Mainly Affirmations should feel good to say
Let’s look at how to use affirmations effectively. When you’re trying to improve your life affirmations can help you change your thoughts. But if an affirmation is a big leap from what you’re currently thinking then all it will do is cause more stress.
If you’re feeling low, unhappy with life than an affirmation such as – I am happy, wealthy and wise, will spark off the instant thought of No I’m not.
Instead start with something you know to be true. This will move you forward from the past struggles and anchor you to now. Use simple clear statements like I am honest. This creates better thoughts. Then keep reaching for the next better thought.
Break affirmations down into a series which will
- anchor you to now
- create positive change
- feel achievable in saying
so that when you do get to that big one it hasn’t been that giant leap.
How to Use Affirmations Effectively
Use the affirmation to retrain your focus. Spend a few minutes with the affirmation at the start of your day to lock it in.
- say it
- think it
- feel it
- meditate on it
Then say the affirmation often throughout the day. If you find your thoughts drifting to negative things re-focus by saying the affirmation.
Next morning say your affirmation. How does it make you feel? Do you feel the need to continue with it? Are you ready for another one?
Make affirmations a part of your start to the day. Feel the real change happen. Listen to your moods and emotions and allow them to guide you to the right affirmation for the day.