BY: Janine Mitchell
Change consultant / Changing habits / Changing mindset
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Yesterday I introduced you to affirmations and how we are affirming things in our life over and over that are keeping us stuck (every thought we have, good or bad is an affirmation).
Our internal reality creates are external reality.
Let me explain further. Our thought process are a complete reflection of the lives that we are creating for ourselves. We are literally manifesting where we are in our lives moment to moment.
Lets look at how we can change this. We can do so by choosing to affirm what we wish or desire.
I want to teach you how to create the life you want by using affirmations.
Affirmations should have the following three P’s –
So, affirmations need to be in the now, they need to be positive, and persistence is the key. If you have a go at this stuff and give up after a few hours or days and think, ‘jees, this isn’t working, I’m going to give up’, then please persevere! Remember, we have continually been thinking the old, familiar stuff for years.
What we are doing with affirmations is we are reprogramming the subconscious, we are instructing our minds to think in different ways.
It takes a minimum of 30 days to create a new habit. Keep going!
There are a couple of other things I want to share with you before I give you an exercise of how to use affirmations.
Affirmations need to be in the now. Not in the future or in the past. As if they are happening now. They also need to be framed as a positive. Don’t put any negative words in there. The subconscious will only hold onto, or recognise the negative, and thats the thing that will persist.
When you start off, it will very possibly feel uncomfortable and unfamiliar. Most likely of all, you won’t believe it. This is the good news. You don’t have to believe it at first. Simply keep going.
Here are some examples of affirmations for confidence –
- I am confident
- I am a naturally confident person
- I am confident socially and enjoy meeting new people
- I am confident at all times, and in all areas of my life.
If you are unsure where to start, there is a wealth of information on the web about what affirmations are, and what to say.
Louise Hay is the creator/ godmother of this stuff. Great content can be found via her website –
What is it you want in your life? What are you missing? What area of your life do you dramatically want to improve?
Write down a couple of affirmations (these need to be short and to the point, they don’t need to go on and on, a sentence will do)
Repeat your affirmations for five minutes first thing in the morning and for five minutes last thing at night. Put them on post it notes in various places. Your bedside cabinet, a mirror, in your car.
In addition to this, you can repeat your affirmations anywhere during ‘dead’ time as well. For example, while driving, brushing your teeth, walking the dog, doing the washing up, in the shower. You can say your affirmations to yourself , it doesn’t need to be out loud and equally, you don’t want to look a wally while you are doing the weekly shop! They will start to feel more and more familiar as things start to change in your life.
Remember, persistence is the key. Keep going and don’t give up.
If you continue and stick with it, this exercise is like gold dust, it really is.
Enjoy, have fun with it, and please let me know how you get on, I want to hear all!
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