Yes, I can do it. Five simple words, yet very powerful when said repeatedly with conviction, that can change the way you react to adverse situations.
Whether it is a tough situation at work or in personal life, affirmative sentences, like above, make you more powerful. And as it happens so frequently in life, when you react positively to a difficult situation, it rarely gets the better of you.
The power of positive thinking is not just hearsay; time and again, scientific studies have revealed that people who practice it suffer less stress, enjoy better health, and overcome setbacks more quickly. In short, they enjoy a better quality of life in every sense.
Powerful Affirmations—Mantras for Better Living
Before looking at how powerful affirmations can help you deal with difficult life situations, let us first get rid of common misconceptions that surround it.
If you practice positive affirmations, no harm will come to you. Powerful affirmations don’t immune you to setbacks—there is nothing in the world that does so. However, it does help you respond to setbacks in a way that will allow you to bear and overcome them.
There is no proof that it works. Over the last two decades, scientists and doctors from different parts of the world have been citing its benefits.
Positive thinking only helps you improve your health. The benefits of positive thinking are not only limited to your health; they extend to many areas of life.
Positive thinking (saying positive affirmations is an integral part of it), in simplest terms, is a way of focusing on finding solutions. People should use powerful affirmations to stay positive in their life. It is about seeing, understanding, and valuing good in any situation and doing what is required to improve the situation, irrespective of how hopelessly bad it may seem.
It is about seeing the glass as half full…
Whether you see the glass as half full or half empty, you are correct. However, one represents a positive mind state and the other negative. Which mind state do you think gives you a better chance of improving a difficult situation? The answer is obvious—a positive frame of mind. Everyone should control the negative thoughts in critical situations. This, in essence, is the crux of positive affirmations. It alters your mind state from negative to positive, which in turn improves your ability to handle any adverse situation in your life.
Examples of positive self talk
Apart from the one listed at the beginning, some other positive statements that can make a world of difference to your life are as follows:
- I want to do it and I can do it
- I have all the skills to handle this situation
- I can learn, I am smart
- I can find a solution
A brief look at positive self talk benefits
We wind up this article by listing some important benefits of adopting positive affirmations. Have a look:
- Reduces stress levels; Improve your response to stressors
- Improves your immune system
- Improves mental ability
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
- Improves your ability to handle setbacks in life
- Reduces depression; makes you less vulnerable to depression
- Longer life span
Derek Langley is a freelance writer interested in writing articles related to health. Most often he writes articles about self improvement and affirmations.
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