Monday, January 5, 2015

Daily affirmations

The human brain is a forgetting brain. Actually, we often do not forget the important thing we need to remember, but find that these messages come into conflict with other less helpful things that we have learned.  We only appear to forget them.

One of the functions of daily affirmations is that they help position the messages that we want to attend to at the forefront of our consciousness. Affirmations do not change us, but they can help us change our behavior by increasing the "weight" we place on important ideas that can lead to behavioral change. They are far more practical than their slightly "airy fairy" name may connote.

It is important for scholars to have affirmations that lead to good work habits. It is easy to get bogged down by patterns of thought and processes that do not serve us.

No comments:

Post a Comment