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Affirming What’s Positive

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You’ve probably heard of using positive

affirmations to improve self-esteem.

Changing the way you talk to yourself has

been shown to have a positive impact on

your mood, your behavior, and successful

outcomes…even the neurochemistry of your

brain changes if you think more positively.

(See Do Self-Affirmations Work? A Revisit.)

The Down Side

The news isn’t all good, though.

There has also been research to show

that if you struggle with low self-esteem,

saying positive things about yourself might

actually worsen your mood, at least initially.

So, should you use positive self-affirmations

like “I’m a lovable person!” or just let it go?

It Depends

Positive affirmations are not for everyone.

If using them makes you feel worse, then don’t

use them. But know that if you suffer from low

self-esteem, it can take awhile before using

positive affirmations actually “feels” better.

Working It Out

Positive affirmations help by giving your mind

an alternative to consider, which is a new

experience not unlike when you work out a muscle

you haven’t worked out before..

and your muscle is sore afterwards.

Keep working it out and the soreness leaves and

the muscle gets stronger.

So will your self-esteem.

Give ‘Em A Chance!

Like so many things in life, you have to give

using positive affirmations a real chance if you

want to see results.

You can’t use them for a day and call it quits.

Or you can, but you’re not likely to think they do

much good.

Give it a week, two weeks, a month, six months…

whatever you can commit to and see what happens.

Then you can make an informed decision about it’s

effectiveness in your life.

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It’s Week Three in A Year to Change!  Don’t forget to

work on your exercise related to “The Given,” which

can be one of the most powerful exercises you’ll do

all year!  Do not skip it!

For more information on how to use positive affirmations

successfully, see : 100 Positive Affirmations

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