positive affirmations at ThinkUp app

What are the most popular positive affirmations?

After three years of reading so many positive affirmations and getting thousands of emails about people’s challenges and successes, I would like to share the positive affirmations people love the most.

For all the people who are not familiar with ThinkUp: it is an app that helps you make your self-talk positive. In addition, with ThinkUp, you choose the mindset you would like to adopt, record positive affirmations in your own voice, and choose your favorite music to go along with them.

 

How does it work?

 

First, choose your affirmations and then record them. Once you’ve recorded your affirmation, we recommend listening to it at least once a day for one month. For better and longer-lasting results, listen to it when going to sleep, that is when your brain is generating Alpha brain waves. The Most important part is the repetition. Through repetition, you can rewire your brain and make your thinking patterns more positive.

 

A list  of the most popular positive affirmations on ThinkUp:

 

1.“I am grateful for the good things in my life.”   Chosen 20403 times

2.“I believe in myself.I have the ability to succeed.”    Chosen 20386 times

3.“The more I focus my mind on the good, the more good comes into my life.”  18083 times

4.“I love myself, respect myself, and accept myself exactly as I am.”   15828 times

5.“I accept myself and know that I am worthy of great things in life.”     15201 times

6.“I deserve to be happy and loved.”  13831 times

7.“I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.”          12264 times

8.“I am releasing all the negative emotions from my system.”    9294 times

9.“I am willing to step out of my comfort zone.”    9179 times

10.“I am letting go of all my worries and fears.”   8988 times 

 

What should you do when you listen to yourself and the positive affirmations make you angry as if it is not true?

 

If a certain affirmation is provoking an angry or negative reaction, you can revise it and make it softer. For example, if your affirmation is “I love myself” and you don’t believe it when you hear it, try “every day I love my self a bit more.” Your mind will look for evidence that you love yourself more than yesterday.

 

Do you use positive affirmations? What is your favorite affirmation?

 

 

popular affirmation at ThinkUp app

 

Feel free to choose an affirmation from the ThinkUp app or create your own. Listen to it along with your favorite music for at least one month and let us know what has happened in your life.  

 

positive self-talk can improve your life

How to change your self-talk by Mary Remon

My journey to understand the power of self-talk started a long time ago. When I was five, my dad lost his job and began the long process of building his own business. Times were hard for a while. Years later, I asked him how he had lived through that difficult period. He replied,

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“I kept telling myself, ‘I’m good at this. I’ll show clients how good I am.”

 

Chances are, you’ve talked to yourself at a difficult time. You may have said, “I can get through this,” or “I have what it takes to succeed,” or “I bring out strengths in my team.” If so, you’re using what psychologists call positive self-talk or affirmations.

Research shows that affirmations actually cause positive changes in the pathways of the brain, with a measurable reduction in stress levels. By replacing self-defeating thought patterns with constructive thoughts and beliefs, we can, in turn, change our lives.

 

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

 

Today we have new tools to amplify the power of affirmations.One of the most effective ways to use positive self-talk is through an app I discovered called ThinkUp.It allows you to record affirmations in your own voice and set them to music that is meaningful to you.Then you can listen to them regularly, especially at times when you may not have the strength to tell them to yourself.

 

My Top 5 Tips to Kick Your affirmations Up a Notch

 

1. Jot down a short list of personal goals—for example, stop putting yourself down or start feeling more confident.
2. Word your affirmations in the present, as though you’re already there. For example, say, “I am confident.”
3. Say the words to yourself before you record your voice. If the words don’t feel right, change them until they do. For example, you might change “I am confident” to “I am becoming more confident every day.”
4. Record your affirmations, then listen to them as often as possible. By listening to your own voice, you can change your thought patterns.
5. Update your affirmations whenever it is helpful, to fit what you need at the moment.
There is nothing more powerful than hearing words of encouragement in your own voice. I tried it myself and experienced marked improvement in my overall well-being. I now use it as part of my counseling and executive life coaching practice and want to share it with everyone.

When used as part of life coaching or therapy, affirmations can be life-altering. If you are in need of inspiration or guidance toward achieving your goals, get in touch. (Sessions include customized affirmations!)

Mary Remon is a licensed private practice counselor and certified executive/ life coach with 20+ years’ experience helping people live happier, more productive lives.

ThinkUp app makes you feel better

ThinkUp can make you feel better

As a CEO of the ThinkUp app, a leading app for developing a positive mindset, I have come across many exciting success stories. For instance, I heard that ThinkUp app has helped to reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety and change people’s self-talk.

Following a conversation with a woman who is taking care of her dying husband, I was glad to discover ThinkUp app helped her overcome emotions of guilt as well as loneliness.

Our most exciting successful story

 

Recently, I heard about a family who arrived at Stanford hospital for necessary heart surgery for their infant child.

Just before of the surgery, the infant had an infection. This complicated the situation and obviously increased fear and stress amongst the parents. Their child was under anesthesia and connected to a respirator.

That day, I went to a conference, but I couldn’t focus. My mind was occupied with thoughts of the child. However, I was encouraged to call the family. I wanted to be of help, although in the moment I had no idea how I could do that.

 

Arriving at the hospital

 

Once I arrived at the hospital, I saw two desperate parents who were longing for any help they could get. The situation was miserable. They needed a miracle.

At the beginning, I explained my specialty.

“My dear child, I know that it is a hard time for you, but mommy loves you. Mommy wants to play with you and be with you for many years. Your brother misses you and wants to watch movies with you, and daddy wants to hold you and hug you.”

“I can make a soundtrack for your child that will give him power and strength that will eventually help his body.”At first, they looked at me as if I was talking about some magic. However, I explained to them that, the more positivity their child will come across, the more his brain can build a better immune system as shown by research.

It is not a standalone tool, and I don’t really know the reasons why Jonathan woke up a week later. However, I do know that he is well now, feeling better than ever. Instead of listening to his crying mother, he heard her voice reassuring to him, “My dear child, I know that it is a hard time for you, but mommy loves you. I want to play with you and be with you for many years. Your brother misses you and wants to watch movies with you, and daddy wants to hold you and hug you.”

 

The recording

 

We sat there for almost an hour and recorded little Jonathan’s beautiful meditation soundtrack. Mommy and Daddy got to encourage him with comforting phrases such as, “we love you, and need you to be strong for the family and for yourself. We would like to hug you and play with you again”. When the parents heard the track combined with very soft and relaxing music after recording it, they started to cry. In such an overwhelming situation, I think this was one of the only little hopes they had remaining.

 

He feels better

 

Now baby Jonathan is feeling much better, and my heart is bursting with joy because I created an app that can help people like Jonathan feel better. And this is not the only story. We have hundreds of successes ranging from losing 300 pounds to extraordinary recovery from cancer surgery. I am grateful for this app. It changed and continues to change my life and that of many other people. Consequently, my mission is to spread this positivity and positive self-talk to every corner of the world.

However, I cannot do this alone, change begins with a community. Please join our community of ThinkUp app and help spread and share our app to revolutionize the lives of many people around the globe.

 

affirmations for depression

Affirmations for depression and mental health by Joseph S. Fusaro

“I struggled with depression and mental illness most of my life.”

When I was younger I had some depression and ADHD. When finishing college I was officially diagnosed with depression, ADHD, and severe anxiety. This would last into my early 20’s. I was prescribed several medications, some of which were controlled substances. It didn’t take long until I was dependent and addicted to these medications.

In 2007 I decided to enter a rehab facility since I felt powerless to the medications. I went there because I was addicted to 2 medications. Ironically, I left this hospital after 3 weeks with 6 new prescriptions. These drugs would drain the life out of me for the next few months, and it only made sense to me to go back on the original medications because I figured that 2 meds that physically felt good were a lot better than taking 6 that put me into a barely conscious and mentally vegetative state.

 

“I had so much fear, anger, and resentment pent up inside me that I didn’t believe these affirmations.”

 

Playing this game of back and forth with my body and mind up until I was 30. The 2 controlled substances would eventually send me into a full blown manic episode with spurts of psychosis. At this point, I had just been released from what I think was my 9th or 10th hospital stay. I had an awakening that I could not live my life like this anymore. Those symptoms of depression can’t live in me anymore.There had to be another way. I understood that I did need something for my bipolar and insomnia, but I did not need to be on a handful of medications to numb me the rest of my life.

 

The breakthrough

 

Luckily, I was blessed with a Doctor that taught me meditation. He taught me self-compassion. Most importantly he taught me that I was worthy of love and that I deserved peace and happiness in my life as much as anyone else. I honestly didn’t know that before. I think that this is the problem for most people that live with a mental illness. We either lose our ability to love ourselves or aren’t born with the self-love that most others already have or develop naturally throughout their lives.

 

“Affirmations are about giving you the support and self-love you deserve”

 

Being honest, I have always loved to write so I started out journaling about gratitude, self-compassion, and “I am” statements. I would go on to write 3 poetry books about my recovery. This lead to listening to affirmation tracks when I went for walks and meditated. I would even let them play for an hour or so when I was falling asleep. I admit at first it was difficult to accept that these positive things were true but I felt it was starting to help me with my depression. I had so much fear, anger, and resentment pent up inside me that I didn’t believe these affirmations, but I knew that I wanted to feel these things more than anything else in the world.

Every time I turned them on it got easier. Affirmations are not about tricking your mind into believing you are a good person. They are about giving you the support and self-love you deserve that is sometimes difficult to find from others. As we all know, the easiest way to change the world is from within.

About 6 months ago I was considering creating my own affirmation tracks in my recording studio. I was told this idea to a friend when she enthusiastically blurted out, “ThinkUp App!” She then went on to explain to me that she had been using this App to record affirmations with her own voice, then play them back with her own music. Needless to say, I was thrilled. I went home, downloaded ThinkUp App, and I have been using it since.

 

affirmations for depression

 

My recommendations to reduce the symptoms of depression

 

  1. Start slowly.
  2. Pick out one or two things that you would like to improve in your life. Maybe in a week, re-record the same affirmations and see if there is a little more confidence in your voice. See if the words come out easier. There are no right and wrong ways to listen to affirmations. Just go with what feels right. There are some days where I’ll record 8 affirmations and go for a long walk, then on other days, I will only use one. I notice that in the last 6 months my confidence has greatly improved. I am experiencing less negative thought rumination. My mind is beginning to make positive connections, where at one time I could only make connections about everything that was not right in my life.
  3. There is something about using your own voice that has increased your confidence, self-love, and belief in yourself.
  4. I strongly believe that if you add Think Up App and affirmations to your mental health treatment it will really inspire movement into a positive and more productive you. I know that I will be using Think Up App for years to come. Wishing you all the best on your journey.
5 Ways To Cure Sleeping Problems

5 Ways To Overcome Sleeping Problems

In this busy world, sleeping problems have become a common phenomenon. According to studies done at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, over 40 million struggle with insomnia or sleeping problems. A lack of sleep is directly connected to a person’s ability to be productive throughout the day. Sleep is important because it allows a person’s body and brain to restore and repair itself.

 

If you struggle with sleeping problems, there are five activities you can try to help eliminate the issue altogether.

 

1.Develop a positive thinking to overcome sleeping problems

 

Maybe you can’t stop thinking about the worries of the day. Instead of turning out the lights and worrying, try positive thinking. Banish negative self-talk. Stop beating yourself up over your perceived mistakes and focus on ways you can move forward. Thinking positive before going to sleep is a good start to sleeping well at night.One way to change your thinking patterns to positive is by using ThinkUp app

It is difficult to relax until changing your mindset. One way to reprogram the mind for positivity is by using the ThinkUp app. ThinkUp helps you change your thoughts from negative to positive. ThinkUp has inspiring and personalized affirmations built in, or you can add your own. Listen to your affirmations nightly before bed to get your sleep off to the right start.

 

2.Catch your breath

 

You’d be surprised how much you can hold in all because you don’t consciously breathe in and out. When subconsciously holding the breath, your body tenses up and it puts you in a negative space. Try to release the breath and allow fresh air to come in. Don’t forget to take deep breaths.Breathing exercises are a recommended way to relax anywhere, anytime, including bedtime. One way to breathe is to breathe in through your nose for a count of 4, hold your breath for a count of 7 and release your breath from your mouth for a count of 8.Without a break, breathe in again for a count of 4, repeating the entire technique 7 times in a row, then resume normal breathing and activity.

 

3.Laugh it out

 

Laughter truly is medicine for the soul. Even if you’re not in the mood to laugh, try watching funny movies before bedtime. Watching an old favorite movie with good memories can be like spending time with old friends. You can try a new flick to enjoy some new laughs. Either way, funny movies can cheer you up and help you forget the worries of the day. This will lighten your mood and help you release your stress.

 

4.Start a bedtime routine

 

If you normally take a shower in the morning, try making it part of your bedtime routine instead. After you take a hot shower, put on some relaxing music and clean, comfortable nightclothes. A consistent routine lets the body know that it is time for bed. Some people even listen to relaxing music to help them ease into a peaceful night’s sleep.

 

5.Meditation

 

Many people use meditation to help form a clear, quiet mind. Take 15 minutes in the morning and/ or at night to be still and to quiet your mind. Practicing meditation will get you in a better and more consistent habit of focusing.

Quieting the mind helps you in the practice of being still. A lot of times, the mind is filled with the stress of the day. Instead of holding a bunch of chaos in your mind, it’s better to let go of it. You don’t need to be in a dark room to quiet your mind either. This is something that can be done anywhere with intentionality and practice.

There are many useful apps like headspace, calm or Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey’s meditations which I found very relaxing and useful for quieting the mind.