The importance of positive thinking has always been widespread.

The landmark book “The Power of Positive Thinking“, authored by Norman Vincent Peale, says, “when you expect the best, you release a magnetic force in your mind which by the law of attraction tends to bring the best in you“.

A few years ago, if someone had asked me what you mean by affirmations, I could have only explained the “dictionary meaning” to them. However, today I have a different story to tell!     

One of my very close friends recommended me to the concept of self-recognition through self-healing a couple of years ago.. 

During the course, I learned that channelling my body’s energy isn’t as tricky as it sounds. While there’s a lot to learn, I can safely say that I acquired comprehensive knowledge about affirmations, gratitude, emotional detox, and much more. 

Moreover, the pandemic renewed my habit of practicing positive affirmations. 

Now, I find this subject so fascinating that I read every material I can lay my hands on and attend courses whenever I can on this topic.

So, let’s deep dive into this to learn more about positive affirmations. 

What Is A Positive Affirmation? How does it work? 

Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations are statements that help restrain your (negative) mindset. These are intentional forms of self-talks in which you tell yourself positive and encouraging things.  

Is Positive Affirmation magic? No. Does science back it? Yes. 

I came across a captivating article that explains the science behind affirmations. You cannot miss reading this

Self-talk can be positive or negative, and unfortunately, it is easier to slip into a negative thought pattern. 

In other words, if you keep repeating to yourself that you aren’t good enough, the easier it is for your mind to believe that.

But it also means that you have the power to change negative thinking and self-talk positive things.

A study published in Social Cognitive and Effective Neuroscience states that practising affirmations activates the brain’s reward centers. 

Asserting positive affirmations will light up the brain’s reward centres that respond to pleasurable things and positivity. 

When I started saying affirmations, I asked myself how saying a single sentence can change my outlook? 

Well, your brain sometimes gets mixed up and can’t differentiate between reality and imagination, which can (surprisingly) benefit us! 

So, constructing a mental image of yourself doing something – For example, acing the project at work or overcoming your low self-esteem – activates many brain areas that literally start experiencing and believing these things. 

Regular repetition of positive affirmations encourages the brain to believe these as “facts”. When you start forming thoughts and repeat them again and again, your brain starts feeling in that too. 

Let’s go a little deeper. 

Studies show that basically, our brain is lazy, and every now, and then it takes a little shortcut to avoid thinking. After all, thinking is a costly activity. So what does the brain do? The brain collects all the sensory information about the world but allows only a tiny part of it to think actively

The criteria being: Given what I have already stored, whatever makes the most sense, I will process that. Unfortunately, this process backfires most of the time.

For example, if you believe all wealthy people are selfish, then your brain will alert you when you meet wealthy people and make you believe they are selfish; and explain it away when wealthy people are nice. 

Thus, your world is created by your thoughts. This makes thoughts extremely important, and there comes the power of Affirmations.

When you identify negative self-talk, try replacing it with positive self-talk. This is when Affirmations come into the picture. 

Affirmations rewire your brain and help you think positively.

Positive Affirmations  


Practising positive affirmations are extremely simple. All you got to do is choose an affirmation/sentence and repeat it to yourself.  

Repeat them aloud in your head, write them down in a book or even frame it at your work/home – whatever works for you.

Let us use these positive affirmations to create our thinking model and repel negative thoughts. 

Here are a few positive affirmations that you can use daily. 

1. Life brings me good experiences. I am open to learning and accepting more. 

2. Today is a great day.

3. I love and accept myself fully.

4. I am grateful for everything that I have in my life.

5. I am healing and getting stronger every day. 

6. I give myself space to learn and grow.

7. Money comes to me in expected and unexpected ways.  

8. All is well, and life is unfolding as it should. 

9. My mind is full of radiant ideas. 

10. I am happy and prosperous.

11. I am conquering my illness; I am defeating it steadily each day.

12. I am worthy, and I am enough.

13. I am a peaceful person. 

14. I am in charge of my life.

15. The universe has my back, always.

16. I am proud of what I have accomplished.

17. I am blessed with wonderful family and friends.

18. I am capable of handling anything that comes my way.

19. I am full of confidence, and I trust myself.

20. All is well in my life. I am immensely blessed. 

These are some generic affirmations, and you can create your specific affirmations.

Some guides and meditations can help you and relax.   

When you use affirmations, you must ensure the following points: 

1. Believe in your affirmations. Be confident that it shall work.

2. Support your affirmations with your actions.

3. Use positive affirmations regularly. 

Positive affirmations have been helpful for many, but not everyone can use them effectively. Learn how to make positive affirmations effective, keeping in mind these easy steps. 

Final Words

Positive affirmations can be helpful and refreshing. I believe repeating them often enough would replace negative thoughts. 


Affirmations are one way to hone in on what you want in life and act as an excellent transformation tool.

Do you have your own affirmations that you’d like to share?

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