Today I am going to talk about Positive affirmations.
Positive Affirmations are a simple but effective tool that can help us to empower our positive thinking which is necessary if we want to live a happy life. As I talked about in a previous post, I believe positive thinking can help us to create our Happiness.
What am I going to cover in this post?
In this post I am going through:
- What Positive affirmations are
- How to use them
- My chosen top 20 Positive Affirmations
- How to create some personal Positive Affirmations according to our needs.
1 What Positive Affirmations are:
We all have a little voice within ourselves that constantly tells us when we can or cannot do something and most often, that little voice is giving us a million and one reasons why we can’t…
Positive affirmations are a great tool to rewire our subconscious mind and therefore train our little voice from being in a state of negative thinking to a positive one.
All of us have a set of affirmations in our subconscious which have been programmed over the years from either being told or absorbed from people close to us, our family, school etc or simply they have been formed by ourselves depending mainly on the experiences we had in life.
If the affirmations are positive then all is good and well, however, if our affirmations are always negative, then we can’t expect to be happy and positive and I believe we should something about it. We all deserve to be happy.
Negative affirmations put into a young mind can more often than not affect the individual as an adult. A lot of people going through difficult periods in their lives have no clue as to how to get themselves out of the negative situation simply because of the long embedded negative affirmations in their subconscious.
If this is the case, it’s good to know that we can train our mind and change that pattern. Probably training our mind is not a popular concept we are used to hearing like train our body, but we all can do it, as long if we are willing to change and improve our life for the better.
Slowly and consciously replacing these negative affirmations with positive ones is one way of gaining back the control of the life’s direction.
2 How to use the Positive Affirmations?
Positive affirmations are positive thoughts or words that describe a desired situation or outcome, such as success.
These have to be repeated over and over again in order to trigger the subconscious mind into positive action.
One way of exercising the technique of affirmation is through the spoken statement. Verbalizing positive statements to describe and relate to a particular theme would be very effective if it is done consistently and continuously.
When the affirmation is verbalized often, the subconscious mind absorbs it and produces the positive responding action.
Developing a positive mindset is one of the most powerful strategies to turn our life around. Positive affirmations can help develop a powerful and positive attitude to life, which are essential elements in living a successful and healthy life.
Unfortunately for most people, affirmation is used more in a negative way than in a positive way. By repeatedly affirming a negative statement either verbally or in the thought process, this affirmation is in effect playing a convincing role to eventually produce a negative outcome.
Most people spend far too much time repeating negative words and statements in their mind, whether consciously or subconsciously.
If you keep telling yourself that you can’t do something, that you are too lazy, or you are not good enough, then don’t be surprised if you never succeed at anything. Words and statements work both ways, to build or destroy. But their capacity to cause harm or good is up to us.
The repetition of positive affirmations helps focus our mind on our aim, automatically building corresponding mental images in the conscious mind, which will affect our subconscious mind. By using this process consciously and intently, we harness the power of our subconscious mind to transform our habits, behavior, mental attitude, and reactions.
The transformative powers of positive affirmations are very real. By repeatedly stating what you want to be true in your life, you mentally and emotionally see and feel it as true, thereby attracting it into your life.
You might also like to read: the importance of our thoughts and how to be in charge of ourselves
I personally believe that taking the initiative to start using positive affirmations at every opportunity is a good habit to cultivate.
3 Here are my Top 20 Positive Affirmations:
- Happiness is a choice, today I choose to Be happy no matter what.
- Happiness is my birthright.
- Today I love my body fully, deeply and joyfully.
- Every cell in my body vibrates with energy and health.
- I open to the flow of great abundance in all areas of my life.
- I don’t have to be perfect; I just have to be me.
- As I love myself, I allow others to love me too.
- I am the architect of my life.
- I believe that I have the strength to make my dreams come true.
- Today I open my mind to the endless opportunities surrounding me.
- I am letting happiness manifest in my life.
- I deserve to be happy right now.
- I forgive those who have harmed me in my past and peacefully detach from them.
- I send peace from myself into the world.
- Everything that is happening now is happening for my ultimate good.
- I live in the present and am confident of the future.
- Life is happening in this moment.
- Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones.
- All is well in my world. I am calm, happy and content.
- I am Grateful for everything in my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
What I would suggest you to do, if you like these Positive Affirmations, is to read them few times a day, every day.
Why? Without discipline, it is very difficult to have positive results in any areas of our life, consequently when we don’t see any results we can easily be disappointed and stop believing that, what we want is going to happen.
Now as I mentioned before I would like to give you some suggestions on how you can create your own Positive Affirmations.
4 How can we create some personal Positive Affirmations?
The most effective affirmations are those that are composed by ourselves and in order to be truly effective, we must believe wholeheartedly in our own affirmations.
The basic concept is to create positive statements based on situations or outcomes which we would like to see manifested and repeat them often enough so that they become part of our way of thinking and seeing our world.
We can start with making a list of all we want to create or change in our life.
First of all, it is best to state our positive daily affirmations in the present tense, for example, “I am…,” rather than “I will be….”
Also, we need to choose words which will evoke positive mental images, describing what we really want. For example, if we desire to lose weight, we need to tell ourselves “I am getting slim” rather than “I am not fat” so that we associate a positive image to our affirmation.
To come up with our own positive affirmations, I would suggest using the following guidelines:
The very first thing we need to look at before creating our own personalized affirmations is to visualize our goal.
- Visualization is key. We need to be specific and be sure to put in, all the details about the outcome, the behavior, the attitudes and the traits we would like to see ourselves develop in order to get there.
- Create our statements: Once we can visualize what we are aiming for, we need to try to put that idea into simple statements that reflect the reality that we want to create. We also need to use the present tense to create statements such that they seem already true, and not as if you would like them to be true. Remember to make positive affirmations working, we need to believe in what we are saying.
- Use the positive: When creating positive affirmations, we need to make sure that they say things we want to see and experience, and not what we don’t want to see and experience. We can use positive words and phrases, for example, instead of saying “I don’t want to feel stress”, say “I’m feeling peace”. Using the negative words “don’t” or even “stress” could cause your brain to register the negative, rather than the positive intentions behind your affirmations.
Once we have created our own personal positive affirmations, we need to find ways to introduce them into our daily life.
How? Here are my suggestions:
- Repetition. We can set aside a special quiet time of the day to repeat our affirmations to ourselves. Do this with clear intent, faith, and belief. Rather than repeat them mentally or out loud, another alternative would be to make a recording of yourself repeating these affirmations and listening to them.
- Write them down. A good way to remind us of our personal affirmations is to write them on post-its that we can place around the house in places where we are likely to see them (bedroom, fridge, bathroom mirror, etc.)
Now probably the skeptic in you could ask: can affirmations really make a difference in my life?
Listen to what your inner voice is telling you day after day. Is it the voice of Mr. Negative or Mr. Positive?
If Mr. Negative is more dominant than Mr. Positive, positive affirmations could be the way to reprogram your thinking and eliminate the negative patterns that have been holding you back from the success I wish you to achieve.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post about Positive Affirmations and also to have added a bit more of Positivity in your life.
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