What makes affirmations a high-quality work break?
Affirmations are positive statements we can say to ourselves – internally or aloud – to overcome negative thoughts, manifest good ones into existence and achieve goals, whatever they may be. They can be really powerful and a brilliant way to find motivation.
To explain why affirmations are a high-quality work break, we need to quickly look at the science behind them.
Our brains are designed to be super efficient, which means they’re highly selective, take regular shortcuts and block a lot out. Repeated affirmations, for example “I am smart”, hack these pathways.
Just like our brains are responsible for unconscious bias, affirmations essentially enable conscious bias. Over time, repeating “I am smart” to yourself will lead to your brain searching for signs that back this up and present the proof back to you. Lo and behold, you’ll soon begin to believe what you’ve been telling yourself!
So, whether it’s finding your calm in stressful situations, meeting that impossible deadline, or committing yourself to the lunchtime HIIT class you’re dreading, affirmations are a fantastic way to take a moment for yourself, get your head straight and will your goals into reality.