Affirmations, truly, are simple. They’re you being in conscious command of your thoughts. They are brief, mighty statements. If you say them or think them or even hear them, they get to be the thoughts that produce your reality. Affirmations, then, are your conscious thoughts.
Research has demonstrated that we have between 45,000 and 51,000 thoughts a day. That’s about 150 to 300 thoughts a moment. Research has likewise demonstrated that for most individuals 80% of those thoughts are damaging.
Now, we have been taught to think that many of these 51,000 thoughts are “sub-conscious” thoughts meaning that they’re below our conscious cognizance level. Affirmations, in reality, make your sub-conscious thoughts conscious.
Affirmations make you consciously cognizant of your thoughts. If you begin making conscious favorable thoughts, you, in reality, become more aware of the damaging thoughts that are constantly threatening to take over.
It’s an interesting phenomenon, in truth. It in reality proves true what your mother always cautioned: be careful of what you think as what you think is what you get. She was essentially telling you that you produce what you think about.
When you’re not cognizant of your thoughts, they tend to be damaging. And not being aware of your thoughts tends to induce an awful spiral downward.
Remember that 80% figure of damaging thoughts? It gets worse. Whatever you’re thinking about, 90% gets carried forward to the next day’s 51,000 thoughts.
When writing an affirmation, ask yourself what is it that you fundamentally want. Then compose the affirmation based on your answer to this question, instead of focusing and constructing your affirmation on what you don’t want.
Utilize POSITIVE WORDS in your affirmation instead of utilizing words which serve to remind you of something you wish to eradicate. Producing the affirmation in the positive is much more effective.