Do affirmations really work?

I believe that if you set yourself a goal and make up affirmations to run alongside it, you will achieve what you have set out to do!

The ‘power’ of any affirmation comes from the dedication you give to repeating them to yourself on a daily basis. The more you recite your affirmations, the more successful your affirmation will be. My top tip would be to not allow any engagement with the negative thoughts that you wish to overcome, by consciously making the effort to repeat your affirmations. Whenever the negative thought creeps in, jump on it with that positive affirmation!

Positive Statements

Affirmations are positive statements that are usually personal to you, so very specific to what you want to achieve or change. They are used to help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. You can use affirmations to drive positive change within your life, such as your career and relationships. A few examples would be:

  • I can, I will, I am able
  • I am rich in my life, for I am happy within
  • I am grateful for what I have in my life

As a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, for many years I’ve used repetitive exercises to improve not only my own physical health, but also that of my clients. If you choose to look at affirmations in the same way as physical exercises, but for your mind, then you will find it easier to repeat them on a daily basis. In turn, you will be naturally reprogramming your thinking patterns and over time you will think and ultimately act differently.

Affirmations with new clients

When I meet with new clients who come for healing, I sometimes use affirmations to help them to treat their low self-esteem. I have helped many people using individually tailored affirmations, in the treatment of depression and other mental conditions. These help them to gain a stronger sense of self-worth. Affirmations, when used as a way to remind a person of their core values, can often help to spur them on to change their negative behaviour.

I can help anyone reading this blog, as I too have suffered with depression, anxiety and low self-esteem in the past. I now know I AM WORTHY, we all are! I have personally found that affirmations are more effective when paired with other positive thinking and goal-setting techniques. They go hand in hand, you identify a goal you would like to achieve, then use your individually tailored affirmations to keep yourself motivated to achieve that goal! So do affirmations really work? I firmly believe that they have for me, and they can work for you too.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if this resonated with you and you would like me to help you to get on the path to sold self-worth and inner happiness.

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