How to Make Affirmations Work for You
You may have heard before that the words, music, or any external noise you consume has the ability to influence your internal self and the reality you experience. We are taught to be mindful of what we surround ourselves with because they became who we are. There is such a hyperfocus on the external influences, that we often are quick to dismiss the influence of our own thoughts and words. This is where affirmations come into play. If you’re still hesitant about citing affirmations to yourself, you’re most certainly not alone. Many are quick to dismiss the power of affirmations because we are taught to be mindful of our surroundings, and we forget the power we have on our own selves.
Implementing this quick habit into your daily life can guide you in leading a more positive, uplifting life. It sounds fantastical at first, but here me out—if what you hear influences who you are, then who’s to say your own words can’t be an influence? You probably have so many thoughts, ideas, judgements, etc. running through your mind at any given moment, why not give yourself a break to hear words from your own self affirming your power? Given, affirmations cannot change things overnight but, like anything else, with time the words you affirm will become a part of you, and you will reap the benefits of these changes. The question now is what affirmations will work best for you? Well here is where you can start:
- Examine areas of opportunities in your life you could enhance and have a more positive outlook on.
Take some time to evaluate your life, and identify where you are most fulfilled and other areas that could use enhancement. This could be in your career, friendships, relationships, self-esteem, healthy living, future-planning, etc.
- Take note of what your relationship with that area of your life looks like.
Take some time to be honest with yourself, and don’t be scared of these realizations. What’s amazing is finding the awareness of what needs to be changed means you’re already on the path of growth and light. You’re on the horizon of some amazing changes, so don’t allow yourself to feel intimidated with what you’re experiencing.
- Create concise, positive affirmations about these areas of growth
Some examples of affirmations I use daily are:
• I am deserving of all that I desire
• I am exactly where I’m meant to be
• I am capable and talented
• I gratefully accept all guidance through my journey
• My body is strong and healthy
So now that you’ve received the Positive Presence Guide on affirmations, I challenge you to incorporate them into your daily life for the next 21 days. You can either start or end your day with them, but make sure to say them out loud and in front of a mirror if you’re ready for that. Remember you are deserving of all that you desire in this world, and YOU have the power to make it happen.