Updated: Jul 30
Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.
They are used to reprogram the subconscious mind, to encourage us to believe certain things about ourselves or about the world and our place within it. They may be used used to help us create the reality we want, often in terms of attracting the energy we desire like abundance, love and happiness.
It works by choose what you want to expand upon and find the words that resonate. Then repeat to the affirmation to yourself throughout your day. Use an affirmation that you want to manifest, that you feel your lacking or need to strength beliefs around. You can use "I am" to connect fully with what you're affirming. In the past I've incorporated affirmations in our Chakra balancing and heart healing meditations.....Did you notice?
Self-affirmation may also help to mitigate the effects of stress. Research on affirmations has shown to be successfully treat people with low self-esteem, depression, and other mental health conditions. Work with affirmations to change an old belief and also to reinforce the positive. Even if the affirmation does not seem presently true working with it and envisioning it as true, can help it's manifestation The mind is a powerful tool.
Affirmation statements usually target a specific area, behavior or belief that you're struggling with. The following points can help you to write the affirmation statement that best fits your needs.
Think about the areas of your life that you'd like to change. For instance, do you wish that you had more patience? Or deeper relationships with your friends and colleagues? Or would you like a more productive workday? Write down several areas or behaviors that you'd like to work on. Be sure that they are compatible with your core values and the things that most matter to you, so that you'll feel genuinely motivated to achieve them.
Be sure that your affirmation is credible and achievable. Base it on a realistic assessment of the facts. For instance, imagine that you're unhappy with the level of pay that you currently receive. You could use affirmations to raise your confidence to ask for a raise.However, it probably wouldn't be wise to affirm to yourself that you're going to double your salary: for most people, and most organizations, doubling what you're earning in one go isn't feasible. Keep it realistic! After all, affirmations are not magic spells – if you can't believe in them, it's unlikely they'll impact your life.
Turn negatives into positives. If you are struggling with negative self-talk, note down the persistent thoughts or beliefs that are bothering you. Then choose an affirmation that is the opposite of that thought and belief.For example, if you habitually think, "I'm not talented enough to progress in my career," turn this around and write a positive affirmation such as, "I am a skilled and experienced professional."
Write your affirmation in the present tense. Write and speak your affirmation as if it's already happening. This helps you to believe that the statement is true right now. For instance, "I am well-prepared and well-rehearsed, and I can give a great presentation" would be a great affirmation to use if you feel nervous speaking in front of a group. Say it with feeling. Affirmations can be more effective when they carry emotional weight. You need to want this change to happen, so every affirmation that you choose to repeat should be a phrase that's meaningful to you. For example, if you're worried about a new project that you've been tasked with, you could tell yourself, "I am really excited to take on new challenges.Having trouble getting started with your affirmation. They'll be personal to you and specific to what you want to achieve or change. Below are examples:
I have plenty of creativity for this project.
My work will be recognized in a positive way by my boss and colleagues.
I can do this!
My team respects and values my opinion.
I am successful.
I am honest in my life, and my work.
I like completing tasks and projects on time.
I'm grateful for the job I have.
I enjoy working with my team.
I'm bringing a positive attitude to work every day.
I am excellent at what I do.
I am generous.
I am happy.
I will be a leader in my organization.
REMEMBER Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to overcome self-sabotaging, negative thoughts. To use affirmations, analyze the thoughts or behaviours that you'd like to change in your own life.
Next, come up with positive, credible, and achievable affirmation statements that are the opposite of these thoughts. Repeat your affirmations several times a day, especially when you find yourself slipping into negative self-talk or engaging in negative behavior. Remember that affirmations are most effective when you use them alongside other strategies, such as visualization and goal setting.
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