Continued from page 1
Stay in Now
Affirmations are more effective when stated in present tense. For example; "I now have a wonderful job." Avoid affirming something in future tense, e.g. "I am going to have a wonderful job" or results will always be waiting to happen.
Use “Power of Positive Thinking”
Please create your affirmations with most positive words that you can while avoiding negative statements. Affirm what you do want, rather than what you don't want. For example; "I don't want to smoke." This is a negative statement. Instead affirm; "I now enjoy being a nonsmoker." This statement is a more powerful expression because it is dynamically positive and reinforces your desired goal.
KISS: Keep it Simple and Specific
Short affirmations are easy to say, and have a far greater impact at a subconscious level than those which are long and wordy. Keeping them specific and to point adds power as idea is uncluttered by elements.
Repeat your affirmation frequently
The importance of repetition cannot be overemphasized. It imprints affirmation into your subconscious mind.
Make them Emotional
Get involved, be passionate, use your emotions. Think carefully about meaning of words as you repeat them rather than typing or saying them.
Don't be a Quitter
Continued effort allows you to achieve results much sooner than practicing affirmations sporadically.
Why not take 7 minutes and begin to identify one area of your life that needs improving? Think of an appropriate affirmation and then begin to use it throughout your day.
******************************************** Dr. Donald Schnell co- founded with Marilyn Diamond of Fit For Life, the Spiritual Java Diet Coaching Program, that is transforming thousands. The New Spiritual Diet, Incredible Value, One on One coaching Amazing Results. http://www.SpiritualJava.com or email: Donald@SpiritualJava.com Donald Schnell is the author of The Initiation. Free Motivational Newsletter, The Buzz http://www.spiritualjava.com