While writing this, I fondly remember the ‘The last leaf’ by O Henry. The story had a deep impact on me. I used to wonder is it really possible to gain or lose health just by the power of will. In the story, a young artist used to think that she will die as the last leaf on the tree (visible from her window) falls. But the last leaf never fell and she started recovering. And the truth was the last leaf had actually fallen and what she was seeing was a painted leaf. The masterpiece leaf was painted by another artist, who eventually dies of pneumonia caught while painting the leaf. However, the truth is that the lady survived on the basis of the last leaf that made her recover gradually.
Positive and Negative
The present world is full of negativity and only a little positivity. While some people hold on to the positivity and survive even major illnesses like cancer, others succumb to even minor ones as they do not have the will to live, do not have dreams that light their inner fire; in fact, such people have lost all hope. Sometimes, people are aware that they are being negative, but other times they do not even know that their negative thoughts are leading them to dumps. Hence, the power of positive thoughts and awareness to do so is quite important in the present times. It is necessary to put the positive ahead and completely cut the negative from our lives.
Health and Google
Yes, I am quite grateful to the internet to play a doctor and help me in several health-related situations. But let me be frank over here, it has also caused unnecessary havoc at times by leading me to fatal answers. What I mean here is that most of us have a habit of checking Google out to delve deeper into our problems. And Google is not a real doctor, it shows all possibilities and the last one is always fatal. Being a normal human being, we always consider the last option rather than the first one to be the diagnosis. And this exactly complicates our survival. While I do not ask you to stop seeking Google but always seek an opinion from a real doctor before coming to conclusions.
How to Negate Temptation
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, quitting old bad habits, losing weight and other such health-related things are quite difficult. We are surrounded by so many temptations through a variety of mediums that we just cave in and stop making attempts to live healthily. A single web post on ‘how to make a cupcake’ tempts us to have something sweet despite trying to lose weight. Late-night movies make us stay awake till wee hours and our exercise routine goes for a toss. The very dreadful junk food can now be ordered online without even you stepping out of the house. It is quite difficult to live healthy, isn’t it? In such situations, positive affirmations are very helpful. They keep your motto to live a healthy lifestyle going without any glitches.
What are Positive Health Affirmations?
Positive health affirmations refer to strong statements that are quite powerful in nature. People who repeat these statements frequently benefit from their power vested in them. For instance, if you repeat the statement, “I have quit smoking” regularly, you will actually get the will power to quit it for good. While some might find this funny, it actually helps. The reason behind this is that when a person repeats the statement frequently, he or she trains the subconscious mind to behave in a similar manner. When the mind gets trained, it will not allow you to cave in, in spite of the temptations. Positive health affirmations transform your thinking and make you aware that nothing is too hard in this world. And once you tap into this power of thinking, there is nothing stopping you from enjoying great health.
How to Write a Positive Health Affirmation?
While there are many positive health affirmations available on the World Wide Web, yet you can write one on your own, tailor-made to your health. The key to writing positive health affirmation is that you should use the right words. Health affirmations need to be in the present rather than in the future. So instead of saying ‘I will lose weight’, you need to say ‘I am losing weight, I am choosing right nutritious food for my body and that it is healing me.’ Everything is in present continuous form rather than in the futuristic one.
How to Make the Most of Health Affirmations?
Health affirmations need to be used frequently over a period of time. You need to be fully aware of the words that you are reading out aloud. Being in the present is the key to make the most of positive health affirmations. The best time to read the health affirmations is early in the morning and before retiring to bed at night. You can even repeat affirmations all throughout the day if you want to. The deeper you delve into the words that you speak, the more positive energy you attract. You need to be at ease with your mind and body while reading out affirmations. If you are tensed, please avoid affirmations altogether. The secret to gain health through affirmation is that your body should be receptive to the positive things you say.
How to Begin Reciting Health Affirmations?
Take out time to recite the positive health affirmations. It should not be done in a hurry. Choose a place in your home or office that is free of clutter. You can either stand or sit to recite the affirmations. Your mind should not wander towards your phone or other thoughts. If possible, keep the phone in the other room, away from you. Begin with deep breathing. Relax your body and mind. Read the health affirmations aloud, one by one. You can repeat them as many as times as you want.
Examples of Positive Health Affirmations
- I am healthy. I am strong. I am beautiful
- I eat nutritious food and my body absorbs all the nutrients it requires
- I feel good about myself.
- I am energetic and full of vitality
Health Affirmation to Reduce Weight
- I am reaching my ideal weight and maintaining it
- I do the required amount of exercise daily
- I am not tempted to eat unhealthy food
- I am getting healthier and fitter every day
Health Affirmation to Cure Illness
- Every cell in my body is healthy
- I bless my body today and every day
- My body is healing and recovering
- I give peace to every organ in my body
- I am free of xyz illness completely
A Healthy Mind
While we talk about illnesses and ailments, we do not realize that our body has a tendency to attract such problems. If our mind is weak, it acts as a magnet for the negative energies that surround us. Also, when we talk about toxic things repeatedly, such things become the poison of our lives. Hence, it is necessary that we remove all toxic thoughts from our minds. It can be done through health affirmations as well. You need to do it regularly to cleanse your mind. Examples of such health affirmations are –
I Am Healthy in My Mind
- My mind attracts positive vibes and emanates positive vibes
- My mind is free of all the toxic thoughts
- My mind is strong and positive
- I forgive all the people who have hurt me
How Long Does it Take for Health Affirmations to Work?
Health affirmations are not medicines that you feed your body and expect the results by evening. They are like a lifestyle habit that needs to be inculcated in your routine. Affirmations should become a part of your body and soul. When your mind is free of all the toxic thoughts and you think positively most of the time, the health affirmations will begin showing the results.