If you, like me, are a firm believer in the Law of Attraction, then you will understand the phrase, “You are what you think,” and you truly believe that life flows from your thoughts.
Some people find this easy, they seem to breeze through life living in the positive and attracting to them everything they want or need. While other people are in a daily battle, constantly trying to manage their thoughts and slipping in and out of negativity.
If you are one of the people continuously caught in a never-ending battle trying to push away negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones, you might find this blog useful. Whilst positive thinking is very important it is almost impossible to keep a constant check on the 60,000 thoughts running through our heads each day, so it is important to remember that we cannot purely rely on them. We must also speak our thoughts out through words and eventually change those words into our actions in order to truly manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words. Making a conscious decision to try to speak words that only bring good things to us.
Affirmations are a great way to do this. They help us to filter our thoughts and reorganise our brain so that we can truly begin to believe nothing is impossible. The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.”
Affirmations help us strengthen our core beliefs around whatever we would like to attract. If we say it out loud we start to believe what we are saying on a sub-conscious level. When we say our dreams and ambitions out loud we become empowered and start to truly believe them which brings them into reality. Affirmations are a proven method of self-improvement because of their ability to aid in re-wiring our brains. Much like exercise does, they increase the level of feel-good hormone and push our brains to form new connections and clusters of positive thoughts.
Affirmations are really important. If there is anything you are struggling with in your life, any area you would like to improve they are a great way to help you focus on what you want and stop concentrating on what you don’t.
We all have unconscious negative thoughts, it’s part of our fight or flight instinct. Instincts embedded so deep within the human sub-consciousness we aren’t even truly aware they are there. As part of our evolution we have lost the survival driver, but we are left with the constant niggling thoughts which lead to anxiety and stress. A great way to deal with this is to repeat daily affirmations. Through a sequence of thoughts-speech-actions, we can program our brains to drown out the negative thoughts and negative speech that eventually lead us into negative cycles.
There are plenty of places to find wonderful affirmations on the internet but if you would like to write your own try using these few steps.
- Start with the words "I am."These are the two most powerful words in the English language.
- Use the present tense.
- State it in the positive. Affirm what you want, not what you don’t want.
- Keep it short.
- Make it specific.
- Include an action word ending with –ing.
- Include at least one dynamic emotion or feeling word.
- Make affirmations x for yourself, not others.
Learning to master what we say is absolutely critical to crafting the life we want and these 8 affirmation creating techniques are a great way to start. We are moulding our universe with every word we say and thought we have. Little by little we become what we focus on, what we think about most. So, start to focus on the person you will become, not the person you are trying to leave behind. Make it your intention to wake up early, jump out of bed and start saying your affirmations. Just by doing this little thing you will see a dramatic improvement within a few weeks. Whatever affirmation you choose it is really important to craft your own conversations with the universe. Say it with conviction, say it with love and say it in your own unique way. For the universe is always listening.