We are aware that no matter what we tell ourselves every day—good or bad—our brain simply gathers the information and always ensures that WE ARE RIGHT. Therefore, when we claim that we aren’t good at anything, it helps us locate more and more proof to back up that claim…

And now there are those who suggest if we repeat “positive affirmations” – which usually means saying the exact opposite of how we feel – we will be successful in no time. I don’t blame you if you think this whole thing is stupid. You may affirm all you want, but if you’re just doing it for the sake of doing it, I doubt much will change. So here’s what might make more sense to you and be useful – I know it helped me.

  • Choose 2-3 affirmations that feel good to you (start with something you can truly believe in, at least a little bit).
  • Repeat them only when you’re in a good mood; it’s pointless to say something out loud when you’re feeling exactly the opposite.
  • For the remainder of the day, try to be conscious of everything and pay attention to all the activities that are taking place. Just watch, don’t pass judgment.
  • Look for positive proof – this is critical; keep mindful and look for evidence that is consistent with your affirmation (even if it is small).
  • If you encounter something that contradicts your assertion, accept it; nobody’s life is perfect, unpleasant things can occur, and many people lose faith and patience in this situation. Simply try to be present and notice what happens.
  • Everything that is happening is merely a series of events, and challenges are there to take you towards your goal, not to stop you. Keep in mind that it is a part of the experience and helps you grow.

Do you believe in reciting daily affirmations?  

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