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I think most of you know what affirmations are. I looked inside Wikipedia and found this:
“Affirmation is a declaration that something is true.”
(as on the date of this post’s publication. Link)
I have found using affirmations very effective for me. I find that repeating certain words or phrases inside our mind helps us shifting our mental state.
If we are feeling low or hopeless or frustrated, repeating these chants of affirmations can lift us out of this prison of unhealthy emotional state.
As the definition above states, when we declare something with a sense that it is true, it starts shaping our reality as per its content.
For some people I know, this sounds very simple and so not much effective. But, let me tell you that this is one of the most profound way of accessing our resourceful state.
Many times we use some phrase inside our head that are not empowering and also repeat them without our conscious awareness for major part of our day. This can shape our day as per its content! We then wonder why things are not working and why I am stuck with my negative emotional state!
Affirmations with empowering content can dramatically lift a person out of the trap of unhealthy thinking and feeling patterns.
I remember my early days when I first started using affirmations consciously. Those were the phrases or sentences that I used as a part of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for my anxiety problems. Those phrases helped me calm down and feel safe. I could notice that using affirmations was one of the most effective ways of handling panic and anxiety. Although it was difficult to get handle on using them, continuing with the strategy helped me a lot. Continue Reading →