You are what you think. The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, meaning ”to make steady, strenghten.”
Affirmation is a declaration that something is true. To work with affirmations is to reprogram your thoughts, how you feel and act in a certain situation. It is almost like visualizing; the difference is that you formulate a sentence instead of visualizing a picture.
”The thing that happens when you repeat a positive affirmation
is that it appears in your subconscious and automatizes
– it becomes the truth.”
An affirmation should be pronounced as happening in the present, here and now. For example; ”I’m well.” ”I’m strong.” ”I’m successful in everything I do.” You are reprogramming mentally. An affirmation should never contain words such as not, never, should or must. The feelings the affirmations evoke should be positive and thereby they should make you feel strong and happy.
You create your own unique affirmations based on personal wishes and needs. Write them down and say them out loud (or quiet) every day. Preferably a few times a day. The thing that happens when you repeat a positive affirmation is that it appears in your subconscious and automatizes – it becomes the truth.
I have decided to incorporate affirmations in my everyday life. It wont be easy; to sit down and write down wishes and dreams, to actually put them on paper. I’m used to having them in my head, taking up a great deal of space. But as soon as they land on a piece of paper they become real, and that scares the hell out of me. At the same time it is encouraging and helps keeping me on a positive track.
It is said that affirmations do indeed strenghten us by helping us believe in the potential of an action we desire to manifest. For more info click on the link www.huffingtonpost.com
Let’s see how this little tryout will turn out. If I learn to stick to my new routine… To be honest it will be rather challening, but also very encouraging. For sure my affirmations will make my dreams and wishes more clearer. Furthermore, they will help me focus on what I want to achieve. Because I can.