“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” – Claude M. Bristol
The power of positive affirmations have the potential to create a life of happiness and peace. If it were a simple process, there would be less darkness in the world and more light, more smiles and less frowns, more relaxation and less stress. The truth is that living each day with a positive attitude and happy emotions is possible, but it takes some work in order to be able to get there.
If you ask the best happiness gurus, they will tell you that happiness can only come from the inside. So much time and energy is spent by people seeking to find happiness externally – in their jobs, their lovers, their toys, vacations, and much more. This journey of outward seeking is fairly normal and many people spend years and years seeking fulfilment in people and things.
The thought “ I’ll only be happy if…” gets ingrained in the subconscious.
I’ll be happy if I find that special someone.
I’ll be happy when I get that promotion.
I’ll be happy when I have a house.
I’ll be happy when I have a baby.
It can go on and on. Now goals are certainly wonderful and you should have goals. You should feel a sense of accomplishment and some happiness when you reach those goals, but to tie all sense of fulfilment in externals simply sets you up for long term disappointment and unhappiness.
Happiness experts assert that at some point, those who discover true joy have done some soul searching and have been through their share of “if onlys”. They also state that those who find true joy have discovered the power of positive affirmations in transforming their thought life.
Positive affirmations have the power to transform your thought life and the thoughts that you have about you. If your self-worth is low, you may tend to look toward others for affirmation and base your happiness level on them, which never works out quite the way you think. People let you down; they are imperfect, so to base your joy upon them is not the best way.
But if you recite positive affirmations on a daily basis, you are creating positive subconscious thoughts, which will help you to build a happy internal dialogue. This will certainly help you to reach inside for your happiness instead of outside.
When it comes to positive affirmations, you want to really feel the emotion of happiness when you recite them. It is a wonderful idea to recite them out loud with enthusiasm and vigour. Feeling the positive energy associated with the affirmation helps transform your thoughts and physiological state, which is necessary for change. It takes about 21 days to really make a difference in your mindset, so be sure to be persistent with the recitations.
Make a list of positive affirmations or print out the list at the end of this article. Post the list in a place that you see frequently to serve as a reminder to speak the affirmations regularly. Some people find it useful to write affirmations on note cards and post them in certain areas throughout the house, in the car, and at work. The more you see them, think them, and say them, the more you will notice your perspective and mindset changing.
Positivity is powerful. I know one woman who lived and breathe positive affirmations for several years and this transformed not only her thought life, but her personal and professional life as well. Her whole life she had been plagued with negative thoughts and mild depression, but through consistent affirmations and motivational audio, little by little she began to think differently and feel more positive. There is power if positive affirmations.
You can also listen to positive affirmations via audio podcasts or CD’s as you drive, clean your home and while walking. This will help you develop the habit of positive thinking and feel better about yourself, which will surely help you to feel fulfilled and joyful.
Here are some positive affirmations that you can recite as often as you’d like. Feel free to print them out and recite out loud and internally.
- My life is wonderful and I am so grateful.
- I am worthy of love – I adore myself.
- I am relaxed, peaceful, and serene.
- My thoughts are positive.
- I choose to hold a positive perspective each day.
- I experience deep joy simply because I am alive.
- I am highly successful.
- I have favour with people.
- My business is growing every day.
- I add value to humanity often.
- Smiling naturally occurs for me.
- My finances are continually increasing.
- I laugh often.
- I am confident I can accomplish anything I want.
- People like me.
- I radiate light and love wherever I go.
- I am becoming more conscious daily.
- I am deeply grateful for all the good in my life.
- I am more than enough.
- I feel happy and free.
- The sky’s the limit for me.
- I have extreme potential.
- I am super smart and love learning.
- I have an adventurous spirit.
- All of my relationships are thriving.