The human brain makes over 50,000 thoughts every day. That’s nearly 3,000 thoughts every minute. As we go about our day, it’s impossible to manage all of these thoughts. So our subconscious mind steps in and filters out the high-priority, the essential, and the irrelevant. However, by doing this, our subconscious mind makes these decisions based on our previous actions and behavior.
Essentially, our subconscious mind is autonomous and allows us to direct our attention to much more meaningful elements of our life. While we are focused on making a decision of chocolate or vanilla ice cream, our subconscious mind is managing our heart rate, our breathing, our blood flow. Everything that keeps us alive.
This heightens the importance of programming our subconscious mind in a positive way. For those who suffer from depression or negative thoughts, affirmations for depression can provide a great starting point for you to regain control of your life.
What Are Affirmations?
Affirmations are positive statements that you make about yourself, your abilities, your life. They are small statements that are repeated on a daily basis and help you reiterate positive sentiments to yourself. Most commonly used to improve levels of self-esteem, reduce anxiety, reduce depression, and improve one’s overall mood.
What Are Affirmations for Depression?
Affirmations for depression are effective because it helps retrain and reprogram the brain. The human brain has the ability to learn and adapt to different situations. How else did it get to where it is otherwise? As you understand and implement affirmations into your daily routine, you’re focusing your attention on the positive aspects of your life.
The human brain cannot distinguish between visualized and actual events. This is why visualization is such a powerful tool. When you visualize yourself sipping a hot cup of coffee on a cold winter day while sitting inside a coffee shop, your neurons cannot decipher if you actually experienced that or if you visualized it.
With affirmations for depression, you’ll replace your established negative mindset with a new, healthier, positive one.
Affirmations to Get Started
Getting started with your affirmations is relatively easy. You need to focus on yourself, be honest, be realistic, and want to make a change. You need to believe in yourself and what you are doing. Believe that you are capable of making a positive change.
Believe in Yourself
Your affirmations should always be about yourself and if possible, start with “I”. This is all about you, so make your affirmations for depression about yourself. How do you want to improve your mood? How do you want to improve your mindset? How do you want to improve yourself?
Be Real With Yourself
You will not inflict a major change on yourself in a matter of a day, a week, maybe even a month. This is something that will create a small impact on your life day by day. There is no reset button on our brain. You’ll need to constantly work on this and as you do, you’ll notice that your affirmations will slowly change over time. You may start out wanting to just think more positively. That could turn into a more specific affirmation such as wanting to enjoy the color gray.
Starting small is essential to long-term results. You need to be real with yourself and know that who you are right now is not who you want to be. You need to speak realistic changes into existence so your subconscious mind can begin to inflict change.
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat
Repetition is crucial for affirmations for depression. You should repeat your statements out loud on a daily basis, either in the morning or evening. If you want to repeat them more than once a day, that’s even better! While speaking your affirmations, you should look at yourself in the mirror. Speaking your affirmations into existence is much more powerful than thinking them. When you look at yourself, you’re looking at the old you and you are looking towards a brighter future. If you aren’t comfortable speaking them out loud, write them down in a notebook or piece of paper. If you choose to write them down, make sure you do so each day. You CAN do this.
Some affirmations to help you get started:
- I am open to new beginnings in my life
- I am loved and appreciated
- I deserve everything good in my life
- I am enough
- My thoughts are my thoughts and that’s all they are
- I am surrounded by love
- I love myself
Do not overcomplicate your affirmations. Short, simple statements are all you need. You’ll be amazed at the impact a few minutes talking to yourself in the mirror each day can have on you.
In this affirmations for depression walkthrough, we’ll help you get started towards a new you. We’ll provide you with the initial framework you need to start turning your negative thoughts into positive ones. As you go through the video, only focus on what you’re hearing and what you are saying. Do your best to block out all other thoughts that come to you so you can focus on the task at hand. Fully immerse yourself in the present.
At Theta, we provide services for individuals who are looking to make small changes in their daily lives. We utilize GMS (Guided Meditation and Suggestion) therapy to help reprogram and retrain your subconscious mind so you can live a life you’ve always wanted.
Some of our other GMS sessions include anxiety, self-esteem, addiction, weight loss, PTSD, and more. Our sessions are anonymous and we provide you with the tools and resources to inflict a positive change in your life. While we’re here for you every step of the way, it’s ultimately up to you.
Schedule a learning session with us today or book your first session to get started.