What are positive daily affirmations
Positive affirmations are phrases or mantras that you repeat to yourself, which describe a specific outcome or who you want to be.
At first, these affirmations might not be true, but with constant repetition, your subconscious mind will start to believe them. And eventually, these affirmations will become your reality.
But before we dive into the list of positive affirmations, I want to take one moment to discuss how affirmations work.
Affirmations do not work by magic. For the most part, they work due to the power of positive thinking. First, affirmations make people receptive to change. Then they assist in bringing the change about.
Studies show it is easier to make positive change when you use daily affirmations. Affirmations prime your brain for change.
The first way affirmations work is by creating less anxiety and stress about the change you are undertaking.
Secondly, they change the way people think about “falling off the wagon” with their change. There is nothing wrong with having an “off day” with a habit change. Unfortunately, many people use this as an excuse to say, “I can’t do it” and quit. Daily affirmations give you the motivation to keep going through these tough times.
The biggest method affirmations effect change is due to the science of neuroplasticity. What is neuroplasticity? You may wonder? To put it simply, neuroplasticity is the science of rewiring the brain for different thoughts.
Kids do this all the time. And they do it quite easily.
As we grow older, it becomes tougher and tougher to change our thoughts. We become used to our thought patterns. But with conscious effort, you can “rewire” your brain. One of the best ways to do this is by using positive affirmations.
If you believe the phrase you are what you think, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to speak only those which work towards our benefit and cultivate our highest good. Affirmations help purify our thoughts and restructure the dynamic of our brains so that we truly begin to think nothing is impossible. The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.”
Affirmations do indeed strengthen us by helping us believe in the potential of an action we desire to manifest. When we verbally affirm our dreams and ambitions, we are instantly empowered with a deep sense of reassurance that our wishful words will become reality.