The foundation of self-improvement begins with affirmations. Upbeat and encouraging phrases encourage the positive thoughts, feelings and actions that you need to bring your goals to fruition.
You can reprogram yourself for victory with the correct use affirmations, or you can program yourself for defeat by using the wrong or incorrect affirmations.
How you phrase your affirmation is a big part of how your mind receives it. You should always phrase it in a positive, here and now way and with conviction. For example, “I am fit and healthy” is much better to say than “I don’t want to be fat”.
You should speak your positive affirmation out loud and not just think it and you should repeat it numerous times through out the day. With your continual use of positive affirmations you will notice how your goals will slowly start becoming reality.
When you are repeating “I am fit and healthy”, doubt is normal …especially when you are looking in the mirror and see someone that is overweight and not in shape while repeating your affirmation. Do not let your doubts get to you and do not beat yourself up over them, they are normal …instead, just repeat your affirmation again with even more conviction.
People often quit using their positive affirmations before they have even started because they feel that it is stupid and harebrained. Remember, even when you exercise every day you don’t see an immediate difference, it takes time and work. Your affirmations take time to work and you need to keep a positive attitude, no matter what you see in the mirror so to speak.
How you feel is an important part of saying your affirmations; so you need to remove the doubt and make you affirmation mean something to you. You can produce quicker results and have continually positive feelings about your affirmations by adding one little word.
A very powerful word to use in your affirmations. Instead of saying “I am fit and healthy”, you would state, “I am becoming a fit and healthy person”… Instead of “I am a millionaire”, say “I am becoming a millionaire”.
By adding the word “becoming”, it allows you to stay positively focused on your affirmations. You can also use “I am in the process of…” For example, “I am in the process of running a successful business”
The more positive emotions you add to your affirmations, the sooner they will come into existence. Using these or similar modifiers can help you mentally believe the affirmations as true, and that will increase your positive emotions.