These 4 Affirmations Books are part of the Unlock Your Courage Toolkit.
Affirmations are ‘statements of fact you believe are the truth’.
I’m not going to pretend or add ‘fairy dust’, it can take a massive dose of faith to believe a statement when your brain is screaming out, ‘That’s just not true’!
The thing is, your brain will believe whatever you tell it: real or imagined.
So why not tell it good things?
Whenever you read a book or have a conversation, the experience causes physical changes in your brain. It’s a little frightening to think that every time you walk away from an encounter, your brain has been altered, sometimes permanently. George Johnson In the Palaces of Memory. How We Build The Worlds Inside Our Head, 1991
For example, let’s assume for a moment you say to yourself ‘I’m not really good in interviews’ or ‘I’m not good enough to go for promotion’ or ‘Who am I to start my own business, I’m not intelligent enough‘; your brain believes this statement as the truth, and then acts and behaves in accordance with that truth.
And, you may read an affirmation that says ‘I am a money magnet, my finances are in complete order’ and the reality is you are sitting in the red, have a £1 in your purse and completely skint. Sure, it’s going to take a lot for your brain to believe the money magnet affirmation.
Affirmations have been described as ‘tool to reprogramme your brain’.
They are a tool. They might work for you, they might not. Take them, add them to your toolkit and play with them.
Most people begin using them when life is in the shitz, most people only use them for a couple of days and give up.
Why Do People ‘Struggle’ With Affirmations?
In my experience, they have a hard time with the language: positive statements, and the ‘reality’ part.
What is actually happening is not in allignment with the affirmation.
The thing is, your brain couldn’t actually care less what you say to it, as long as you say something so that it can direct your behaviours, thought patterns, beliefs, attitudes, habits.
Medical science has proven that our brain does not differentiate what is vividly imagined or actually experienced. The same neurological impulses are triggered throughout the nervous system for both situations.
If I were to begin to use the affirmation ‘I am strong, powerful and magnificent’ at every moment when in the past I may have wanted to think ‘I am not confident’, eventually my brain will catch up.
Play with them. Fool around with affirmations. Try them for 60 days.
All your doing is taking control of your thoughts, instead of fear thoughts controlling you!
And sometimes, they help you to just feel something other than the negative.
Want to give them a try?
There are two books affirmations waiting for you in the resources.
You can use as is, or feel free to print your copy and scribble away until the affirmation is right for you.
There are affirmations on:
Careers and Work
Living in the Moment
- Letting Go
- Confidence and Self Esteem
- Children and Parenting
- Living in Abundance
- Plus 7 Tips on How to Write Your Own Affirmations
If you do decide to write your own, a few tips:
- Keep them positive (ignore the chitter chatter screaming in head!)
- Focus on what you want NOT what you don’t want
- Use emotive language
- Write them in the first person (use the word ‘I”, I am’) to get you started
- Write them down
- Repeat to remember (once won’t cut it!)