Serena Williams, the well-known Tennis Star, was the Guest Editor for Wired Magazine. In her editorial she says, “Back in 2008, when I was competing in the US Open, I would keep little ‘match books,’ where I’d write affirmations to myself and read them during matches. It worked pretty well. But before long I found an even better way to inspire myself: I started using affirmations as the passwords to my phone and my computer. (No, I’m not going to tell you what my current affirmation is!) You should try it. You’ll be surprised how many times a day you log in and have an opportunity to trigger that positivity. I love that I can use technology that way.”
She continues, “Here’s one of the affirmations I gave myself when I was younger: ‘I will work in Africa and help kids and help people.’ And I did. I opened a school in Kenya in 2008 and a second in 2010. Now, sometimes in Africa they send only the boys to school. So we had a strict rule that our schools had to be at least 40 percent girls. It was impossible to get 50-50 boys to girls, and we really had to fight for 60-40. But we got it.”
Affirmations, she insists, work. What she is really talking about here is the power of positive thinking. Happyho also provide best Meditation classes and yoga classes in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
An affirmation can be loosely defined as a sentence or phrase that we repeat regularly to make a formal declaration to ourselves and the universe of our intention for it to be the truth.
To express it in a scientific way: Our brains have a thing called a Reticular Activating System (RAS), which works like a filter to let in information that we need, and to filter out information that we don’t. When we repeat an affirmation a number of times it sends a very clear message to our RAS that this is of great importance to us. Realising that, it gets busy identifying ways to help us achieve our goals. We start noticing opportunities and options in the areas in which we are sending affirmations to our brains.
Another thing that helps in affirmations to be really effective is visualization. We can imagine ourselves in the future, living a happy life of our dreams. It not only takes us towards our goals but also leads us to positive living.
Psychologists say that it is also very important to phrase our affirmations properly. Such affirmations lead us to be more positive and enthusiastic. I ‘am’ and I ‘will’ work far better than I ‘can’. Being emphatic and clear in our affirmations is a must. We cannot be tentative and confused.
To begin with try-out with one of the affirmation mentioned below and see the effect. IT WILL WORK:
- I am peaceful in my body, heart, and soul
- I am authentic and present
- I am successful in everything I attempt
- Love, wisdom, and discernment coexist in my heart
- I am energetic and strong
- I see the best in everyone and they in me