Extra Help With Affirmations
An affirmation is a statement we use to declare a
desired situation. Using affirmations is a positive way
to improve your life and is recognized by personal
development experts. Our parenting classes encourage you
to use affirmations to achieve your goals.
Often people will try an affirmation and then give up
because they see no results. This lesson will outline
important ways to make your affirmation a reality.
Make your affirmation believable.
If you don't believe your affirmation is possible, you
won't be able to put the effort into seeing it happen.
For example, "I will marry a millionaire", is so far
from our current life that we can't find it believable.
It is a dream, not an affirmation. (Another note here:
We recommend affirmations be in the present tense - but
that's another lesson. For now, affirmations can be
future tense when we are setting goals.)
An affirmation should state what you want without being
too much of an exaggeration. A much better affirmation
would be: "I will marry someone whom I love and who
makes a comfortable living." This affirmation is one
that you can believe and can take steps to achieve.
Repeat your affirmation often.
In order for your subconscious to pick it up and make it
automatic, it has to be repeated often. Basically, you
are programming your mind to remember what you want so
that you subconsciously make decisions that will help
you achieve your goal.
One way to repeat affirmations is to put them on
post-its that you place around your house (on the
fridge, on the bathroom mirror, on the cupboard, and
other places you’ll see them). This can be effective on
its own, or can be used with other affirmation
Don't try to control what happens.
While you should take steps to achieve your affirmation,
don't try to control what happens in your life. If your
affirmation was to marry someone who makes a comfortable
living, and someone comes into your life who makes
minimum wage, the decision is yours. You can choose to
let go of your affirmation or to continue looking.
Choose realistic affirmations, repeat them often, and
make decisions based on what you want. These tips will
help you set and achieve your goals.