I was chatting with a friend yesterday and she told me how good I am at keeping my head on during hard times. I’ve always felt uncomfortable tooting my own horn but she reminded me that if I don’t tell you all, how will you know what I can help you with!
So here goes…If you’re stuck with negative thoughts or self-defeating behavior, I have this ninja knack for ringing out affirmations to help get through it all.
So keep reading if you want to learn how I do it.
The Power of Positive Affirmations
We all have that little voice within that keeps telling us we can or can not do something. Most often, that little voice is giving you a billion reasons why you can’t, which only adds to our insecurity.
Positive affirmations are positive ideas or words that define a desired circumstance or end result, such as success. Affirmations have to be repeated so that it sets off the subconscious mind into positive action.
For example, if you say the word red over and over, you will start noticing more things that are the color red. Weird huh? Not really!
Statements and words can build or destroy. But their power of good/bad is all up to you!
When you repeat positive affirmations, it helps your mind focus on your purpose. Then you start seeing mental images in the conscious mind that impacts the subconscious mind.
I do this every time I worry about something happening, like when I’m walking on ice. But the trick is to think positively instead of negatively. So I’ll start thinking “I am safely walking on ice and I can keep my balance.” Why? Because if I think “I don’t want to slip and fall”, guess what? I WILL slip then fall.
My brain is listening to my words. So it doesn’t hear the “I DON’T WANT TO” part, it instead focuses on the actions of “slipping” and “falling”.
By using this process intently and consciously, you harness the power of your subconscious mind to change your routines, behavior, mental attitude, as well as reactions.
Make your own affirmation
Using affirmations you made up on your own is way better than using someone else’s. You put more heart into it and make it more personal.
However, to make sure affirmations are more efficient, you need to believe whole-heartedly in your own affirmations.
The best way to make affirmations work is to say them in the present tense. For example, “I am …,” instead of “I will be …”
Choose words that will stimulate positive mental images, describing what you actually want. If you want to lose weight, tell yourself “I am getting slim” instead of “I am not fat”. Remember my walking on ice example?
Affirmations for Transformation
The transformative powers of positive affirmations are very real. By repeatedly specifying what you want in your life, you attract it into your life. When you mentally see it as real and emotionally feel it as real, it eventually happens.
Remember, to make an affirmation you need three things:
- Believe it 100%
- Use present tense
- Use positive words to bring positive images
Affirmation Quotes to Start Using
Fear is only a feeling, it cannot hold me back.
Today I love my body fully, deeply, and joyfully.
I open to the flow of great abundance in all areas of my life.
The better I know myself, the clearer my purpose becomes.
I can’t guarantee all of your wishes will come true but here’s what I can promise, once you start using positive affirmations, you will start your transformation. Never give up on what you want. If you need some help or want more ideas on affirmations, check out this book on sale now.
Thanks for reading!
Peace, love, happiness.