What are affirmations? The use of positive quotes.
What are affirmations?
Everything about your personal motivational speech
They are hot: inspiring and positive quotes. You will find them on Instagram, on clothing and also on the MindPiece jewelry . But often you pay attention to these powerful sentences and forget them again. Sin! You can use these positive quotes as affirmation. The most powerful motivational speech for yourself and towards yourself. Now you are curious how?
An affirmation is a positive powerful phrase that helps to positively influence your thoughts. Often it is short clear sentences to say to yourself for motivation and to strengthen the belief in yourself.
An affirmation is a form of positive self-suggestion . With self-suggestion you can train mental strength just like you can train your body by exercising. You train your mind for more self-confidence and a better self-image. You direct your thoughts to think positively about the performance you want to deliver. After all, it should not be just dreams!
- I can not do it
- I'm not good enough
- I am not strong enough
- I can do it
- I'm good enough
- I am strong
In the present tense, formulate affirmations along the lines of: 'I am enough', 'I am worth it' and 'I can do it'. And of course the sentences can be longer than 3 words. As you can see, positive affirmations are nothing but positive quotes that apply to yourself.
When you regularly repeat a powerful affirmation, your brain starts to believe that it really is. It is important that you focus all your attention on it and you will feel it. Feel that you will achieve success and believe that you achieve the desired result. Get convinced! Feel the emotion!
You naturally adapt your behavior to what you believe in. Your beliefs have a strong influence on your daily life. By believing in your own abilities and the result you wish to achieve, you manifest what you say to yourself.
Programming your mind
Imagine that your mind is a computer. Your mind is unconsciously programmed from childhood. The programs that are on your 'computer' are put on by your parents, caregivers, teachers, friends and other people who have had or still have a lot of influence on you.
Much of what has been programmed is going well. It will even help you. Unfortunately, there are also programs installed that limit you . This may be because your teacher said in your childhood that you are not good at something. Your parents may have said that you are in poor health. We take this kind of statement for granted, and we repeat these thoughts until we believe in this negative belief . While it is not true or needs to be true at all! Therefore, you have to break free from the negative thought pattern.
The system installed on your 'computer' is called the subconscious mind . You cannot control your subconscious mind, but you can influence it. It is important to know that your subconscious mind does not distinguish between reality and imagination. From your subconscious mind, your conditioning (belief and beliefs) and thus your behavior is formed.
Fortunately, you can also positively influence your subconscious mind. Affirmations are a nice tool. With visualization, affirmations and self-suggestion, it is possible to plant every thought and dream in your subconscious mind. It allows you to achieve success and build more self-esteem and confidence.
"Faith and conviction are a mindset that you can develop through autosuggestion: giving repetitive instructions to your subconscious mind"
Repetition contains the power
It is important to repeat positive affirmations several times a day to positively influence your thoughts. Through the repetition you directly influence your subconscious mind. You simply confirm what is true for you and at the same time add information to the memory cells of your mind. As Michael Pilarczyk says, "Faith and conviction are a mindset you can develop through autosuggestion: giving repetitive instructions to your subconscious mind."
Affirmations can be about anything: career, health, confidence, relationships. More examples:
- I am fit and healthy.
- I am in control.
- I believe in myself.
- I trust that I am good at this.
- I am valuable.
- I am successful.
3 valuable tips
Do NOT use the word. For example: I am not sad. When you say this your body hears: I am sad. It would be a shame if you did the opposite with your good intentions. So take this into account!
Feel the positive emotion. It is important to get a good feeling about an affirmation. Choose or formulate the correct affirmation. Feel the positive emotion in the affirmation. It may be that you immediately feel good about an affirmation, but it can also be that an affirmation feels crazy. This means that you need extra time to get used to the content.
Write down, pronounce and repeat. Write down affirmations and speak them out loud. And in addition, it is better to repeat them when your mind is calm. Repeat your affirmations as often as you like, but at least 10 minutes every day.
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