Positive Affirmations: program yourself to achieve anything

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What are positive affirmations?

  • Short sentences
  • Excludes negative statements such as no, not, don’t etc.
  • Always in the present tense
  • Directed towards self.

How does this help?

  • Repeating affirmations change how we think.
  • It impacts our actions as they’re manifested by our thoughts
  • Positive affirmations are to mind what exercise is to body

Here’s an example

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  • I am enthusiastic and excited about my work.
  • My workplace is peaceful and full of love.
  • I make decisions easily.
  • I am rewarded for doing my best.

Growbox App Features

  1. Affirmation Themes: The affirmations are categorised under themes such as Motivation, Productivity, Gratitude, Potential, Success to name some.
  2. Reminder Notifications: Opt in to receive notifications to daily reminders and not miss out on reading affirmations, daily.
  3. Favourites: Double tap an affirmation to add it under favourites. You’ll have the liberty to read your favourite affirmations.

Backed by tonne of research

  1. They have been linked positively to academic achievement by mitigating GPA decline in students who feel left out at college (Layous et al., 2017);
  2. Self-Affirmation Activates Brain Systems Associated with Self-Related Processing and Reward and is Reinforced by Future Orientation. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. (Cascio et al., 2015);
  3. They can make us less likely to dismiss harmful health messages, responding instead with the intention to change for the better (Harris et al., 2007) and to eat more fruit and vegetables (Epton & Harris, 2008);
  4. Self-affirmations have been shown to decrease health-deteriorating (Sherman et al., 2009; Critcher & Dunning, 2015);
  5. Self-affirmation has been demonstrated to lower stress and rumination (Koole et al., 1999; Weisenfeld et al., 2001);

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Conclusion

What’s next?

  1. Multiple language support: Read affirmations in your preferred language.
  2. Write down your own affirmations: Write affirmations according to your personal goals. Example theme: “Buy a car”. The affirmation you write will only be created once it meets the guidelines to write positive affirmations.
  3. Share, Star and find affirmations written by others: You can chose to make your affirmations public or keep them private. Once it’s public, it can be searched and viewed by others on Growbox.

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