What are affirmations? Simply put, an affirmation is a statement of positive intention. Affirmations are very powerful when spoken aloud. They enter our realm of consciousness and begin the process of shifting away from the negative and towards the positive. When repeated frequently, affirmations can flow into our subconscious mind and create an even more powerful effect.
Here are some commonly stated affirmations that you may have heard:
- Today is the first day of the rest of my life
- I deserve to be happy
- One day at a time
- Yes, I can!
Do you have a favorite affirmation? Do you want to create one?
Here’s a tip to create an affirmation that is personal and powerful. State the affirmation in the present tense, and use only positive words. Take a moment and write down the affirmation you wish to focus on. Then, think of it often, when at work and when at home. Trust the power of your mind. You will find that you will begin to feel more positive and more energized.
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