Self-help is an ongoing process. There are many roads that people take, from exercising, to relaxation techniques, to setting achievable daily goals. On top of all these great self-help methods is a way to maintain a productive thought pattern and keep progressing towards your goals – positive affirmations. These are simple statements to overcome unconscious negative thoughts that might be holding you back. Our orthodontist in Florence explains more here.
What Are Affirmations?
Affirmations are statements you repeat to yourself to stay grounded and overcome fears and negative thought processes, sort of like a mantra. They can help you uncover thought patterns that you may not be aware of but are still affecting your daily life.
A common method is to first make a list of negative experiences, or what you consider to be your negative qualities, and turn them into positives.
For example, your boss may have said something demoralizing about your work (or even your personal qualities), leading you to feel low or unappreciated. Write down what that made you think and feel and turn it into a positive. If you were upset and made to feel small, write that you are capable and strong and repeat that to yourself. This practice helps you see that negative experiences do not define you as a person.
How Do They Help?
Maintain a regular pattern. Speak your affirmations out loud multiple times a day and any time you find a negative thought or fear come up. Affirmations help you stay positive by keeping your thoughts and feelings moving in a positive direction. Instead of focusing on negatives, reminding yourself of your positive qualities and your ability to improve gives you a sense of control and empowerment. Empowerment helps you achieve your goals and feel good about yourself.
You can teach your family and friends these methods as well! Keep each other informed of your progress as a support system. If you are having a hard time with your affirmations, ask your loved ones for some positive support to keep your spirits high.
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The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to orthodontics, feel free to contact White Brown Smiles, with a convenient orthodontic office in Florence by clicking here or by calling 803.708.7390.