July 06, 2020
What is an affirmation?
The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, meaning "to make steady, or to strengthen." An affirmation is a simple positive statement that aligns with how we want to feel. Repeating affirmations in a relaxed, calm state encourages your subconscious thoughts to encourage a positive mindset and help overcome negative thoughts of self sabotage.
How they work
Our brain thinks anything between 40,000 and 80,000 thoughts a day and most of these are negative. We are continually fed a diet of negative news, which can hard wire us to focus on the worst outcomes in any situation.
Repetition is the key word here - the more your use them, the more powerful the results.
Affirmations have become incredibly popular methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains. Like exercise, the more we use them, the better they work as they raise the level of feel-good hormones and push our brains to form new clusters of “positive thought” and self belief.
When to practice affirmations?
Affirmations can be practiced anytime! First thing in the morning before you get out of bed, in the shower, brushing your teeth or walking in nature. Making affirmations a part of your daily routine is a wonderfully simple way to make a real impact on how we react to daily stressors.
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April 11, 2022
Despite our best efforts, stress is often a normal part of our everyday life. While it is something that most of us have simply learned to tolerate, it's impact on our physical and mental wellbeing is often far greater than we realise.
This guide offers 10 Tips to help move you from stress to de-stress and maintain a healthier, more balanced life that is better for you and those around you.
February 21, 2022
So many of us have been brought up to believe that we need to take care of everyone else first and foremost and that our own needs come last. This is seen as a virtue and praised as being 'kind', 'right' and 'self-less'.
However, as we have seen many times over, ignoring or putting our needs last on our list inevitably leads to burnout, ill health and often a lot of resentment.
January 21, 2022
Self-care is any activity that we intentionally do in order to take care of ourselves! Simple as the really. Our health and wellbeing is made up of our mental, physical, emotional and even spiritual needs.