Affirmations are a way of creating the you you want to be. Simply put it’s using the power of positive thinking to reach a desired goal. Positive thought plays a huge role in our overall development as people. We’ve all heard the term self fulfilling prophecy. If someone believes they are unlucky then they will be unlucky. Affirmations work much the same way except in a positive manner. Here are a few tips to get you started on your own affirmation.
First things first. An affirmation should be related to a short term obtainable goal like getting promoted or feeling more energized. Lofty goals such as “I want to be a millionaire” really won’t work.
Next an affirmation should just be a short sentence or two of a couple dozen words. It can be something as simple as “I feel great today.”
An affirmation needs to be anchored in the present. The goal is to obtain a current mind set. Stating you want to be skinnier in a month is a goal not an affirmation. If the goal is weight loss then the affirmation would be more along the lines of “I make healthy choices when I eat”
By keeping the affirmation in the now you direct your energy to the present.
Just thinking up an affirmation isn’t going to do much good. It’s a mantra that needs to be repeated out loud. Actually say the words while visualizing their effects. This will help center the mind and bring concentration to the desired goal.
Concentrating on an affirmation will help rid your thoughts of negativity. By focusing on the positive you don’t give negative thoughts any place to grow roots and poison your mind.
Whether you choose to believe in affirmations or not is a purely personal choice. This mind set though has helped millions of people lead positive, happy, light-filled lives