Welcome to Chaos.
Chaos, in modern times, usually refers to “a whole lotta crazy.”
Chaos is the mega-rushed deadlines, the neverending pings from smartphones, the crushed cheerios carpeting the floor of the car. It’s the laundry to wash, the presentations to perfect, the bills to pay, and the package that gets stolen off your doorstep even though you have one of those fancy doorbell cameras.
“A whole lotta crazy” may not be a very scientific definition, but we’d say it’s pretty accurate.
However, the word “chaos” actually originates from ancient Greece, and in those times, chaos meant “vast void” or “great chasm.” In other words, chaos didn’t originally describe a state of “too much,” but rather, a state of “not enough.”
At first glance, the ancient and modern definitions of chaos seem to contradict each other, but upon closer examination, maybe they aren’t so different. After all, while people today view chaos as frenetic madness, there are also a lot of things lacking in times of modern chaos: things like peace, clarity, and, perhaps most important, positivity.
Yes, there is definitely a “great chasm” separating chaos and positivity in the modern world. When all hell is breaking loose around you, it’s very difficult to keep your chin up, put on a happy face, and so on.
But just as the Chaos of ancient Greece was impacted by Zeus’s lightning bolts, modern day chaos can be halted, too, with moments of bright positivity that zap away the chaos, even if only for a little while.
Today, we’re taking a closer look at why it’s important to give yourself a little positivity every day, and we’re talking about one of our favorite ways to do just that: positive affirmations.
Positivity is about more than just feeling good. In fact, positivity is scientifically linked to:
- Improved productivity
- Decreased worry
- Increased confidence and energy
- Stronger relationships
- Better academic performance
- Fewer illnesses
- Lessened pain
- Lower rates of depression
- Increased life span
In short, positive thinking doesn’t just put a smile on your face. It improves your life in measurable, significant ways.
And with all the negativity in the world right now (you know what we’re talking about), who couldn’t use a little bit of positivity on a daily basis?
Of course, that’s easier said than done, right? How can you add positive “lightning bolts” into a day that’s full of depressing headlines, traffic jams, and endless to-do lists?
This is why we love positive affirmations. Positive affirmations provide you with a quick, relatively simple way to add a little bit of positivity to your day.
What is a positive affirmation? Basically, it’s a short statement that expresses a positive thought, usually about the speaker. Some examples of positive affirmations include:
“I control my actions and reactions.”
“I am capable of handling anything.”
“Today I will be my very best.”
Just like science has been used to prove the benefits of positivity, it has also shown the tremendous potential of positive affirmations, implying that positive affirmations can play a powerful role in changing harmful thought patterns.
Positive affirmations can be used to:
- Lower stress
- Combat negative self-talk
- Encourage self-worth, even in the face of shortcomings
- Increase physical activity
- Protect against outside negativity
If positive affirmations aren’t already in your positivity toolbox, it’s time to add some.
How Design.org can help
At Design.org, we recognize the power of positive thinking and of positive affirmations to dissolve the chaos we all face.
That’s why we offer our positive affirmation packs. These packs feature themes (like Being Fearless or Achieving Simplicity) and include affirmations that will help you develop a more positive mindset on a daily basis.
That’s powerful, because your thoughts determine your happiness.
Design.org is set up to automatically send your positive affirmations to you throughout the day, based on a schedule of your choosing. Choose one a day and keep it simple, or get up to six a day for more frequent reminders. Either way, you can receive a little jolt of positivity, sent straight to you via email or text message.
Plus, if our premade affirmation packs aren’t resonating with you, we allow you the ability to create your own, so you can be sure that the affirmations you’re receiving are exactly what you need. If you’d like help writing your own, email us at [email protected]
Ready to get started? Start by taking our assessment that will tell us (and you) about where you’re currently at on your journey to happiness. That will be your best bet for choosing an affirmation pack that’s right for you, or for writing your own affirmations.
Try Design.org for free!
Get started with an assessment to receive personalized coaching and affirmations for 30 days, at no cost.
Unfortunately, no amount of thoughtwork is going to get rid of the chaos around you. But with a little help from positive affirmations and Design.org, you can fill the “happiness void” that chaos brings. Using the power of your thoughts, you can create a happy, positive life, even in the midst of the chaos.
(By the way, here’s a clever way to get back at those package thieves, if you’re interested.)