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I Am A Positive Affirmation!

May 10, 2008
Affirmations have been used since the beginning of time. We use affirmations to help us lose weight, get a better paying job, stop smoking, and even be more outgoing in social settings. Positive affirmations help us build self-confidence and self-esteem. We use affirmations to control our fears and anxieties and remind us of how we are making a positive difference in our lives. Positive affirmations can be successfully utilized in all areas to enhance personal growth.

What is an Affirmation?

An affirmation is a statement that you repeat to yourself constantly. People use affirmations constantly without realizing what they are doing.

For example: you walk on the treadmill in the early morning, jump in the shower afterwards and then head to work when you are finished. On the drive in you think: "I feel awesome!" That is a positive affirmation. You drag yourself out of bed, take your shower and then head to work when you are finished. On the drive to work, you may think: "I feel lousy!" Obviously, that's a negative affirmation. Both statements contribute to the emotional state you are in. So why not choose to be positive? You'll feel better and perform better!

When we talk to ourselves, the things we say are very important because they have direct influence on our conscious and subconscious mind. We listen to everything we say to ourselves whether it is audible, or it comes from our subconscious mind. Positive affirmations are essential in maintaining a healthy flow of positive thoughts into our minds. We can use them to transform the negative affirmations of our past into positive affirmations that will move us forward to the goals we wish to obtain in our lives. It takes diligence in the beginning to change how we think, but the results will be worth the effort.

It is important to always make sure that the positive affirmations you choose are personal in many aspects. You will want to always state them in the first person and in the present tense, for example "I am healthy and slim, and I only eat when I am hungry." You have made it personal, and in the words that you would use in normal conversation. Plus you're not talking about "theoreticals," you are talking about the here-and-now. If you make the positive affirmations too complicated or wordy, you will have a hard time remembering them and soon get discouraged and give up.

When you actually state the positive affirmation out loud, you need to state it with enthusiasm and feeling. "I am an awesome team player," or "I am a valuable asset to my company!" And to make sure that the affirmations take hold you need to continue reciting them daily for an extended period of time until they become a natural part of your thought patterns.

A list of positive affirmations to help you achieve your goal for inner harmony is below:

* I choose to balance my work schedule well.
* I sleep peacefully each night.
* I encourage and praise my kids each day.
* I brighten my day by smiling at others.
* I am a good listener for my friends.
* I enjoy the wonderful home that I have created for my family.
* I am a beautiful person inside and out.
About the Author
Ronnie Nijmeh is the Chief Inspiration Officer at ACQYR.com - a resource that provides a list of affirmations, motivational articles, and free wallpaper downloads. Get inspired!
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