8 Benefits of Positive Affirmations ~
Let’s face it: Negativity can be anywhere, everywhere — the alarm did not go off, the traffic was worse, you spilled your coffee while working, it rained just when you were about to go home. Most of the time, when we encounter these nuisances, our mood changes and affects our whole day. However, no one deserves to feel downhearted on account of these trifling matters. Everyone is worthy of happiness, don’t you think? But then again, mishaps seem inevitable and inescapable. So today, let’s discover the 8 benefits of positive affirmations and how they can help us cleverly react and respond to these ‘misadventures’. Also how these simple words of encouragement can turn a bad day into a favorable one.
What are positive affirmations?
Positive affirmations are mantras or self-motivating statements. They are meant to change our mindset, our attitude towards things and certain situations. Positive affirmations may sound frivolous at first, but you’ll eventually realize that incorporating them into our daily routine actually has a lot of good benefits.
1. Positive affirmations make us feel better and in good spirits
When we tell ourselves that anything is achievable and possible, that it’s okay to make mistakes, and that everything will be alright, we will feel more positive and motivated throughout the day. Positive affirmations teach us to take control of our mindset and help us steer clear of negative vibes.
2. Positive affirmations help us discover and understand our strengths
We possess strengths that are yet to be uncovered, and positive affirmations can help us identify them. Through words of encouragement, we’ll be more keen to try new things and discover what’s on the other side of our comfort zone. By setting out on unfamiliar pursuits, we’ll sooner or later discover what else we can do.
3. They help us face our fears
At some point, everyone experiences the fear of making mistakes, fear of rejection, of failure, of danger. Let’s learn to be our very own supporter, and motivate ourselves that with our best efforts, anything is within the bounds of possibility. When we convince ourselves that we are capable and that we are enough, we’ll learn to use our strengths to face our flaws, failures, and fears.
4. They inspire us to create our own opportunities
Some people are fortunate to be blessed with good opportunities… But through positive affirmations, we can inspire ourselves to create our own window. This is, of course, easier said than done. But if you make the most out of what you have right at this moment – your time, your resources, your talent; your drive, your passion, and your heart, you’ll get favorable results after favorable results after favorable results…
5. Positive affirmations make us feel grateful and content with what we have
We all come from different walks of life. Some were born fortunate and well off, while some struggle to make ends meet. Some were born with the exceptional talent, and some developed their strengths through the years. Some are presented with good opportunities, some work their fingers to the bone to get to where they are today. But remember that we ALWAYS have a choice. And we choose what we want to be and what to feel. Regardless of who we are, what we have, and whatever the situation, positive affirmations teach us to feel contented, blessed, and thankful.
6. Positive affirmations don’t just have an impact on our ourselves, but also on others
When we are in a bad mood, we somehow spread negativity and affect the mood of people around us. But when we feel optimistic and cheerful, we also radiate the same positive energy. Whenever you’re feeling happy, for instance, don’t we want to share it with our family and best friends? And when we see others happy, by some means, it lightens up our moods too.
7. They help us improve and grow
Positive affirmations can change your life and help you become a better person. To be able to control your emotions and feelings is one thing, but to inspire and propel yourself even more (despite all the challenges and shortcomings!), is another. You improve and grow as a person when you don’t need affirmations from others just to feel good and important.
8. Positive affirmations make us healthy
Positive affirmations can actually help keep a healthy state of mind and can help relieve stress and anxiety. By giving equal priority to your emotional health, you’re one step closer to a better and healthier you.