Something About Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations are a very useful way to train our minds to think positively and attract to our lives those conditions, people and circumstances that we desire.

There are two main reasons why it is important to use affirmations in a positive way:

  • When you create a negative statement (such as 'I don't want to be poor') you need to think of something you do not want ('to be poor') and then you have to "cancel" the thought ('don't').

    Not only that's much more work than simply creating a positive statement ('I want to be wealthy'), it also has an effect on how you feel.

    Compare how you feel when you think 'I do not want to be fat' (limiting, hopeless, helpless) as opposed to 'I want to be thin' (hopeful, alive, choice).

  • You attract equally what you want and what you do not want. Your nightmares can also become true, if you focus on them from a stance of 'I do not want that to happen'.

Besides, it takes you the same effort to think negatively or to think positively. Creating affirmations in the positive gives you a good start!

Shifting from the negative

You can use affirmations to help you deal with feelings of worry or anxiety. The steps are simple:

  1. Acknowledge the anxiety or worry you feel.

  2. Identify what is causing those feelings (for instance, a job interview).

  3. Stop the almost automatic stream of negative thoughts on the spot (the 'I will do terrible', 'I never know what to say' kind of thoughts).

  4. Replace them with a positive affirmation ('I will be calm and collected', 'I always find the right thing to say').

Good news is, with a little bit of practice positive thinking becomes almost as automatic as negative thinking once was, and it replaces it.

You can build a positive attitude and acquire a positive outlook on life when you shift to positive thinking consistently.

Positive affirmations

Find below a list of varied affirmations to get you started:

I can choose my thoughts at any time

I enjoy releasing my limiting beliefs

I feel full of energy to accomplish my dreams

I can meet successfully all the challenges I encounter

My body is perfect the way it is

I am always loved

I take care of my needs

I enjoy living my life

I create my own reality

I always have access to internal peace

I have all the resources I need at any given time

I am grateful for my good health

I am supported by loving people

I radiate compassion

I treat myself with respect

I am open to abundance

I am grateful for the blessings I receive daily

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."

Zig Ziglar

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