If there is one thing I believe in the power of, it is speaking daily affirmations over myself. I truly believe that daily affirmations have the power to change your life. This is why I try to make a conscious effort to take 5-10 minutes per day to speak these over myself. They turn your “I cant’s” into “I can’s” and your negatives into positives.
If you’re not familiar with what affirmations are, let me first start by explaining that affirmations are verbal positive statements that can assist you to overcoming negative beliefs and thoughts that you have about yourself and the life you are living. When you repeat them over yourself often enough and believe in them, you will soon begin to see a positive shift take place within your thought patterns and your life as a whole. Affirmations are one of the techniques that I used as a tool to attract my now current partner, which I go into more detail in, in my book “How To Attract a Relationship Using The Law of Attraction.”
For me personally, I like to speak my affirmations first thing in the morning. This is done either while I am doing my makeup, having a shower, drinking my morning green smoothie, you name it! The one thing I always ensure that I do while I speak them is take a few seconds to ponder on what I have just spoken out, so that I really feel it, rather than just speaking things out as if I were on autopilot. In my opinion, daily affirmations are exercise for your mind. The more consistent you are with them, the more likely you are going to see and experience the benefits within your day to day life.
Every so often we can find ourselves stuck in a rut about something. Whether it be how we feel about ourselves, others, our emotions, work, goals, or life in general. We are all human and this happens to everyone from time to time. The most important thing though, is knowing how to get yourself unstuck when we are faced with these challenges. I have found myself stuck in many ruts over the years. Especially in my late teens – early twenties and then one day I stumbled across a video on Youtube which spoke about daily affirmations.
This was the first time I had ever heard of affirmations and I became intrigued, so I watched more and more videos until I came to the point where I wanted to try it for myself. I must admit that initially I felt a bit silly standing there by myself saying things like “I am happy” and “I have a great life” but I soon realised that the silliness I felt was the discomfort of detoxing negative beliefs I had been carrying around with me for a number of years. They became my identity and I needed to shed that in order to become a better version of myself. Once I came to this realisation, before I knew it, I no longer felt as though speaking affirmations was an uncomfortable thing, and I craved the times I could use them, because I had come to a place where I was beginning to reap the benefits.
The beauty in affirmations is when I first started speaking daily affirmations over myself I was only using them to gain control over my emotions and happiness, but as time went on, I came to realise I could use affirmations for any area of my life. Whether it be wanting to exercise more, sleep better, be more grateful, gain employment, or achieve a goal. There are no limits when it comes to daily affirmations!
How do you speak affirmations over yourself?
To begin with, lets say you are without a job and you want to gain employment. An example of what you could affirm is as simple as “I am employed”. I personally, however like to feel and sound a bit more cheerful and thankful, so you could also say “I am employed in a job that I love”, or say you are going through a time in your life where you feel a bit negative and unhappy. You could say “I am a happy and positive person”. Whatever comes natural to you personally, however try and make it cheerful!
Now let me clear up how to speak the affirmations out. The trick you see, is declaring the affirmations as if they have already come to pass and into fruition. So lets say that you are currently unemployed and that you are seeking employment or feeling unhappy and seeking happiness. Examples of what not to say if you are unemployed, or feeling negative and unhappy is “I am going to be employed” and “I am going to feel happy and positive”. Speaking affirmations over yourself in this way only sends the message that you do not have what you want and that what you want is still in the future.
What will happen by affirming this way, is that your circumstances will stay the same unless you start acting as if you already have what you want. This can be hard at first but like a muscle, the more your work at it the stronger it will become, so instead you could say “I am thankful that I am currently employed in a job that I love” and “I am a happy person and the thoughts that I think only uplift me.”
Remember, speaking affirmations doesn’t have to be something you view as a difficult task. It is simply intentional positive self talk. I encourage you to remain consistent with this practice and you will soon discover for yourself the power that lays within your own words and how you can truly make drastic positive changes in your life with this one simple technique.