I’m sure you’ve all heard the phrase ‘Mind over matter’ and how changing your mindset can sometimes change your beliefs, and therefore change the way you live your life.
Whether it be in your personal or work life, positive affirmations can control your mindset. How? Practicing positive affirmations allows you to consciously choose what to think. If you are continuously thinking positive thoughts, they will create positive results in the future. According to a study by The Indian Journal of Psychiatry, repeating positive phrases actually rewires the brain and boosts psychological resources – amazing, right?!
Positive affirmations truly are positive for your life. Let’s find out why.
What is a positive affirmation?
A positive affirmation is a simple phrase that can be used as a technique to achieve certain goals. When you repeat them often and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.
With a simple strategy like practicing positive affirmations, you can overcome what may be stopping you from reaching your personal and business goals. Whether it be lack of motivation, not having the ability to focus or that constant lazy feeling, the use of positive affirmations can be extremely powerful in changing your mindset and allowing you achieve what you may have once believed to be impossible.
An effective way to benefit from positive affirmations
As a life and business coach, I understand that approaching issues in both business and personal growth can be challenging. Which is why I incorporate the practice of positive affirmations with my clients to help them get to where they want to be.
There are many ways in which practicing positive affirmations can benefit you and your business. For example, using the affirmation “I am worthy of success” and then landing your dream job or successfully completing a project at work allowed you to change your mindset using the power of a positive affirmation to achieve or believe you could reach a goal. Why is this effective? Because this practice can go beyond one specific goal.
By continuing to use positive affirmations, you can potentially unlock a life of fulfilment in your work and personal life. An important thing to remember is to keep your affirmations in the present tense (even if they’re not). On a subconscious level, this will allow your mind to work harder and manifest the thought into reality. This will mentally encourage you to repeat actions that will provide immediate results.
Switch those negative thoughts into positive ones
We all have negative thoughts, whether we realise it or not.
By becoming more conscious of your thoughts, you lower the chance of being pulled into a downward spiral of negative thinking. Making yourself aware of over thinking is very important. If the thoughts that consume your mind are constantly negative this can have an effect on the way you approach events in your life.
Consciously using positive affirmations can automatically switch your negative attitude into a positive one.
Here are some ideas:
- Replace “I am worthless” with “I am worthy”
- Replace “I am powerless” with “I am powerful”
- Replace “I am scared” with “I am fearless”
- Replace “I can’t do it” with “I am limitless”
- Replace “I am ugly” with “I am beautiful”
- Replace “I am weak” with “I am strong”
You feel more beautiful and powerful, already don’t you?
Incorporate positive affirmations into your daily routine
Incorporating positive affirmations into our daily life will automatically allow us to overcome negative views and reactions that happen day to day from sources such as social media, political events, business and personal situations.
Want to remember to repeat your positive affirmations? Write them on your mirror with lipstick, write them on a sticky note, or remind yourself to listen to them on an app – Unique Daily Affirmations is a good one.
Want to learn more about how introducing the practice of positive affirmations into your life can genuinely affect your mindset and switch your negative thoughts into positive ones?