Hey loves, how has the week been so far, I hope everyone is doing well. We all know there’s power in our words and we become what we think, do and say. So what thoughts do you usually have of yourself? What words do you usually say to yourself? If you keep on saying negative things to yourself or thinking negative thoughts sooner or later you’d start feeling bad about yourself and doubting your abilities and if you think and say positive things to yourself you’d see them manifesting and you’d start to feel good about yourself and who doesn’t want to feel good about themselves? There is power in positive words and we all need to say them to ourselves.
I know it’s so easy for us to get caught up with our situation, to be anxious and hopeless and feel like there’s nothing good happening to us. I know we all get carried away with what we’re going through and sometimes we don’t see anything good but just dwell on the past. Last week I was in this hole, I felt so hopeless and anxious about my future, about how life was going to be after the pandemic and it really stressed me out and made me start seeing all the negative effects of the pandemic and the possible aftermath. Has anyone felt like this lately?
So you all know how I’m always like kill the negative thoughts with the positive thoughts right? That’s exactly what I did, I know some people think having affirmations is quite silly but it helps. Saying positive things to yourself and thinking positive thoughts really helps to change your mindset and mood. Really, having negative thoughts is a really big vibe killer, it just drains you of your energy, motivation and happiness.
Affirmations are positive statements that can help you overcome negative thoughts. They are powerful statements that can help you change your mindset and are more effective when you pair them with positive thinking and action. Affirmations help reprogram our thinking pattern and moves it from a bad place to a good place.
Having and using affirmations can help you change your thinking, how you view yourself and how you see the world.
HOW TO WRITE AN AFFIRMATION STATEMENT
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT: to write an affirmation you need to know what you want. Knowing what you want makes it easy for you to write them down. Have a clear vision of what you want and write it down.
THINK ABOUT AREAS IN YOUR LIFE YOU WANT TO CHANGE: think about the things you want to do differently, what area of your life does it fall under? Do you want to change how you view your business, your finances, your relationship? Think about the areas of your life you want to change and write down your affirmations under those areas.
MAKE IT PERSONAL: Make your affirmations personal to you. Make use of I am or my when starting your affirmation statement. “I attract opportunities.”, “I am healthy.” “My life is amazing.”
WRITE IT IN PRESENT TENSE: write your affirmations as if it’s happening now, write it in present tense not future or past tense. Instead of saying “I am going to be happy” say “I am happy.” There’s a big difference in the two, the first has not been accomplished but the second is in the moment. Do not write something like “I need to have a car.” Try to eradicate want and need in your statement and write it as “I am going to have a car.”
MAKE IT SHORT AND SPECIFIC: let your affirmation be something you can easily remember, make it short and specific. You don’t want to write something you wouldn’t remember because it’s too long, make it short and straight to the point. For example “I am loved and lovable.”
TURN NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE: let’s go over the things you think or say to yourself that are not nice. What comes to mind? Make a list of all the things you find yourself saying or thinking about yourself and write something positive. If you think you are ugly write an affirmation of you being beautiful, if you think you are weak tell yourself that you are strong. Doing this would cause a mindset shift that will help you in the long run.
BELIEVE IN YOUR AFFIRMATIONS: know that your affirmation is true, believe in it. Believe that you are saying the truth and not lying to yourself. I know it will be hard to believe in your affirmation sometimes but seriously you have to. When you believe in it, you have a conviction that it’s true.
DO NOT ADD NEGATIVE WORDS: do not add negative words or statement to your affirmations, you want it to be as positive as possible. Do not write “I am not ugly.” Instead write that you are beautiful, make sure you don’t add negative words or statement to them.
LET IT BE FOR YOU: let your affirmations be influenced by you, for you. Choose what works for you. Let it be something you can relate to.
SPEAK IT: speak the words into existence. Speak what you want, say it with confidence and enthusiasm. Believe it when you say it, repeat it to yourself consistently. You can say it in the mornings, night, when you are feeling down, after your meditation or whatever works for you. Say it like you mean it.
ADD EMOTIONS: speak it with feelings, don’t just say it dryly, say it boldly, speak it with confidence, as if you’ve achieved it or you’re feeling that emotion at that point in time.
The power of affirmations lies in repeating it to yourself regularly, once you start doing this you would discover a positive change in your mindset and life. Your affirmations would definitely help you to overcome your negative thoughts and self sabotaging and limiting beliefs so don’t forget to say them regularly with emotions.
My next post is going to be a list of affirmations for different areas of your life, to read that follow so you don’t miss an update, like and comment if this post has helped you in anyway.
Comment below how you set your affirmations, how you say them, when you say them and your favourite affirmations.
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