What are positive affirmations, to quote wiki...........Affirmations in New Age and New Thought terminology refers primarily to the practice of positive thinking - fostering a belief that "a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything." More specifically an affirmation is a carefully formatted statement that should be repeated to one's self and written down frequently. For an affirmation to be effective, it needs to be present tense, positive, personal and specific.
Our brains are pretty tricky beasts and I also found this great info about what actually happens when we are making a positive affirmation, but don't forget this also works with negative conditioning, which is what most of us are prone to doing to ourselves. "Neural pathways develop as neurons learn to fire in a particular pattern. What we repeatedly and frequently say to ourselves or hear from others, creates a pattern of neuron firing. After hearing said commentary again and again, this then develops into a neural pathway. Picture a path through a grassy field. The more foot traffic the path has, the more defined it becomes. As the neurons fire together in their pattern, they develop connections to each other. After a while, when a portion of the pattern is present, the connections with the previously fired neurons cause the entire pathway to fire. Thus, a part of the pattern is experienced as the full pattern. The brain has “filled in the blanks” and “connected the dots” in a kind of neural shorthand. The result is that when something said or experienced is even similar to prior statements or similar to the events that caused the prior statements, then the set way of responding is triggered." To read the whole article clink the following link, it is a very interesting post, and clarifies exactly what happens inside these tricky beasts of ours. This clearly highlights why we need to replace our negative nay nay minds with some positivity!!
This week we will have a positive affirmation each day. This will hopefully motivate me to get over myself and also inspire us all to dream, believe, create and allow the positive energy to flow into our personal space.