Affirmations begin as positive thoughts and are given power once you speak them aloud. They are positive, empowering statements that help you to overcome self-sabotaging, negative thoughts. Affirmations help you visualize, and believe in, what you’re affirming to yourself, helping you to make positive changes in your life.
There is evidence that the use of positive affirmations can successfully treat people with low self-esteem, depression, and other mental health conditions.
In a study published in the Journal of American College Health, researchers found that women treated with cognitive behavioral techniques, which included use of positive affirmations, experienced a decrease in depressive symptoms and negative thinking.
There are people who would scoff at using affirmations. That is because some people may view affirmations as just wishful thinking or simply looking at the world with an unrealistic perspective. However, using affirmations does not mean that you aren’t in touch with reality. Instead it is a way to calm the mind and refocus your attention on your goals and accomplishments.
Affirmations will not make problems go away, but may do wonders to help you deal with nearly any situation. Affirmations are like exercises for your mind and soul. The more often you say them, the stronger your mind becomes.
Use positive statements in your affirmations to keep your mind focused on your goals. Steer away from too many negative statements as they can make your mind stray and before you know it your affirmation session turns into a worry session.
Affirmations give you time to love your body and your mind. It is a time to focus on you and not on anyone else. Much like prayer or meditation, affirmations bring peace of mind. They are not a replacement for prayer or meditation but a way to empower your confidence and self-esteem. They are your proclamations that you were created for something great—because God doesn’t make any mistakes.
Exercise and diet alone will not give you the body that you desire. Your mind must be equally engaged to reach the goals that you set forth. The same is true for your soul. It is important to your overall health that your mind, body and soul work together in sync to give you the focus, strength and empowerment that you need.
Fuel your body with positive thoughts and you will see improvement in all aspects of your life. Sure, obstacles will still get in your way. Challenges are met everyday, but my strengthening your mind and feeding your soul, you are readying your whole self to deal with life at its fullest. Stand tall and strong and know that you are all that you are supposed to be.
Seven Affirmations To Fuel Your Body:
1. I am strong.
2. I am enough.
3. I can do all things that God has planned for me.
4. I am beautiful.
5. I am a winner.
6. My body is stronger today.
7. I love my life.