In our pursuit of happiness today,we take a look at the importance of positive affirmations. Affirmations are basically those things we say or THINK. Our minds are constantly filled with streams of thought and these flow out from our mouths and into our ears again generating more thoughts. It is an eternal loop. Most of this dialogue tends to be negative, and the energy generated by these thoughts become a negative force field draining us mentally, spiritually and even physically. We fall into a habit of complaining about ourselves, our circumstances, our work and colleagues, friends and family and every possible area of our lives. We start to focus on everything that makes our lives miserable, and nothing is good enough anymore. It literally smothers our happiness. The antidote is to fill our thoughts with positive affirmations. Actively rewrite the negative thoughts into positive ones. If you wake up thinking "Oh, no, it's Monday again" turn it into "Wow, how awesome, a new week with new opportunities awaits me!" The more we do this, the more positive energy will flow into our lives, the more happiness we will experience. It is important to notice the negative self-talk in your life and to take note of every time you complain about something. Write it down, and then re-program your thoughts with positive thoughts and words. It is necessary to do this regularly through-out the day. Positive thinking is a choice. Go on then, be happy!!!