Affirmations are often suggested as a means of changing how you feel and yet many people use them and get very little benefit from all time spent repeating a short positive phrase. You can use this approach to prepare for a business or social situation where you usually feel tense, shy or unsure of yourself but only if you supercharge your affirmations.
Three Secrets to Effective Affirmations:
1 Drive your Physiology - by this I mean get yourself into a dynamic state of mine by moving your body energetically. I find walking quickly, cycling or jumping around house while listening to loud music, all very effective for me. When you feel energized you will put more enthusiasm and emotion into your affirmations and you will make a bigger impression on your mind.
Then say your short positive statement out loud if it is appropriate, otherwise shout it out inside your head where only you can hear it.
2 Create short statements
These statements will describe how you want to be and it is best to state these attributes in present tense as if it is already true.
For example, *I am confident and appreciated by all* Instead of... *I want to have more confidence someday only I do not know when that is likely to be because I have a few problems to deal with right now.*
When you say your affirmation, assume it is already true and express this feeling as you repeat phrase. This way you are programming your brain to find a way for you to achieve your goal.