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Keeping a Positive Attitude

  • 7 Key Elements for Successful Affirmations

    Positive affirmations - what Cristina Diaz has to say...?

    Positive affirmations are a wonderful tool to effect change in any area of our lives.

    Affirmations do work, but if you're new to affirmations you may not know where to start.

    Here is a quick guide of seven key elements that you can use to build good affirmations:

     Style. There are different types of affirmations - "I am healthy," "My aspiration is to be healthy," "I intend to be healthy." Different styles may make more sense than others depending on how close you think you are to achieving what you state, for example, if you feel you're very far from being wealthy, "My aspiration is to be wealthy" may work better than "I am wealthy," which is much more bold.

     Positive. Make sure you state your affirmations in a positive way. If you don't know how to find the positive way to state what you want, look for the opposite of what you don't want, for instance, if you don't want to have a sore back, state "My back is perfectly healthy and supports my body fully."

      Present. State your affirmations in the present tense. "I have perfect vision." If you use "will," as in "I will enjoy complete peace," the peace that you look for will remain in the future and out of reach.

     Meaningful words. Use words that mean something to you and that you charge with emotion. Feel the difference between "I am healthy" versus "I enjoy amazing good health." Choose the words that feel uplifting to you. If you're bilingual, choose the language in which the affirmation touches you more.

     Belief. Just how much do you have to believe your affirmations before they become a reality? Simply 51% is sufficient to tip it over to the positive side. It is also easier to believe your affirmations if you choose words that appeal to you and create a positive feeling.

     Repetition. Repeat your affirmations several times a day. It works well for me to read them in the morning when I get up, and before going to sleep. Doing spare moments I may have during the day, it's all so a good time for affirmations.  I suggest you write your affirmations on a piece of paper so that you can read them any time, anywhere.

     Letting go. While you're doing affirmations because you want to create something in your life, the best attitude to have is one of detachment from the actual results. Once you've read your affirmation let it go. Rather than keeping a feeling of needing that the affirmation manifests, play with different combinations of style, words and repetition to discover what works best for you. It is very important that you tailor-make your affirmations to suit your own preferences.

      Affirmations for Healthy Weight and Body Image. Today I love my body fully, deeply and joyfully. - I choose to see the divine perfection in every cell of my body. As I love myselfI allow others to love me too.  Flaws are transformed by love and acceptance. 

    Affirmations for Self-Confidence and Self-Belief. Fear is only a feeling; it cannot hold me back. Today I am willing to fail in order to succeed. - Today I put my full trust in my inner guidance. - I grow in strength with every forward step I take.
     

    Affirmations for Opportunity. Opportunities are everywhere, if I choose to see them.  I boldly act on great opportunities when I see them.  Some of the best opportunities are made, not found.  Each decision I make creates new opportunities.

    Affirmations for Love. I am ready for a healthy, loving relationship. I trust the universe to know the type of partner who is perfect for me. Today I release fear and open my heart to true love. I am the perfect partner for my perfect partner.

    Affirmations for Self-Love. I treat myself with kindness and respect.  I don't have to be perfect; I just have to be me. I give myself permission to shine. Today I give myself permission to be greater than my fears.

    Affirmations for Abundance and Prosperity. I always have more than enough of everything I need. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and thank you!  I exude passion, purpose and prosperity. As my commitment to help others grows, so does my wealth.

    Affirmations for Healing. I am strong and healthy. Thank you for my strength, my health and my vitality. Today nurturing myself is my highest priority.
     

      Affirmations for Inner Clarity. Today I awaken to my higher wisdom.  I always know the right actions to achieve my goals.  Thank you for showing me the way to my dreams. I trust my feelings and insights.

     The secret for quick manifestation of what your affirmations state is to repeat them as if what you affirm had already come true. It is much more powerful to say an affirmation and feel that you have achieved what you state, than saying it from a feeling of lacking.