Hello, everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful time!
On the last episode of Wellness Angel Channel, I talked about Self-Affirmations. Is self-affirmation good for us, or are we just fooling ourselves?
Are you a believer in self-talk? Where are you when it comes to self-talk?
Like in every podcast episode, I tackle topics and relate them to the research I do. I got my insights from an article written by Marney A. White, Ph.D. MS Psychology. This article is published in Healthline. It says that affirmations are a self-help strategy to boost self-confidence and belief in one’s self. It allows us to shift our mindset but it is not a magic bullet for instant success and healing.
Our brains have this ability to reorganize and rewire called “Neuroplasticity”. How does this manifest in our life? By doing things that are new to us! For example, I’d like to share the time I challenged myself to do the Paro-Paro G Tiktok trend. I found that trend amusing, and doing it was a completely new experience for me. I thought that it was going to be very easy to execute the steps. But it took me a long while to perfect it. I never had the guts to post it on TikTok by the way.
I have also found that professional athletes use self-affirmation, especially during competitions. They even go to sports psychologists to prepare themselves. And the support and cheers they receive from the people around them give them an extra boost. Michael Jordan said that the game is about mindset — it's 80% mental. Mind and action go hand in hand together toward success.
Self-affirmation combats self-sabotage.
I showed this finger demonstration to show how powerful affirmations are. Hook your pointer fingers together and fill in the blank while saying it out loud, "I am ____", then try to pull your fingers apart. Have you noticed that whenever you say something negative, your grip weakens? Meanwhile, positive ones give you a strong grip. That’s how self-talk can influence our bodies.
Remember, no one will believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself.
Let me share this morning practice I do and teach to jump-start our mornings. It is the “Beloved”. The “L” word means “Lift up your heart”. So, open your chest and shoulders, and tell yourself the positive things you want to hear!
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If you are an aspiring cabin crew, I’d like to invite you to our Group Coaching Hybrid Experience in collaboration with Mond Ortiz via Zoom. We will allow you to go through a mock screening process, identify what you need, and create your roadmap to success.
Love and light!