It's a fact that the human
subconscious has the power to make people's dreams come true. That's because
the subconscious mind processes everything we say, do, and think.
If we think positive thoughts about
ourselves, the sub-conscious goes about turning those thoughts into reality. Of
course, the opposite is also true if we program our subconscious mind with
negative thoughts. It
helps eliminate negative and limiting beliefs and transforms your comfort zone
from a limited one keeping you trapped in mediocrity to a more expanded one
where anything is possible. It helps to replace your “I cant’s” with “I
cans,” and your fears and doubts with confidence and certainty.
Affirmations are an accepted way to
send positive programming messages to the subconscious. Affirmations are short, positive messages
that are usually repeated out loud. By
phrasing these affirmations as if they are already true, the subconscious mind
goes to work to make them become true.
am now creating total financial success
now love and accept my self
am confident and capable
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Tips on how to write affirmations
- Write down all the negative thoughts you have about yourself, and then write down the positive opposite that counteracts that belief. For example, you may often think, “I make so many mistakes.” In this case, you would write an affirmation like, “I am capable and experienced.”
- Choose one or two of these thoughts that you’d like to change first, and focus on these for several weeks.
- Start your affirmations with “I” or “My.” Because you’re making a statement about yourself, it’s most effective if it starts with you. “I choose to be positive” is better than “Positive thoughts are coming into my mind.”
- Make your affirmations short so they’re easy to remember.
- Write your affirmations in the present tense. Write as though you’re experiencing what you desire right now, not in the future. For example, “I easily see my own worth and value” is better than “I will easily see my own worth and value.” It’s also better not to put a time frame on your affirmation such as a certain date or “within three months,” because doing so limits when what you desire can happen.
- Don’t begin your affirmations with “I want” or “I need.” You don’t want to affirm that you’re wanting and needing. Rather, write your affirmations as an expression of being grateful for already having and being what you want.
- Make sure all your affirmations are positive statements. If you tell yourself you are discarding negative behavior and thoughts, your focus will be on those rather than on what you want to do and be. Don’t include words like “don’t,” “won’t,” “am not,” “can’t,” “not,” “doesn’t,” or “am stopping.” Instead of “I’m eliminating my miserable thoughts,” create an affirmation such as, “I’m happy being who I am.”
- Add emotion to your affirmations by inserting, “I am [emotion] about . . .” or “I feel [emotion].” For example, you could say, “I am excited about being able to express what I think.”
- Create affirmations that will work. If you don’t believe your statement, you won’t be able to succeed. If you write an affirmation that is truly difficult for you to believe, write another one that starts with, “I am open to . . .” or “I am willing to believe I could . . .”; Or break an unbelievable affirmation into smaller, more believable steps.
- Make affirmations for yourself, and not others. So “I am loveable” is better than “Bob loves me”.
How to use affirmations
Daily affirmations are to the mind what exercise
is to the body. Repeating affirmations helps to reprogram the unconscious mind
key really is repetition so you flood your brain with the positive
thought. When practicing affirmations:
- Choose one or two to focus on for several weeks.
- Say the affirmation out loud in a confident voice
several times a day and before you go to bed. To add more power to the affirmation,
write it down as you speak it - or try the 22-11 technique [keep reading below], particularly if you’re still
hearing that little voice saying “no I
- Try building affirmations into your daily routine – you
can say them in the car on the way to work (you obviously can’t write them down
in this case if you’re driving); you can say them cooking dinner, walking the
dog or even in the loo.
- You can also say affirmations ahead of specific
events like a public speaking commitment or meeting, if your affirmation is
about self-confidence for example.
Like the Law of Attraction method of
manifesting, the effectiveness of affirmations is potentially limited by
existing programming of the subconscious mind. Have you ever tried saying “I
can do it!” out loud, and a little voice inside your head says, “No you can’t”?
Well that’s your subconscious mind getting in your way.
There are some software programs that
allow you to combine the traditional affirmation process with other
brain-training technologies such as subliminal messaging or brainwave
Sculptor3 is one such program that combines 7
results-amplifying technologies that have been promoted to increase the power
and speed of manifestation – they are affirmation, visualization, alpha sound
technology, subliminal technology, sentence completion, assignment writing/goal
setting, and whole brain synchronization.