Positive Affirmations - Powerhouse Tips
“The world as we created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein
You’ve probably heard that affirmations can help you be more motivated and successful in meeting your goals.
But did you know that there are some ways you can supercharge your affirmations to make them even more powerful, even transformative?
Say you want to get healthy and fit. If your affirmation is “I will get healthy and fit and eat real organic foods as well as go to the gym every day,” how does that make you feel? There’s a heaviness in the energy of that statement that’s not very motivating. Right?
It focuses on the negative aspects of your goal (the need to get healthy and fit and the obligation to eat real organic food and go to the gym) and pushes the goal out into an indefinite future.
You can use these five steps to turn your affirmations around and make them high energy and motivating.
1. Make your affirmations active
I have heard it said that these are two of the most powerful words of the English language. What you put after these two words shape your reality.
I was introduced to the concept of “I Am” by Wayne Dyer.
He said “The words “I AM”, which you consistently use to define who you are and what you are capable of, are the holy expressions for the name of God – the highest aspect of yourself. Break lifelong habits of unwittingly besmirching this holy name. So now your affirmation starts “I am [positive verb] …”
I am becoming healthy and fit by eating real organic food and going to the gym.
2. Include Positive Emotions
We call these positive emotions “Your Daily WINS”. Think of how you want to feel when you reach your daily WINS. Are you happy? Proud of yourself? Relaxed? Grateful? Make sure your positive emotions make you feel good when you say it out loud.
3. Keep it Short
Make your affirmations brief and memorable. Concise, focused statements are easier to remember.
4. Stay in the Present
Your affirmation should always be in the present tense. Make sure you use “I am” rather than “I will” statements.
5. Keep it Positive
Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want. Think of the positive result you want to achieve.
6. Switch up Your Affirmations
Have a look at your current affirmations and see if they are working as well as they could be. In the example above, you could refurbish it into something genuinely motivational.
Instead of “I will get healthy and fit and go to the gym every day,” let’s make it something that will make you feel good.
“I am feeling stronger and healthier by choosing a healthier lifestyle.”
“I am joyfully and easily helping my body to get stronger and healthier every day.”
Play around with the words until they feel right for you. Just keep your affirmation in the present, focused on what you want and what feels good.
Repeat your affirmations at least three times a day and look forward to manifesting the life you want.
Share how you use positive affirmations to help you achieve your health and fitness goals in the comments below.
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