Getting Positive Affirmations to Work For You

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Getting Positive Affirmations To Work For You

I know some people hate positive affirmations, but there is some scientific proof that positive affirmations work. The most important thing, however, is finding out if they will work for you? And, if they're not right now, how can you get positive affirmations to work for you?

The Secret Trick in Using Positive Affirmations Successfully

Getting Positive Affirmations to Work For YouMaybe you want to use positive affirmations to build self-esteem or cure anxiety and you're wondering, "What's the secret to getting them to work for me?" Farnoosh Brock, the founder of Prolific Living, lays it out: "The moment I started to believe that they work, they did."

Ms. Brock notes that if you begin using positive affirmations "expecting" them to work, looking for proof that they work, you'll be very disappointed and sick of hearing yourself. However, says Brock, "if you have complete faith in the power of positive affirmations and in the magic of believing first what you want to manifest, you will surpass your own highest expectations of yourself." And that is the secret, believing first without requiring proof; having faith.

(Check out our Pinterest page for some positive affirmations.)

Your Thoughts

Today's Question: Do affirmations work for you? If so, what positive affirmations do you use to discourage negative thinking? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.

Help Spread Awareness of Mental Illness

Get Our Mental Health Blog Widget

Over 370 sites and blogs are helping spread awareness of mental illness. How about putting our mental health blogs widget on your website, blog or social page? The latest HealthyPlace blog headlines appear as soon as the articles are posted on our site. Just click "Get Widget" at the bottom of the widget, grab the embed code and paste it into your page. You'll also see embed links for Wordpress, Blogger, Linkedin and other social sites there.

As a bonus, put the blogs widget on your site or blog, email us (info AT with a page link where it appears, and we'll give a shoutout to your site, blog, or social site on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


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At the top and bottom of all our stories, you'll find social share buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and other social sites. If you find a particular story, video, psychological test or other HealthyPlace feature helpful, there's a good chance others in need will too. Please share.

We also get many inquiries about our linking policy. If you have a website or blog, you can link to any page on the HealthyPlace website without asking us beforehand.

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Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. Romantic Relationships and Mental Illness: Three Reasons Why It’s Hard!
  2. What to Do If You’ve Just Been Diagnosed as Bipolar
  3. I'm a Cutter. A Teenager Cutting Myself


Mental Health Experiences

Share your thoughts/experiences with any mental health subject, or respond to other people's audio posts, by calling our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045).

You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.

If you have any questions, write us at: info AT


From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.


Stand Up for Mental Health

Thousands Have Joined the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign

But we still need you. Let others know there's no shame in having depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trichotillomania, OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other mental illness.

Join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Put a button on your website or blog (buttons for family members, parents, mental health professionals and organizations too). We also have covers for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


Coaching Unity To Parents Who Oppose One Another

Some parents can't agree on anything which results in poor parenting skills and causes problems for the kids. The Parent Coach, Dr. Steven Richfield, has some helpful ideas to help you and your partner mend your parenting partition.

Latest Mental Health News

These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:

  • Four Tips For Keeping New Year’s Resolutions
  • Developmental Costs To Small Children Who Use Electronics
  • Alcohol, Tobacco And Drug Use Higher In Mentally Ill, Study Shows
  • Sleep Duration Predicts Chronic Depression And Anxiety
  • Substance Use ‘Dramatically’ High In Severe Psychosis
  • Aggression Treatment Needed For Patients With Bipolar Disorder
  • Long Follow-Up Needed After Acute Or Transient Psychotic Disorder Diagnosis
  • Support For DSM-5 Mixed Features Specifier
  • Quitting Cannabis Improves Psychosis Treatment Adherence
  • Marker For Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked To Bipolar Disorder
  • Teenager’s Sentence in Fatal Drunken-Driving Case Stirs ‘Affluenza’ Debate
  • Listening Skills, Reapplied
  • DSM-5 Mania Duration Criterion Questioned

That's it for now. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the site, I hope you'll pass this onto them. You can also share the newsletter on any social network (like facebook, stumbleupon, or digg) you belong to by clicking the links below. For updates throughout the week:

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2014, January 8). Getting Positive Affirmations to Work For You, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 15 from

Last Updated: November 6, 2018

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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