The powerful technique of affirmations has helped countless people achieve their biggest desires.
But while many people practice positive affirmations daily, not everyone manages to see big results.
If you practice daily affirmations, but aren't seeing the results you'd like, consider these five simple steps for making affirmations work for you.
Step #1 – You Must Feel It
Many people don't see results from their daily affirmations because they are merely stating words.
They aren't associating any emotions or feelings with their affirmations.
If you want your affirmations to work for you, try including positive feeling words in your affirmations.
When you can feel the emotions, your affirmations will become much more powerful and effective.
Step #2 – Repetition is Key
In life, you will rarely achieve significant results by taking a single step.
The same principle also applies to your affirmations.
Try practicing them every day in order to bring them into fruition.
You can't just say them once and then forget about them.
Step #3 – Turn Your Affirmations Into A Habit
If you want to get the most out of your positive affirmations, try turning the practice into a habit.
One way to do this is by repeating your statements at the same time every day.
For instance, you can practice your affirmations in the morning after having your coffee or brushing your teeth.
Another powerful time for affirmations is right before bed.
Before going to sleep, think of several things that you are grateful for and then practice your affirmations.
Repeating your affirmations right before you go to sleep at night helps your subconscious mind continue to work on what you want in your life while you're asleep.
Step #4 – Believe That it Will Happen
Many people repeat their affirmations, but they don't truly believe that they are going to get what they desire.
If you don't believe in something, you will never put in the effort required to obtain it.
You will never take action.
Your beliefs define your action, and when you believe that you are going to achieve something, you are more likely to do whatever it takes to get it.
Step #5 – Commit and Take Action
If you want your affirmations to work for you, then you have to put in the commitment to achieving what you want and be determined to see it through to fruition.
Practice your affirmations daily, with feeling and emotion, and you'll be amazed at how quickly your desires are manifested.
After the first blog of this Affirmations Series, Discover Four Simple Steps for Making Your Affirmations Work," I received some excellent questions from readers.
One of the main themes that I heard from many readers involved taking things back to the basics.
The first blog focused on how to make affirmations work, but many people wanted to go back to the beginning and discover how to form an affirmation in the first place.
So that's exactly what we are going to do here!
Unfortunately, too many of us go about our days with negative thoughts bouncing around in our heads.
But, when we think like this, our mood, confidence, and outlook on life can become negative, as well.
The problem with negative thoughts is that they can end up becoming self-fulfilling prophecies.
They can end up talking us into believing that we aren't good enough, which ultimately results in our personal lives being dragged down.
But, here's some great news!...
If we can instead deliberately use positive thoughts about ourselves, the effect can be just as powerful.
So let's examine five steps that you can take to create your own positive affirmation statements.
1 - Think About What You Want to Change
Everyone has something in their life that they would like to change.
Do you wish you could have more patience?
Do you want to be more productive at home or at work?
Do you have fitness goals?
What about financial goals or traveling dreams?
Perhaps you would like to increase your self-confidence and feelings of self-worth.
So many of my clients desire time freedom or location independence.
Consider several areas or behaviors that you would like to work on in your life and write them down.
You want to make sure that they are compatible with your core values and the things that matter the most to you.
This will help keep you motivated to achieve them.
2 - Make Sure Your Affirmations Are Credible and Achievable
Create an affirmation that is based on a realistic assessment of the facts of your life.
While I highly encourage you to think outside of the box and dream big, you still want to keep your affirmations feasible and realistic because affirmations aren't magic spells.
If you can't believe that you will achieve what you are stating, then it is highly unlikely that it will make an impact on your life.
3 - Turn Negatives Into Positives
If you struggle with negative self-talk, take the time to write down the persistent thoughts and beliefs that are bothering you and limiting you.
Then, write an affirmation that is the opposite of your negative self-belief.
For example, if you always think that you aren't talented enough to move ahead in your career, turn it around and write an affirmation like "I am an experienced and skilled professional who accomplishes _____________."
4 - Choose The Correct Tense For Your Affirmation
There are two strategies you can try out in order to make your affirmation the most effective and impactful that it can be.
First, you can write it in the past tense and continue to visualize and state the affirmation as it has already occurred so it is a given.
Second, you can write you affirmation in the present tense, as if it is already happening to you.
Both of these strategies helps your subconscious to believe that the statement is true.
5 - Say it With Emotion
When your affirmations carry emotional weight, they will be more effective.
You have to deeply desire these changes to occur so the statements that you choose to repeat should be significant and meaningful to you.
For example, if you are worried about a new project that you have to complete, you can repeat to yourself, "I am incredibly excited to take on a new challenge."
Regularly repeating positive affirmations can help you overcome negative thoughts and help you manifest your desires.
Follow these five simple steps, and you'll be able to create affirmation statements that you can use daily.
Affirmations can be a powerful tool for changing your mood and mindset and can help you manifest big changes in your life.
And, if you would like a proven, guided approach to using affirmations in a way that will help you overcome the limiting beliefs that are holding you back from accomplishing your biggest goals, dreams, and ambitions, I have a digital coaching course for you!
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