefs can be difficult, even more so if you’ve spent your entire life bashing yourself. Your subconscious has most likely adapted to the negative thought pattern you’ve built over the years. I’ve heard many people complain of being rebuffed by an inner voice when they try positive affirmations. Something like “Give it up, saying you’re great doesn’t really make you great.” This resistance comes as an overwhelmingly negative feeling that we’ve become used to. Thankfully, difficult doesn’t mean impossible. You can still break through that barrier and build the happy life you want to live.
How can you break through this resistance?
It’s straightforward: By constantly repeating affirmations with much conviction and passion. Don’t stop affirming. Don’t stop speaking positive words. You don’t have to feel good immediately upon speaking positive words to yourself. It’s a process, so give it time. Soon enough, your subconscious will recognize this new set of beliefs. Do you know what happens next? The old dysfunctional beliefs get thrown out the door. So what’s the magic behind positive affirmations?
How positive affirmations work
Of course, positive affirmations are not magic. You still have to put in the work. It works by reprogramming your thought patterns. They will change how you feel about certain things and situations. Also, positive affirmations replace those long-standing negative beliefs in your mind with wholesome inner truths. When you put these effects together, you will notice positive changes in your life. And you know what the best thing is? You can change any aspect of your life! The interesting thing is that these changes will come so easily and naturally; you’ll need no extra effort. As you continue the practice of positive affirmations, you will begin to experience monumental changes in different aspects of your life. Always remember that affirmations are more than just statements. They have the power to improve your life drastically.
Changing your life with positive affirmations
If you’re reading this, It’s more than sure that you want to make changes in your life. (Thumbs up for that! You’ve already proved that you have the courage!) And affirmations can help you do that. With positive affirmations, you can literally change every area of your life. You can use them to change something as simple as self-esteem to something as complicated as the relationship with your partner. While negative affirmations leave you crippled and trapped, positive affirmations help you build a stable and fulfilling life. In this comprehensive guide, we’ve put together a list of positive affirmations you can use to transform your life. In addition, you’ll also learn how to make your own affirmations and change your life forever. But first, let’s see the science behind affirmations. We’re optimistic that they’ll convince you of their potency.