If you want to make a change, start where you are. Start with who you are.
Affirmations are crazy powerful. Crazy, crazy powerful. Because by saying, hearing or writing a powerful affirmation, you manifest it into your brain over and over again until you actually believe your affirmation.
Affirmations are always in the present tense because your brain only responds to present tense statements. Affirmations only include positive words. Affirmations are spoken as statements of fact and truth.
An affirmation is essentially programming your mind into a belief. Once a belief takes hold, an emotion is formed and once the emotion is felt, your vibration is shifted. Whatever you feel to be true affects your vibration, and your vibration is what creates your reality.
Instead of, ‘Do not cry,’ try, ‘I am calm,’ and see what happens!
Your brain is a complex and complicated network of information that is always sending and receiving thoughts and instructions at lightning speed. And because of the amount of information your brain has to process every single second, it takes everything you think and say in a very literal way.
When you think a thought, your brain processes the information literally and prepares you for the action that should immediately follow the thought. You get a boost of confidence in that moment, right then and there.
Your brain has an autopilot function that filters information and guides your actions so you do not have to. It is actually an incredibly helpful process.
You have a lot of control in this process. Your brain is eager to set you up for success – all you have to do is instruct it. This is why positive affirmations are so powerful.
Positive affirmations are a very powerful weapon for making your life better. But the key to a successful affirmation is – belief. After all, you have to believe in what you tell yourself.