I had never practiced the use of affirmations until I read the book ‘You can heal your life’ by Louise L. Hay (read more about the book here).
When I read about how affirmations could help with making people’s lives better, I thought it was an interesting way to change ones mindset, and outlook on life. The idea of being able to control what you let go of and what comes into your life, felt very empowering for me to read about.
Affirmations have really helped me with achieving goals in my life and attracting what I want. I like to write one affirmation a day, reading it before I go to bed, and placing it under my pillow. Then the first thing in the morning that I do is read the same affirmation to start my day in a positive light.
Doing this everyday helps put a positive thought into my head, which it causes me to believe it to be true. As I believe it is true to begin with, it then becomes true. It’s basically as Napoleon Hill (an American author) said “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve” – this really is true. For example: if you feel and believe that you are too lazy or cannot exercise, you will believe that, because you are putting those thoughts in your head, and repeating them – making the negative thoughts stronger.
Whereas if you put positive thoughts in your head such as “I love how I feel after doing exercise, it makes me feel fit and happy” or “Doing exercises will make me not just look better, but also feel better. I want to live a long healthy life”, these thoughts will naturally make you want to exercise as they are positive thoughts that will allow you to have positive results.
The point of using affirmations each day is to help you to achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself. Isn’t that what you want? To be the best version of yourself? To excel at all that you want to achieve? The only one who can stop you from achieving your dreams is you! – which is a good thing as you are in control of your life and are responsible for it.
Now affirmations may not work for you. Everyone is different, so what works for one person may not work for another, but it does not hurt to try something new. So try this: before you go to sleep: write an affirmation on a piece of paper (it must say ‘I’ not ‘you’ – for example if you want to be more confident write on the piece of paper ‘I am confident’ or ‘I am a great speaker’ – whatever it is that you want to gain confidence in), read out loud the affirmation 5 times, put it under your pillow, repeat the affirmation in your head 5 times before you sleep, and then when you wake up – read it 5 times.
Another way of using affirmations that may work for you is to write them out, then stick them on your mirror or walls. That way you will naturally read them without you realising.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Thank you so much for reading. Let me know if you try or already use affirmations. Have a great day!
Capili Jiron x x