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How to Transform your life with Simple Positive Affirmations

How to Transform your life with Simple Positive Affirmations

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“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” – Buddha

Positive Affirmations Work

We all have our own self talk, and the truth is that it is not always positive. We’re affirming statements about ourselves and the condition of our life with every thought and word we speak. This is a daily habit that we practice subconsciously. To some degree, we are all using positive affirmations every day.

positive-mantraAs we begin to think about specific thoughts, over and over again, they become beliefs. We speak about these beliefs to others and even create the stories we tell from those beliefs. Soon enough, these beliefs become reality – and, the more we think and speak about them the realer they become. The condition of our health, wealth, relationships, etc. depends upon our habit of perception.

When we change the perception of ourselves and our life to a more positive view consistently, our life TRANSFORMS. We are crafting ourselves and our future by the words we speak every single day. Instead of waiting for a miracle to come along and change our life, we need to take charge and start changing it right now.

This may seem unrealistic to some, but practicing positive affirmations is life-changing. It’s simple, and it’s free, it just takes commitment and dedication. It starts with taking conscious control of our thoughts and habitually transforming self destructive, negative thoughts into positive affirmations.

POSITIVE SELF TALK

An affirmation is simply positive self talk or a statement we say about ourselves or our life phrased in the present tense as if it were true. When you find yourself caught in a negative thought pattern, just stop and immediately replace it with an opposite statement.
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    For example:

  • “I need to lose weight.” Becomes “I can release weight easily.”
  • “I can’t afford that.” Becomes “I can find a better deal.”
  • “I can’t save money.” Becomes “I can easily save money.”
  • “I’ll never meet the right partner.” Becomes “I am open to find the perfect mate.”
  • “I look horrible. I hate myself.” Becomes “I love myself unconditionally.”
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As a mom, I have PBS on for my daughter. While I am writing this I hear, “When something seems bad, turn it around. Find something good.” on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Yes, it is really that easy. It’s all about shifting focus from the negative to the positive. Even if it is small steps at a time. When you make it a conscious habit, your begin making bigger and bigger changes over time.

[quote_left]“The most crucial aspect of positive affirmations is your feeling. When you say the affirmation pay attention to what “feelings” are coming up.”[/quote_left]Affirmations work to help us change. In fact, they make change easier. They are the seeds we plant that eventually bloom – the more we take care, the better yield. Often times we think that action will solve our problems, and while action is critical to change, alone it will not provide real, lasting change.

For the best results, you must first get into an agreement in mind and then follow with action. Having a positive outlook is vital to reaching your goals. Sometimes, when we start, we are so far from our goal that it is not easy to maintain a positive perspective. That is why positive affirmations are imperative. They are the catalyst for change.

Positive affirmations are so simple that they can be overlooked

In fact, they are defined as simple, positive phrases that an individual repeats to themselves, with full belief that it is the case, whether presently true or not. The purpose of repeating affirmations is to build a sense of self-confidence. You use these phrases to tell yourself what you want or where you want to be in the future. Even if you do not currently believe the phrase at the moment, with practice you will.

The most crucial aspect of positive affirmations is your feeling. When you say the affirmation pay attention to what “feelings” are coming up. Your feelings are your emotional guidance system and are your indicators to where you are in regards to your affirmation or statement of intention. The better you feel about each statement the closer you are to achieving it. You want to feel good about it deep inside. Most people give up and go back to old ways before they see change. However, the strong and determined individual will prevail. Ultimately it comes down to this basic question, “How much do you want change?”

[blockquote]“I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, every day until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action.” – Og Mandino [/blockquote]

Positive affirmations remove negative thoughts and replace them with more positive, good feeling ones. An easy way to see affirmations working in your life is to create a list of areas in your life that you’d like to see improve. Write down thoughts and beliefs you have about each area. When you ready, begin writing more positive statements. Even if you need to take small steps and write a series of positive affirmations until you reach your goal – that’s okay. Everyone is different, and you know yourself best. When you feel really good about a particular affirmation you’ll begin to see the results in your outer world.

Many times people get excited about affirmations and want to use them but have a hard ask believe receive 3time coming up with their own, so they give up. These are the exact people that need them the most. Typically, when a person has trouble coming up with a list of positive affirmations it is because they have extremely low self-esteem and have trouble seeing anything positive about their lives.

Follow the Leaders

If you are new to positive affirmations the best place to start is following the leaders like Louise Hay. She has phenomenal simple affirmations that will help you without having to write your own. Choose her affirmations that resonate with you. Louise Hay is a truly inspiring woman and has blessed and change the lives of millions. She is the founder of Hay House and is one of the top motivational authors in the world. I personally have her books, dvds, affirmation cards and itunes apps. I love all of her products, but especially the apps because they are so handy and I can access her material right from my phone.

I’ve been using affirmations for years now to transform my life, and I would also be happy to help you. Please feel free to comment below about the area in your life that you’d like to see more abundance. I’ll help you craft the perfect affirmations. I feel my purpose here is to help others change their life and overcome obstacles to live their best life. I’d also love to hear from you if positive affirmations have changed your life. I love connecting with like-minded individuals, and I love hearing others success stories.

positive-affirmationsFor me personally, affirmations have helped me to release weight (a lot of it too), overcome depression, dramatically increase my income, live my passion, improve all of my relationships, have a natural, drug free childbirth (my proudest accomplishment by the way), conquer panic attacks, and love myself more. My list could go on and on. So, when someone tells me that positive affirmations do not work, I know that they just aren’t truly making them a conscious daily habit.

I’ll be writing more about the benefits of positive affirmations and specific ways to make the most of them next week. Please do post your comments below – I am looking forward to hearing about your journey and success!

PS: You can also quickly find simple positive affirmations by category here.

Kristen Butler

Kristen Butler

Kristen has a real love for life! She is the Founder of Power of Positivity and a proud Mom and Wife. She loves Social Media and was a Social Media Maven over 15 years ago. She loves connecting with other like minds! Her interests include positivity, spirituality, law of attraction, health & fitness, natural living, animals and plant-based nutrition. Kristen has dramatically transformed her life in many areas and has a strong desire to help and inspire others daily! Connect with her.

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34 comments

  1. Hello Kristen! I 've been using positive affirmations for over a year and I have to say that I have already seen positive changes to my life! I believe that everything we need to be anything we want, already existes inside us!

  2. II Have depression and anxity and very low self astem

  3. Looking forward to hearing from more of you! :) <3

  4. Great article! I have been saying and writing positive affirmations for over ten years. I agree that the affirmations do help to improve your self confidence and can be especially effective for people who are verbal communicators. Visual communicators might find vision boards helpful to reinforce positive images. There is plenty of research that explains how this works through our subconscious. I also like guided meditations. I think some people get discouraged in thinking positive affirmations don't work but they may either not be acknowledging the positive changes occurring (which can be subtle) or they are not consistent with saying the affirmations repeatedly until it becomes a way of life for that person. Positive affirmations are not a "quick fix" for all of our problems, but they can be very useful in helping to improve our state of mind, which can be changed in an instant. It's easier to change your state of mind than it is to change anything or anyone else.

  5. hiee kristen! I have got 2 many goals in life and I have been using this positive affirmations but sometimes I feel I need to have all my doubts clear about all dis so I can improve my life and there's nobody out there to help me. what should I do?

  6. Lenny Endurance Smith

    Positive Affirmation is the best for me. I am using this meditation form for my meditation class presentation.

  7. hi, I'm new to this. can you help me achieve something great financially? how am I suppose to do it? thanks

  8. Losing weight and growing my business financially are my weak spots right now. Feel like I'm fighting some depression as well. Thank you for your encouragement and positivity.

  9. I need to lose weight and at 55 feel I still haven't found my 'niche', right work, way to express myself as a vocalist, need money & get depressed! Sorry for the long list! I really AM open to positive change but feel that subconsciously I trap myself with my own negative thinking, and I drink on that too. Thank you so much for shining a light in the darkness!

  10. Affirmations will change all of that. All of your fears and problems, create an affirmation to the opposite. You can directly message me. :) <3

  11. Affirmations will change all of that. All of your fears and problems, create an affirmation to the opposite. You can directly message me. :) <3

  12. I have been using positive affirmation since one year..As my mother already told about this to me..i am able to see some positive changes in my life…after reading this article i have got more belief on positive affirmations..now i have set three goals,definitely i will happen to my life..once it is done..i will share my experience..i thank kristen butler to post these kind of information in website..

  13. Kristen, I recently began my journey toward a more positive, spiritual life. I'm glad that I found your site, as it is very helpful. I am learning how to put together positive affirmations that I can use everyday. Thank you for what you do and the way you encourage people to be their best!

  14. I am someone who needs positive affirmations in my life. Im new to this site and so far, like what I've read. I'm a breast cancer survivor who has gone through very, very aggressive and intense chemo sessions. I feel, so far that my life was turned upside down since I was diagnosed four years ago. I have gone through a lot of bumps in my life, rough ones, and yet am still here. I find it hard to be positive at times but I'd like to change that.

  15. I'd really like to change how i feel about getting out and aboout. I know i' missing i'm missing alot. Due to bad side effects from a medication that i reeive and how i look at myself and think of myself has changes drastically that i have now alot of problem that i'm dealing with that even makes things more hard to be a positive thinker again. I can remember days before when i use to be positive about myself and get out not letting so many things stop me, real or imagined that i' m depressed all the time too. So if you could give me besides Ms Hay' books to read and reaffirm myself into positive thinking and liking myself again i raelly would appreciate it. I've tried to be like how i remember myself before, but it' s just doesn't work that way cause i haven't made any positive changes but reading positive apps like yours and posting positive, truthful, and good apps i come across and make truthful statements on in funny or serios ways. Maybe be reading some books similar to positve books too. I" m thinking if i read them over and over instead of just onceit will be more beneficial to me. What do you think. Thank you for letting me share this i hope with just you. I'd be embarrassed if others i knew read of this with my name on it. I' m not ready to share with others, exspecially those on facebook. Thnks again.

    • Power of Positivity

      Consistency is key R. If you’re doing affirmations, do them all day! Put them on your mirror, above your bed, and anywhere else you’ll look often. If you’re reading books, yes, re-read them every 6 months to a year. You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn on a second go-round that you missed before. You’ll get this R., you can do it and we are with you. Shine ON!

  16. Hi..i believe that positive=positive..i love your page..and for as positive as I am I still need a good word or thought to remind me every now and then..i am great full for you and your beautiful page I would like some ideas however on being more positive in a money sense..i am so great full for what I have but would like to eliminate many struggles..thank you

  17. Hi..i believe that positive=positive..i love your page..and for as positive as I am I still need a good word or thought to remind me every now and then..i am great full for you and your beautiful page I would like some ideas however on being more positive in a money sense..i am so great full for what I have but would like to eliminate money struggles..thank you

  18. Hi… I want to say that these affirmations have worked for me, but I have to regularly
    Speak to myself. I have to backup myself constantly.. but yes I do feel elated nd happy!! Thanx:)

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