What are affirmations?
The word affirmation means confirmation or acknowledgement. Affirming regularly can help you to create positive thought patterns. Through the affirmation you tell the brain that you look at things in a positive way. In affirmations you set a goal how you want things to be or happen. How you want your future to be. When you say the affirmation (loud to yourself or mentally) you say it as it has already happened. You can write the affirmation down or just think it in your mind.
The negative thoughts affect your nervous system. It gives you stress and that is not good for your health right? Positive thoughts affect the pain in a good way, It affects the hormones in your body like endorphin, serotonin and GABA. All of these substances makes you calm and reduce pain. Look at thoughts as nutrition for your soul. You need a good diet to feel good. Your mind can help your body getting stronger and focus on the right things and make you move in the right direction. Just look at athletes, it´s well known that they have a positive mindset and visualize their goals and results. If they don´t, they fail.
Many people with a serious condition have witnessed getting better when they do things that are positive and joyful. In studies they have found that the belief in getting better is just as important as the treatment itself for their healing. Isn´t that something to think about! If the belief disappears the treatment has not as good result as if they are thinking in a positive way!
When you stop the negative thinking and start thinking in a positive way it is easier to get better and heal. You will hopefully feel more happy, motivated and inspired! And that makes it more easy to reach your goals.
To write an affirmation, you just have to think about a subject you want to change and write it in a positive way and as it has already happened. As soon a negative thought comes up. Write it down and then write the opposite as a positive affirmation. Some examples:
Try to affirm everyday for a month! Notice the change how it makes you feel! Say them loud, silent in your head, write notes and put them on the mirror!
Have a look at some more affirmations here on my pinterest board
Do you have any affirmations you would like to share? Please share your affirmations! That can be a great inspiration to all of us!
Also share if you´ve noticed any changes in your life doing this!
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Helen Kåselöv is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist and the founder of Healing from within with yoga & food (former Yoga for Endometriosis & Pelvic pain). Helen has a history of severe endometriosis and is today helping women with endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids and other pelvic pain online, with yoga, nutrition and other lifestyle changes. Using yoga both as a tool in different kinds of healing programs, pain management, yoga has become the foundation in her work. “Yoga can help you in so many ways: Physically, mentally, spiritually and as a personal development tool.”