We can positively change ourselves by changing our thoughts and beliefs. Thoughts are like magnets, they have the power to attract according to their vibration. What we affirm to ourselves on a daily basis confirms how we feel and how we experience life. One of the most powerful ways to create the life and confidence we want is through affirmations.
A powerful way to jump in using affirmations for confidence is to write them down on an index card or a sticky note, and read it throughout the day. The more you practice them, the deeper the new beliefs will click. The best times to review your affirmations are first thing in the morning, during the day, and prior to you retiring for the night.
Use affirmations while meditating. After relaxing into a deep, quiet, meditative frame of mind, imagine that you have already become confident and know how to manage any situation. Imagine yourself in the physical setting or environment that you would like, the house that you enjoy and find comforting, drawing in loads of people into your life and receiving appreciation and appropriate financial compensation for your efforts.
Add any other details that are essential for you, like the promotion you want, the people you want to meet monthly, and so forth. Try to get a feeling in yourself that this is possible; experience it like it was already happening. In brief, imagine it exactly the way you’d like it to be, as if it were already so!
- Try standing in front of a mirror and use affirmations while looking into your own eyes. If you can, repeat them out loud with passion. This is a powerful way to change your limiting beliefs very quickly.
- If you find it hard to believe an affirmation will happen, add “I choose to” to the affirmation. “I choose to be more confident,” for instance, or, “I choose to get a promotion.”
- Make a recording in your own voice and play it as you doze off. Some individuals swear by this technique.
- Attach positive emotions to your affirmations. Consider how achieving your goal will make you feel, or consider how good it feels to know that you’re succeeding at becoming more confident. Emotion is a fuel which makes affirmations more potent.
- If you don’t want people to know about your confidence affirmations, simply place your reminders in discrete locations. Remember, however, that it’s essential that you see them frequently, or they’ll do you no good.
- If you find yourself merely parroting the words of your affirmations, instead of focusing on their meaning, change affirmations. You’re able to still affirm the same goals or characteristics, naturally, but rephrasing your affirmations can regenerate their effectiveness.
- Ask friends to say a version of your affirmations to you. For example, “Mike, you’re really starting to exude confidence. You must feel great.” Self-affirmations are valuable as they free you from a reliance on the approval of others, but affirmations from others can be just as good as negative scripts from others are harmful.
- Gratitude is a sort of affirmation: One that states the following: “I enjoy the confidence in my life and business and trust that more will come my way”.