If you've tried affirmations in the past and they didn't work for you or if you want to know how affirmations work so you can benefit from them you need to have these 3 basic elements to empower your affirmations. On their own, saying words do not have the effectiveness. You've got to add the fuel to keep the affirmation fire vitalized.
Element #1 - Belief
If you don't believe in the affirmations you're using then you'll not get any results at all. You've got to believe in what you're saying. Your belief or put another way, your faith makes you whole. What you believe in will become your reality. If you don't believe and want to believe, you can nurture this belief until your mind accepts it.
For example, if you believe that you're prone to getting the flu every flu season and you start using the affirm, "I'm healthy and whole," at first you might hear your mind say, "Yeah, right." That's the initial conflict between the new programming and the old. It's like going into a lake. The water's cold at first and you feel that initial shock to your system. If you continue to stay in the water, your body adjusts to the temperature and now it doesn't feel as cold any more. You actually begin to accept the temperature and start to have fun.
It's the same with the new affirmation. If you keep repeating your new affirmation to yourself, "I'm healthy and whole," soon enough your mind will agree with you and you'll find that you can now accept this as your new belief.
We'll cover #2 element on Monday.
Look out tomorrow - Action Thursday, as we review the action steps you need to take to make affirmations work for you.