Affirmations do not work. They’re just words, ideas, or statements that you make. You may say them out loud, you may write them down, or you might scream them at the top of your lungs.
You can spend a lot of effort doing your rote affirmations every day for months and they still might not work for you.
The truth is that affirmations don’t work unless you do. You have to work with them for them to make a difference in your life. They really are just words, and saying them won’t do anything for you if you don’t use them properly.
What Are Affirmations?
Affirmations are really good examples of things that you can think or say for your own benefit. They won’t turn your life around unless you use these examples to model your thoughts, speech, and action after them.
Saying “I love myself” over and over won’t help you if you’re thinking about how you hate yourself. It’s the intention to love yourself that works. It’s the intention to think loving thoughts throughout your day and to do nice things for yourself that works.
Affirmations are AMAZING if you want to practice saying and thinking things that will make you happier, more confident, richer, etc. But they don’t work unless you do.
Affirming in Streams of Thought
Every thought is an affirmation. Every word, every thought, even every action is affirming what you believe and think about your life. Use your affirmations to direct your regular thoughts, behaviors, and speech.
We think in streams of thought, and it’s not natural to always think in phrases or statements. Affirm good things in your stream of thought and take inspiration and direction from your positive affirmations.
Do your affirmation exercises, and spend the rest of your day thinking and speaking in a similar way. Instead of saying your affirmations and then going back to your old ways, make your life congruent with your affirmations. This does work!
Affirmation Coloring Book – September Giveaway
Since I love affirmations so much, I made a 10 page affirmation coloring book, and I’m giving it away free!
Download your FREE Affirmation coloring book (10 full-page PDF. Save. Share. Print as many times as you want!)
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