There are times when every small shift in your environment troubles you. Be it a bad traffic, a queue at the billing counter, an unsympathetic boss, a misbehaving sales representative, an unpleasant face or even an angry co-passenger. You are just not able to keep your cool. Even if you manage to act calm, you face anxiety seeing your long term goals. There is an overwhelming feeling towards accomplishing your dreams. You may feel insecure and worried about your future. You may be facing difficulties trying to achieve that position you aspire of in your life. Here is where you need affirmations.
How Writing Down Affirmations Daily Help in Personal Growth?
In such situations, it is always good to have a few positive affirmations that can make your day better. These simple phrases can change your life for good. Practicing lines written with pure intentions will give a boost to your confidence and support you to maintain a positive mindset.
Positive affirmations are the powerful instruments that assist you to achieve goals, start new habits or simply change how you think about yourself. What you say, think, feel and do ultimately shapes your reality. Like Ancient Greek Philosopher Socrates once said ‘Know Thyself’. So if you want a change in your life then start with yourself by saying positive affirmations on a ritual.
But these thoughts can’t bring any magic to your life unless you are not consistent with your affirmations. You need to read them every morning and keep the things you desire at the back of your mind throughout the day.
Five Ways to Write Your Affirmations:
1. Prepare your affirmations
Make your affirmations that resonate and connect with you through your daily activities. For example if you feel you are not enough and lack self-esteem then start with I’m enough, “I’m confident. I’m am a complete and an amazing soul. I am able to manifest everything I desire.” While writing, you must feel the affirmations. How would you feel when you are confident ? How would you feel when you radiate high vibrations? The emotion must be felt while you express your thoughts.
2. Write them physically
Buy a fancy dairy or notebook only for your daily affirmations. You can pick up something beautiful and pleasing to your eyes. The best way is to write down the affirmations using pen rather than typing it on your device. Writing down builds a connection with your brain and generates focus on the words you are expressing. The feeling and emotion which you have while writing these statements will itself create a response in your mind and body. It is a magic by itself.
3. Make time
Never underestimate the power of affirmations. Once it sinks into your mind, you will be amazed at the change in your thoughts and attitude. This is why it’s important that you stick with making affirmations a part of your everyday life. Do it religiously and watch the change in the vibrations around you. Every situation or person that troubles you will work in favor of you. But in order to make this happen, making time for your affirmations daily is a must one.
4. Creative repetitions
If you see them just as lines, you will eventually get bored after a the day or two. Therefore, make it easy by enjoying it . Have fun with your affirmations, feel them and rejoice every line you speak. It shouldn’t seem forceful at all, rather it must be a flow of your thoughts about yourself. Recognize your creativity in repeating them. You can use speaking it loudly to yourself, the mirror technique, voice recording etc. You may also use them while you are cooking or taking a shower. Any time of the day when you feel uplifted is the time to praise yourself.
5. Avoid these mistakes
Some mistakes which are done by people while writing is their need or desire of being confident or happy or peaceful or whatever you aim for. One should never write their affirmations as “I want to be happy” or “I wish to have a clear skin”. These words express scarcity and it might work negatively. You will have to feel in abundance of what you want and then write your lines. Avoid using words like I need, I should, I want, I wish etc. Instead aim your energy on “I am.” These two words govern everything about you. They are considered the strongest while writing affirmations.
Affirmations are a great way to work on your mind, body and spirit. They can help you manifest abundance in your life by putting intention behind the things you want. As it is rightly said by Lao Tzu:
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your destiny.
Affirmations are no far than your thoughts being practiced to form your habits leading towards your destiny. Hence use them wisely.