About Affirmations

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What Are Affirmations?

The word affirmation is usually used as a shorthand for the term positive affirmation and is sometimes called a self-affirmation. Positive affirmations are sentences, or positive statements composed with the aim of affecting your life in a positive way. These positive statements create mental images in your conscious mind, which then affect your subconscious mind. In other words, you use your will power to program your subconscious mind which can be considered a form of guided meditation.

Repeating Affirmations

Positive affirmations are repeated in order to help you focus your mind on what you want. When you first start saying positive affirmations, they may not be true. Often, they are designed to reflect what you want to be true. Over time, the consistent repetition of daily positive affirmations helps to reshape your beliefs and assumptions about yourself and the world around you. This reshaping gives you a more positive perception of who you are, where you stand, and then you can start to make positive changes in your life.

Affirmations Success Timescale

Some people consider positive affirmations to be unrealistic or wishful thinking. However, consider viewing positive affirmations as follows: many people do exercises repetitively in an attempt to improve their physical health. In a similar way, positive affirmations can be viewed as exercises for your mind and your outlook on life. By repeating positive affirmations, you can reprogram your patterns of thinking so that, over a period of time, you start to think and act in different positive way. The time these affirmations take to bring about results varies from immediately to a couple of hours, to days, weeks or even longer. Your success depends on your focus, belief, strength of desire, the depth of feeling you put into your affirmations and the scale of what you want.

Affirmations Health Warning

Negative thinking can cause severe health problems and, in extreme cases, death. While positive affirmations have been shown to have a positive effect on reducing occasional negative thinking, they are for guidance only. You should take advice from a suitably qualified health professional if you have any concerns over related illnesses or if negative thoughts are causing you significant or persistent unhappiness.

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