How To Use Affirmations Effectively

The words that we say create our reality. It is for this reason that we should concentrate on saying thing that empower us rather than what makes us feel bad about ourselves. When we say something negative to ourselves, that’s what plays out in our reality. That’s where affirmations come in . . .

Your mind needs to be trained for success. Just like you need to learn new skills or knowledge, you have to create the right mental environment in which your mind agrees that what you desire is not only possible, but achievable. An untrained mind cannot visualize success because it can only see in terms of what was and what is, and it projects past and current problems onto the future. If you have failed at something in the past, your mind will quickly point to that failure and apply it to whatever dream you hold for the future.

Most of us hold on to thoughts that have been circling around in our heads for years. For lots of us, these thoughts sound like, “I’m not good enough,” “People never seem to like me,” or “My dreams are too far out of reach.” We’ve been thinking the same fearful thoughts for so long, that we’re unconscious of even thinking them! They’ve become so ingrained in our minds that we just accept them as facts.

The good news is that positive thoughts are so much more powerful than negative ones! Even if you have been thinking negatively your entire life, it’s okay. You can now begin to incorporate happy, wonderful thoughts into your daily routine to being in loads of positive change.

An affirmation is a phrase that reinforces positive beliefs or behaviors. They could be about yourself, the world or other people. The reason they can work for changing our negative thinking into positive is because our thoughts become things. They shape our reality and dictate how we view ourselves and the world around us. The more we think a particular thought, the more we believe it and the more deeply it becomes ingrained in our psyche. So when we train our minds to think positive thoughts, our lives will be filled with more positivity.

The best ones are statements of what we want rather than what we don’t want and are phrased in the present moment. They can work as it has the ability to program your mind into believing the stated concept. This is because the mind doesn’t know the difference between what is real or fantasy.

You can use affirmations in all areas of your life. From health to love and prosperity, from careers and creativity to forgiveness or self-esteem.

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5 Steps To Make Affirmations More Effective & Powerful

Write Out Recurring Negative Thoughts

Make a list of what you’ve always thought of as you negative qualities. Don’t judge whether they’re accurate or not; simply write them down a look for a common theme, such as “I’m unworthy.” This will be a great place to start making a shift in your thinking.

Identify what your attitude or mental state is of each thought. You can’t just think yourself better, you also need to feel what you desire for real change to happen. When you write out each recurring belief, notice if you are holding on to this negativity anywhere in your body. Do you feel a tightness in your heart?

Give Each Negative Thought A Positive Affirmation

Next, write out an affirmation on the positive aspect of your self-judgement.

Now, write out an affirmation on the positive aspect of your self-judgement. You may want to use a thesaurus to find more powerful words to beef up your statement. For example, in stead of saying, “I’m worthy,” you could say, “I’m remarkable and cherished.”

Write each affirmation in the present tense, as if it is already happening. This helps to trick your mind into believing the statement is true.

Say Your Affirmations Out Loud

Speak the affirmation out loud for about 5 minutes, three times a day – morning, mid day and evening. An ideal time to do this is when you’re putting on your make up, so that you can look at yourself in the mirror as you repeat the positive statement.

Another option that helps to reinforce the new belief and would be easy to do at work is to write out the affirmation several times on paper. Notice over time as you write them if your style of writing changes. This could be a clue as to how your mind perceives the new concept. This exercise is using mindfulness to forward the agenda of the positive affirmation.

Use Words That Assist In Generating Positive Feelings

This is so important. To get a bit metaphysical on you, the universe reflects our feelings back to us. So whatever you say, you need to feel it all the way to your core. If you were in the process of discovering your inner superstar, how would you feel? Elated, happy, confident, powerful? Concentrate on those emotions as you say your affirmations. Allow them to build up inside you so that they are so strong and powerful they make you feel like you’re going to combust. The more that you can really feel that feeling, the faster you will draw in the results you’re hoping for.

Start Creating Your Own Affirmations Today

Affirmations can be a powerful tool to help you change your mood, state of mind and manifest the change you desire in your life.

There’s not a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to choosing your own. Browse the many website offering positive affirmations, but only adapt those that genuinely fit your situation. Enjoy discover just how powerful a new, positive inner voice can be helping you take big steps toward self-love

+What affirmations have worked for you? If you’ve never tried, what’s one affirmation you can start telling yourself every morning? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Much love and good luck