14 tips for harnessing the power of affirmations for positive change in your life!
How many of you are familiar with the quote, “what you think about, you bring about?” It’s a famous quote from Bob Proctor, a Canadian self-help author and philosopher, best known for his contribution to the film, The Secret. The movie created a global movement that people have the “power” to attract desired outcomes.
Now, whether or not you believe in manifestation (an action that clearly shows or embodies the abstract or theoretical), science tells us that daily affirmations can change your life; it’s mind over matter.
An affirmation is a positive statement that is true about ourselves. We can affirm ourselves through positive self-talk. What is the science behind affirmations? A study published in the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience journal used an MRI to reveal that practicing self-affirmation activates the reward centres in your brain. It fires up your neural pathways. It changes those areas of the brain that make you happy and cheerful.
Do you want to bring more happiness and cheer into your life? If so, read on!
Review the list below and pick a few to begin.
The twenty affirmations listed have been chosen to acknowledge and honour your individual rights. You can undoubtedly write your list as you feel the need to affirm particular areas of your life: Self-worth, relationships, money, career, health.
Each day, repeat the affirmation six times in your mind. Feel it.
At first, it might seem awkward or silly but trust the process. You will be flowing in no time! A fun hack is to write them on post-it notes and place them on your bathroom mirror, your car’s dashboard, or even on your coffee maker. Have fun with it! Make it an adventure.
The first list is the selection of personal “Bill of Rights.”
1. You have a right to express your thoughts, feelings, and opinions.
2. You have the right to say NO without feeling guilty.
3. You have the right to ask for help.
4. You have the right to get what you pay for.
5. You have the right to make mistakes.
6. You have the right to put yourself first.
7. You have the right to be listened to.
The second list is that of self-affirmation — to shift your thinking to what is genuinely essential in your life.
2. I am loveable and capable.
3. I shape my life.
4. I am valuable.
5. I think positively, and I am optimistic about life.
6. I trust myself in all that I do.
7. I live every day with purpose, one day at a time.
8. It’s not what happens to me, but how I handle it.
9. I grow through all of my life’s experiences.
10. I am a healthy person who grows stronger every day.
11. I can relax.
12. I can let go of people or situations without anger.
13 I like myself, and that is what is essential.
14. I have everything I need to enjoy my life.
We would love to hear from you! Let us know how this exercise works within your life. Until then, Be well and affirm!