Affirmations are a great way to keep yourself in truth of who you really are. The first time I heard about affirmations was through Louise Hay’s amazing book, “You Can Heal Your Life”. In fact, that’s the book that introduce me and got me hooked to the whole “thought become things” philosophy.
While some peeps like to use affirmations as the only tool and find it very effective by itself. Personally, I like to use in conjunction with other techniques. And the BIG advantage of affirmations is that you can do them anytime, anywhere no matter what you are doing.
Unlike visualization, meditation, journaling etc. which require you to set some time aside, you can do affirmations all day long if you please. Personally, I use them while entangled in mundane matters such as washing dishes, laundry etc.
Speak The Affirmation That Speaks To You!
The key to defining the right affirmation is making sure that it resonates with you. Remember, the whole idea is to reach your subconscious mind and infuse it with these positive thoughts and feelings. The subconscious responds really well to feelings and so it is important for the affirmation to be accompanied by a positive feeling.
So, for example, if you are looking for more abundance in your life and the affirmation “I AM abundance” does not have a positive charge to it and does nothing for you, it will be better to pick a different affirmation, one that does speak to you.
If no one is around, you can even do them out loud. The spoken word carries its own energy that will help conjure the right kind of feelings.
Having Trouble Finding The Right Words?
If you are finding it hard to construct an affirmation that gets you all pumped out, try out this technique that I picked up from Matt Kahn: think of the one thing you would want to hear from an important person in your life and then say that to yourself. If it’s something that you truly want to hear, it will automatically have a positive charge to it. Right?
How To Remember To Do Affirmations..
Of course, in the beginning the biggest challenge is to cut through all the mind chatter and actually remember to do the affirmations. That will work out with time, persistence and patience.
But in the meantime a good way to get those affirmations to play in your head is to sing them out. Sounds silly I know! You don’t have to belt out a symphony, even if you say them out loud in a sing-song tone, that’ll work! You know how sometimes a tune will get stuck in your head and play over and over again. That’s what we are trying to do here. Give it a try. Set aside a few minutes everyday to sing out your affirmation!
You could also place reminders or notes to yourself and stick them up on your fridge, your desk, laptop, on the bookshelf, carry them around with you in your bag.
These are the tricks that I use anway. I would love to hear your experience with affirmations and if you have any tricks in your bag to make them more effective!