The power of affirmations and the scientific proof that backs up this positive force in our lives tells me a thing or two.
One of those things is that science is now catching on to a truth that been around before the world began.
The second thing that it tells me is that the word of God is coming to pass just as he said it would.
There is a quote from the Bible that a lot of folks love to say…
“The truth shall set you free.”
That’s the famous quote that I am referring to. I mean it’s used by folks that don’t even profess to be believers… Go figure.
However, the thing that one must know about that truth… is that if you are to be made free by the truth… You are made free because of accepting the truth and not just because you have heard it.
Do you get what I’m saying?
What you learn
In today’s society, lots and lots of folks are using powerful and positive affirmations in their everyday life.
They do this because that have hope that positive daily affirmations will help them to achieve their specific goals.
However, dear friend daily and positive affirmation are not just some pie in the sky motivational speech that we give to ourselves. No, not at all.
As a matter of fact, there has recently been reported that there are a lot of scientific studies that provide information on how and why speaking positively to ourselves benefits our subconscious thought.
It is even said that positive affirmations tend to have outstanding health benefits as well.
I bet you are wondering where all of this scientific proof is coming from…huh?
Well, I’m glad you asked… So, we find that the field of psychological theory and the field of neuroscience is where researchers tend to support the use of positive affirmations.
That my friend is big-time science.
Affirming Your Identity.
Affirming your identity is what most psychological therapists and counselors have coined the Self-Affirmation Theory.
Yet speaking from experience I hesitate to use the word theory when I come to the use of powerful and positive life affirmations.
Nevertheless, let’s just go on the assumption that what they are discovering is that self-affirmations can improve your mental and emotional health.
And this is all said to be done by simply changing the view that you have of yourself.
Changing how you view yourself can cause you to flip the switch about who you are and attribute to a boost in confidence.
Positive affirmations will elevate your self-esteem and as you continue to practice positive self-talk you will become more and more confident in yourself and of your capabilities.
In the article about keeping your affirmations short and simple goes hand in hand with the self-affirmation theory.
Science is catching up to the fact that our brains can be renewed.
No matter what you have been called in your past or what you have thought of yourself to be in a negative way.
The truth is that you can change all of it.
Science has discovered that our self-identity and that is very possible to change the way that we look at ourselves.
What this means is that we can choose to see the way that God sees us.
This means that we can choose to say that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.
Or how about this… You can choose to view yourself as able to do whatever you wish to do and you can choose to see yourself as smart and strong in many ways.
You see beloved by aligning your affirmations with your personal values you will find yourself a force to be reckoned with.
That leads us to this thought…
Affirming Thoughts and Your Brian
Lately, there has been a rise in the research that depicts the physical impact that positive affirmations have on our brain.
This is exciting news… I mean who knows? Could this be something that could possibly help patients with dementia?
Research shows that when you and I participate in positive affirmations, we are allowing our brains to be exposed to new things that open new neural pathways.
This activity is what allows and helps us to move our thinking from negativity and self-doubt to a mindset that is positive and full of confidence.
Scientists have actually mapped that changes that take place in the brain where participants have chosen to go to a more positive mindset.
Studies show that having a more optimistic state of mind builds up and strengthens the new neural pathways that are being developed in your brain.
When you think about the things that have personal value, science tells us that we are awakening a portion in the prefrontal cortex of your brain.
You are triggering the part of your prefrontal cortex that is included in self-related processing of details and positive appraisal when you think about your own individual values.
Meditating and rehearsing your affirmations on a regular basis throughout your day keeps stimulating this part of your brain, and reinforces your positive identity.
Your Health and The Power of Positive Affirmations
Scientific study also has proven that practicing positive affirmations on a regular basis has some astounding health benefits to our physical aspects as well.
Daily practice of affirming thoughts and speech has a quantifiable effect on your durability and how well you deal with stress and tension.
Positive affirmations are known to aid in relieving this list of symptoms also:
Positive effects on depression and anxiety.
Help lower your levels of cortisol and adrenaline, both harmful and stress hormones.
When your stress declines this will cause your heart rate to lower and a decrease in your blood pressure.
Healthy blood pressure and a healthy heart rate will lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.
It’s a known fact that the many people who use positive affirmations on a daily basis tend to exercise more, eat a healthier diet, and overall lead a healthier lifestyle.
Research displays that none of us has anything to lose and that we gain so much more by participating in daily and regular affirmations.