The Oxford dictionary defines affirmation as, “the action or process of affirming something or being affirmed (he nodded in affirmation), and or, emotional support or encouragement, for example, “I am filled with confidence, I know I can handle anything.”
In general, affirmations are used to reprogram the subconscious mind, to motivate one to believe such things in ourselves or in the universe and in our position therein.
They also allow us to create the reality we want — often to construct riches, love, elegance, and happiness. There is another meaning of affirmations of this sort, according to Walter E. Jacobson, MD, “because our subconscious mind is influential in upgrading our lives and voicing our wishes. The outcomes of events may have a huge effect on a subconscious basis.”
Affirmations are essentially declarations intended to make the person self-change. They will also help concentrate emphasis on the ambitions that can facilitate meaningful and sustained self-change all day, both in and of themselves.
You can use affirmations in any situation where you would like to see a positive change takes place in your life.
These might include times when you want to:
1. Raise your confidence before presentations or important meetings.
2. Control negative feelings such as frustration, anger, or impatience.
3. Improve your self-esteem.
4. Finish projects you have started.
5. Improve your productivity.
6. Overcome a bad habit.
Affirmations will be easier if you incorporate them with other constructive reinforcement and targeting strategies.
- Write down a variety of places or behaviours in which you would like to focus — Make sure it is consistent with your fundamental beliefs and the things that matter most to you, because you are truly inspired to do so.
- Make sure your statement is credible and feasible — Focus that on a practical factual test. Think of the income amount you are earning. Does this amount bring security in your life? If not. you could use affirmations to request an increase.
- Transform negative into nice — Note the recurring feelings or perceptions that annoy you if you deal with negative self-talk. Then pick an argument that is contradictory to this reasoning and feeling. Go through the disagreement and sort out where you
- personally could have communicated better. By acknowledging our own mistakes, this in turn, lets us try harder next time.
- Write in the present tense — Write and tell, as if something was already going on, your affirmation. This helps you to think that the declaration is correct in the present tense. For instance, if you feel anxious about talking in front of a group, write down how you would picture the speech going. Remind yourself that, “I am well prepared and well read. I am prepared to give a great lecture.”
- Say with feeling — Affirmations that bear emotional weight can be more successful. Remembering any expression, you want to echo is a sentence which is important to you. You might say for example,” ‘I am ready to face new challenges at work because I am qualified.”
- Practice affirmations with others – When the mind is calm and content, it shows on our faces. Merrillresearch.com reported that, “a sign of happiness is when the lips rise symmetrically. In an authentic smile the eyelids drop, and eyebrows lower. By giving someone a compliment, it naturally strokes our endorphins.
Remembering what is important
Life seems to run smoother when we feel comfortable and have a good attitude. “Law of attraction” proponents sometimes point to this as an improvement of our vibration to make us magnetically attracted to good things when our vibrations are positive — such as financial prosperity, intimacy, and renovated wellbeing.
As author Dale Carnegie once said, “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.’
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