Affirmations Self EsteemMake Them Real
If you look around the Internet, you can see affirmations self-esteem almost everywhere you look. Yesterday, we discussed affirmations, in the sense that they are not manifestations.
There is, however, a way of changing your mindset as to how you feel about something. To do that your affirmations have to be true to you. It is best that you write or construct your own declarations rather than choose someone else’s.
When you speak these affirmations out loud, the timba of your voice has its own specific sound. If it’s not something you believe or want to think specifically, then nothing will happen.
I have chosen in this example to construct around affirmations self-esteem because everyone has self-esteem issues and limiting beliefs about self-worth.
Constructing an Affirmation Specifically for You
As we discussed yesterday, affirmations on their own are not a manifestation tool. They are a tool to change your mindset. As such, you have to believe what you are saying. Which is the reason why you should always construct your own affirmations?
For instance, if you Google self-esteem affirmations you will see thousands of examples. This morning I noticed a guy who was selling books of affirmations and the basis of those affirmations was completely him
One example was
“I can be worthy.”
My first question would be but when can you be worthy? Your affirmation should always be in the present tense. You don’t want to be changing your mindset in the year 2038!
My second question would be, worthy of what? It’s half a statement! It needs something to qualify.
My third point would be the words “I can be.” We can all be, but an affirmation should not contain the word can. It means maybe. To change the mindset you need to convince yourself you believe it.
A better example would be
“I feel worthy and blessed.”
Don't over Complicate Your Affirmations
A good affirmation should come from your heart. My first point of reference is to look at the problem.
For instance, let’s go back to yesterday’s example. I don’t exercise enough. I leave the house when I have absolutely nothing to eat. I I’m aware on logical level that I need to exercise and move more.
Now I can think about this problem until the cows come home and it won’t make me exercise. BUT, I want you to think about what it would feel to be without the problem. I hate exercise, but that’s not the problem.
My problem is I feel overweight and bloated and without energy. That is the real problem.
So not to have that problem then him I would feel that I am fit and healthy and my body moves fluidly. I imagine that my body is moving freely and easily.
Write down what you would feel if you could solve the problem. So I might write, I am healthy.
My body is nourished by eating healthy food and exercise.
I do a healthy amount of exercise regularly.
I feel good about myself and my body.
My body is strong and healthy and nourished.
My body is my servant, and it works hard to keep me fit and healthy.
You will notice that all of these statements refer to me because they begin with the word “I” or “my.” That makes it very clear I’m talking about my body and my health and not someone else’s.
Leave Anger and Judgment out of the Equation
I definitely don’t want to have any issues around anger. I don’t want to have the thought that I am angry at myself for being lazy.
Anger is another way of telling my body I hate IT! I don’t hate it; I just want to feel better.
My cells understand every thought I think. It’s important that they think that they are loved and cherished. To keep me in optimum health they need to know I deserve it. It is my birthright to be healthy.
My body knows how to heal itself, and I understand that. I feed it healthy food and drink. Good health comes from love, gratitude, and appreciation. It doesn’t come from beating yourself up for being lazy, or a couch potato, or being fat. I don’t want to feel like a victim, and it is my choice not to give my body what it deserves, i.e. exercise. My body reacts in terms of my posture, it’s ease or dis-ease.
Be Present and Positive with Your Affirmations.
When writing affirmations use present tense verbs. Examples are
I am healthy
I am feeling
You can get your affirmations so wrong. Affirmations self-esteem are about changing the way you think about yourself. When you believe you can manifest it. First, you have to believe it
The reason is it is in the present tense is that you don’t want affirmation to bring about a change sometime in the future. You need to change the way you feel about the statement now. It’s only when you believe the statement that you will be able to feel it and eventually manifest it.
Make sure that the word you describe the verb is emotive
I am grateful
I am happy
I am inspired
I am thrilled
Don’t Forget the Senses
I am heard
I am comforted
I am cherished.
1. Begin with “I” or “my”
2. Use a present tense verb
3. An adjective describes a verb. Make sure that your adjective is an inspiring and emotional rather than insipid.
4. Fill in the description of the results that you desire