An affirmation is a positive statement you say to yourself—over and over—until it sinks in. Remember that viral video of an adorable little girl standing in front of a mirror saying joyful things about herself and her life, like, “I can do anything good!” and “I like my hair!” Yep, those are affirmations! Affirmations are the opposite of negative self-talk, which, let’s be honest, most of us do waaay too often. And here’s the best part: There’s really no downside to practicing affirmations. Think of them like secular prayers or a mantra. You can repeat them out loud or silently—whatever feels right to you. How do affirmations work? Essentially, they rewire your brain, in a good way. MRI evidence suggests that practicing self-affirmation creates new neural pathways that help you take advantage of your brain’s reward circuits. The more you repeat your affirmation, the more neurons in your brain fire up, breaking free from the long-term relationship they have with self-defeating thoughts. This process is called neuroplasticity. It’s pretty wild, but then again, the brain is a pretty incredible thing! Anyone can say affirmations, anytime, anywhere. You can try phrases like: “I am a valuable and loveable person.” “I always do the best I can.” “I feel good, energetic, and comfortable in my body.” And if you get stuck, just go with the tried and true: “I can do anything good!” Dancing in front of the mirror while you repeat your affirmation is, of course, totally optional…but we highly recommend it.
Recent posts about Affirmations
Dear God, help me to weigh what I see and hear by the truths of the gospel. Thank You for triumphing over evil through the cross.
I’ve been thinking a lot about positive affirmations and how while they may help many people, I am personally motivated by knowing I could still improve and have a hard time “settling” on these positive affirmations. Wondering if anyone feels similarly. If you do practice positive affirmations, do you have any tips?
Happy September everyone!! As we go into a new month, does anyone have any favorite positive affirmations that you live by?
What’s a good affirmation I can tell myself today? I lost my favorite affirmation journal and want to make a new one 📔🙌🏼
Having a good Monday thanks to affirmations 🙏🏻 what’s one positive thing you’d like to remind yourself of today? let’s get an affirmation thread going
Videos about Affirmations
Actualized.org: Positive Affirmations - The Tricks of Using Affirmations to Transform Your Life
Aaron Doughty: How to make Affirmations Actually Work: The Truth on Affirmations and Visualization
Jake Ducey: THE MOST POWERFUL AFFIRMATION EVER | Law of Attraction | The Secret | (Use With Caution!)
Books about Affirmations
101 Power Thoughts
In this inspirational audiobook, Louise L. Hay brings you 101 power thoughts and explains how each can make your life more productive and positive. You might wish to replay the thoughts that are especially meaningful to you so they can really make a lasting impression. Sample Thought: I CAN RELEASE THE PAST AND FORGIVE EVERYONE. I free myself and everyone in my life from old, past hurts. They are free and I am free to move into new, glorious experiences.
Affirmations: The Power of Affirmations & The Secret to Their Success - Plus 1,000 Positive Affirmations to Transform Any Area of Your Life (Law of Attraction in Action Book 2)
The Power of Affirmations reveals exactly why affirmations don’t work well, and how to create ones that DO work. Topics covered in this report: - What is an Affirmation? - Why Don’t Affirmations Work Much of the Time? - The True Purpose of Affirmations - How to Create Effective Affirmations - How to Tell if Your Affirmations Will Work - How Often You Should Recite Affirmations - The Best Way to Recite Affirmations - Other Ways to Use Affirmations - How Fast Do Affirmations Work? - Several Ways to Speed Up the Process - Common Challenges in Using Affirmations The Power of Affirmations clears up a lot of misconceptions about affirmations and provides you with simple, clear steps to create powerful, effective affirmations for any and all areas of your life. Money, career, relationships, health, beauty, love… virtually every part of your life can be improved with the use of affirmations if you know how to use them correctly. A comprehensive list of positive affirmations has been included in this book to help transform almost any area of your life, broken down into the following headings: - Wealth & Success - Physical Body - Love & Relationships - Self Esteem - Peace & Harmony
21 Days to Master Affirmations
Studies have shown it takes only 21 days for a new habit to take root. If there's a spiritual skill you've always wanted to take advantage of, the answer is just 21 days away with the 21 Days to Mastery series. Louise L. Hay's teaching on affirmations have sold over 39 million copies worldwide and provided a healing technique that have comforted and healed countless people over the last 30 years. 21 Days to Master Affirmations makes this infinitely powerful skill as easy and as quick to learn as its ever been. You'll discover the power of simple, soothing words can be applied to any problem. Whether emotional or physical, Louise's teachings are available for you to call on at any time. You'll also learn how to create your own personalised affirmation that target persistent, perhaps lifelong personal issues and ailments. This e-book is the ideal introduction to the defining spiritual technique of the last 30 years, now presented in a format that fits into 21st Century living. Start healing your life in just 21 days!
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)
In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. • A New York Times bestseller for over a decade. • Over 8.5 million copies sold in the U.S. • Translated into 46 languages worldwide. "This book by don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter." — Oprah Winfrey "Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom." — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success "An inspiring book with many great lessons." — Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic "In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world." — Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior
The Power of Positive Thinking
An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s powerful message of faith and inspiration. In this phenomenal bestseller, “written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life,” Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. You’ll learn how to: · Believe in yourself and in everything you do · Build new power and determination · Develop the power to reach your goals · Break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life · Improve your personal and professional relationships · Assume control over your circumstances · Be kind to yourself
Podcasts about Affirmations
Affirmation Pod - SERIES
That negative voice still holding you back? Come listen to the affirmations podcast dedicated to personal development and life transformation and set yourself up for success, one affirmation at a time! Affirmation Pod is the top podcast for affirmations and positive self-talk. It's where you can start managing negative thinking, limiting beliefs and your inner critic effectively and consistently. Josie Ong delivers the calm, positivity and self-love you need to live your best life. Life-changing affirmations, for the abundance you truly deserve!
Manifest with Tori DeSimone: September Goals & Affirmations | New Mindset for a New Month & Season
Hi Manifesters! In today's episode, we talk goals & affirmations for a new month. While I woke up today kicking myself & rather unmotivated, I leave this episode with a fire lit within me and ready to take on the week. I am ready to be a sled dog for my goals & desires. I hope you find this episode helpful & inspiring for this next season of your life.
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- Health Psychol. Self-affirmation increases defensiveness toward health risk information among those experiencing negative emotions: Results from two national samples. Health Psychol. Self-affirmation increases defensiveness toward health risk information among those experiencing negative emotions: Results from two national samples.
- PLoS One. Self-Affirmation Improves Problem-Solving Under Stress. PLoS One. Self-Affirmation Improves Problem-Solving Under Stress.
- YouTube. Jessica’s “Daily Affirmation.” YouTube. Jessica’s “Daily Affirmation.”
- Dialogues Clin Neurosci. Neuroplasticity in mood disorders. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. Neuroplasticity in mood disorders.