Day 11 By now you know my routine is 5:30am where possible and there's certainly no change today.
For the past 11 days I have been working with the affirmations that were given to me to when signing up to The Miracle Morning website (check it out if you have not been there yet , go on do it ! Don't delay!)
So today after doing my routine of meditation, affirmations, visualisation, exercise (I have some stats on that coming up soon) reading and journalling I decided I would take some extra time to write my own.
If you want to do the same this might seem a daunting process so let's break it down on how I approach it.
What is an affirmation?
They are short powerful statements made consciously stating an action, process or feeling that of affirmims our belief, inspires or motivates us and restructure our thoughts.
The Language to use?
If you start each of your affirmations with 'I am' or 'My' you are brining the element of belief and positivity into the sentence. For example ''I am successful in my job'' , is much more powerful than say ''I will be successful in my job''.
Its a declaration and statement to your mind and heart and by writing them in the present tense you are making a strength to how you are living your life, it becomes a reality rather than a wish. Avoid negative proclamations like “don’t,” “won’t,” “can’t,” “not,” or “doesn’t,”.
Add an emotion and why!
Adding an emotion to your affirmation will allow you to engage not only your logical brain but your brains emotional centre and heart. This means that you are likely to remember your affirmation, it will envoke that feeling when you say it and it will more likely work. So for example ''I am so happy that I am successful in my job'', is even better than Saying '' I am successful in my job'' Feel it?
Use words that are comformatanle for you understand an relate to. Make them as long or as short as your comfortable with. I recommend shorter to start with.
How many to write and on which area.
You can write affirmations for anything, you don't have to share them with anyone, and you can use them for every aspect of your life. The key is being persistent with the use of them. Saying them once alone will not make a difference. If it helps keep them realistic to start , that's not to say choose to lessen your goals but to break it down into bite size chunks by starting to keep them near your current circumstance. For example you might say ''I am feeing confident in applying for a new job'' Once that new job is landed you can work on ''I am happy and successful in my job'' Or a different variation. By doing this you create steps forward which are a powerful tool to achiving your goals. If you have a bigger goal and you say it with a lack of emotion of belief you will find it hard to persist and to connect with. But if you do want to set one without breaking it down ( after all we don't always know the route to our dreams) you can start your sentence with things like, 'I have no doubt I am...' I belivie ...' or I am open to...'
Have fun! I may share mine in a future blog post