Growth Strategy #42: Positive affirmations

Growth Strategy #42: Positive affirmations

I have used affirmations for many years and I'm a fan of saying them on a daily basis.  🗣️ For me, affirmations are things that we say that declare what we desire to be, do and have in life.   However, affirmations alone aren't enough to achieve goals, we also need to take action, yet I believe they are a powerful way to attest out loud what you desire to experience and can have a positive impact on the mind and emotions.  

Good for: Feeling good in the moment and programming the unconscious mind over time

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For me the power of using positive affirmations is undeniable, as it has been scientifically proven to help individuals set and reach their goals. Positive affirmations can help people stay focused on what they want to achieve and be more motivated in completing the task.

In addition, positive affirmations can help individuals break through mental blocks and unleash their potential. They also increase self-confidence, allow for better communication skills, as well as reduce stress levels which often impede success.

Studies have shown that positive affirmations can act as a form of self-talk, allowing us to focus on the good things about ourselves and our goals. This in turn helps us overcome negative thoughts and emotions that may stand in our way of achieving our objectives.

It's also believed that positive affirmations can help rewire our brains by creating new neural pathways and helping us to develop a more optimistic outlook on life. With regular use, these powerful tools become even more effective; they serve to remind us of what we are capable of and keep us headed in the right direction toward our desired outcome.

Affirmations and the brain

When you repeat affirmations, you are actively engaging in self-directed neuroplasticity, which is the process of changing the structure and function of your brain through your thoughts and actions.

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections and adapting to new situations. It is a dynamic process that occurs throughout life, allowing the brain to adapt and change in response to experience, learning, and injury.

It is thought that positive affirmations work by activating the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher-level thinking, decision making, and problem solving.

When you repeat affirmations, you are directing your attention towards the positive thoughts and beliefs that you want to reinforce, and away from negative ones.

By doing this consistently, you can train your brain to focus more on the positive aspects of your life and to think more positively overall. This can help to improve your mental health, increase your self-confidence, and reduce stress and anxiety.

Positive affirmations will also help us become aware of any limiting beliefs we may possess that could be holding us back from success. We can then take action to rewrite these beliefs into more supportive ones that boost our confidence while eliminating fears or anxieties associated with reaching our goals.

It's important to keep in mind, however, that positive affirmations are just one tool that can be used to help improve your mindset and overall well-being. It's also important to engage in other activities that can support positive mental health, such as exercising, getting enough sleep, and seeking support from friends and loved ones.

Examples of affirmations that I say

-Today is a great day!

-Everything is absolutely perfect and as it should be

-Everyday in every way I am getting better and better

Longer affirmations

I am capable of achieving the goals that I have set for myself and will stay focused on reaching them with perseverance.

I have confidence in my abilities and trust that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to.

I will take action to rewrite any limiting beliefs that may be holding me back from success into more supportive ones.

My positive outlook will allow me to see opportunities instead of challenges even when facing difficult tasks or obstacles.

I am committed to creating a brighter future for myself, where anything is possible through hard work and dedication.

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Have a great week!
Dionne xxx ✨

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