Did you know that we have over 50,000 thoughts per day, many of which are negative, worrisome, and stress-filled? These thoughts are unintentional affirmations and over time, create how we feel about life as a whole. Since we are using affirmations on a daily basis whether we mean to or not, why not intentionally affirm what we want to be true in our lives?
Positive affirmations are important because they assert that what we want to experience is already present, causing the reticular activating system in our brains to work overtime to close the gap between where we are in reality and where we want to be.
HOW TO “POWER-UP” YOUR AFFIRMATIONS
Make them personal- Start affirmations with “I am”, this helps the subconscious see them as a current reality for you.
Keep them positive- It is important to state your desires in the positive just as you did with your goals. For example: “I am experiencing vibrant health” is positive, and focused on health. Whereas “I am no longer sick” is negative. The key word your subconscious hears in this statement is sick.
Stay in the present tense- You want to keep your affirmation here and now, not “someday.” If an energetic, firm body is your intention, a good affirmation would be “I am so thrilled now that I am enjoying vitality in my strong, healthy body”, you can even post a picture of the body you would like to have on your Vision Board to help you create the feeling of already having your desired outcome.
Other examples of positive affirmations:
“I am so happy now that I am enjoying my strong, painless body.”
“I am enjoying the peace and freedom I feel now that I am financially stable.”
“I am feeling joyful and fulfilled in my loving, romantic relationship.”
As you use this tool, you will find that your subconscious begins to guide you to do things that get you where you want to be with more ease. For example, if your daily affirmation is: “I am so thrilled now that I am enjoying vitality in my strong, healthy body” you may begin to notice that after a few days you are making different choices. You may be drinking more water, inviting a friend to join you at an exercise class instead of out for drinks, or parking a little farther away at the mall so you can get a few more steps in. These things become automatic as the sub- conscious brain desires to experience the visualized new reality.
Practice writing a few affirmations. Use as many descriptive words as you can. Repeat these to yourself a few times in the morning and a few times before bed. As you repeat them, allow yourself to feel as though they are already a reality for you. This will start your day off on the right foot, and give your subconscious some-thing to work on at night. For added power, print out your affirmations and post them where you will see them throughout your the day.