Stay Healthy and Fit Through the Power of Positive Health Affirmation

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 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 the 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 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 healthy. A single web post on ‘how to make a cupcake’ tempts us to have something sweet despite trying to lose weight. Late night movies makes 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 the 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 a 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 write 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 for 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 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 everyday
  • 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 like 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 mind. 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 positive most of the times, the health affirmations will begin showing the results.

Detox Your Life from Toxic People – Become a Person Emanating Positive Vibes

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“Great minds discuss ideas, average ones discuss events and small minds discuss people.”

I read this quote by Roosevelt a couple of years ago. Since then, I have got hooked on to it. While I discuss people in this post, please do not label me as the one with ‘small mind’. This post is written in general interest of your well-being.

Explaining the Term ‘Toxic People’

‘Declutter’ is the new buzzword. People are decluttering their wardrobe, kitchen, lifestyle, and what-not. However, you might not have yet decluttered your life of toxic people. Chances are that you are not even aware of the phrase ‘toxic people’. Toxic people are not those who have chemicals in their handbags – no, not at all. But, their acts and behavior are such that you feel burdened by their presence in your life.

Why ‘Toxic People’ are Harmful

And the counter question should be are ‘toxic’ people beneficial in any way? The word toxic is enough a suggestion that they are harmful to your life and lifestyle. Have you wondered you feel bogged down after talking to someone – they never have anything good to say – such people are toxic and not good for your health! If you have a toxic person in your office, chances are you will not be able to climb the ladder of professional success. If you have one in your family, you will not be able to form good relationships with other members, whereas if you encounter one in the apartment where you stay, it will become difficult for you to reside here after some time. This is because toxic people carry venom in their hearts and even on their tongues. They are neither able to see you happy nor they let you be sad. Toxic people are like barriers on a highway – they can become responsible for your accident.

  • Toxic people can turn out to be detrimental to your health
  • They can make your relationships sour with other people
  • Such people can act as a barrier to your professional success
  • They induce negative vibes around you and in your workplace
  • They can also hamper your intelligence and power of thinking

How to Handle Toxic People

Be Smart

It is like handling a hot coal straight out of fire or alternatively, an ice cube straight out of the refrigerator. To handle a toxic person in your life, you need to be very smart. You need to end all relationships with the person, without making the person realize it. The process needs to be slow yet steady. Firstly, you need to set limits on such people. If you find that the person is constantly complaining and does not focus on the solution, then you need not discuss your problems with such people.

Stay Alert

Learn to change the topic. The conversations with toxic people often revolve around the problems they face or how bad other people are. If you do not want to participate in useless discussions, learn to change the conversation and direct it to something that benefits you. Whenever you face a toxic person, be aware of all the happenings. Stay alert and aware of everything that is going on. Do not fall into their trap. The words you utter or things you do can be used against you. It is better to stay out of those conversations and things that will give such people a chance to begin all over again.

Set Limits

Do not let such people participate in your life decisions. They overpower your life and try to make decisions for you, which is not required. This not only hampers your ability to think but can also harm you. Firstly, do not bring up topics that require advice. Even if they come up, do not take their advice. And lastly, even if these people give their advice, you use your own mind to make decisions. Stay out of the chaos that toxic people bring in your life.

End Negativity

Toxic means negative and so, toxic person means the one who induces negativity in your life. Whenever you feel that something is not going right in your life, find our whether you have such people in your group or around you. Try to get out of their circle to end negativity and pessimism in your life.

Remain Happy

Toxic people do not have a habit of praising anyone. They think less of every situation. Even if you climb Mount Everest, they will criticize this act in some way or the other. Do not be dependent on others for your happiness – their opinions do not matter. Stay happy for your own self.

How Not to Become ‘Toxic’ Yourself

It might happen that you become a toxic person yourself in some way or the other. Here are some things that can help you stay away from being the negative one.

Express Gratitude

Every time you say ‘thank you’ or express gratitude, you attract positivity from the person and the environment around. A ‘thank you’ means that you are noticing the efforts that people are putting in for you and you appreciate their kindness.

Converse Clearly

Every person has its own way to think and express emotions. Do not expect others to understand you in an instant. It is required to make clear conversations. Mean every word that you say and own the entire conversation. Do not lie ever instead pass on an effective message to others.

Convey Your Feelings

When you see someone wearing a nice dress, even a stranger, do not shy away from compliments. When you say something nice to someone, the person feels good and confident about you and the also the world around him or her. The world is not that good as it used to be. Saying inspiring words and complementing others is a good act.

Cut that Clutter

Have you ever been in such a situation when you said something wrong about a person and the person was standing just behind your back? Take this as a cue by the universe to stop gossiping. Gossiping is quite toxic and will stain positivity around you. When you talk behind someone’s back, you send wrong signals to the person, who might end the relationship with you if this continues.

Execute Tasks

Pending tasks and responses pack up your to-do list. And as the list becomes long, you might forget to do one thing or the other. This might land you in some trouble. Instead, execute tasks as and when they arise. This clears up the aura around you.

Cleanse Mind

Mind cleansing is a great activity. When you hold up something bad about others, your entire energy is wasted in what that person did to you. Instead, think about good things that people have done for you and you will feel good and your mind will feel light.

Think Good

You need to think good and positive things about your own self and also about others. Do not get into the habit of finding faults in others’ behavior and acts. Do not even keep finding faults in the way you look or feel. Instead, focus on finding good features and habits of your own and others. However, do not overdo it.

To Conclude

Toxicity is like a bad odor. It remains in the environment for a long time, making it difficult to breathe. It is your onus to end the toxicity in your life and also that of others. Live and let others live to the fullest. Let us make this world a tad better, a bit happier, one act at a time.

How to Boost Positive Energy in Your Home – Benefits of Positivity and High Vibes at Home

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“It’s not how BIG the house is, it’s how HAPPY the home is”

Have you ever had an instant connection to a place, even if you have entered it for the first time – be it your friend’s house, a restaurant or even a school? On the contrary, did you ever feel sad on entering a place – like there is something that is repelling you?

Amayra is a working professional and a mother of a toddler. During house hunting, she hopped from one property to another. Her husband was tired making her ‘say yes’ to a single one. Even she was disappointed that she was not able to decide a place – for reasons unknown. Her husband was adamant to purchase a resale flat. However, she did not agree as there was something that made her sad while entering it. As her husband was not ready for a ‘no’ from her, she started making enquiries in the neighborhood about the specific home. After several conversations with people living around, she came to know that the property was a disputed one. Two brothers were fighting over the ownership. She enlightened her husband regarding this and even he agreed not to purchase the property. Her husband asked her the reason for not liking the property earlier. Amayra replied that she did not get positive vibes while standing at the door of the property.

Vibrations of a place affect you – be it your home or even office. Vibes are not related to spirituality directly. They are something that you emanate – the place that you live or work have. Even if a person prays day and night, there might be something negative that you feel while you are around him. On the contrary, even an atheist can give you positive vibes and a feeling of joy when you are around him. At times, you do not feel like living in your own house – this might be due to the reason that something is amiss, something is not right or some kind of energy is being blocked in your home.

Health, happiness, and prosperity knock on your door when the vibrations are positive. Home is a place where you want to feel safe, secure and happy. When a home has positive energy, you automatically feel good. The good news is that you need not make major changes in your home for creating positive vibes. Just some arrangement and placement works well to make your home a positive place – a happy one. Welcome your friends and family to a place that ups their energy and soothes their soul. Here are some things that you can do to make your home a positive haven – a heaven, indeed.

Smudge Your Home

Whenever you feel bogged down by the energy in your home or you are not feeling right in some way, smudging is the best way to clear your home of all the negative vibes that might have crept in. You might not have heard of smudging earlier. If you think it might be complicated, then it is not. To smudge your home means to cleanse the energy and aura of the same by lighting incense cones. Incense cones are different from incense sticks. While incense sticks emanate mild smoke, incense cones fill your home with smoke. Unlike incense sticks that are quite fragrant, incense cones may or may not release the fragrance. You can find incense cones or even herbal plants or herbs for smudging online and offline.

You can smudge your home at any time – there is no specific time for smudging. I generally prefer smudging it in the evening. I feel quite depressed in the evening – I have evening blues. Lighting incense cones make me feel good and energetic. If you are not able to bear the smoke – carefully smudge your home when you are going out. The emanated smoke will subside by the time you return. It is recommended to smudge your new home, when someone recovers from illness, when you feel negative inside, after a heated argument, when a guest giving negative vibes leaves your home or even daily. Smudging on a routine basis clears up negative energy regularly.

While smudging, make sure that your entire home gets filled with smoke. You can place cones in different corners or take the cone to every room. However, you need to be very careful while going around furnishings to evade risks of fire.

Benefit from Greenery

I remember my father-in-law telling me to have a holy basil plant in the home. He said that energy released from holy basil is pure and even medicinal. Holy basil has the power of purifying the home. I was amazed to know this about basil. Similarly, there are many plants that infuse your home with positive energy. However, you should take caution with plants that might even cause conflicts in your home. Experts suggest that one should not grow plants like the cactus in the home as it has thorns. The same thing goes for Aloe Vera. When in confusion, opt for flowering plants. It feels good when blooming flowers are present in your home.

Nature has the power to heal any kind of wound or energy. Greens uplift the environment and even make you feel empowered. Choose live plants instead of engineered ones. Health experts too recommend tending to plants to stay away from blues. Do remember to water the plants on regular intervals. Take care of them and do not let them die.

Play Good Music

There is nothing that music cannot do – it can make you laugh, make you remember something and even make you jump with joy. With so many forms of music around the world, you can choose your favourite and let it play in the background. Soothing music heals the soul of your home. Even when you are not feeling well, you can perk up your mood by listening to your favourite number. Whenever you are filled with anger, play on some music to let your anger subside and not cause you any harm. Good music fills your home with positive energy. It diffuses all the negative energy and makes everyone present in the home happy.

Clear the Clutter

Clutter is something that traps the positive energy present in your home. Clutter has the power to produce negative energy if it is not cleared up on regular intervals. If your home is unorganized for some reasons, make sure that you take out some time to arrange it. Personally, whenever I clear the clutter, I feel good and energetic. I am so bubbly that I feel like cooking a new dish or doing something refreshing. At times, I even get new projects to work on and also, my pending payments get cleared. Yes, the credit definitely goes to an organized home.

No, I am not asking you to leave all the important work and start clearing the utensils again and keep your home spick and span, even if you are not feeling well. I am just asking you to organize it so that the movement of energy is eased. When the house is organized, you do not waste time in hunting for things. Discard all the clothes that you do not wear and things that are not in use. Donate them to the needy and make space for new things. In fact, one of my friends told me that whenever she purchases something new, she ensures that an unused thing is donated to make space for the new one. Interesting, isn’t it! Clean not only the clutter but also the cleaners in your home. Clean up the mop, brooms, vacuum cleaner too. Fix their position and make sure to place them there.

Let the Sunshine Come in

Is your home naturally ventilated? Does sunshine knocks on the doors or windows of your home? If yes, then nothing is better than this. Open up the windows in the morning. Natural sunshine and blowing wind purify your home. While this action will generate positive vibes in your household, it is even good for removing unpleasant odor, bacteria, virus or negative energy. Sunshine and cross ventilation removes trapped energy and blocked toxins in your home. It even charges you. People who are not feeling well or suffer from anxiety notice a positive difference in their health as well. Not only this, you and your family members will feel happy together.

Revel in the Magic of Essential Oils

Scents play a magical role in our lives. Why do shopping malls always smell good? Because the owners keep the energy of the place charged up by doing this. Good smell coaxes us to indulge and spend well in stores. Just like lighting incense sticks and cones, you can even make the most of the power of essential oils. Earlier, there were specific earthen lamps that were used to infuse the home with the fragrance.

Now, you can find a variety of essential oil diffusers on the market. Choose the fragrance that lifts you up and gets going. The scent of the oils spreads in the air and creates a magical ambiance in the house. When it leaves your place, it takes all the negative energy with it as well. It even helps in emptying your home of toxins, smells, and bacteria that have been keeping you down. Every fragrance has a specific importance. You need to choose wisely to make sure that it gives your home ample benefits. While peppermint clears the stress away, myrrh helps in purifying the ambiance. Rose infuses your home with high positive vibes while frankincense and cedar wood remove negative energy. Basil and cypress are for protection, lavender is for calming, juniper is for good health and Palo Santo is for initiating good luck.

Harness the Power of Colors

Does a specific color always bring a smile on your face? There is a reason for the same. Colours have been given the power of generating good vibrations and charging up the energy of the space they are present in. When you get your home painted, choose the colours wisely. While living room should be of specific colour, the bedroom should be subtly colored as it will help you sleep soundly. Choose vibrant colors for particular walls and combine them with light colours to create a balance in your home. For instance, orange denotes energy, green stands for growth, red is for excitement, yellow is for joy, blue is for serenity while purple is for creativity and luxury.

Go Herbal, Say No to Toxins

Clear up your place with toxic chemicals present in your household – in paints, cleaners and the like. Discard things and products that are beyond the expiry date. All these things trap the positive energy in your home. Uplift and charge your home with all things fresh and herbal. Instead of opting for expensive chemical-laden beauty and cosmetics, opt for homemade or herbal products that benefit you and your skin as well. Choose products that are organic and not tested on animals. This way, you will do your bit towards the environment. The nature, in turn, thanks you and fills your home with positive vibrations.

Light Lamps

Lighting lamps or candles on a regular basis charge up your home in more ways than one. It invites positive energy and light. It even makes you happy and enlightens the ambiance. All the corners of your home should receive sufficient light. Create good vibrations and set the mood rolling by lighting candles every evening. You can even create candles on your own by DIY method. Mix the candles with essential oils and your home will smell good when you light such candles. Stay away from toxins and chemical laden candles to keep negative energy away from your home.

Leave Worries Outside

When you enter the door of your home after returning from work every evening, make it a point to leave all the worries and tensions outside before entering. The secret to a positively charged home is doing everything consciously. When you cook food for your loved ones, do not knead the dough unconsciously. Charge the dough with positive energy by mumbling lovely songs or uttering “This dough will make my family healthy”. This way your family will be happy and healthy and the ambiance of your home will be positive and energetic.

Pray or Meditate / Chanting Mantras

Create a sacred place in your home where you can be by yourself and pray or meditate. Praying or uttering sacred chants or mantras has a positive effect on the ambiance of your home. It feels really good. There are several mantras available online that can be played in the morning or any time or even 24 x7 in your home. Mantras generate powerful vibrations – that enable you to achieve the impossible. Praying or meditating helps in driving away negative energy out of the home and charging up your home with positive one. This benefits the entire family with good health, happiness, renewed focus, and closeness.

Say No to Gadgets

Recently, there has been a trend in families – of not having a television in the living room. People do not even charge their mobile phones in open. Electronic gadgets are only making lives more miserable. Keeping them stacked away in a corner keeps your home charged up. The radiations emanating from gadgets are not good for your health or even the health of your home. Make sure that your phones are used only at the time of their need. This will certainly have a positive effect on the health and happiness of your family.

Charge Your Home with Happiness

Make your home an address of celebrations. Invite friends and family who usher happiness and positive vibes in your household. Celebrate life with your closed ones. Adorn the walls of your home with happy memories in the form of pictures clicked while travelling, of events and occasions and things that make you happy. All this has a positive effect on your home. Have a nameplate outside your door, so that the opportunities know which door to knock. Let the wind-chimes create positive sounds in your home. If something has broken down or has cracked (for instance, artifact or crockery), get rid of such things as soon as possible.

Light up your mood and usher good luck in your home by keeping these things in your mind. While you cannot see increasing positive energy in your home, you can certainly experience it. Positive energy makes you feel good and keeps your mood charged while negative energy is the forerunner of all things bad. Let your family revel in the power of positivity while you take small steps to make your home a haven of good luck. Happy Healing!

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