Positive thinking affirmations are a great way to bid goodbye to the negativity. Check out this article to know how positive thinking affirmations help.

Positive Thinking Affirmations

Have you noticed that whenever you feel depressed or low what cheers and motivates you quicker than anything else is the soothing words of a friend or a closed one? It assures you when someone says "You can do it" or "You are a bigger person" or even "You are beautiful". Upon hearing so, you instantly forget the worries and problems and your self-esteem gets an immediate high. Such is the effect of positive affirmations that it builds up the morale and motivates a person to do better. Are you now wondering how do positive affirmations work? The basic principle which works behind this system of motivation is fooling of the mind. Though a complex machine, mind can be fooled by communicating a message through the sensory faculties like sight, sound and speech. When the mind listens to the positive affirmations for a number of times in a day, the subconscious mind picks it up and starts believing in it, hence bringing forth a change in behavior and habits. Self-talks are taken as commands by the human brain. To repeat an affirmation sentence a number of times to yourself is a powerful brain exercise which gives surprising results. The thoughts which are reaped by your conscious mind into your sub-conscious mind often shape your character. Though it seems an easy exercise, one should use the affirmative sentences cautiously because if sentences are not chosen carefully it might give destructive results.
Positive Thinking Affirmations
  • While phrasing positive affirmation sentences, make sure you frame them in the present tense, because if you want to achieve something right now, you need to tell your brain to do that at present time. For e.g., if you want a nice job it would be no good if you say "I will have a job". Instead, you need to say "I am in a wonderful and paying job and I am really happy with my job". This will have a positive result, as your sub-conscious mind would communicate your faculties to make it a reality.
  • While communicating with your sub-conscious mind, make it a point to never use any negative terms and phrases. Only use positive and constructive vocabulary so that the sub-conscious always gets positive signals and gives out positive results.
  • Never be abstract about the thing you need as the sub-conscious can only understand specific concrete terms. Tell your brain that you need a specific thing and it will make all possible endeavors to make that thing a reality.
  • While penning positive affirmations, try keeping them short and simple as the sub-conscious though really powerful, does not comprehend complex sentences well. Also, chances of confusion run high when it comes to complex sentences.
  • While repeating the positive affirmations, make sure that you are not just chanting them mechanically. Add an urge, a desire to whatever you say. Have belief in whatever you repeat, as if everything you are saying is already true. The more feelings you would put in your intonation of these affirmations, the more realistic will these sound.
  • There is no fixed time when you should try communicating to your sub-conscious. You can communicate during day or night, in evening or afternoon. But the two most appropriate times to communicate is just after you wake up and the time before you go to bed, as these are the two occasions when the sub-conscious mind is more active.
  • Make a list of things which you would like to get rid of your mind. Jot them on a paper and turn them into positive sentences. For e.g., "I m not fair" can turned into "I have an attractive personality". This way the existing negative thoughts or incidents will be replaced with new positive affirmations.
  • Think about someone you really admire and write down a few things you really appreciate about the person; be it physical features, mental status, intelligence or social conduct. Now, stand in front of the mirror and repeat the sentences, replacing the name of the person with yours. You will instantly feel better, with positive energy flowing through you.
Examples of Positive Affirmations
  • I love and accept myself exactly as I am.
  • I know that I deserve love and I accept it now.
  • I am a loving, beautiful creative person and this is reflected in my relationships with others.
  • I am grateful for all the wonderful things I already have in my life and those that are yet to come.
  • As I learn to love myself I can feel the love and joy from my own heart flow through my body and radiate out to others.
  • I go with the flow and my life is easy and filled with joy.
  • I can pick and choose what I want to do.
  • My work is enjoyable and fulfilling, and I am appreciated.
  • I am successful at whatever I choose to do.
  • I deserve love and happiness.
  • I attract only loving and uplifting people into my life.
  • My friends are mutually loving and supportive.
  • I know that life is abundant and I accept abundance in my life now.
Repeating positive affirmations will bring changes in your attitude and outlook, which, in turn, will bring major changes in the way you think and your life in general. You can try the positive affirmation for romantic success, financial prosperity, strengthening emotional status and so on.