Today I am going to talk about the “A” word. I am at the pool, walking to the deep end, climbing the high dive ladder and I am going to jump right in. The “A” word is an element found in all self help literature. The “A” word is one of the elements that I have totally ignored since my discovery of right thinking. That “A” word folks is “Affirmations”. No!!! Not Affirmations! That is sooooo corny. Which has been my reaction throughout the years. Some of you may have an image of the SNL skit “Daily Affirmations by Stuart Smalley”, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and doggone it, people like me.” That was certainly my impression of what affirmations were. Insane. Well there is a saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. You are reading this for a reason. I personally read these self help books for a reason as well and that reason was to figure out how I can be and stay happy and affirmations is a big key to that happiness.
What if I told you that you do affirmations ALL the time? It’s true. The only issue is they are more times than not negative affirmations. The definition of affirmation is 1. the act or an instance of affirming, state of being affirmed. 2. the assertion that something exists or is true. We are constantly asserting that something negative exists or is true. It is time to change that.
“Well these negative thoughts and affirmations just pop into my head automatically, how can I stop that from happening?” The answer is positive affirmations and yes I am going to ask you to talk to yourself. No reason to fret, again we do it all the time but like I said above, it is usually negative statements that we are using when we do. Change that and change your life. What affirmations can do is rewire your mind. Eventually if you stick with this it will be wonderful, happy, joyous thoughts that will automatically come to your mind. You will discover solutions to any problems that arise and you will feel an energy that you haven’t felt since you were a child. Now rewiring will take some time however it has only been two weeks since I started rewiring my mind and the results have been miraculous in my opinion. It is why I started this blog.
In my introduction I told you that I discovered the concept of positive thinking back in 2007 and not until now have I utilized the tool of positive affirmations. Why? It’s hard to say. I guess the whole idea felt odd to me. But a month ago I came across a book that changed that for me. “The Magic of Thinking Big”. Now in that book it calls it Auto Suggestion, which gives a different spin on it but sounds a bit robotic for my taste. So in keeping with the theme of this blog I am going to call them Happy Dance Declarations.
So what I want you to do today is to grab a note book and right down at least 10 Happy Dance Declarations/Positive Affirmations and read them aloud twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening before you go to bed. If you are stuck on what to write google positive affirmations and pick the ones that fit best for you and your life’s situation. Now when you do read these aloud I want you to also smile while doing it. Feel the good that comes from these statements. Keep with it and you will notice a big change. My next blog will go into other ways to do Happy Dance Declarations/Positive Affirmations but for now stick with writing at least ten down and doing them twice a day.
Thanks for reading!