Affirmations are simple statements or phrases that help to keep us consciously in tune with our thoughts.
We spend our days in constant thought processes, most of them negative. When you start to practice using positive affirmations you change your sub-conscious mind from being negative to being happy, and emotionally strong. These positive mental images bring on a kind of inspiration and motivation to be on top of things.
Affirmations are sayings and thoughts I continuously turn over in my mind to keep my approach to life with chronic illness as positive as it can be. Playing these affirmations over in my head helps me to stay upbeat. Just thinking about the affirmations reminds me of how blessed my life is despite the Multiple Sclerosis that is trying to take me down.
Now, granted, I’m not always positive. I think that is pretty normal for all of us to be down at times. But when I feel down and blue I try to snap out of that mood by mentally reciting positive affirmations in my head.
Once you start using affirmations and make use of them as a daily practice it is amazing how they can affect your mood, motivation and positivity.
A great time for me to use affirmations is when I’m looking at myself in the mirror each morning getting ready for the day. I like to give myself a little pep talk at that time and hopefully set myself up for a “happy” day.
You can use affirmations for business success, general happiness, health, relationships etc.
Some examples of these affirmations would be:
For business – “The power of the universe is helping me to reach my business goals.”
For happiness – “I deserve to be happy right now.”
For health – “My body is infused with the energy of health and healing.”
For relationships – “I’m in an exceptional relationship filled with unconditional love, trust and respect.”
Remember that you are what you think. If you think positive thoughts then you will be a positive person. If you dwell on the negatives then that is what will take hold.
Positive affirmations are empowering. They rewire our brains and raise the levels of “feel-good hormones” resulting in positivity.
What we put out into the world is what we get back.
So tell yourself each and every day that “you love you”. You are enough. You are a beautiful person. You are a happy and healthy person. You are worthy of goodness.
One of my own personal affirmations is “I AM CONQUERING MY ILLNESS; I AM OVERCOMING IT WITH EACH PASSING DAY.”
Louise Hay says affirmations are “a beginning point on the path to change.” Every thought we think and every word we say is an affirmation. Our internal dialogue is a steady stream of affirming and creating our life experiences.