Daily Positive Affirmations – How to Talk Yourself Into Having A Better Life
Positive affirmations or positive talk and belief about oneself can benefit not just you but also everyone you come into contact with. And it can change not just the way you think but every aspect of your life.
So if you want to improve your entire life in general, all you have to do is open up the Pandora’s box of benefits that a simple positive thought can provide. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
What is positive affirmation?
An affirmation is a change in a negative or harsh idea, experience, or belief to make it positive. If you go through an experience wherein you failed, this can embed a deep negative feedback in your mind that “you can’t succeed.” By using positive affirmation, you change this belief into “you can succeed.”
The difference between positive affirmation and subliminal messages
Positive affirmation is a concept closely tied to subliminal messages. However, there is a slight difference between these two. Subliminal messages are words or phrases that are sent straight to the subconscious mind without the knowledge of the conscious mind. Positive affirmations, on the other hand, do not affect just the subconscious mind. It also has an effect on the conscious mind. This means you can consciously bombard yourself with positive self talk.
According to studies, if you constantly fill your head consciously with positive thoughts and affirmations instead of negative thoughts, these thoughts also have the ability to invite change into your life.
In fact, thoughts are even shown to have an effect on your physical body in two ways: muscle strength and energy level. In terms of muscle strength, positive thoughts energize your muscles, while negative thoughts are found to weaken the muscles, making you feel tired and incapable. In terms of energy level, positive affirmations can make you feel more energetic and vibrant. This is the benefit of starting the day with positive thoughts. With your physical strength and energy working together, you can access your full capabilities and skills. And it will surely show in your light, carefree, and refreshing aura. Effects are instantaneous that the relationship between positive self talk and actual reality is almost miraculous and cannot be explained.
How to make your mind a hotpot of positive thoughts
It can be particularly difficult to fend off negative thoughts from your head on a daily and continuous basis. After all, the world is overflowing with negative talk. But there is a way to keep your mind a closed territory so you don’t let the outside world affect you too much.
To be able to focus on positive thoughts, you should know what you want and have a clear idea of what you want to achieve such as your goals and ambitions.
Aside from that, you need to have a firm belief in yourself, and this should be independent from other people’s opinions. If you constantly rely on other people’s opinions to affect you, you are giving negative talk a shortcut into your mind.
Also, since you can consciously create your own positive affirmations, create them in the present tense so they always apply to your current situation and will thus have an instantly positive effect.