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What Are Affirmations & How To Use Them

Updated: Sep 10, 2020

What Are Affirmations & How Do We Use Them?

Did you know that your mind affects your actions far more than any other physical part of your body? It has the power help you realise your dreams if you just let yourself do it. Often, you can feel like there is an overwhelming negative force trying to prevent you from achieving your goals.

And let’s face it, no one wants negativity dominating their life. So the key to combating negativity is using meaningful affirmations.

Affirmations: What are they?

You might have heard of affirmations and that they can be really powerful, but do you know why?

An affirmation is a short, powerful statement. They allow you to consciously be in control of your thoughts. An affirmation is carefully constructed to have the most impact. When you say them or think them, they become the thoughts that shape your reality.

Research has proven that around 80% of the 50,000 subconscious thoughts you have in a day are negative ones. That is a lot of negativity! Affirmations make you consciously aware of your thoughts. So when you consciously think positive thoughts, it is easier to control the negative ones that are always threatening to take over.

To affirm is to say something positively. So an affirmation is firmly declaring a positive thought and assertively stating it as a truth.

By making these positive declarations part of your daily life, you are helping your mind to prioritise positivity over negativity.

How to write affirmations that actually work

Writing affirmations that do what they are meant to is an art form. There are several steps you should take to craft a meaningful affirmations. They are…

STEP 1: "I AM…"