FAQ about Positive Affirmations
What are positive affirmations?
Positive affirmations are positive powerful statements that affirm something you desire in the now, in the present tense. We state positive affirmations as if they have already occurred, such as "I am" or "I have". We don't use statements such as "I want" or "I need" as your brain will only hear the wanting or needing, rather than already embodying what you desire.
What benefits can I expect from positive affirmations?
Positive affirmations can be tailored to almost anything beneficial, such as better health and wellbeing, maintaining a healthy weight, or to obtain greater wealth and abundance, to list a few examples. The benefits will be gradual and gain momentum depending upon how often you practice the affirmations and your willingness to act on them.
Should I say the affirmations out loud or under my breath?
You can repeat the affirmations under your breath or say them out loud if you prefer. The idea with repetition is for the affirmations to have a greater impact on your psyche. Often affirmation recordings are looped or repeated several times so that they have a greater impact and effect.
How often should I listen to or recite positive affirmations?
Affirmations become more effective when you recite, or listen to them regularly. It can take time and work to reprogram your subconscious mind from past negative programming to positive empowering beliefs. As a general rule it is recommended to listen to or recite positive affirmations daily, or at least a few times a week. Like anything, the more effort and energy you put in the more immediate and obvious the results will be.
What is the best way to listen to positive affirmations?
The most effective way to listen to positive affirmations is with an audio recording using headphones, either with an mp3 player or iPod or on your computer. As with meditation, it is best if you are relaxed and undisturbed while listening to them to achieve the greatest impact. You can listen to positive affirmations while you are lying down, sitting, or even walking. It is best if you listen to them when you are relaxed, focused and don't have other tasks to do. This way your subconscious mind will be more open to positive suggestions.
How soon can I expect to see results?
The more often you affirm something, the more your mind will accept it, thereby reaping positive changes in your life. Positive affirmations are the first step in creating the mindset you need to achieve your goals. The next step is then taking the appropriate action to see your vision become a reality. For example if you desire to lose some weight, after listening to the positive affirmations you may be inspired to eat more healthily, or to start exercising regularly. Remember to follow through by taking the action you are inspired or prompted to take.