Do Affirmations Work?
Yes, but there's a catch.
First, allow me to set the scene; as an adult, we are officially programmed by society, what we are exposed to; on tv with the news and shows, movies, radio, what we read, teachers, friends, family etc - Limited beliefs about what we are capable of are well and truly formed.
And the world around us is negatively geared. The news is all about negative stories, tv shows that are about crime, people we are exposed to are generally pessimistic, so what chance do our young ones have to be better, and achieve their goals in life, if what and who they are exposed to is generally negative?
An affirmation is a positive statement, phrase or declaration to yourself. When we repeat this positive statement, we are affirming it to the subconscious mind.
Repeating a positive statement helps you to alter your subconscious thoughts, and in this case with children, we are wanting to create the system of positive thoughts BEFORE we are negatively programmed by the world around us.
As an adult, we have to now do the hard work to remove negative programming and limiting beliefs about ourselves and how we perceive the world around us. We have to work on a tonne of trauma that has accumulated over the years because we do not know how to deal with it.
So what's the catch?
You need to BELIEVE it. Yep, you need to believe what you're telling yourself. Now the more we repeat something whether it be positive or negative, will impact our thoughts.
Keep your affirmations simple so the more consistently you repeat it, the quicker you believe it.
Affirmation's can be negative:
"I can't do this",
"it's too hard",
"I can't stop eating",
"I can't be bothered".
Affirmation's can be positive:
"I can do this",
"I always try my best",
"I have a healthy relationship with food",
"I am full of energy".
It's our duty to help children to become aware of the thoughts and words one says to themselves.
A positive mental attitude ultimately determines success or failure in life.
Let's help our future leaders cultivate a positive mental attitude. After all, the foundation of a wonderful society is found in our future leaders.