‘’Every positive thought is a silent prayer that will change your life.”

We often hear sayings from great scholars, about speaking positively for attracting positives in our life.

In fact, all the ancient religious literature teaches us to recite positive affirmations in a repeated manner by chanting or praying.

Self-help books often promote the power of positive daily affirmations.

You, me, and almost everybody in the 21st century have heard of them. But if you’ve never tried them before, the idea can seem incredibly awkward.

What are Positive Affirmations?

Positive affirmations are described as brief phrases, repeated frequently, which are designed to encourage positive, happy feelings, thoughts, and attitudes.

In simple words, they are positive statements that challenge negative and self-sabotaging thoughts.

So why positive affirmations became so popular?

Is there any actual science behind it?

Well, YES!

There is a genuine theory and a fair amount of neuroscience behind it.

Scientific Research 

The development of self-affirmation theory has led to neuroscientific research aimed at investigating whether we can see any changes in the brain when we self-affirm in positive ways.

The Theory of Neuroplasticity suggests, what you repeat to yourself over and over again rewires your brain and becomes your reality. It just happens over time, bit by bit, the same way you build muscle when exercising physically.

There is MRI evidence suggesting that certain neural pathways are increased when people practice positive self- affirmations. The prefrontal cortex—involved in positive valuation and self-related information processing—becomes more active when we consider our personal values.

In the International bestseller book ‘You can Heal Your Life‘ by Louise Hay, Hay has mentioned how she reversed her cervical cancer which was impossible to cure according to medical professionals . Not only did she live a healthy life till her nineties but also helped people heal their health and lives by sharing the very powerful theory of positive self- affirmations.

Benefits of Affirmations 

•Affirmations do indeed strengthen us by helping us believe in the potential of an action we desire to manifest. 

•When we verbally affirm our dreams and ambitions, we are instantly empowered with a deep sense of reassurance that our wishful words will become reality.

•Affirmations are proven methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains.

•In the sequence of thought-speech-action, affirmations play an integral role by breaking patterns of negative thoughts, negative speech, and, in turn, negative actions.

The best thing is, these positive affirmations can be personalized in your own ways- the way you want to picture your upcoming incredible life. Be the architect of your own life by using this powerful practice. 

Here are some of my favorite affirmations:

* I have the full power to create the life I desire.

* The universe is always conspiring in my favour

* I love the way I am.

* I am an amazing person and I deserve all the happiness in the world.

* I can and I will.

* My health is my priority and I am fit & fab.

* My wisdom is my superpower.

How to use Positive Affirmations?

To get the most benefit from affirmations, you’ll want to start a regular practice and make it a habit.

Create your affirmations in easy small phrases which cover your life goals, habits you are trying to develop or things you are working on. 

Involve as many senses as you can while practicing these affirmations.

Repeat- With a fresh mind either in the morning or at night, repeat each affirmation at least 10 times.

Visualize- As you say it, try to visualize yourself achieving that goal, live that moment in your mind.

Vision/dream board- Create a vision board and put your affirmations in written or in picture form on it.

Trust- Believe wholeheartedly on the process, as your pure positive intentions speeds up the process.

Goal setting- Combine it with other goal setting techniques for visible progress.

Be patient- It may take some time before you notice any changes, so stick with your practice!

Think of affirmations as a first step towards your dream life and a bright future.