When I was a teenager, I would always hear my mother saying. “What you put out in the Universe (your thoughts, words or feelings) will come back to you.” I used to think Universe this, Universe that. Blah. Blah.
Little did I know, she was on to something.
When I faced difficult times and I’d talk with my friends, they’d always point out how I always had something positive to say while they were in a moment of wallowing. I didn’t know it then, but I was speaking affirmations over my friends and myself in difficult times. And while it didn’t chance the circumstances immediately, it certainly change the outlook. Sometimes, a better outlook is all you need to begin making changes in your life. That’s where affirmations come in.
The idea behind using affirmations is based on the belief that our thoughts and words have the power to shape our reality and influence our actions. By consistently affirming positive statements, we can reprogram our subconscious mind and create a more positive mindset. Affirmations can help in various areas of life, including self-esteem, confidence, success, relationships, health, and overall well-being.
While affirmations can be a powerful tool, they work best when combined with action and a proactive mindset. They are not a magical solution but rather a supportive practice to help shape your thoughts and attitudes towards a more positive and fulfilling life.