“I think I can, I think I can”. ~ Thomas the Train

i-knew-could 150x150Thomas the train had it all right. Using positive affirmations can get us to where we want to be. Recently, I’ve been working on incorporating positive aspirations into my daily routine and the feeling I experience is one of positivity and empowerment. If you’re not familiar with affirmations, they are usually short positive statements that are aimed to challenge and undermine a specific subconscious set of negative beliefs and thought patterns. The truth is that we are constantly affirming subconsciously with our words and thoughts, but for some reason, we have a tendency towards negative affirmations.  This flow of affirmations is creating our life experience in every moment, which is why we need to consciously choose and practice positive affirmations. With time, these positive affirmations force us to keep focused on our inner goals and remind us to think consciously about our words and thoughts, often replacing negativity and self-doubt.

affim 1To create affirmations that suit your individual needs, you can start by taking some time to think about areas in your life that you would like to improve. Write the most important ones down in a list. For each item on the list, write out a few positive statements for each that are in present tense. Focus on what you DO want, not what you DON’T want. For example, if my list of things that were important to me included “better health”, my affirmation might look like this: “Every cell in my body fibrates with energy and health”. If I want higher self-esteem, my affirmation might look like this: “When I believe in myself, so do others”.

Positive affirmations are another great tool to add to your health regime. Give it a try and experience the difference. If you can repeat them while watching the sunrise, it’s even better.

rsz_sunriseToday, my personal affirmation is: “I create my future”.

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