I use affirmations myself and find them incredibly powerful.
Knowing that each time I repeat them I am making new neural pathway connections is pretty cool. Nice article here from Danea Horn – Affirmations – The Science Behind Why They Work.
So whether it wanting to be more motivated to keep running, stay calm under pressure or to say ‘no’ to that chocolate, affirmations are the way to go.
I encourage all my clients, no matter what issues we are working on, to develop their own affirmations. When they have a small s
election they are happy with I will record them subliminally to their music/sound of choice.
Affirmations are easy to create, so grab a pen and paper and find yourself a
quiet place where you can be alone.
- Choose or listen out for that strong negative thought. For example, I am fat and lazy. That’s your
Chatterbox reading out some of your deep-rooted beliefs.
- Taking that thought start turning it around into what you would rather have, write down some words to reflect what you want. For example, energy, motivation, excitement, pride, health, confidence
- Your affirmations must be stated in the present tense rather than the future. So ‘I am’ rather that ‘I will’.
- They have to be personal, it’s all about you, so start your affirmation with ‘I’ or ‘My’. For example, ‘My body is strong and powerful’, I am bursting with energy.
- Your affirmations must be positive. Rather than stating what you won’t do, won’t have, can’t do, am not. Instead of ‘I am not going to eat chocolate any more’, use ‘I love my body and enjoy eating healthy and nutritious food’.
- Don’t use ‘I want’ or ‘I need’, use ‘I am grateful’. For example, ‘I am grateful for the energy and motivation I have’, instead of ‘I want to be more energised’.
- Be as emotional as you can! ‘I am EXCITED and MOTIVATED’, ‘I LOVE exercising’.
- If you find you affirmation slightly uncomfortable – fantastic! You’re expanding your comfort zone. If you find them painful and totally unbelievable you’ve gone a little too far so take a step back. For example, if ‘I am AMAZING’ feels too far then go for something like ‘My confidence is growing day by day’.
- Select 3 – 4 of your affirmations and write them down, say them out loud or to yourself at least 10 times on a daily basis.
- Remember to review your affirmations over time and tweak them.
If you would like to have a personal recording of your affirmations, please get in touch. For only £5 I will create you your very own mp3 recording.
Or sign up and receive some free recordings to download.