We can actually add energy into our daily routines to improve ourselves in amazing ways! Just performing a 15-second affirmation practice & you’ll be on your way …
Conquer any goal and propel yourself into a more positive outlook.
You might already be familiar with the power of affirmations But let’s review … affirmations are short, positive statements that you can read, repeat to yourself, or listen to from recordings. With affirmations, you can reprogram your subconscious mind.
An example of an affirmation is “I am calm and relaxed.” It doesn’t matter what your current state actually is, you can still achieve this state by repeating and believing the affirmation. Your subconscious mind will pick up on the statement (affirmations) and bring forth the new feelings. Feelings create your beliefs. Beliefs craft your Attitude. Attitude impacts behavior, which leads to SUCCESS!
The Subconscious Mind controls 95 percent of our lives.
Not all that surprising really as our subconscious mind controls our each and every physical move, whether voluntary or involuntary.
It’s also important to understand that most of our decisions, actions, emotions and behavior depend on the 95 percent of brain activity that lies beyond conscious awareness.
Um, again, that means that most of “your life” comes from the programming in your subconscious mind. So step in, it is in your control.
Focus on changes here can have ENORMOUS impacts.
This Practice Will Change Your Life in 30 days or Less
When it comes to the world of affirmations, the only requirement is to approach it with an open mind. Repeat them 3 times in a row, three times day. After that, you simply allow the affirmations to become a part of your subconscious mind and you create change in your life all by yourself.
It’s may seem difficult at first, but the key is to get the affirmation into your subconscious mind. This is easiest when you’re just waking up and again before you drift off to sleep. These are moments when your conscious mind is less likely to interfere. Lastly, add an additional time during the day to practice your affirmation, this can be easily accomplished by setting an alarm at lunchtime or between meetings. The key is to do it daily, at least three times.
Keep an open mind when practicing your affirmation. If you use the “I am calm and relaxed” example without an open mind, of course your conscious mind will say “Hey! I’m not calm and relaxed.”
Don’t get frustrated when that conscious mind of yours jumps in; eventually the messages (affirmations) will make it to your subconscious mind. Be gentle and as you repeat it a second and third time, perhaps accompany the affirmation with a calming breath, and feel calm and relax wash over your body.
Another way to calm the conscious mind is to imagine the change you are creating. Your subconscious loves imagination. So, for example, if you decide to work on health, visualize your future self 6 months from now, a leaner, more fit you. Bring forward an image of what you look like and exactly how you feel? Notice the things you can do in this image that creates a challenge for you currently. Now that you can “see” that future self, what are the beliefs that this person holds of themselves? Describe that attitude on your face.
Replace Negativity with the Power to Change
Daily, it might surprise you, if you pay close attention to how your mind really works, how often your mind slips into negativity about yourself and other situations. It is an interesting experiment just to create a quick little tally of all the “negative self-talk” that you become aware of, even in the course of an hour. Really try to notice and become more aware of this occurrence.
Using affirmations will allow you to communicate with your subconscious mind and change those thoughts.
Affirmations have the power to recode your mind in the same manner that a computer program can be written. You actively spend time saying and concentrating on these short positive statements and, eventually, your subconscious mind picks up on them.
It may take some time and practice for affirmations to work for you. Some people report that they see results from their efforts right away, while others find that it takes longer for them to reach the subconscious. But a good rule of thumb is 14-28 days, so in less than one month, you can make significant change.
How To Use Affirmations
There are a few ways that you can choose to use your affirmations. First, concentrate on the things in your life that you want to change. Try to keep it simple by focusing on one at a time.
Common topics are usually health, wealth and relationships. You might use affirmations such as “I feel energized” or “I enjoy my job.” Write a few different ones that pertain to the same subject.
Then choose a time to repeat the sayings to yourself every day. You can even make a recording of yourself repeating the affirmations with soothing music in the background. This is especially helpful for using affirmations in the morning and at night when you have a stronger link to your subconscious.
Build PERSONALIZED affirmations
Here are 6 sure ways to create affirmations that work.
Personal: The affirmation must be for your personal growth, not for expecting a behavioral change in someone else like your partner, your mother, or a friend. It is YOU who wants to achieve a goal or make a change.
Positive: The wording must be positive. Let’s say you desire to eat healthy. Avoid statement like “I will cut out sugar” and consider”I chose foods that contribute to my wellbeing.” If you hear negative statement around you, simply substitute your own affirmation in your mind such as “I am confident and excited about ability to positively impact my wellbeing.”
Precise: Make your goal exact and avoid vague all-encompassing goals. Be clear. What precisely do you wish to feel? Example include: “I am joyfully achieving my weight loss goals” or “I feel my best when I exercise regularly”
Plausible: Make it believable and realistic.For example:Your health experience will be wonderful if you believe in health transformations.
Present tense: Don’t use “I see myself losing weight…” or “I want” or “I would like”. OWN it and so will your subconscious. When you simply state a desire your mind will not take action.
Practiced: These affirmations need prompts, reminders (sometimes called anchors), and repetition to bring about change. A simple anchor would be whenever I receive a text message I will repeat my affirmation.
Affirmations are used by anyone at anytime.
Remember to keep affirmations positive and short.
- I eat healthy amounts of healthy food.
- I am a loved, loving human. I deserve to give and receive love in all its forms.
- The only thing I have to do is breathe. And I already know how to do that.
Make sure you keep up with your affirmations. If you don’t see results right away, try sticking with it for a while longer. Before you know it, you’ll realize that these short simple sentences have improved your outlook, one thought at a time!
As you begin to feel the desired result, you move on to another goal and another affirmation.
Wash, Rinse, Repeat
- Repeat your affirmation aloud 3 times.
- Do this 3 times per day.
- Continue to use your affirmation for next 30 days.
- See the positive results for yourself.
Just think of the possibilities that lie in store for you when you learn to use the innate power of your subconscious mind to program your mind/body for positive mental and physical results—powerful self-confidence, unwavering health, personal achievement, professional growth, a better life, a impactful legacy, love, happiness and all the good things you could desire.