We can train our brain. I know because I learned how to stop worrying. To worry is to use the creative force of our imagination destructively. This error can be corrected by recognizing that we’re thinking negatively, choosing to stop and replacing those thoughts with positive ones.
“An affirmation is everything you say and think. Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. All our self-talk is a stream of affirmations. You are using affirmations every moment whether you know it or not. You are affirming and creating your life experiences, with every word and every thought.” ~Louise L. Hay
It sounds simple, and actually it is. Yet this simple step has powerful effects. For myself, I discovered freedom from the fear that worry creates. Thinking positively instead of negatively reduces stress and has health benefits. It’s worth giving it a go and it’s easy with positive affirmation cards. They’re a great way to help train our brain to think consistently kind and positive thoughts. Placing positive “I AM” statements around our world supports a healthy habit: the habit of thinking positively. Cards are something we can make ourselves, or we can purchase ones such as these examples by Louise Hay.
Tape them to the side of the computer monitor, on the bathroom mirror, on the fridge, on the kitchen window, set some on the bedside table and in a stack on the coffee table, set a few in the car, tape them up in the garage. Place them anywhere you’ll see them. Move them to new places. Get creative!
Seeing these uplifting sentences stating the positive in the present moment raises our spirits. I’ve been told that just visiting someone who has positive affirmations up around their home is uplifting. I’m not surprised. Thoughts are things so let’s choose wisely. I know this from experience for I’ve learned how to replace worry with positive expectancy and it’s so incredibly freeing that I highly recommend it!
“I vow to let go of all worries and anxieties in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Louise Hay has different styles of affirmation cards to consider, such as the I CAN DO IT CARDS and the artistic POWER THOUGHT CARDS. Remember that this new habit doesn’t have to cost a cent, as we all have paper and pens. Use these examples to write your own affirmation cards.