Imagine someone you barely know walks to you and says: “You look fat.” What is your first reaction?
Angry? Furious? Confused?
Will you also be wondering : “Am I really fat?“
So now let’s imagine that someone approaches you in the same way.
But this time, instead of publicly insulting you, he says: “Wow, you are looking gorgeous today.”
How would you feel this time?
Probably happy and thrilled while hopping to find any mirror to confirm that he’s telling the truth.
So what if that stranger is you?
What you tell yourself have a great impact on you, especially repeatedly.
If you constantly pamper yourself with words of appreciation, they will consolidate your faith and turn your “wants” into reality. These are also called “affirmations“
How Do Affirmations Work?
When these empowering statements are repeated frequently, they get into your subconscious mind and shut the doubting voices up. You begin to see yourself manifesting your goals and actually living your dreams.
Confidence and faith generate greater motivation. And when those 3 combined, you have the results. That is what they call “visualize, and realize“.
If you already have your affirmations, great! You are off to a great start.
If not, we’ve got a set of 7-day affirmations cards for you. Feel free to download them, print them out and put them up anywhere you want.
6 Ways Of Using Affirmations To Get The Results You Desire
1. Calm your mind
When your mind is in a calm status, your subconscious mind is more likely to open up to new things.
So try to keep yourself relaxed. You can also try meditation which may increase your control over your mind and calm your nerves when needed.
2. Read your affirmations out loud
To begin, repeat at least 3 times a day (preferably while looking in the mirror).
3. Make it first thing in the morning and last thing at night
Make full use of the time after waking up and before going to bed.
During those times, your subconscious mind is more active. Repeat your affirmations a few times.
4. The "silent" way of practicing affirmations
If it’s not appropriate for you to say them out loud, repeat them to yourself mentally for the same 3 times a day.
Engage your “mind muscles” while repeating them in your head. It almost feels like you are shouting them out loud with all the muscles in your brain.
5. Put your affirmations everywhere you can see
Write them down on sticky notes and stick them to your mirror or print them out on cardstock and put them on your vision board.
The more you see them, the more your subconsciousness is going to absorb the power.
6. Keep an affirmation journal
Write down how you feel every day after using the affirmations.
Do you feel more powerful? Have you noticed a stronger confidence or motivation?
Try to discover all the tiny changes while still being honest with yourself. All the little daily progress may lead to an immense breakthrough.
➾ Tips: During your first few attempts at repeating affirmations, you may feel like lying to yourself. It may be difficult for you to believe what you are saying is actually going to come true.
The more you practice, the more convinced you will be. Consistency is key here. So don’t quit.
So this is it. I hope this post will help you to better utilize the power of affirmations.
Here’s a video from Actualized.org that we find really helpful for those who just start practicing affirmations: