3 Reasons to use positive affirmations
1. We can retrain our brains. Thanks to research into the plasticity of the brain, we know that our brains possess remarkable capacity to create new connections, reorganize pathways, and to even create new neurons. There is MRI evidence suggesting that specific neural pathways are increased when people practice self-affirmation tasks (Cascio et al., 2016).
2. Your brain doesn’t distinguish between reality and imagination. Creating a mental image of doing something hard like starting a new job activates many of the same brain areas that starting a new job would activate. Regular repetition of positive affirmations can encourage your brain to take these affirming statements as fact. When you truly believe you can do something, your actions often follow.
3. Positive affirmations help to root out negative words and thoughts, keeping our frequency high and our immune system healthy. Words, along with thoughts, have a frequency: they are energy. Positive words/thoughts have high frequencies; conversely negative words/thoughts have low frequencies and act accordingly in the body by raising or lowering our vibration. Bruce Tainio discovered in 1992 that the average frequency of the human body 62 to 68 Hz. According to Tainio, the body resonates frequency between 62 to 72 Hz when healthy. As the frequency drops, our immune system is compromised and disease is more apt to develop.