The power of affirmations lies in the mindset shift they provide. The words we say to ourselves regularly hold a lot of weight. Making a practice of saying nice words; beautiful words; encouraging words; also known as affirmations, can be life changing.
Affirmations are statements we make about ourselves that we hope to come true. While most people think of affirmations as statements like I am healthy and wealthy, affirmations can be used to influence any area of your life. From personal development to physical health to spiritual happiness and overcoming fear and anxiety. Affirmations can help you achieve your goals by changing the way you perceive yourself and your circumstances. Which helps you better attract what you want into your life.
Affirmations For Beginners
For beginners, they can seem a little strange and difficult to use. But affirmations are a wonderful tool to help us lead happier and healthier lives.
In fact, many people start out using affirmations incorrectly and as a result, have little or no success with them at all. To successfully use affirmations for personal development it’s important that you know how to properly work with them. That includes learning what makes an affirmation effective or ineffective. The following will explain what affirmations are, why they work, and how you can begin to use them in your daily life.
What Is An Affirmation?
Affirmations are simply statements of truth or promise to we day to ourselves. These are usually written in the present tense or first person. They are used for both self-talk and self-hypnosis, with both cognitive and behavioral parts. When you use them correctly, they become a powerful tool for improving your attitude, outlook, mood, behavior, and negative conversations you have with yourself.
The Benefits Of Affirmations
Your mind is a powerful tool that you have complete control over. It doesn’t matter what you have been through in your life, or what has happened to you. You can still create whatever it is that you want in your life because your mind rules over everything.
While I, in no way, want to minimize the effects and impact that trauma and traumatic experiences can have over a person, I do believe the affirmations paired with other resources such as therapy, support groups, and other help can change things.
This means that there are no negative situations or events which you cannot get past. All it takes is for your brain to become stronger, by using different tools which are available to us, including affirmations. Using affirmations can help to make sure that you are able to take complete control over every aspect of your life and to develop into someone who will only succeed because they not only deserve success, but they actually want it.
In order to use affirmations properly though, you need to be mindful of several important factors.
How To Write Affirmations
Affirmations are a powerful tool for improving your attitude and personal development. When they’re done right, they can become an integral part of your self-development routine. If you want to discover how to write affirmations that work, there are some important steps you should follow. I’ll show you how to use them for personal development, with tips on keeping your positive thoughts strong and inspiring daily action.
You don’t need me to tell you that willpower is essential when it comes to developing yourself. Think about what you really want from your life and what changes you really want to make. For example, maybe you are struggling with negative behaviors or behaviors you feel aren't helping you to be successful; these behaviors may even be killing your motivation and happiness.
It's only natural to wonder how do I stop doing X? Or perhaps I wish I could change Y.
Find words that inspire and motivate you
Your affirmation needs to mean something special to you in order for it to have impact and meaning. It should appeal specifically to what goals or issues you're working on now or will be working on in the future.
Write in First Person
You should always make sure that your affirmation begins with I am… For example, I am intelligent; I am capable; I am loving; I am happy; I am beautiful.
Minimal is best
Our brains process information the best when we keep things as simple as possible, so try to avoid adding many statements within one affirmation because it will confuse your mind. Instead, break up statements so each line has its own importance attached.
Rewrite as necessary
Rewrite out statements until they sound exactly like you would speak them aloud.
When it comes to self-development, repetition is key. The more often you say your new mantra aloud, the quicker you will be able to adopt it as part of your daily routine.
Where To Find Inspiration For Writing Affirmations
One simple way to find inspiration for writing your affirmations is by paying attention to things that inspire you in your life. For example, maybe you really admire someone’s work ethic or how they take care of their family. Or perhaps something in nature inspires you—the ocean, mountains, trees…whatever it is. If you can identify what inspires you about these types of people and things, it might make it easier to write an affirmation that incorporates those things into your own words.
Another way to find inspiration for writing your affirmations is by creating a vision board. This can be as simple or as elaborate as you like—some people may only want to make a collage on their computer, while others will choose to create a physical poster board filled with images and words that inspire them. Either way, visual cues like these can help keep you focused on your goals and become re-inspired whenever you need it.
If you’re struggling to find inspiration for writing your affirmations, one strategy you can try is to create a list of all of your goals. Then pick one goal that feels most important to you, and write an affirmation that incorporates how achieving that goal will make you feel. Choosing one primary goal to focus on can help keep your other goals in mind while inspiring you to take action on what matters most.
Once you start using affirmations, you’ll notice a difference in your daily life.
No longer will obstacles be an excuse for you to give up. With any method or strategy, it’s important to stick with it!
You may not feel like affirmations are working at first, but keep going and give them time. They will improve your life and send you on a path to success!
Good luck and remember to stay positive! Affirm yourself into greatness!