Affirmations are positive expressions. They are phrases that contain the power to change thoughts and behaviours. Affirmations are used as tools for reprogramming our subconscious mind, which determines how we think, feel, speak and behave.
How do affirmations work?
The subconscious is a powerful servant but requires clear instructions in order to perform actions that are optimal to our success. That is why we must give it clear instructions, which are called affirmations. Affirmations help us to focus our mind on a specific result that we want to achieve and then allow the body to follow through with corresponding actions that will help us get there.
How can affirmations work for me?
Affirmations have been used since ancient times to help people reprogram their subconscious minds through the power of repetition. When we say an affirmation, if it feels right and true for us, our body starts responding to this new message as if it were already a reality.
Why should I use affirmations?
Using affirmations is a very powerful strategy that will allow
When you use affirmations to improve your life, you state a positive truth that you want to believe about yourself.
Using affirmations provides an opportunity for self-reflection and contemplation to help rid yourself of negative thoughts or beliefs.
Why do I need them?
Affirmations are especially useful because they “trick” your mind into believing the positive things you are saying, even if your current way of thinking is negative. The repetition of affirmations gradually changes your thought patterns from negative to positive, which then results in a more positive outlook on life.
What about affirmations make them so powerful?
First off, let’s think about this for a minute. When you’re having a conversation with yourself in your head, which side of the conversation do you typically take more seriously? Your positive self-talk or your negative self-talk?
Right. Most people see themselves as the problem and their own mind as the solution. Now, what happens when you try to convince yourself of something positive? You immediately start seeing both sides.
The solution is simple – make your self-talk literal and use it as a tool rather than just the thoughts that run through your head. When you say, “I am happy,” then be happy for at least 10 seconds. See what happens when you hold the image of your desired outcome in your mind and allow the feelings to overtake you.
When is the best time to use affirmations?
Using affirmations when you first wake up in the morning has been shown to be one of the most effective times. This is when our minds are still fresh and open, so we’re more likely to accept new messages.
What are some examples of affirmations?
“I am happy.” “I am healthy.” “I am successful.” “My business is growing.” “Every day in every way, I’m getting better and better.” “Today I will do what’s necessary to reach my goals.”
Any other tips for using affirmations?
Yes, there are several tips that can help you use affirmations.
– Use them regularly so it becomes a habit.
– Make sure the words mean something to you personally and resonate with your core beliefs.
– Visualize or feel what it would be like if your dream was already true.
Issa Carson is a writer, blogger and artist. She loves writing about self-development and general life hacks.