Practice positive affirmations

practice positve affirmations

Bad news is good news, at least that’s what the news often says. Something similar can also be applied to everyday life: people focus on negative events. And this despite the fact that the eternal complaining and the circling around disadvantages does not bring one further, but only causes stress. What does get you ahead are positive affirmations. Although these have a negative image, positive affirmations can be used to find happiness in other areas of life in addition to professional success.

What is meant by affirmations

The term affirmation is not familiar to many and therefore many are unaware of it. Affirmations are affirmations or assurances that one makes with oneself. An example of this would be “I feel good the way I am”.
Affirmations could therefore also be described as beliefs, which in most cases, as in the example above, are used approvingly or affirmatively.

In our society, however, negative affirmations are more common. The majority of people swear that the universe is out to get you, that you won’t be able to do something, or that others or uncontrollable circumstances are to blame for something.And as you can probably already guess: This cannot be helpful. It does not correspond to the truth, nor can you solve problems with this attitude. Positive affirmations, however, have exactly the opposite effect. Self-affirming beliefs can build you up mentally, inspire and motivate you, especially if you tell yourself them over and over again.

You have to admit that the whole thing sounds like something esoteric at first, but it is not. There are several pychological studies that prove that there is a reciprocal relationship between feeling, acting and thinking. If you want to change your behavior as well as emotions over time, you have to change your thoughts permanently through affirmation.

Historical development of affirmation

Positive affirmation as well as its positive influence on well-being is relatively old. It was discovered as early as the later 19th century. Well-known writer who dealt with the subject is Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, an American healer. The latter dealt with the effects of negative thinking.
Louise Hay, an American non-fiction writer, is another person who deals with the effects of positive thoughts on human health as well as human well-being. Her works deal with encouragement, meditation as well as self-motivation and are available in 30 different languages.

Application of positive affirmations

In the successful application of positive affirmations, one must have staying power and persistence, because a consolidated attitude cannot be changed so easily. The affirmation must be repeated constantly over a long period of time to be able to create a positive effect.