Positive Affirmations, Why They Work
By Carrie Spry
Your subconscious thoughts determine almost everything in
your mind. In order to build a positive mind, you need
positive statements. You can create positive subconscious
thoughts by consistently repeating positive statements.
These statements are positive affirmations.
These positive thoughts, once instated, will reinforce the
new positive inner-image you have of yourself. You will be
replacing old negative thinking with new positive thinking
and doing it at a subconscious level. This will give you
access to all the positive energy you have within yourself.
This will help you create a new positive reality.
When using positive affirmations, it's important to let
yourself really feel them. You need to fully experience the
emotions of each one. You must believe that each affirmation
is true. This will help your positive changes happen more
Positive Affirmations should be used for a minimum of 30
days. It can take about 3 weeks for your mental image to
change and some people can be up to 4 weeks. A good rule of
thumb is 30 days or 1 month. Writing down your positive
affirmations is a good way to get to know them quickly so
that you can use them anywhere and everywhere.
These simple statements can be used anywhere in your home,
car, work, etc. You can use them in the morning which
getting ready, brushing your teeth or hair, showering,
before you go to sleep or before a meal. Get creative, but
remember, the affirmations should be at the same time
everyday. This will help create a trigger for you. For
example, every time you brush your teeth, after the first 21
days, it will just come automatically to you.
Another thing that will help you change your thought
patterns more quickly is to continually remove all negative
thoughts you experience daily. If you allow negative thought
to dominate, your positive affirmations will not make any
progress. As soon as you notice a negative thought, eject
Most of us have been programmed from birth to think
negatively. We didn't do it on purpose, we simply did it
unconsciously. Once you begin to be conscious of your
thoughts and thought patterns, you can begin to change them.
In the beginning, you may not notice all of your negative
thoughts or you may notice them several hours after they
have happened. Simply acknowledge that you had the thought
and eject it. Don't beat yourself up, that encourages
negative thinking. Just move on. After a few days, you will
become much faster and noticing your thoughts. And before
you realize you can catch these negative thoughts before
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