Positive affirmations have more power than you think for improving attitudes and challenging those negative thoughts. Growing up I heard two phrases” you are what you eat” and “you are what you think”. As a teenager both were equally difficult to accept and change. Affirmations are positive thoughts that can be used for support and encouragement. When you repeat them daily and believe in them, they will help make positive change in your life.
The Power of Positive Thinking
Truly successful people in all areas of life don’t just stumble their way to success. They work hard to achieve their goals, and positive thinking can be the key to success. Positive affirmations can inspire and motivate you to take yourself to the next level, whether that is an extraordinary athlete, entrepreneur or top author.
If you’re relatively new to the idea of expressing positive affirmations, they come in different designs. Some help you to acknowledge the good that can come from daily life. Here a few of those:
- I will learn something positive from each mistake I make.
- I will find someone to share my life with by taking a greater interest in other people.
- I will not give up on my dreams but pursue each goal steadily until I succeed.
There are affirmations that focus on what you can control and the choices you make in life. Some example of that would be;
Being happy is a choice I make daily and I am grateful for the opportunities that I accept.
My life is just beginning and I will design it for a peaceful life style.
My marriage is becoming stronger and stable every day.
What is most important is to believe in yourself and use verbal expression to strengthen your commitment.
Some people have more success by placing their affirmations in the present tense:
- I am succeeding in my business goals monthly.
- I make progress in losing weight each day.
- I support my children as they achieve their goals
Reprogramming Your Thought Patterns
You can reprogram your thought patterns with daily positive affirmations. There is research that supports affirmations to be proven methods of self-improvement. Just like exercise, utilizing affirmations will increase the production of feel good neurotransmitters that make us feel more positive.
You might have to experiment to find the perfect formula for making positive affirmations, but the technique works and has been proven in scientific studies. The self-affirmation theory has been tested in neuroscientific research, and the findings include evidence that positive affirmations strengthen key neural pathways related to self-worth and taking positive action. Studies also show that positive affirmations reduce stress, reinforce media messages about the best practices for good health and have a positive impact on diet and exercise.