Changing your life is not as simple as making an affirmation, but effectively creating affirmations can help you tap into the unlimited power of your subconscious mind so you can easily make the changes you desire.
Read on for the details…
What Are Affirmations?
The dictionary definition of an affirmation is pretty simple: it is a form of emotional support or encouragement combined with the action or process of declaring something.
That definition implies the power behind affirmations, but it doesn’t directly address the metaphysical transmutation that happens when you learn to make and use affirmations in your life.
Why Do Affirmations Work?
For an example of why affirmations work, consider the way churches commonly use an affirmation of faith, recited by the congregation at every service.
Belief and faith generally grow slowly; so the first few times you read and say the affirmation aloud, it is just a string of words, but repetition instills the words deep in your mind as truth and eventually, assuming you keep attending the church, they become the unquestioned core of your faith.
The same principle works for any part of your life.
The use of affirmations is not limited to religious activity – you can choose what you want to reinforce in your life and create the affirmations you need to take your life where you want it to be.
How to Create Life-Changing Affirmations
To change your life, you have to change your beliefs, and then be open to following through with action.
The lucky part is, it’s so easy to create effective affirmations, and once the affirmations take hold in your subconscious mind and replace any negative self-talk that was harbored there, the action becomes easier.
- Think about what you want, in as much detail as you can imagine.
- Write down what you want, in present tense, making the statement as simple and short as possible.
- For example, if you want to lose weight, say 20 pounds, your affirmation could be, “I weigh [# ideal weight] pounds and I live a healthy active lifestyle and I feel so [___].”
- Or, if your goal is financial, an effective affirmation would be, “I receive [#] dollars per month for my [__] work and I use the money to [___] – and it feels so amazing to be able to live life on my terms.”
- Read your affirmations several times a day.
- Ideally, read aloud, at least first thing in the morning and last thing at night – and read silently several times through the day if it’s not possible to read aloud – like if you’re at work or if someone is around.
- When you get to the point you can say your affirmations aloud without reading, close your eyes and picture yourself already in possession of the thing (or things) you are affirming.
- Let your desire for whatever you are affirming become a burning desire or obsession (as long as it’s not another person – that might be bad.)
- Be open to the ideas that come to you, that will help you succeed in your goal or goals, and be prepared to take action when opportunities land at your feet.
Affirmations alone won’t change your life, but making a lasting and positive change in your life is easier when you learn how to unleash and tap into the power of these amazing, life-changing power statements.
(I linked to the Napoleon Hill book, Think and Grow Rich, because it is the book that first opened my eyes to the concept of using affirmations to make life changes.)Google+
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