Today’s Gold Nugget: AFFIRMATIONS
Affirmations are very important in our daily lives because they counteract negative, stressful thoughts and feelings. The reality is a negative mindset doesn’t just make you unhappy, it will affect your emotional and physical state and stops your brain from functioning at high capacity. You know this when you experience stressful thoughts because it makes it difficult to think clearly, make rational decisions, and even hard to perform simple tasks.
When you feed on negative thoughts you become depressed, miserable, and hopeless. It creates neural pathways in your brain which support more and more negative thoughts. In other words, it will become natural for you to think about bad things than to think about good things. One of the physical effects a negative mindset has is to lower the immunity system, making it more prone to diseases. When you believe the worst, you feel the worst. On the other hand, if you believe in the best, you feel at your best. It promotes joy, happiness, faith, and hope. Successful and happy people have a daily morning routine.
A great way to help your brain become stronger and more resilient is with the information you feed it. This is where the powerful tool of affirmations comes in.
What are affirmations?
Affirmations are short, positive, and in the present tense phrases. They are designed to create self-change and give emotional support and encouragement. They have the benefit to lay a solid foundation for your life. Like Proverb 14:1 says, “A wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands”. The practice of proclamation is seen and taught throughout the Word of God. He wants us to use them because they create a better life and future.
And those who love it will eat its fruit”
David knew this well. In the Psalms, he always encouraged himself when he was feeling discouraged, fearful, or stressed. He often starts a Psalm with a negative narrative that ends up in positive affirmations and encouragements. When I feel gloomy or low in spirit I love to go to the Psalms because they always lift me up.
How to create affirmations?
Like I said before affirmations are short, positive, and in the present tense phrases. You can create your own or you can use the scriptures or both. It is important to declare them daily, especially in the morning because they will create faith, joy, and hope. Remember that your future is built by the things you do today.
To jump-start your affirmation journey, I have a free download for you. Make it your own or use it as a template. Get it now and print it: Daily Affirmations.