The Power of Positive Affirmations

Affirmations are statements of positive self-talk. They rid your mind of limiting beliefs and can positively improve the way you think, feel, and even improve your health.

Research shows that optimistic people live longer, and optimism can improve cardiovascular health by reducing stress hormones and inflammation. Positive people tend to adopt healthier behaviors, such as eating and sleeping better, and exercising regularly.

Your thoughts create your actions and your actions create your reality. If you flood your mind with negative thoughts, you will take negative actions or lack of action. When you speak or think positively, you are more likely to move in that direction, creating an “I can do this” mentality, which boosts your confidence and motivation.

When you start using positive affirmations, “fake it ‘til you make it” is a best practice—say something before you mean it and eventually you will believe it. Try writing positive affirmations down in a journal, thinking them in your thoughts, repeating a mantra while you meditate and exercise, or even just whispering them under your breath when you get stressed or encounter thoughts of depression. 

Positive Affirmations To Try

1. I am working toward my goals to improve my health and live longer.

2. I believe in myself and I am letting go of all negativity that tells me I can’t reach my goals.

3. I am making progress every day, even if it’s slow.

4. I am taking control of my diabetes through healthy actions.

5. I am living my healthiest life.

Positive affirmations are a daily practice and take a conscious effort. The more you do it, the better you’ll feel and more confidentand healthy you’ll be. 

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