In simple terms they are positive phrases or statements used on a daily basis to challenge unhelpful or negative thoughts. You may wish to motivate yourself, boost yourself esteem or encourage positive changes in your life.
Do you often find yourself in a downward spiral due to constant negative thoughts?.
By using positive affirmations you can combat these sub-concious patterns.
Positive affirmations turning negatives into positives
Saying is believing
All you need to do is pick a phrase relating to your current negative experiences and repeat it 3-5 times per day to reinforce positive belief.
Many people believe that writing their affirmations down and practicing them in a mirror is excellent method of making them more effective and powerful.
Positive affirmation examples
I am a successful person
I am confident and capable at what I do
I believe in myself
I choose to be happy
I choose to rise above negative feelings and get rid of negative thoughts
Will they boost self-esteem?
According to self affirmation theory, the most important thing is that your core personal values are reflected in your affirmations. If it does not reflect your beliefs in what is good, moral or worthwhile then there is no point to it. Your self affirmations should be positively focused and aimed at actions you can take to reinforce your self identity, using your real strengths to help guide your affirmations.
Positive affirmations are so powerful because they not only release you from negativity, anxiety, worry & fear. When repeated over and over they take charge of your thoughts which in turn, slowly changes your pattern of thinking and ultimately changes your life.
Your daily affirmations should be positive statements describing a goal you wish to achieve in its’ already completed stage.
These affirmations generally speaking are used to re-program our sub-concious mind to encourage us to believe certain things about ourselves, the world and our place in it.
They are also used to help us create the reality we desire in terms of attracting love, happiness, health and wealth. Said with confidence about a perceived truth affirmations have helped thousands of people to make significant changes to their lives.
Practising positive affirmations can be used to make long term changes to the way you feel and think.
Is there science behind positive affirmations?
Definitely. These affirmations require you to practice them regularly in order to make the changes to your life that you are looking for. The popularity and practice of positive affirmations is actually based on well-established psychological theory. (steel 1988) self affirmation theory states that we can maintain our sense of self integrity by affirming what we believe in positive ways.