Self-help books often promote the power of positive affirmations.
You, me, and almost everybody in the 21st century have heard of them. But if you’ve never tried them before, the idea can seem incredibly awkward.
Telling yourself how awesome you are can seem bizarre, but if that’s all you’re doing, there are probably more effective ways to go about it. And if you’re a sceptic, it doesn’t hurt to understand how and why positive affirmations became so popular.
And yes, there is genuine theory and a fair amount of neuroscience behind this practice.There’s value in patting yourself (and your friends) on the back. Studies show that doing so not only combats stress, but also, using uplifting language can boost your overall health. That's why reciting (or journaling) daily positive affirmations can turn your disposition a bit brighter. Accordi...