Some interesting scientific-data...
* A new study published in the journal, Nature Communications, suggests the average person has 6,200 thoughts per day. In 2005 the National Science Foundation published an article showing that of all our thoughts per day, 80% were negative, and 95% were exactly the same repetitive thoughts as the day before.
* Brief self-affirmation activity is sufficient to buffer the negative effects of chronic stress on task performance and can improve the ability to problem-solve in a flexible manner during high-stress periods.
* Science shows that everyday stressors can threaten aspects of self. Affirmations can reduce stress and boost self-esteem.
* Benefits of Social-Emotional Learning
* The New Science of Wise Psychological Interventions
* The Psychology of Change: Self-Affirmation and Social Psychological Intervention Geoffrey L. Cohen and David K. Sherman