How to Self Affirm Yourself:
1. Be realistic:
Create Self- Affirmations that are believable. Words that would be accepted by the mind and motivate you to push yourself further in life. Don’t say things like, ” Tomorrow, I am going to wake up and become a billionaire!” Immediately your mind will say, ” Nope! Sorry, you are talking utter crap again.You have given me no reason to believe you.” You don’t want that now do you so be realistic and know that big things take tons of small steps to accomplish.
2. Fake it till you make it:
Sometimes your mind will need some convincing so if you tell yourself, ” I am a knowledgeable human being and I am learned in the subjects of so and so” you now somehow feel that you are lying to yourself then you should secure your insecure state of mind by pushing yourself to read up on a certain subject or concept.
3. Make it Daily:
Consistency is the number 1 key to any habit that you pursue. There’s a reason why they say practice makes perfect, it’s because it simply does. If you Affirm yourself Daily it will start to become effortless after the habit has properly manifested, you will then become be a ‘skipping happy go lucky’ setting off into the sunset.
4. Be Specific:
Saying stuff like, ” I will be rich” just won’t cut it. You need to be more specific so you know what the hell it is you are going to do and you also need to be specific so your mind believes you. So saying something like, ” I will be a billionaire by age 35″ that right there is the perfect affirmation ever and the driving force behind your goals. You won’t know how but you just know it’s going to happen because you have decided it all you have to do now is WORK!
5. Take Action:
Which brings us to number 5. Action. The very thought seems tiring, doesn’t it? Just like small stones on a fortress, action needs to be your stepping stones to greatness. You just have to take action, it is a necessity and a way of life. If you do not take action how will you accomplish anything? This isn’t easy and nor is this for the lazy so just put in the work.
Every single day, when you wake up in the morning and when you go to sleep. You need to affirm yourself. Express gratitude, express a hunger for more in life and lastly express appreciation for how far you have come as a person.
Put it on the bathroom door when you take a dump, put it on the side of your mirror, write all of them done as a list on the first page of your journal. In order to be consistent, you must remind your self to be consistent. It is recommended to write these down on little sticky notes and decorate your environment with them to remind you of not only your destination but the work you need to put in today!
3 Types of Affirmations:
These are Affirmations that usually start with a, “I am…”.This is more of what you are presently equipped with like “I am capable!”, ” I can do this!”.
These are Affirmations that usually start with, ” I will…”. This is sort of what you will be convincing yourself to do or become in the future,” I will be smarter”, “I will be happier”.
These are Affirmations that quite obvious yet hit you on a personal level of realization,” I have everything I will ever need, in my body to attain success”
Benefits of Self- Affirmations:
- You develop observance of your day to day thoughts and words, reducing the risk of letting negativity soak in.
- Self Affirmations help keep you focused on the things you want in your life. If we are fixated on our goals and projects, the result would be that of fruits of hard work.
- A daily practice helps to keep the small things in the lense of perspective. This shall develop your level of observance.
- A recent study shows that optimistic people have healthier hearts, and affirmations support a positive mindset.
- Daily affirmations keep you in a constant state of gratitude. Being thankful for what you have will give way to great appreciation for the world around you and help you grow as an individual
Self-affirmation theory is a psychological theory that focuses on how individuals adapt to information or experiences that are threatening to their self-concept. Claude Steele originally popularized self-affirmation theory in the late 1980s, and it remains a well-studied theory in social psychological research.
Self-affirmation theory contends that if individuals reflect on values that are personally relevant to them, they are less likely to experience distress and react defensively when confronted with information that contradicts or threatens their sense of self.
Experimental investigations of self-affirmation theory suggest that self-affirmation can help individuals cope with threat or stress and that it might be beneficial for improving academic performance, health, and reducing defensiveness.
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