I say affirmations, but things don’t really change. What’s up with that?
Recently, I had a conversation with someone who was sooooo frustrated that things were not going better for her. She poignantly shared how she used her affirmations but it just didn’t seem to be working. She was still struggling and just really aggravated because she thought she was doing what she was supposed to be doing in terms of thinking positively.
So often people will say affirmations with their fingers crossed hoping that things will work out. Yet, deep down they are bracing themselves for the worse case scenario. It is not an effective way to use affirmations.
The mistake people make is thinking that repeating them is enough. It is not!
The energy in which you you say them makes all of the difference.
So, here are three tips to help you effectively apply the powerful tool of affirmations to create a life you would love!
First, you want a strong affirmation that really moves you when you say it. You won’t believe it right away. That is the purpose of repeating it. There will be that moment of recognition of it being true. Pay attention to that spark of recognition as that is evidence that there is something in you that believes it. As you bring your focus there, you will enhance and grow your belief in what you are saying.
Second, in addition to verbalizing it, you want to really take it in and feel it. You want to literally breath the statement into your being and cultivate the feeling that this statement brings as you know it to be your Truth. Go back to that spark in step one. Now, you want to bring laser focus to that spark, feed it with your attention and breath so you will grow it. As you do, you consciously generate a deep sense of well being and gratitude as you are making the statement.
Third, act on your affirmation by asking, “If I really believed this, what bold action would I take today?” Affirmations are meant to activate you. So, in this state of feeling stronger, tap into this amazing Power that created you and hear the inspiration that is always guiding you. As you build your believing you want to make sure you are moving your feet as well.
It is the affirmation trifecta-words, feeling, action! This builds believing and momentum.
Play with it and let me know how it goes.
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Here’s to your dream,
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