Positive affirmations have been used for many years as a great tool to rewire our subconscious mind from a state of negative thinking to positive. Developing a positive mindset is one of the most powerful strategies to turn your 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.
Positive affirmations are essentially positive thoughts or statements about some outcome that you wish to see manifest in your life. The correct use of positive affirmations can help you to create a life that you desire. The daily repetition of these affirmations have the power to impress the subconscious mind and trigger it into positive action, thereby transforming your habits, behaviour, mental attitudes and reactions.
The very first thing you need to look at before creating your own personalised affirmations is to visualise your goal. Be specific and be sure to put in all the details – the outcome, the behaviours, attitudes and traits you would like to see yourself develop in order to get there. Visualisation is key – if you want a new car, put a picture of the car you want in a place you’ll see frequently during the day.
Make sure to only use positive words and phrases when creating your personal affirmations , for example if trying to lose weight, don’t use the phrases “I need to lose weight” or “I look fat”; instead say “I am slim”. Also, use the present tense because by doing so, you say things as if they are already true, and not as if you would like them to be true.
The sceptic in you could ask: can affirmations really make a difference in my life? Listen to what your inner voice is telling yourself day after day. Is it the voice of Mr. Negative or Mr. Positive? Few people are as optimistic or positive as they should be. If Mr. Negative is more dominant than Mr. Positive, positive affirmations could be the way to re-program your thinking and vanquish the negative patterns that have been holding you back from the success you hope to achieve.
Below are five simple ways to help you create your very own positive affirmations, to create the life you desire:
1.Visualise your intentions:
List down all that you are trying to create in your life – the outcome, the behaviours, attitudes, and traits you would like to see yourself develop to get there.
2. Create your statements:
Once you can visualise what you are aiming for, try to put that idea into simple statements that reflect the reality that you want to create. Use the present tense to create statements such that they seem already true, and not as if you would like them to be true.
3. Always use the positive:
When creating positive affirmations, make sure that they state things you would want to see and experience. Affirmations are powerful so ensure you are creating the results that you would like to see. 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 you’ve created your own personal positive affirmations, find ways to introduce them into your daily life.
4. Repetition. Repetition. Repetition.
Set aside a special quiet time of the day to repeat your affirmations to yourself. Do this with clear intent, faith, and belief.
5. Write them down.
A good way to remind you of your personal affirmations is to write them on post-its that you place around the house in places where you’re likely to see them (fridge, bathroom mirror, etc.) Surround yourself with your affirmations and repeat them daily.
There you have it five simple steps to help you start creating positive affirmations for the life you desire. Happy manifesting!