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What are positive affirmations?
Positive affirmations are phrases we say to ourselves either out loud or in our minds that greatly affect our subconscious mind.
Affirmations can be negative or positive and shape how we feel and what we believe about ourselves. They can either lift us up or make us feel pretty awful depending on the type of phrases we’re repeating in our minds.
When we say or think about affirmations it brings vivid mental images to our subconscious mind which influence our feelings, thoughts, behavior and how we perceive situations we encounter.
Some people don’t believe in positive affirmations and think they don’t work. The truth is, if you know how to use them effectively they can help you manifest awesome things! It does take some trial and error in figuring out what works for you. If you’d like to learn about an amazingly effective process for using positive affirmations I learned from my mentor, Andy Dooley, then go here. You might even want to read that post first before reading on.
What Goes on in Our Minds Everyday
It is estimated that we have somewhere between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts per day. Of all those thoughts, 98% are the exact same thoughts we had the day before.
Pretty interesting, right?
And 80% of our daily thoughts are negative.
So considering those numbers, we are pretty much plagued by negative thoughts most of the time. Our brains are hardwired to focus more on negative things than positive. Our subconscious minds also accept the repeated affirmations as the truth.
Being more aware of negative thoughts and situations served us well thousands of years ago when there were physical threats regularly in everyday life. Unfortunately, even though we don’t have those same threats today, we still have the negative minds of our early ancestors.
Our thoughts put out vibrational frequencies to the Universe and events and situations corresponding to our thoughts are attracted back into our lives.
We get more of the same.
Our thoughts really do become things.
There’s Good News Though…
We can use positive affirmations and change the way we think by putting the right vibrational frequencies out into the Universe. This is how to attract the great things we’ve always wanted in life but just didn’t think we could have.
I’m living proof of this. I used to be a very negative person and because of it, I had a lot of unfortunate circumstances happen in the past.
So Does It Really Work? Yep, Here’s My Experience…
One day I just figured out that I can actually choose to think and feel what I want. The only one who is in control of my life and how things play out is me.
Soon after I started repeating positive affirmations to myself every day my life started to shift pretty fast. I have been absolutely amazed at times by the power of positive affirmations. I now have figured out how to manifest awesome things in my life. I’ve done it over and over again. My whole life changed for the better.
You might be thinking this all sounds fine and good, but it won’t work for you.
I get that, I totally do.
The first few times I repeated affirmations to myself I thought it was totally corny and I knew I didn’t believe what I was saying at all.
Our brains don’t like to hold two conflicting beliefs at the same time, therefore, most people’s minds initially reject positive affirmations at first.
For example, one of the affirmations I started with was, “Money flows to me easily, freely and from everywhere.”
This was laughable at the time. I remember thinking, “Yeah, right. You have no money, nor will you…you’ve known that for years!”
Even though I thought it was hokey I stuck with it because I knew so many really successful people swear by positive affirmations. Within a few weeks of doing it daily, I could actually FEEL what it was like for the positive affirmations to be true. This is why if you start, you’ve gotta stick with it! Consistency is key!
The Importance of Using the Right Positive Affirmation Phrasing
So let’s get to the affirmations, already, right? Oh, but there’s one more thing I want to tell you, your positive affirmations need to be phrased a certain way. Take a look at the examples below:
Don’t do this: I want to eliminate debt.
This is bad because the Universe makes no distinction between positive or negative words like “debt.” The Universe hears “debt” and then delivers more of the same.
Also, don’t phrase the affirmations as something you want. Phrase them as something you already have and enjoy.
Do this instead: I have complete financial freedom.
See the difference?
Okay, so here are 45 positive affirmations to help you retrain your subconscious mind so you can start to raise your vibrational frequency:
Health and Fitness
I am fit. I am healthy. I am strong.
I am healthy in mind, body and spirit.
Day after day I am getting healthier and healthier.
I am making the choice to make my health a priority.
Today and every day I am grateful for my good health.
I am a magnet for money.
I am open and receptive to more money and wealth.
I have an abundance mindset, therefore an abundant life.
Prosperity is drawn to me.
Money comes to me often and from unexpected sources.
Being successful is my natural state of being.
I achieve my goals one after the other.
New doors are always opening for me.
I am inspired, enthusiastic and successful.
I attract success in whatever I do.
Every day, in every way, I am getting happier and happier.
I spread happiness to others and receive happiness back.
Happiness is easy for me; it’s my second nature.
I am kind. I am loving. I am happy.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
I love and accept myself unconditionally.
I deserve all that is good in life.
I am full of gratitude for who I am.
I am enough.
I am calm and at peace with myself.
I am full of gratitude for my wonderful relationships.
I give and receive love freely and joyfully.
I am loved and respected for who I truly am.
My partner loves and accepts me just the way I am.
I accept that I am infinitely loved.
I co-create reality with the Universe.
I am loved by my Higher Self.
My life is unfolding perfectly.
I anticipate miracles as a normal part of life.
The source of my contentment lies within me.
I can overcome any challenges in life.
Stepping outside my comfort zone is a necessary part of growth.
Every decision I make shapes my destiny.
If I want something I’ve never had; I must do something I’ve never done.
I am interconnected to everything in the Universe.
I always take time just to relax.
I balance my work with leisure time perfectly.
I fill my leisure time with healthy, fun activities.
I take quality ‘me’ time every day.
I spend time with those important to me doing things I love.
Now over to you…
So what did I leave out? What are some of your favorite affirmations? How have positive affirmations shaped your life? Share with us in the comments!