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Jul 23, 2020 | Positivity | 3 comments

The Best Ways To Practice Positive Affirmations

Practicing affirmation is an incredibly effective way to become a more positive thinker. It conditions your subconscious mind into believing that your potential and capabilities are limitless, increasing your self-confidence and boosting your motivation. More importantly, though, it allows you to think more positively, helping you challenge the negative thought patterns that you’ve become accustomed to.

Besides putting you in a more positive mindset, this psychological trick leaves you more open and receptive to ideas, beliefs, and perspectives that you would have otherwise rejected, had you been in a more negative state of mind.

 

Thousands of people all over the world practice affirmations, repeating positive statements to themselves throughout the day, or even writing down statements that make them feel supported and validated. It has led to them undergoing phenomenal transformations; from career switches to life-changing decisions, and from college choices to taking relationships to the next level.

Experts and professionals in the field of psychology define positive affirmations to be statements that contradict or even repel any negative and unhelpful thoughts that may be swirling around in your mind. Such declarations induce feelings of positivity, making you feel good about yourself and unafraid to take on whatever challenge life throws at you.

Now, this practice may sound bizarre to some but countless studies have proven that they’re extremely effective, when done properly. More than that, practicing affirmations can create a safe space for you to feel more assertive, assured about yourself and the decisions that you’ve made.

Here are two simple tips on how you can use affirmations to achieve a more positive mindset.

List Down Your Negative Thoughts

Journaling has been touted as an effective way to cope with overwhelming feelings of stress and frustration but it can also be used to expel any negative sentiments that you may be having. Identifying the notions and misconceptions in your mind that may be contributing to your insecurities and lack of self-worth is the first step in dismissing them from your thoughts completely.

For instance, many people are dissatisfied with their physical appearance, comparing their weight or the size of their nose with others. Without a doubt, this leads to feelings of inferiority and inadequacy – both of which must be eradicated.

Keep In Mind: Identifying the negative thought patterns that you have is the first step towards achieving a positive mindset.

List Down Your Positive Attributes

Naturally, writing down the things that you like about yourself will also go a long way in helping you become a more positive thinker. More often than not, we focus on the things that we don’t like about ourselves, rather than our positive attributes. Identifying your strengths, your unique characteristics, as well as your achievements, will help you feel more confident about yourself.

Make no mistake, there are a whole slew of personal traits and accomplishments that you should feel proud of. Even something small – like being able to cook Japanese food – should be acknowledged and written down.

Keep In Mind: Recognizing our strengths plays a crucial role in positive thinking. Focusing on your accomplishments, as well as the positive things about yourself, will allow you to completely transform your mindset and approach to life.

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Positive thinking may not be the easiest of feats but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be achieved. By identifying both your negative and positive thought patterns, you’ll be able to completely expel from your mind every single unhelpful sentiment, misconception, and idea that you have.

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3 Comments

  1. sally mikkels

    I had never heard about affirmations! But I’ll definitely start practising it, it sounds like it could really boost my confidence and self-esteem. I’ll start by listing down what I like about myself. Thank you!

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  2. christine

    I will have to be honest, this has been something I have been struggling with. I’ve had this habit of putting myself down and not thinking that I have something great to offer to the world. I’m grateful to have to stumbled upon this, perhaps this is serving as a reminder as well to me that I should start doing this for myself. Thanks for this, I needed it.

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  3. Jasmine Hewitt

    We are usually quick to compliment others, but not ourselves. This is such good encouragement!

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