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An affirmation is a statement that confirms something is true; yet, we can’t automatically assume that affirm definition is positive. The affirmation merely confirms something, which brings us to the concept of positive affirmation.

It seems like magic, and maybe a little bit of it is; positive affirmations are a way of refactoring our subconsciousness. For better or for worse, our minds are susceptible to a lot of inputs. Throughout our day’s culture, friends, family, loved ones, our internal monologue and inner critic repeatedly attempt to shape our subconscious mind. 

The purpose of a positive affirmation is simple: we want to plant a seed with a positive statement in our lives. It goes without saying that trying to wish for material goods or dramatic changes in appearance are unlikely to actualize within two days of practicing affirmation. Affirmations help make us aware of what it is we want when sometimes it is all too hard to know what that truly looks like in reality.

#1 Positive affirmations help start your day in the right direction

The morning is the beginning of another day and the waking hours in which all our dreams, goals, aspirations, and actions occur. Morning affirmations ground us in the present and set the tone for the rest of our conscious time.

 

Make it a regular practice with a set time – kind of like taking certain medications. Either with morning coffee, at your desk, before you start work at the college essay writing service, you can try whatever works for you. 

#2 The act of writing makes memories

Everyone, hopefully, remembers the classroom joke about spelling being magic. Well, there is something to that joke, no smoke without fire. Whenever we act, we create memories; whenever we focus, this effect gets heightened. 

Strangely, we don’t remember all of our memories; such are the mysteries of the subconscious. Writing down things is a method of connecting the inner world with the outer world. Think about early forms of writing, carving into rock, etching into wax tablets. Now, it is you with your pen and paper; you’re tapping into that same force and motivating your mind to help bring things into the world.

journaling and adding images and to your diary

#3 They’re a calendar of the mind

Some people who write affirmations believe in throwing away the slip of paper once the affirmation is on it. The theory behind this is that it helps the message go deeper into your subconscious. The act of tearing, crumpling, and throwing away the affirmation is a symbolic rendering of it entering your unseen mind.

On the other side of the fence are those who treat the affirmations like a diary. For those who enjoy journaling, the thought of working with singular affirmations might be very appealing: they get a chance to review, when the time is right, the series of thoughts and affirmations in the previous months.

By keeping track and reviewing affirmations, we can bring smiles to our faces; we may find that specific affirmations have taken root. We’re no longer smoking, and we’re taking pleasure in the small things. 

Affirmations do take time to work, and for those just getting started, it is probably a good idea to keep track of their affirmations and progress. That’s not to say you should read them every day; take time to read them over after a month or two, and spread those occurrences out further the longer you maintain this practice.

#4 Start soon to feel the benefits quicker

Getting started with affirmations can take time. If you’re wondering how to write an affirmation, the next few paragraphs are for you. 

Remember that writing an affirmation is not like writing a wishlist or asking a genie for a favor. The process of sublimation is more sophisticated than that. Though don’t expect to be creating sigils or working with arcane. A good affirmation is a simple affirmation and one that doesn’t stray into the territory of make-believe.

Working at the most basic binary distinction, positive and negative, write down what makes you feel positive and write affirmations in the first person. These sentences should be declarative in their composition. “I am capable and confident,” “I am worthy of love,” and so on. 

If you want to tackle some negative aspect, make sure you reframe the thought into something positive. Instead of writing, “I do not like smoking cigarettes,” try something like, “I enjoy the feeling of drawing a deep, clear breath.

The idea behind positivity is that thought patterns beget other thought patterns. If we are thinking negatively, that can seep into other aspects of our lives. It may feel challenging at first as breaking free from destructive patterns of thought is not easy; so much that many people benefit from therapy or counseling in their quest to do so. Positive affirmations work along the same lines of awareness and conscious examination of our internal desires, wills, and patterns.

Author

Alex Tran AKA Schimiggy is a fitness fashion, travel, justice, and food-obsessed raconteuse. She currently resides in Seattle and teaches yoga while writing her heart out. Schimiggy Reviews is a lifestyle blog where Alex shares her passions and interests with the world!

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