Wellness Wednesday: How Positive Affirmations Help Your Mental Health
Affirmations are really just a certain phrase, guiding principle or mantra that you repeat to yourself on a regular basis. Making the tone positive is the game-changing part, health experts say.
When you regularly tell yourself something optimistic, it becomes part of your internal “self-talk” and thought process. The more you repeat any positive affirmation to yourself, the more ingrained and believable it becomes.
Studies have shown that fostering personality traits like optimism can play a big role in health and well-being, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Focusing on the bright side by using daily positive affirmations can help you cope better with the stress of everyday life. This mindset can eventually lead to a long list of health benefits for your body and mind.
Some of these include:
- A longer life span
- Lower rates of depression
- Better resistance to colds and flu
- Improved mental health
- Better heart health