Mental Health

Dr Shweta Rao


Shyft Yoga Trainer

March 16

How Affirmations Work

Affirmations are positive statements that help people to challenge and overcome negative thoughts. How it works? It fires up your neural pathways and make changes to those areas of the brain that makes you happy and positive. The brain evolved to keep us alive, it evolved to make quick, snap decisions about food and safety, not to make analytical assessments about different situations. That means the brain creates shortcuts which leads to beliefs that we all have without justification. Like the tendency to see more of what confirms your beliefs . Like when we buy a new car and suddenly start seeing that car everywhere. So as mentioned, these are shortcuts that the brai takes to avoid thinking. Affirmations teach the brain a new way to think about the world. If you repeat phrases to convince your brain , then your brain starts to subconsciously search for signs that will make this true. It then signs to the conscious mind. Then you will begin noticing points to achieve your goals.

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