Developing a positive mindset is one of the most powerful strategies to turn your life around. Positive affirmations can help develop a powerful and positive attitude to life, which are essential elements in living a successful and healthy life.
Positive affirmations are essentially positive thoughts or statements about some outcome that you wish to see manifest in your life. The daily repetition of these affirmations have the power to impress the subconscious mind and trigger it into positive action, thereby transforming your habits, behaviour, mental attitudes and reactions.
The very first thing you need to look at before creating your own personalised affirmations is to visualise your goal. Be specific and be sure to put in all the details - the outcome, the behaviours, attitudes and traits you would like to see yourself develop in order to get there. Visualisation is key – if you want a new car, put a picture of the car you want in a place you’ll see frequently during the day.
Make sure to only use positive words and phrases when creating your personal affirmations , for example if trying to lose weight, don’t use the phrases “I need to lose weight” or “I look fat”; instead say “I am slim”. Also, use the present tense because by doing so, you say things as if they are already true, and not as if you would like them to be true.
The sceptic in you could ask: can affirmations really make a difference in my life? Listen to what your inner voice is telling yourself day after day. Is it the voice of Mr. Negative or Mr. Positive? Few people are as optimistic or positive as they should be. If Mr. Negative is more dominant than Mr. Positive, positive affirmations could be the way to reprogram your thinking and vanquish the negative patterns that have been holding you back from the success you hope to achieve.