How You Can Benefit From Positive Affirmations
In the last video you learned what affirmations really are and how they work or the science and psychology behind them. Now we will take a look at the major benefits of using positive affirmations every day.
You Talk To Yourself Anyway
There is no getting away from it – every day of your life you talk to yourself. We all have an “inner voice” that tells us things. Most of the time the inner voice will tell you negative things such as “you are not good enough” or “you could never do that”.
Your inner voice is not a bad thing you just need to train it to work for you instead of against you. By creating your affirmations in the right way (more on this later in the training) and being persistent with them you will change your inner voice to support you more. It is not going to happen overnight, and you need to keep at it, but it is certainly possible.
So, if you are going to talk to yourself anyway, why not talk to yourself in a positive way instead of a negative way? When you recite your daily affirmations, you will start to change the beliefs that you hold about yourself. In a short period of time, you will see yourself in a much more positive light.
You Are A Product Of Your Thoughts
Your thoughts determine your actions and create your reality. Everything that you have, or don’t have right now is the result of your thoughts. If you are always thinking negative thoughts and how you are lacking in so many things then you will have a life of lack.
Negative thoughts can definitely lead you to take negative actions or no action at all. If you believe that you cannot do something such as a task at work, then you will think of all kinds of ways to get out of performing this task. This is negative action.
But if you had the belief that you could do anything then you would focus on how to achieve the task in the best and most efficient way and then get it done. Do you see the difference here? You get what you focus on in this life. If you focus on not having things then you will not have things!
Affirmations Will Motivate You
Let’s say that you have set yourself some challenging goals to transform your life for the better (this is always a good idea that we strongly recommend). You set yourself daily tasks to achieve and you start off very excited and enthusiastic about the “new you” that you are creating.
But the last couple of days have been tricky for you. For some reason you have found it difficult to achieve specific tasks that you need to complete to move nearer to your goals. You need to find a good way to motivate yourself to keep going and not give up.
Reading a powerful set of affirmations when you get up in the morning will provide you with the additional motivation that you need to get you through tough times. Instead of thinking to yourself that you are lazy, and you always give up, your affirmations will confirm that you will do whatever it takes to succeed.
Make Your Inner Voice Support You
By creating positive affirmations, the way that we show you and being persistent with them each day you will train your inner voice to be more positive and support you. This is critical to your success. So, if one of your affirmations is “I can do anything” then when your inner voice tells you that you can’t do something you can instantly remind it that you can.
The more that you practice your affirmations the easier this becomes. Soon you will stop thinking that you cannot achieve certain things because you will have trained your inner voice to believe otherwise. Positive affirmations send strong signals to your subconscious mind, and when you back this up with action then you will make a positive change in your life.
Improve Your Outlook On Life
There have been a number of studies that have shown the regular practice of reciting positive affirmations changes the outlook of the person to a more positive one. After a while they have much more clarity about their life and feel a lot more optimistic about their future. This makes them happier overall.
When you think about it this makes a lot of sense. You have probably been guided by negative thoughts a lot of your life. It is hard to be optimistic and confident when all you are hearing in your head is negativity. Change this to positive thoughts and gradually your outlook on life will definitely be more positive.
A State Of Gratitude
By creating and performing your affirmations the way that we will show you in this training you will become a lot better at keeping everything in your life in perspective. You will be grateful for everything that you have in your life no matter how big or small it is.
Modern life continues at a hectic pace and it is very easy to lose sight of what is important and what is not. You will develop your sense of gratitude and this will help you in so many ways. When you are truly grateful for what you have then more good things will follow.
Decrease Your Stress
If there is one thing that you definitely need less of in your life it is stress. People get stressed out about all manner of things large and small. They worry about their future and believe that the world is against them. Stress is a killer and positive affirmations will help you to reduce the stress in your life.
There have been studies proving that reciting positive affirmations each day reduces stress. People with high levels of stress were shown how to write affirmations correctly and then encouraged to read them each day. They showed a significant decrease in their stress levels after a short period of time.
When you have an optimistic outlook rather than a pessimistic one you will protect your heart as well. Positive affirmations will definitely help to transform the way that you view your life in a more positive manner.
Increased Mental Clarity
Each time that you recite your positive affirmations you are moving a step closer to being in control of your thoughts. With every affirmation that you recite, you will think about how this will change your life. This is an automatic process. You will soon find that many new ideas come to you that you would never have thought of before.
You can only achieve mental clarity by thinking clearly and that is what positive affirmations will help you to do. In a short while you will be more in control of your thoughts and also more aware and focused on your desires.
Increase Your Self-Confidence
Self-confidence plays a huge part in how you live your life. If your self-confidence is low then you will be much more likely to be under the control and influence of others and be dependent on them. This is not a place that you want to be.
By reciting positive affirmations that make you feel a lot more positive about yourself, you will increase your self-confidence. When you are really consistent with your daily affirmations you will start to replace your previously held limiting beliefs with more empowering ones.
Being more confident will open a lot more doors in life for you. People always respond more favorably to a confident person than they do to someone that is lacking in self-confidence. This is one of the biggest benefits of daily affirmations.
Use Your Affirmations When You Need Them
You should not limit yourself to just reciting your affirmations first thing in the morning. They are there to help you whenever you need them. Reading your positive affirmations again can help you to:
Be more productive
Kick bad habits
Give you a confidence boost when you need one
Finish those tasks which you have started
Change negative feelings such as impatience, anger, or frustration
Overcome any obstacle that is in your way
A lot of people think that they just need to read their affirmations once a day and that’s it. But you can use them whenever you need a motivational boost.
Keep your affirmation sheet with you at all times so that you can reach for them whenever you have the need. We will discuss this further in a later video.
In the next video we will discuss how to successfully create your positive affirmations…