Today, many people have a deep interest in learning about affirmations. Working with affirmations can be useful to help you to begin to change and eliminate the limiting beliefs. However, when working with affirmations it may be best to create your own.
You should approach the writing of an affirmation from a reinforcing and positive perspective. Always, keep a positive spin on the focus of your affirmation. Negative statements tend to keep our minds focused on what you have now, rather than helping you to see and feel your potential. For a glimpse of this you can examine your internal, negative self-talk. A positive a healthy statement will be one that helps you to feel as if you already have achieved your statement and lessen the power of your critical self-talk.
For instance, you may want to affirm “I am healthy, strong and vital”, rather than affirming “I will be healthy one day.” The first statement is positive, uplifting and can help you to step into the feeling of being vibrant and well. The second statement pushes off these feelings.
Being persistent with your affirmations will help you to achieve a desirable outcome much sooner than if you only practiced periodically. However, you should know that an affirmation is not a cure all. For example, say you may have an affirmation to feel better about your weight, but you may have to take additional steps, such as exercise and a diet change.
Ultimately, the affirmation really becomes part of a larger, life changing process. Your affirmation can enhance how you feel about what you are doing, so that you can continue to deepen, make changes, and do the necessary work.
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