If you want something quick and easy for your self-care routine, using affirmations is what you are looking for. This is a very simple and quick way to take care of yourself positively.
Using positive affirmations is a brain training tool that can help people change their subconscious beliefs and behaviors, as well as their inner dialogue. In other words, affirmations are phrases or statements that we repeat to ourselves in order to confront negative thoughts, shift our mindset, and change the way we speak to ourselves.
When used correctly, we can start to see a change in our subconscious beliefs. I am going to tell you exactly how affirmations work and the effect they can have on you in your life.
I have made 20 affirmation cards for you. You can print them and use them daily to start your affirmation routine.
- What is an affirmation
- Do you have to say affirmations out loud
- How many affirmations should I say a day
- How long until the affirmations work
- What is the best time to say affirmations
- How many times a day do I repeat affirmations
- How often do I say affirmations
- What is a daily affirmation
- How do you make a powerful affirmation
- The different categories of affirmations
- Affirmations really work
What is an affirmation
If you have been in personal development or any type of life change then you have heard of affirmations. What are they though?
Will a good question. Let me explain what affirmations are. They are short phrases that you say out loud to build up confidence, strength, mental health, your business, happiness, and pretty much any area of your life.
When you look up the word affirmation in the dictionary, this is the definition that you will get. 1. The action or process of affirming something or being affirmed. 2. Emotional support or encouragement.
Do you have to say affirmations out loud
Yes and no. No, because anyway you are willing to get affirmations in your life you should do. Even if that means saying the affirmation in your head.
However, I also said yes because if you want the best benefit, then most definitely say out loud.
When you say the affirmation out loud then your subconscious mind picks up on the affirmation much better. There is a huge science explanation behind this but do you really want me to bore you with it.
Just know that when you say them out loud, your subconscious mind will pick them up better, which in turn makes you believe them.
How many affirmations should I say a day
There is no set amount that you should say a day. I would start off with just a couple a daily. No need to get overwhelmed with them.
There is hundreds and hundreds of affirmations out in this world. You can slowly pick more up as you go. I believe that you need to start slowly because starting off with a high amount will only overwhelm you.
When you become overwhelmed, you are more likely to stop more you even get started.
How long until the affirmations work
There is no set time that I can give you and say that is when the affirmations will work. I can tell you that for some people it will take a couple of weeks and for others it could take a couple of months.
I can tell you that you need to give it an honest try and stick with it. Don’t just say them for a couple of days and then give up because you are not getting results. This is not a quick fix.
What is the best time to say affirmations
I would say the best time to say your affirmations is in the morning. That way you have the right mindset for your day.
We all think negative thoughts and when we have a bad morning or bad day it is easier to stay in the negative thoughts.
So, start your day off with some positive affirmations, and that way if you are having a hard morning or hard day you can try to move your thoughts back to the positive affirmations.
You can also end your day right before bed by saying the affirmations. That way, you are ending your day with a positive mindset. Which will help you get a better night of sleep.
How many times a day do I repeat affirmations
Like I said above, you can do the affirmations at the start of the day and end of your day. There is really no set amount of times you need to say the affirmations. Will for except at least once a day you need to say them.
You may find yourself repeating the affirmations during your day.
If you are having a rough day, then pause and repeat some of your positive affirmations. This is why it is a good idea to carry your affirmations with you as in affirmation cards.
How often do I say affirmations
This is a question that people ask often. Affirmations work best if they are said daily. I know that seems like a lot when first starting out.
However, it will become part of your day. If you stay with it then you are will look forward to the time you get to say your affirmations.
What is a daily affirmation
Another question that is asked is what is the difference between a daily affirmation compared to other affirmations. Here is the answer.
Nothing really is different, it is just another category of affirmations. You don’t have to say daily affirmations for affirmations to work. Just as long as you are saying some type of affirmation daily.
How do you make a powerful affirmation
If you would like to make your own affirmations for yourself, there is a couple ground rules to doing this. Here they are:
- Make sure the affirmation starts out with I am
- It is a positive phrase, no using negative words at all
- That the phrase is affirming
If you follow those guidelines, you will be writing your own affirmations in no time. The main point of an affirmation is that it is affirming yourself and that it is positive.
The different categories of affirmations
There is many different categories for affirmations. Here is a list of a few different categories.
- For men
- For women
- Self Esteem
Affirmations really work
In this post, I have covered a lot about positive affirmations and the effect they have in your life. I believe that everybody should say a few affirmations a day. When done right as I have said above that you will begin to see a difference in your life.
Leave me a comment below with any affirmations that you have made or your favorite affirmation to say daily. I hope you have a blessed day.