Affirmations: simple tools for everyone
Affirmations are simple positive statements that you read and repeat every day to create the state of mind you want. They have to be connected to a positive emotion that reminds of you a peaceful or confident state. This way affirmations can buffer stress, improve problem solving, dissolve conditioning, reprogram negative beliefs. Therefore, you can feel good about yourself and keep a positive attitude!
Does it really work?
Affirmations are a debated issue: they can fail if you affirm things you don’t connect to them. The key is to craft an affirmation that resonates with who you are, to make it true to you, and to link it to a positive emotion. This is why affirmations work: they reprogram the subconscious mind, which plays a major role in the actualization of our reality and manifestation of our desires. Research shows that self-affirming affirmations affect the Reticular Activating System, the part of our brain that tells us what to pay attention to and what not to, and help us to achieve our goals by noticing every effort we make.
How can I make an affirmation effective?
First, you have to know who you are: what principals do you live by? What are you non-negotiable? What do you want to experience? Second, determine what transformation you want to bring about yourself or what quality, value, you want to be present to and develop. You need to find a clear goal or intention. Third, have an emotional charge that can be linked to your statement. Then, write the statement in the first person and in the positive. For instance, instead of saying “I’m no longer fat” say “I’m healthy and fit”. Eventually, update them regularly to preserve emotional potency.
You can now use them 2-3 times per day. Using fun reminders like mirror, post it note, car dash or apps can be useful and make you smile all day long. Wearing clothes with empowering messages on them can also assist people in achieving their goals by affecting their inner and outer being thanks to positive affirmations. Here at Love You Revolution we are committed to helping you affirm your truth, feel confident and keep a positive attitude!