Why Affirmations Work

In this world of stress and tensions, the power of healing is undeniable. We encounter situations when emotions get heated, anxieties, and uncertainties fill our minds.

To counter such challenges and attain inner peace, using healing statements is of utmost importance. Here through this blog, I want you to focus on utilizing these affirmations to trigger your subconscious mind to act on your words to experience peace.

Your mind is a powerful tool and it can either be your best asset or your worst enemy. There is constant communication between your mind and your body. What your mind thinks, imagines and sees, it sends a signal to your body and your body responds to the signal by manifesting every one of those thoughts. While a negative thought or frame of mind can impact our health in a negative way, positive thoughts and feelings can actually become very healing for our body. 

However, using the power of the mind isn’t as easy. That’s because there are more than 60,000 thoughts that pass our mind every single day, but we can at least try to be more aware and use certain techniques to use its power in our favor. 

Do you know how vital healing affirmations are?

Many of us do not let go of painful past and wounds, and it prevents us from enjoying pure love and peace within ourselves. We need not fight with realities.

If you start accepting the way things are, the process of healing begins, and the journey of overcoming physical and emotional pains become easier.

Healing affirmations make you feel better and changed. Let me tell you how fast I have mended my body, mind, and soul with positive self-healing quotes.

The author of You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Lynn Hay, the famous American writer, is well-known for her contribution to encourage people to create a joyful life for themselves.

Here is a list of 11 affirmations from this magical video to help you realize how capable and gorgeous you are.

    1. I express my feelings. You express your feelings.
    2. I radiate self-respect. You radiate self-respect.
    3. I am respected by others.
    4. I have wonderful loving relationships.
    5. I share my joy with everyone.
    6. I express my joy through singing and dancing.
    7. I am a good person.
    8. I know how to have fun.
    9. I allow myself to play every day.
    10. I am proud of all my accomplishments.
    11. I am filled with positive energy.

According to Healthline.com “Affirmations generally work as a tool for shifting your mindset and achieving your goals, but they’re not a magic bullet for instant success or healing.” And here’s what they have to say. . .

How Affirmations work from a scientific standpoint

Neuroplasticity, or your brain’s ability to change and adapt to different circumstances throughout your life, offers a clue to help understand not only what makes affirmations work, but how to make them more effective.

Your brain sometimes gets a little mixed up on the difference between reality and imagination, which can be surprisingly useful.

Creating a mental image of yourself doing something — like acing a nerve-wracking interview or conquering your fear of heights by bungee jumping — activates many of the same brain areas that actually experiencing these situations would.

Regular repetition of affirming statements about yourself can encourage your brain to take these positive affirmations as fact. When you truly believe you can do something, your actions often follow.

For example, you might replace a negative or anxious thought, like:

  • “I’m so terrible at interviews. I’m probably not even as qualified as the other candidates. There’s no way they’ll hire me, I should just leave.”

With a positive affirmation:

  • “I have all the necessary skills and experience, and I’m the perfect candidate for this job.”

Using affirmations may help you feel more relaxed before your interview, and knowing you’re fully prepared can also help you avoid self-sabotaging thoughts or behaviors potentially interfering with your success.

Remember, action is key

Repeating an affirmation can help boost your motivation and confidence, but you still have to take some action yourself. Try thinking of affirmations as a step toward change, not the change itself.

Consider that nosy co-worker who always asks questions about your personal life. You don’t want to say anything to offend, but you also have no intention of answering their questions.

An affirmation like “I can remain calm even when I feel annoyed” might guide you to a habit of deep breathing or grounding exercises when you start to feel your blood boil.

These tactics, combined with your affirmations, help you get through the stressful moment until you can politely make an escape.

The affirmation didn’t make the change, you did. But it did offer a starting point.

What you can do to stay on track

I like to keep an affirmations journal of the phrases that have worked best for me.  When I track my progress I feel like actions are working.  Order your CircleofQi.com Hardcover Affirmation Journal today.

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Explore your life using positive thinking affirmations. Reciting affirmations is a great way to stay motivated towards improving any aspect of your life. It’s the practice of thinking and self-empowerment through repeating a statement frequently so that your mind and body start to believe it’s true.