How to Speak Positive Affirmations That Transform Your Life
Learning how to speak positive affirmations can improve your mental health, your overall mood, and change your lifestyle.
Changing your level of awareness and the way in which you speak to yourself can transform your life.
Speak positivity into your life.
The way you speak to yourself has a real impact on your subconscious mind and your subconscious has a significant effect on your thoughts and behavior.
Ancient peoples have known this for thousands of years and modern science has finally caught up.
You can transform your life simply by changing how you speak to yourself.
The power of the tongue
The power of the tongue and the ability of humans to influence others and the world around them through speech is a long-held belief.
Even the Bible has numerous verses on the power of the tongue and the concept of watching what you speak.
- "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." - Proverbs 18:21
- "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear." - 2 Ephesians 4:29
- "The words of a good person are like pure silver, but an evil person’s thoughts are worth very little." - Proverbs 10:20
- "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” - Matthew 12:37
- “Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” - Proverbs 16:24
Many cultures, religions, and traditions have some kind of superstitious belief in the power of the tongue.
The idea that spoken words in the form of statements, mantras, chants, songs, and incantations have the power to change reality.
It's where the concept of a "spell" comes from. Every time you speak you're spelling, or casting a spell.
Negative internal self-talk causes a feedback loop
Negative internal self-talk does a lot more damage than most people realize.
Anxiety, depression, mental health issues, and normal life can cause us to constantly curse ourselves in our minds without even realizing it.
Feelings and internal self-talk of worthlessness, self-hate, paranoia, self-doubt, pessimism, distrust, and general negativity can cause negative feedback loops.
Mindfulness and positive affirmations can help break these negative feedback loops and establish healthier internal dialogues.
So relax and think positive.
It's much better for your health.
The power of self-image
It’s been discovered that your self-image has a significant impact on your decision-making process and sense of self-worth. Maxwell Maltz cracked the code on how your self-image impacts your thinking and behavior in his book Psycho Cybernetics.
The idea is that how we perceive ourselves actually steers the direction of the choices we make and we can improve our habits and decisions by changing how we view ourselves.
It’s pretty much the entire premise of James Clear’s classic self-improvement book, Atomic Habits.
That by simply changing your perspective of yourself you can align yourself with better habits and choices.
Visualizing the best results and the most ideal outcomes can actually change your real-world results.
Mind over matter.
Scientists studying Olympic athletes discovered that mental training and visualization exercises had a bigger impact on success than pure physical training.
Being able to envision your highest self is the first step in actualizing it.
The subconscious mind and your behavior
The subconscious doesn’t know the difference between what’s real and what’s fake. What’s authentic and what’s genuine.
It’s constantly transmitting and constantly receiving.
When you experience fear, anxiety, stress, or worry, what you're feeling is very real. There's a very real physiological response to the things we only feel in our heads.
Even when you’re asleep or unconscious, your subconscious is still operating in some way.
This is why subliminal messaging is able to work.
Despite the fact that you’re consciously unaware of any of the sounds or images that might be presented to you, your subconscious mind is absorbing the information on a different level of consciousness.
This is also why your internal self-talk is so important.
Even when you’re consciously aware that you might be sarcastic or joking, your subconscious mind is absorbing the words you tell yourself.
The Placebo Effect proves the power of the mind and self-belief
The definition of the placebo effect is “a beneficial effect produced by a placebo drug or treatment, which cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must, therefore, be due to the patient's belief in that treatment.”
For example, you could tell two people you’re giving them ashwagandha capsules, but unbeknownst to them, you give one of the individuals a fake capsule.
But the individual who received the fake pill could still receive significant mental and physiological benefits because their mind would trick them into thinking they actually took an herbal supplement.
That is the power of the placebo effect.
The mind is so powerful that mere belief is enough to stimulate real physiological changes in the body.
The mind makes it real.
“We stimulate the same brain regions when we visualize an action as we do when we actually perform that same action”
The placebo effect proves that the power of belief can lead to results that are equal to or greater than what can be expected from certain chemicals.
The power of “I am” statements
A wise friend once told me “Anything you say after “I am”, you become”.
Whether you look at it from a spiritual sense or from a purely psychological perspective, what you tell yourself and how you say it helps to decide the outcome.
The common saying is “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Affirmations are a powerful tool, both esoterically and practically, to help reprogram your mind and change the nature of your internal dialogue.
Mystics and motivational speakers alike both talk about the importance and power behind “I am” statements.
- I am loved
- I am healed
- I am worthy
- I am focused
- I am protected
- I am motivated
- I am victorious
- I am successful
- I am empowered
- I am transformed
- I am gainfully employed
- I am open to receiving love
- I am prospering in business
- I am releasing anything that no longer serves me
- I am effortlessly attracting wealth and abundance to myself
You can use affirmations that others have come up with or make up your own affirmations that more closely address your own personal challenges.
How to speak positive affirmations in a practical way
Speaking positive affirmations to yourself needs to become a part of your lifestyle.
Just like when it comes to fitness or business, it’s your daily habits and lifestyle choices that make the biggest difference.
Reprogramming your subconscious takes daily practice.
Affirmations can be thought of mentally and esoterically but are typically most effective when spoken aloud and written down daily.
Take 5-10 minutes in the morning and the evening and clear your mind and recite some positive affirmations to yourself.
Doing it in front of a mirror and writing it down in a journal are great for additional reinforcement.
Any routine of writing/reciting affirmations can be made even more powerful when combined with a mindfulness practice like meditation or yoga.
Be mindful and aware of your internal self-talk
Now that you know how much of an impact there is in how you speak to yourself, be cognizant of your self-talk.
Somehow our ancestors knew this truth on an esoteric level.
Your internal self-talk has a significant impact on your thoughts, mood, behavior, and overall health.
Speak positively to yourself and avoid negative feedback loops.
Changing your level of awareness and your internal dialogue can transform your life in unimaginable ways.
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