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  • Writer's pictureAngela Hancock

How To Cultivate Positive Thinking

Do you wish you had a more positive outlook on life?

Affirmations are a form of positive self-talk that are actually proven to rewire our brains to think more positively when practiced on a daily basis. “Thought, Speech and Action” is a three step sequence that will allow positive affirmations to truly change the way you see the world.

First, think about the area you wish to improve in your life.

Second, say it out loud to yourself as a statement and as though it is happening right now in the present. For example, if you wish to be more in control of your health journey, say, “I am in control.”

Lastly, act on it. Whenever you’re struggling, think back to this positive affirmation and repeat it to yourself, out loud, and then use it to motivate your actions!

Here are a few simple rules to keep in mind:

  1. Positive affirmations should be in the present tense. Use “I am” statements rather than “I am going to” or “I used to.”

  2. They must be positive words or statements. No “can’t,” “don’t,” or “won’t” statements. Given a little bit of thought, you can rephrase any negative statement into a positive one.

  3. They must be statements of fact or truth. No “I might” or “I will try.”

  4. These statements and this process need to be repeated daily!

I wholeheartedly believe in the power of positive thinking and it’s amazing to learn that the impact positive thinking can have on one’s life is actually backed by science.

I have no doubt that these daily practices will make a profound impact on your life – if you let them! Every day I want you to state a positive affirmation. This can relate to your health journey, your relationships, your career, your dreams, etc.

Challenge yourself to make every day a different statement. Don’t forget to say the statement out loud to yourself! Then, put it into action.

Here are some examples of positive affirmations that can relate to many areas of your life:

  • I am powerful

  • I am dedicated

  • I am strong

  • I am kind to myself

  • I am capable

  • I am important

  • I am courageous

  • I am brave

  • I am committed

  • I am loved

  • I am enough

Cultivating a new habit has challenges, but with a little bit of time, you can master the habit of positive thinking!

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