Affirmations are a wonderful way to say something kind, powerful and true about ourselves. We experience life through how we think. We experience the majority of life through our repetitious thoughts. These thoughts are rarely challenged.
For example, if we think of ourselves as ugly, our experience of ourselves through the world is mostly that, Ugly. In order to change this we need to create some new habits of thought. Affirmations are a way to create this.
If you are new to affirmations, a simple affirmation may sound phony, and frankly like BS, bullshit. Most people stop saying their affirmations because it doesn’t feel true or they feel very uncomfortable saying it.
Here is a simple, super effective way, to believe your affirmation after you create it.
Create your affirmation using I AM statements. Powerful affirmations are created in the present tense. “I AM a rock star at creating affirmations!”
No worries if your affirmation feels untrue. In fact this is quite common and the reason for its creation.
You may create your affirmation to counter balance a negative belief you have about yourself. For example, “I am beautiful” to counter the “I am ugly” negative self talk that replays in your head.
Special Note about the affirmation process: This process works best when you say the words out loud.
Step 1: Create your I AM statement.
Step 2: State your affirmation with clarity, out loud. In order to believe it…State your affirmation. Then go ahead and state why it isn’t true. Out loud. The mind’s objections to the affirmation. Let it out. End it with simple Thank You.
“I am beautiful.”
“That’s just crazy. Did you see my outfit tonight? My hair is frizzy. And my skin…” Thank you.
Step 3: State you affirmation again. Simply, with respect.
Say again aloud the objections. State it simply and with dignity. End with Thank you.
“I am beautiful.”
“But my hair’s not brushed…there’s some weird dot over my eye…” Thank you.
Step 4: State your affirmation again. Simply with respect and dignity.
Say aloud the objections. Simply. End it with Thank you.
Step 5: Repeat this process several times.
After each time, notice the objections are less and less.
You will reach a point (usually around 7 or 8 times) when there are NO objections.
A simple quiet clarity.
“I AM beautiful.”
Step 6: State your affirmation again. Feel the truth of the words.
That is how you create an effective, believable affirmation.
Every time you state it afterwards, feel the truth of the statement.
You are that.