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Have you ever felt helpless, unhappy, or feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? There’s a powerful and simple tool you can use to reverse disempowering thoughts and emotions, and the powerful tool is reciting affirmations.
Saying affirmations consistently has helped me to boost my mental health and has helped increase my courage and confidence and I am certain they can help you too.
An affirmation is the action or process of affirming something and is from a word in Latin, Affirmaire, which means “to strengthen”.
Reciting positive affirmations would therefore strengthen and positively influence change in your life.
The efficacy of affirmations is backed by research, which suggests that neural pathways are increased when people practice affirmations.
Evidence also suggests that when we choose to practice positive affirmations, we’re better able to have more optimistic views on otherwise negative or threatening situations. This will help us to feel more cheerful and will improve our quality of life.
Choose Your Words Wisely
Words are very powerful. They are even more powerful when you say them about yourself. The words you use to describe what is happening to you and around you will either empower you or disempower you; keep you feeling happy or unhappy.
Repeating positive words release power into the universe so that you begin to make the Law of Attraction work for you. Reciting positive words and phrases work on your mind, and work in helping you to create the life you want.
This powerful phenomenon has the same effect whether the spoken words are positive, negative or idle, so we need to be careful about what we say.
Say positive affirmations every day to keep what you want in the forefront of your mind, and keep what you don’t want or what you fear away from you.
Affirmations should never be negative or include the things you don’t want in your life. For example, you should say “I am a money magnet” instead of “I don’t want to remain poor,” or “I am full of health and vitality” instead of “I will not be sick.”
Reframe Your Affirmations
Initially, you may feel awkward, reciting affirmations. You may even feel like you are lying to yourself or a fraud. You may feel uncomfortable saying things which just don’t currently exist in your life.
If this is the case, reframe your affirmations into something more believable to you. For example, instead of saying I am a wealth and money magnet, you could say “I am endeavouring to become successful,” or something similar.
This is important because you need to believe the affirmations are tangible and achievable for them to work.
Affirmations need to be said consistently, daily and even multiple times a day when you can, to change your state and attract your desires to you. Saying affirmations in this way can help you on your journey to self-mastery.
To receive optimum benefits from affirmations, they should be prefaced with two very powerful words; I AM. Whatever words follow the words “I am” follow you, and even more powerful than “I am” are the words you choose to say after them.
Do you recite affirmations? What benefits have you noticed in your life since you started reciting affirmations?
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Ps. Download your free affirmations worksheet to help you to easily write your own affirmations.