Use Positive Daily Affirmations to Create Good Thinking Habits.
It's true that there's power in thought, but how do you really create good thinking habits and what does that mean exactly?
In this post, I am going to explore whether there's value in positive daily affirmations and whether thinking more positively in general is better for us and will improve our overall wellbeing.
No doubt you will have seen similar affirmations to the ones in the picture below. Read them to yourself, and then be aware of how you feel and what you are saying to yourself afterwards.
Depending upon your present mood, you will have a particular reaction to them. In other words, your reaction will be different if you are feeling positive or feeling a little bit more negative.
If you are someone who tends to think positively then you are more likely to be a fan of positive daily affirmations. If on the other hand, you are a more negative type of thinker, then these positive affirmations could be a little irritating to you.
There's no right or wrong by the way as to your thinking style. If you like it how it is, that's fine! But if you would like to have a more positive approach to life, which has many benefits, then you have the option to change!
If therefore, developing a more positive style of thinking is to have a positive influence in your life, how do you go about using them?
Reciting positive daily affirmations is certainly worthwhile adopting, but there are some pitfalls to be aware of.
Developing a more positive attitude will take conscious effort and practice at least in the beginning.
There is a quicker way however. Hypnosis can help you develop a more positive approach to life.
Times that test your positive daily affirmations...
There may be times when the events in your life prove difficult and really test your resolve to think positively. This is when saying daily positive affirmations can get tricky and I will explain why.
Try saying "I am feeling happy" when something has just happened and you don't feel that way. Your mind simply rejects the affirmation. Your inner voice will object, "No, acually I don't!" It may even annoy you.
Trying to paste over 'what is' - the state in which you find yourself, isn't going to necessarily benefit from this approach. Instead, try adjusting the affirmation slightly, try saying, "It will be nice when I can feel happy again," or "I'm going to reach for a happy feeling soon." Do you notice the difference?
Sometimes, expressing certain emotions such as sadness or grief are important for mentally processing these challenging times. In these itimes, writing down your feelings or saying them aloud is more effective than attempting to avoid them.
We need to respect where we are emotionally. So, it's not about forcing positive thinking during such times, as that can potentially be counter productive. There are times when we just need to be extra gentle with with ourselves.
Think now about how you are when you get out of bed each morning. Are you cheerful and ready to take on the day? Do feel 'flat' or grumpy? Do you feel nothing! Are you just being swept along by random thoughts that really don't serve you?
The stresses of life and the intensity of sensory input we are all subjected to nowadays can greatly affect how we feel and think yet it's often subtle and subliminal.
Life today often means that our brain is massively over stimulated these days and this can greatly contribute to stress and anxiety. But being mindful of this and having awareness of how external events may be influencing your thoughts and feelings, can be counteracted by good thinking practices.
In doing so, you will build resilience to those situations and events that may otherwise knock you off balance. By adopting good thinking practices, you will start to build a blueprint for automatically looking for the good as opposed to the 'bad' in a situation.
You will be happier and healthier. You will enjoy more meaningful relationships and engage better with everyone you meet. You will also experience better outcomes and be attuned to more fortuitous opportunities.
Give it try. Discover how positive daily affirmations can fit into your life and enjoy them. Or if you'd like a little more help with how to think more positively, automatically then give hypnosis a try!