Affirmation Toolkit: How to Effectively Write and Use AffirmationsJul 08, 2021
Are you familiar with affirmations?
Fundamentally affirmations are statements with confidence about something you want to perceive as the truth. Affirmations have helped thousands of people make significant changes in their lives, and frankly, I use them daily myself.
Research led by a team of psychologists at Carnegie Mellon University found that people can boost their ability to solve problems under pressure by using self-affirmations. The results showed that a brief self-affirmation effectively eliminated the harmful effects of chronic stress on problem-solving performance. Conversely, their performance suffered if they failed to engage in the self-affirmation activity.
This is why affirmations don't always work for everyone.
They either don't utilize affirmations, or their negative self-talk is so deeply ingrained within their subconscious that it prevents them from shifting their thoughts and emotional vibrations.
Self-affirmations can also prove to be less effective when they haven't been customized or personalized. After all, if you don't believe in your self-affirmations, they'll prove ineffective.
Therefore, the most effective way to truly add power to your affirmations is to create and write them yourself.
Affirmations can be as simple as several powerful statements or a declaration of a new way of thinking about your business, career, image, relationships, life, etc.
Initially, it might seem counterintuitive (or even crazy) to repeat statements that you view as essentially untrue. With anything, however, it takes time for the words to penetrate your subconscious and take effect. And remember, you're probably working against some old programming.
Try to write out your affirmation, use them for a month and measure the results for yourself. A few days won't be enough.
Now, it's common to feel some resistance to this process, so expect it but try to push through. In time, you'll be on your way to changing your thinking, your emotions, then your actions, and your life.
Introducing The Affirmation Toolkit
To help you get started, I put together an Affirmation Toolkit for you.
It provides information on:
1. How to create and use your affirmations (with details on how to overcome your negative thinking),
2. A worksheet to help you get started (so you can focus on the areas that matter most), and
3. An affirmation you can use as an example and in your everyday life (because if you're new at this, it's nice to have an example as a guide).
It's completely FREE to you and my gift to you!
Now that you know what affirmations are and how to use them, one question remains, why do you need them?
I'm betting it has something to do with your work or career.
I think it's a pretty safe bet because we'll spend 90,000 hours working over the course of our life. So that means we will spend 1/3 of your life at work.
When you couple that with the fact that 80% of people hate their jobs, will change jobs 12-17 times over their life, and the divorce rate is higher with couples where one partner spends more than 10 hours over average, I would say you may need a little self-love related to your work or career.
While affirmations are powerful, if you're using them to cover over a belief that you don't have the capacity, ability, or time to do something else, then I have another option for you.
Let's create a strategy to do something different.
Watch my FREE 3-part video series on why you may be stuck in your career and get the solution for doing work you love! Affirmations will help on the journey, but a proven strategy will guarantee you get there!