What is an Affirmation?

In almost every client coaching session, I talk about affirmations.

This is because affirmations are an extremely powerful way to re-train your inner dialogue and change yourself, from the inside out.

But what exactly is an affirmation?

According to Health Instructor and PH. D. Melissa Carver,

An affirmation is a statement of assurance that helps reprogram old thought processes to create new patterns. Affirmations are especially helpful when you have a goal in mind or when if feels like certain things in your life need work.

Her article offers a daily guide to affirmations, including a suggested hour-by-hour plan you can follow if you’re just dipping your toe into the world of higher self-awareness.

If you’ve never made a habit of repeating affirmations to yourself, it can feel a bit strange. You might find it hard to tell yourself “I am an abundant and luminous being” while slouching in front of your mirror wearing last night’s sweats.

But as Carver points out in her article, you do not need to believe these statements to speak them or think them.

So if despite telling yourself for days on end that you are a successful entrepreneur with a banging career, you know that you’re stuck in an unfulfilling job, that’s ok. As the scientifically-proven adage goes, “Fake it ’til you make it.”

An affirmation is all about reprogramming your subconscious in order to create a new, desired reality for yourself. Since it takes 21 days to make a habit, repeat your affirmations to yourself for 3 full weeks, several times a day. Take notes on your feelings, including whatever positive results you’ve noticed since beginning.

Over time, you will start to believe yourself – that you truly are an abundant and luminous being. And once you believe that, there’s really no limit to what you can create for yourself. ♥




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