Can Mantras and Affirmations Be Negative?
Can Affirmations Be Negative?
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The impact of affirmations in your life can be either positive or negative, depending on the content of the affirmation and how you interpret it. If you believe that affirming something negative will actually manifest in your life, then it can have a negative impact. However, if you use affirmations as a tool to help you reframe your thinking and change your perspective, they can be incredibly powerful and helpful.
It’s important to be mindful of the language you use in your affirmations, as well as the intent behind them. If you’re not sure whether an affirmation is helpful or harmful, it’s always best to err on the side of positivity. Focus on what you want to achieve, rather than what you want to avoid. Affirming something negative will only make you feel worse about yourself and is unlikely to motivate you to make healthy changes or decisions. On the other hand, a positive affirmation such as “I love my body and I’m grateful for it” can help you to appreciate your body more, and may even encourage you to take better care of yourself.