For those who are not familiar with using affirmations on a consistent basis, this 30 Day exercise is a great introduction.
- “An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so. It is a way of ‘making firm’ that which you are imaging.” ~ Shakti Gawain (Book: Creative Visualizations)
- State affirmations in the present tense (not in the past or future tense). For example, you want to use words such as “I am”, “here and now”, and etc. ” I am a lovable person”, or ” I am creating a loving environment in my home, here and now.” I hope these examples are helpful.
- Saying affirmations is NOT solely repeating the same words over and over, again. You also have to step into the FEELING of what you are speaking. FEELING is a vital element to this process.
- Say your affirmations within the first 10-15 minutes when you wake up, because, your subconscious/ unconscious mind is most receptive of your mental state. Also, the same will apply when you are ready to go asleep.
- If possible, say your affirmations in front of a mirror. Yes, it sounds silly and you may feel silly while doing it. I have found saying it in front of a mirror has a profound affect how I see myself.
- You can say your affirmations anytime and anywhere. Whether you say them aloud, silently, or in your mind it doesn’t matter. As long as you are doing it.
Benefits of Affirmations
- It is a great tool to help transform your self-limited beliefs you may have, and expand the possibilities of the life you desire.
- It’s a great emotional “pick-me-up”, when you need self-encouragement.
- If you do this in a consistent basis, you can begin to see a SHIFT in your thinking, attitude, and the way you see yourself.