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What does affirm mean? It means to assert positively; to tell with confidence; to maintain as true; opposed to deny. I really love the meaning of this word. We really could stop this article at this point because the definition is so exact and so clear.
Affirmations are popular and powerful because they are simple, easy and they work. Affirmations reprogram your thought process, they change the way you think and feel. With affirmations you can replace negative beliefs that have been sabotaging you and no longer serve you with new beliefs that are positive and effective in making real changes in your life.
With affirmations you can turn failure into success, you can turn a sour and negative attitude into a great and joyful attitude. You can change bad health into vibrant good health. In other words affirmations can enable you to achieve the life you have always dreamed of having.
There are many ways to affirm. Affirmations can be verbal, mental or written but there is a certain format that make them work.
· The statements must be positive. When your subconscious connect with the statement “I don’t have money to pay my bills.” It picks up the “don’t have” and gives you more of what you “don’t have.” The goal here is to target subconscious negative beliefs and replace them with positive nurturing beliefs.
· They must be formatted in the present as if they already exist. You would not say, “I plan to have money to pay my bills.” Plan is a future event.
· You must include yourself. I am, I Jane or I in the first person.
· You must be consistent with repeating your affirmations
Keep your affirmations short, clear and so simple a child would understand them.
This is a simple, clear and positive example of an affirmation: If you weight 180 pounds and your goal is to weigh 155 pounds you would state this: “I, Jane Doe, am healthy and I weight 155 pounds.”
Don’t concern yourself about what diet you will use, what exercise program you will use. Those things will open up for you. You add the word “healthy” because you could get sick and lose the weight. This would not be good. State what you want and not what you do not want.
The example above happened to me. I found it so interesting that I suddenly began to walk more, I watched what I ate, not dieting, I love swimming so I did that as much as possible. Suddenly my clothes fit and people began to comment about my weight loss. It was easy and so much fun. Almost automatic. No stress. I was delighted.
If you want money to pay your bills you would state this: “I, Jane Doe, have more than enough money to pay all of my bills.”
When you affirm these statements over time you really begin to believe them as true and your subconscious has no choice but to make this happen for you. It also helps to add this statement at the end of your affirmation. ” I accept this or something better.” This shows you are not trying to control how you get what you intend to have.
An affirm statement goes like this: ” I have a wonderful job in sales that pay me $75,000 a year. I accept this or something better.”
When first using affirmations go easy on yourself. If you weight 300 pounds and want to lose 150 pounds affirm the weight lose in 25 pounds increments. If you earned 30,000 in your last sales job consider affirming $100,000 a year.
Affirming $1,000,000 could happen but only if your belief system is in place. Continually repeating affirmations with conviction will chip away at the strongest resistance. If you use affirmations correctly they can manifest real and positive change in your life.
When you affirm your statements you believe they are true. Your mind cannot hold two conflicting thoughts.
You can speak your affirmations out loud and in front of a mirror. Try saying, “I like myself” in front of a mirror and not smile. Look yourself straight in the eye and affirm your message with emotion. The more emotion you exhibit the faster they will appear for you.
You can sing your affirmations. Make a tune to hum and sing throughout your day. This is fun. You may choose to write your affirmations. Write them (10-20) times. Write them down each morning when you first get up or in the evening before you go to sleep. This imprints them on your brain. You can record your affirmations on your recorder or MP3 player. I use this approach.
No matter which way you choose to affirm I know for a fact they work. I have used affirmations for many years to change bad habits and to get from life exactly what I want. With affirmations you can live your life by design not by default. So get started and have fun. Start with something you really want and affirm it in the present tense as if you already have it.
No matter what you are dealing with or what problems you would like help with affirmations can make you feel better about yourself and your life. Affirmations work well with visualizations. Check that out.
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Harriette is a wife, mom, successful internet marketer, registered respiratory therapist, former General Motors car dealer, started and operated her own successful staffing agency and advertising weekly newspaper, writer, public speaker, artist, and Baby Boomer, and she is doing it her way.
What holds you back from achieving your dreams-or even daring to take them seriously? The first step toward success is self-motivation. There are a number of ways to help support the journey toward its accomplishment.
It may not be easy to accept this, that we find otherwise quiet and retiring people jump from having nothing to experiencing abundance through the power of affirmations.
Affirmations open up your mind to possibilities. Anything that may have been previously out of your grasp, comes within touching distance. But first you need to believe it is possible. What an affirmation actually does is to change your own perceptions and attitude towards yourself. Instead of being a useless person you can become the most valued in your profession, family or neighbourhood.
Affirmations will unblock those previous barriers that have held you back. Brick walls become doors, high hurdles become small steps and huge ravines start to have their own bridges.
As a result of derogative and demeaning comments when we were children, these statements are sometimes carried through our life and subsequently they prevent us from achieving our dreams. If you can admit that this is true and such comments have being taken into adulthood then you must also see the flipside of that. Using affirmations lay those early comments to bed and allow the new ‘positive affirmations’ to take over and become more prominent in your mind.
5 Steps to Positively Affirm your Affirmations
1. Repetition is the first step in making affirmations work for you.
2. Getting More Involved in affirmations helps the dialogue in your sub-conscious mind to cement them with both affection and assurance.
3. Affirmations enpower… But you must take regular action to affirm your potential.
4. Believe… Belief is important as a ‘positive’ affirmation means more than a half hearted statement.
5. Resistance is natural. Affirmations can see results in hours, days, weeks and months. the more resistance to your affirmation the longer it will take to manifest Affirmations are also called self-talk, self-suggestions, attitude control, personal reminders, or simply talking to yourself. An affirmation is a statement that describes
a goal in its already completed state.
The word affirmation is redirected from a Latin word ‘affirmare’, which means ‘to assert.’ In layman terms, it means it is the declaration that assures something is true.
Replace the Negative with the Positive. The purpose of the affirmation is to repeatedly tap into the subconscious mind for eventual positive and sustained change to achieve one’s desired result.
Affirmations Will Change Your Thinking if you Allow… Opening up your mind will allow a new education. Keeping your mind closed will mean you carry on as normal. The fact that you are reading this means you are contemplating opening your mind.
Crafting good, effective affirmations is not rocket science.
When using affirmations, they should connect with as many of the senses as possible. In your mental experience and affirmation suggestions visit these senses one by one while repeating the same suggestion. Make sure your affirmation
references are made and refer to the present moment. In essence, affirmations should always be accompanied by a mental image or visualization of your desire to the extent possible.
Visualize and Repeat, Over and Over… That doesn’t mean every few seconds. That doesn’t mean get down to some ‘hard work’. It means allow it to come to mind and repeat as and when you so desire.
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My Favorite Anxiety Ending Affirmation:
I am so happy and grateful now that I am living an anxiety and panic free life and am radiating with confidence!
How to Use Power Affirmations
What is the most effective way to use Power Affirmations? Here are a few suggestions.
Pick one or two affirmations and begin using them immediately. Do not wait until you create the perfect affirmations for your specific situation before you start using them. The future is now. Procrastination is the killer of success. Immediate action creates momentum. Repetition of positive thought sustains it. Do not base your choice by whether or not you already believe the affirmation or if the belief seems possible to you at this time. Repeating the power affirmations with emotional intensity and a feeling of certainty will eventually install the beliefs in your subconscious mind. At the very least, pick a generic affirmation like Every day in every way I am getting better and better. Then you can always choose or create other power affirmations later after you set specific goals. Resolve right now to start using affirmations within the next 60 minutes.
Write the power affirmation at least 10-20 times per day. For best results, write it down 10-20 times as soon as you arise and 10-20 times before you go to bed. This allows you to set your direction before the day starts and plant the seed in your subconscious mind before you go to sleep. If you do this consistently, you will naturally find this thought re-occurring in your mind several times per day. You will begin to notice the power affirmations shaping your other thoughts through the course of the day. As the power affirmations create more and more similar thoughts, you will create a direction and build momentum towards the desired results.
After you write the affirmation 10-20 times, repeat it aloud in front of a mirror 5-10 times. Anxiety Help is a process so repeating the affirmations aloud further installs the beliefs into your subconscious mind. It is very important to repeatedly both write and audibly state your affirmations for maximum effectiveness.
As you write and audibly repeat them, feel the emotional power of the affirmations in your body. Visualize yourself as having already created this result in your life. Feel the way you would feel if you already had this result in your life. Hear the things you will hear when this affirmation becomes an everyday reality. Breathe the way you would breathe if this affirmation were already true. Move your body as if this were already a conditioned belief.
Now let your positive thoughts of power and certainty guide your actions. Live consciously. Take complete control of your own mind rather than passively allowing the influences in the media control it for you.
Does this type of conditioning take time and effort? Absolute , on a daily basis. There is no something for nothing. This is where most people fail. They do not follow through with these steps every day for a long period of time. They get inspired for a few days after hearing a motivational speaker or after reading a book. Then, after the motivational high wears off, they fall back into their old habits. Or they get so busy that this is an easy item to ignore.
Event training through short seminars, is necessary and great. But Process Training, training that guides your every day habits, is the real key to sustained results. Process Training is achieved through sustained exposure to the learning material over a prolonged period of time. And it requires constant review and correction until the skill is installed as a subconscious habit (like how you learn to drive a car). Most people who think they can get all the information they need by attending a couple of seminars or listening to a best selling program one time will usually be disappointed. The information just goes by too fast to allow it to really soak in.
Why do you think we see the same commercials over and over again? Or hear the same slogan? It is because that advertisers know if they can get our attention for 30 seconds (or less), to watch the same commercial multiple times over a period of days, weeks, months, years, they know they can sell us billions of dollars of merchandise. Is it not time that you used the exact same technique to condition your mind on purpose? Take control of your mind and get anxiety help.
So, listening to motivational speakers on audio tape on a regular basis. Daily is one effective way to add process training to your life, however, many of the thoughts they communicate race by without having a chance to take root in either your conscious or subconscious mind. And there is often a lot of fluff just to get to the main points that will really change your life. It is much more difficult to take advantage of the power of repetition which is crucial to create long term results.
The Power of Power Affirmations
My Power Affirmations work whether I believe in them or not.
I create new Power Affirmations for myself everyday.
I repeat my Power Affirmations everyday with emotional intensity, certainty, and faith.
My Power Affirmations allow me to consistently tap into the unlimited power of my subconscious mind.
My Power Affirmations are now creating thought habits that will to guide me to my desired objectives easily and effortlessly.
The more I repeat my Power Affirmations with a feeling of certainty, the more accessible these power beliefs are to me when I need them.
I know that the repetition of affirmations is the easiest and primary method of voluntarily creating the emotion of faith. So I feed my subconscious mind thoughts of faith by repeating my power affirmations every day with emotion and physical energy.
My thoughts are creative. My Power Affirmations are now creating the reality I desire.
My Power Affirmations positively influence my subconscious mind while I sleep.
My imagination now creates whatever I believe and conceive.
I now have all the resources I need to achieve my goals easily and effortlessly.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
I set definite goals and create new Power Affirmations(TM) to achieve them quickly and easily.
Today I am using 100 percent of my minds capacity.
I now have easy access to the information in my subconscious.
All subconscious information is being revealed to me now.
What I imagine I can do I can do.
I receive wisdom and knowledge from God every moment of my life.
I am now making amazing progress towards all of my goals.
My subconscious mind is now revealing everything I need to know to create and fulfill my mission and purpose in life.
I am consciously aware of my beliefs. I only hold onto beliefs that support me.
I now see and feel my goals as already accomplished.
Using my Power Affirmations, I expand the powers of my subconscious mind everyday.
Whatever I conceive and believe I can achieve.
I create my own luck everyday.
I achieve my goals with joy and laughter.
I visualize what I want to be and act as if I am already what I visualize.
Through consistently repeating my Power Affirmations, I can now create any reality that I desire and get anxiety help.
My Power Affirmations are the expression of my beliefs and convictions. The stronger my convictions, the more powerful their effect on my subconscious mind to bring about the results I desire.
My Power Affirmations are now creating habitual thought patterns of success, positive thinking, and positive living.
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