Create Your Own Affirmations
Whether you are preparing for a final interview, first performance,
first gallery hanging or starting a regular day, affirmations
can really be helpful. Usually people practice saying affirmations
out loud. Itís very helpful to express your affirmations by
verbalizing them, listening to them and watching yourself
as you speak them in front of a mirror. Each time that you
express them, you give yourself more time to absorb what they
say about you.
However before you can verbalize your affirmations, you have
to create them. You can find them in books, ask for some ideas
from your friends, create them yourself or use a combination
of techniques to write them.
FIRST: Start your affirmations with the phrase "I am________."
The idea is to keep your focus in the present and to keep
them positive. When you use the phrase "I am__"
you are starting the process of acting as if the affirmation
is already part of your life.
SECOND: Choose one action that you want to complete. Do you
want to meet five referral sources during a meeting? Do you
want to complete six telenetworking calls next week? I'm sure
that you can think of some other actions that fit with your
business. Choose an action that is a currently a challenge
for you to complete.
THIRD: Write out your complete affirmation. Read your affirmation
out loud. Listen to it and see if it reads like an action
that you want to complete.
FOURTH: Stand in front of a mirror. Repeat the affirmation
ten times, while looking at yourself in the mirror. Remember
to repeat this affirmation once a day for thirty days.
FIFTH: Be expectant. Don't scan every moment of your life
looking for signs of change. Stay focused on learning your
affirmations. You will keep yourself very busy building new
thinking habits while you are changing internally. Any external
changes will follow your internal changes naturally.
I've included a list of affirmations, ready for use, until
you have created some of your own. Feel free to use them as
catalysts for writing your own affirmations or use them just
as they are.
Remember to practice, practice and practice your affirmations
Here is the list:
1) I am writing my dreams daily.
2) I am filling my journal with valuable information.
3) I am expressing my feelings in a safe place.
4) I am creating a roadmap for my dreams.
5) I am making myself heard during important conversations.
6) I am recording my past memories easily.
7) I am solving important problems daily.
8) I am sorting out my thoughts freely.
9) I am creating something new daily.
10) I am writing my prayers daily.
Copyright 2006 Writer's Eye Advisory Service
Lael Johnson, owner of Writer's Eye Advisory Service,
offers creativity coaching services and additional writing
resources at http://www.writerseye.com.
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