Should You Use Affirmations?

“It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen”. Claude M. Bristol

We can positively change ourselves by changing our thoughts and beliefs. Thoughts are like magnets, they have the power to attract according to their vibration. What we affirm to our selves on a daily basis confirms how we feel and how we experience life. One of the most powerful ways to create the life we want is through Affirmations. True? Yes!

An affirmation is a goal that is repeated in its completed state; such as “ I am a powerhouse of courage and self confidence” or “ every day in every way I am getting stronger and stronger”.

When we use affirmations daily we change the way we look at the world. It is said that we have 50,000 thoughts per day, and it is usually the same 50,000 thoughts everyday!(yikes) Now imagine being in control of these thoughts, imagine how much better your life could be if the majority of your thoughts were positive and life affirming. How would you relate to others? How much happier and energized would you be? How much more successful would you be?

So let’s look at a few powerful ways to use affirmations:
A powerful way to use affirmations is to write them down on an index card, and read it throughout the day. The more you use them, the deeper the new beliefs will sink in. The best times to review your affirmations are first thing in the morning, during the day, and before you retire for the night.

Try standing in front of a mirror and use affirmations while looking into your own eyes. If you can, repeat them out loud with passion. This is a powerful way to change your limiting beliefs very quickly.

So how about writing down some affirmations right now. Grab a paper and pen and I’ll show you how:

Ready? Great!

    1. Start by using I am, or I am happy and grateful now that… The subconscious mind will take it as a command and will go to work to make it happen.
    2. Use as few words as possible – keep it concise and precise. You want to be able to easily remember it.
    3. Include an action word ending with –ing. This will present a picture in your mind of you doing it now.
    4. Use powerful wording – i.e. Adventurous, creative, invincible, resilient, joyful, lovingly, tranquility.
    5. Make them for yourself, not on others – describe how you want to act towards others, not how others will act.

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