Every Thought is an Affirmation
An affirmation is a good tool to stay on track to achieve your goals. BUT, have you ever noticed that your affirmation does NOT work all of the time? This happens because literally every thought you have is actually an affirmation.
So, you can spend three minutes telling yourself *I am focused.* But your powerful subconscious mind will go right back to its unfocused state the second you your 3-minute positive affirmation is over.
Do You Have A Negative Affirmation
Both negative and positive thoughts can serve as an affirmation. This is why it is so important to avoid negative thoughgts, which have the same power as a positive affirmation.
An positive affirmation alone will not change your life, and neither does depending on so-called positive thinking. If you want some lasting changes, you need to literally re-program your brain.
Building a new habit requires shifting a new thought or action into a long-term memory. It takes from three to four weeks of daily action to build a stable long-term memory, but once it’s stored on your neural networks it will be stable.
Add This to Your Affirmation
So – here is a tip on getting more of what you want in your life: In addition to your affirmation, use another tool to further reprogram your mind. Write your goal on an index card and post it or carry it with you. Read it aloud several times a day.
The process of writing, reading and speaking engages more of your brain power than just repeating an affirmation. And it is especially good to do your affirmation first thing in the morning and just before you go to bed each night.
Posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler