Positive affirmations can be a very effective tool to change your thinking and your life.
But in order for them to change your thinking, you need to know exactly how to change your life using positive affirmations for success.
And contrary to what many new age proponents of positive affirmations try to tell you, you’re mind will resist and reject any positive affirmation that goes against a deeply ingrained core-beliefs about yourself.
So if you think you’re fat and ugly, “I am thin and beautiful” just won’t work.
Or, if you never seem to have enough money, the affirmation, “I am rich with an abundance of money” will definitely land on resistant deaf ears.
How to Use Positive Affirmations for Success
There are three ways that positive affirmations can have a very powerful effect, when used correctly, to change your thinking and change your life.
• They can keep you focused on your goals.
• They will help you to relax and let go of resistance.
• And affirmations can change thinking from negative to positive.
But, for positive affirmations to accomplish these benefits, they have to be stated so that your mind hears them as ringing true to the facts.
And besides believability, they must also be soothing and comforting.
For example, instead of causing mental resistance by trying to force yourself to believe the affirmation “I am thin and beautiful,” you could use the positive affirmation, “I am light and beautiful in spirit.”
This serves two purposes. One, it’s soothing. And two, by using a roundabout method you make “I am light and beautiful” believable.
And instead of trying to believe “I am rich with an abundance of money,” you can affirm “I always have more than enough.” Because the truth is, if you’re reading this, you’ve always gotten by well enough. And by affirming this true statement you’re also affirm abundance in your life.
Techniques for Using Positive Affirmations
The best way to use positive affirmations is to design each one to be short enough that you can run it through your thinking process while you’re breathing in or out or both, or so you can speak it on your out-breath.
As you breathe in and out, thinking your positive affirmation, you’ll also be doing a relaxing meditation technique of focusing on your breathing.
And once you’ve learned the affirmation and it becomes second nature, you can recite it to yourself while going for a walk, doing dishes, riding in the car, taking a shower or doing just about anything anywhere.
Only work on one to three affirmations at a time. And if an affirmation doesn’t make you feel more relaxed and positive, rewrite it to work.
Once you’ve mastered focusing on a positive affirmation, you can add a visualization of what you want to see happening in your future.
Learning how to use positive affirmations for success takes commitment, focus and practice. But they’re worth it. Because when used correctly, positive affirmations can change your thinking to change your life.
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