Listen to “The Benefits of Positive Affirmations”.
Positive affirmations are almost as easy to define as they are to practice. Put simply; positive affirmations are positive phrases or statements used to challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts.
You may choose to use positive affirmations to motivate yourself, encourage positive changes in your life, or to boost your self-esteem. If you frequently find yourself getting caught up in negative self-talk, positive affirmations can be used to combat these often subconscious patterns and replace them with more encouraging narratives.
Positive affirmations require regular practice if you want to make lasting, long-term changes to how you think and feel.
As inherently positive statements, affirmations are designed to encourage an optimistic mindset. Optimism itself is a very powerful thing.
Affirmations work because they can program your mind into believing the concepts they provide. This is possible because the mind doesn’t know the difference between reality and fantasy.
Affirmations can be a powerful tool to help you change your mood, state of mind, and manifest the change you desire in your life, but they work best if you can first identify the unwholesome belief that is opposing them.
Many of us can remember being told as a child by a teacher, parent, or coach that we didn’t have the ability to do something. These unwholesome statements can stay with us in our conscious or subconscious minds and slowly become reinforced throughout our lives.
When we can deal with negative messages and replace them with positive statements, we can construct more adaptable and hopeful narratives about who we are and what we can accomplish. Put simply; we can change what we feel and think about ourselves by presenting ourselves with more encouraging statements and ideas.
Here are some inspiring positive affirmations to help you get started:
- I choose to be happy.
- My happy thoughts help create my healthy body.
- My life is taking place right here, right now.
- I am in perfect health. Wellness is the natural state of my body.
- I’m gifted with and surrounded by amazing friends and family.
- I choose to rise above negative feelings and eliminate negative thoughts.
- I am resilient, strong, and brave.
- Nobody but me decides how I feel.
- I am in charge of my thoughts, and I don’t judge myself.
- I accept and love myself, wholly and thoroughly.
- I choose only to think good thoughts.
If you find it challenging to get started, then you can try Positive Affirmation for Negative Thoughts which is available in the DeepH app in the meditation section. It will help you to separate yourself from the cycle of negative thoughts and remove their power over you.
While practising positive affirmations, take deep, slow, soothing breaths. As you become more attuned to the flow of your breathing, try not to let your feelings distract you. Try it today and see just how much your life improves.