The thought of talking to yourself repeating the same thing may not sit well with many people. Does it portray a sign of madness. Is it really what successful people do? What will my family, friends and colleagues think of me? These maybe the reasons why affirmations are difficult to accept but this article covers these thoughts and a lot more.
To help us understand why affirmations work and support our wellbeing there are three psychological theories. The first relates to dwelling in the thoughts of changing our lives for the better. The second, relates to the thoughts of overcoming fear and being threatened.
I Thought Affirmations Were Cheesy Until I Tried Them & Changed My Life
Affirmations and the Law of Attraction have gone from being kooky, backstreet ways to meditate to respected mainstream methods for harnessing the power of the Universe to give you everything you desire. If you’re sitting there feeling thoroughly unconvinced, know that this was me a few years ago. Since then, I’ve tried it for myself and I’ve never looked back.
Our mental strength and self-confidence grows as we repeat our positive affirmation daily.
1. When I first heard about affirmations, I was as skeptical as you probably are now.
Apparently there’s this super spiritual, untouchable being, conveniently called “The Universe” that will give you whatever you want as long as you ask for it. Uh, yeah, seems legit, sign me up! I was as quick as anyone else to pour water over this crazy idea and dismiss anyone who really believed in it as a mentally unhinged hippy. How wrong I was.
2. Then I looked into it and realized it also seemed strangely familiar.
The big picture idea of affirmations is to speak your desire out into the Universe, but the less overtly strange way of doing this is simply to spend time visualizing what you want in as much detail as you possibly can and say with conviction that you believe this will happen. Hmm, suddenly affirmations seem suspiciously like… goal setting?