“As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where, your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” ~ James Lane Allen
We know that our thoughts create our reality, but it blows my mind to think that everything I did or thought for all those years has brought me to this very moment in my life where I am writing this article for you. The gravity of it all hit me when I read the above quote by James Allen.
“Our thoughts are creative. This is the most important law of nature that we need to know…thoughts are like drops of water-they accumulate. As we continue to rethink the same thoughts over a period of time, they become puddles, ponds, lakes or oceans. If they’re positive, we can float on the oceans of life.“~ Louise Hay
Be it giving an important presentation at work, to meeting new people, to attending a gathering by yourself, to new life situations, to making big changes, to taking major decisions, to going through trauma etc…there are limitless situations that can be impacted by our own negative thoughts.
Even people who have not been diagnosed with an anxiety or panic disorder can easily get distracted by negativity and fears that can lead to a downward spiral of emotions.
For the purpose of truly moving forward and for true healing, it is important to shift negativity with rational and calming positivity. I say rational and calming because we are not going to lie to ourselves and simply say, “I am fine” when clearly we don’t feel that way. The positive way to say it would be, “I am doing my best to be fine.”
This is where the wonderful benefits of Positive Affirmations come into play. I’ve written about the How to affirm and Rewrite the Mind a few weeks back, in which I talk about the science behind using these positive affirmations as well as how to word them for optimal benefits. Go read that when you get a chance.
In today’s article I would like to simplify that further to the practical ways in which you can use these affirmations to ease stress and anxiety. I usually formulate these affirmation articles about a few times a year, so that the readers who are having trouble with making their own affirmations can ease into the process.
“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
We live in uncertain times. Our world has been put into a sudden shock because of the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping almost every continent on this planet. Regular life already brings with it stress and anxiety, but then you bring in this kind of pandemic and everything negative in our heads gets exponentially heightened.