One of the best places to affirm your positive intention is right in front of the bathroom mirror every morning. It’s a guaranteed way to take control of your goals, boost your confidence and push your dreams one step closer to reality. This simple act of standing in front of the mirror every morning, appreciating your magnificence as an incredible human being and repeating aloud your positive affirmations will do wonders for your journey to unlocking your true potential.
What Are Positive Affirmations?
Positive affirmations are statements which reflect your goals and dreams in life, whether that be about health, wealth, love or relationships. They are a great tool to re-program your unconscious mind and free it from negative thought patterns.
Many people go through life repeating negative statements in their mind over and over again without even realizing it. Fears about failing, being overweight, too lazy or a loser in life go round and round our conscious minds until they are transferred to our subconscious, which takes these messages to be true and attracts the corresponding life events to happen. Our subconscious minds are like computers and our thoughts are like the programs that make them function.
If you can translate negative thought patterns into positive ones, in the same way our subconscious mind can be reprogrammed into believing these thoughts, helping to bring about the opportunities in our life that enable our dreams to come true.
Positive affirmations give us the strength and motivation to focus on our goals, work hard to achieve them and create powerful mental images of what our life will be like once we’ve achieved them. There’s nothing more challenging than setting long term goals and feeling they’re so distant and far off there’s no way we’ll ever reach them. By positively affirming our intention everyday, this creates the power to believe in our dreams and actively pursue them by changing our mental attitude and behavior.
Making Positive Affirmations Effective
Simply standing in front of a mirror saying random statements of intent is not enough to ensure your positive affirmations take effect. Here are some simple steps to making your affirmations more effective:
What are you trying to create in your life?
Decide what you really want in life, whether that’s a healthy marriage, a million dollars or to be a successful author. Make sure it’s something you truly want to happen and set a realistic target for making it happen.
Create statements in the present tense: positive affirmations work by making your subconscious mind believe that these statements are a reality. So if your goal is to be the managing director of your company, instead of saying, I want to be the managing director or I will be the managing director, say I AM the managing director of my company.
Create positive statements: positive affirmations are about exactly that, being positive. So when once you’ve decided on your goals make sure your statements are about what you DO want to happen instead of what you DON’T. For example, I don’t want to be poor is a negative statement. Translate this to, I am abundantly wealthy, or I attract money everyday.
Repetition: your subconscious mind learns about reality by repetition. By repeating each affirmation three times as you look into the mirror the message becomes increasingly powerful.
Saying them aloud: the first time you stand in front of the mirror and say positive statements aloud you may feel slightly uncomfortable, but very quickly it will become part of your daily routine, just like cleaning your teeth. By saying your affirmations aloud this enables you to hear them as well as think them, increasing their power.
Stand in front of the mirror: once again, seeing yourself say these statements aloud increases their power.
Add visuals: place post-it notes around your mirror to remind you of your statements, making them one of the first things you see when you wake up in the morning.
Focus on the words: positive affirmations need to be said with meaning and your full attention. Focus all your energy and desire into saying them.
Pick short statements: they will be easier to remember and pack a more forceful punch.
Positive Affirmations to Kick-Start Your Day!
Making positive affirmations as soon as you wake up is a powerful tool for achieving your goals. If the first thing you do every morning is set your mind to positive thinking, instead of letting it wander through stressful worries about the day and negative thought patterns, you’re giving your mind the boost it needs to be positive about the whole day.
As you look in the mirror, focus on your magnificence and really marvel at your brilliance as a human being.
Here are some examples of positive affirmations which you can use every morning:
- I am abundantly wealthy
- I am healthy and happy
- I have the perfect job for me
- I am successful in everything I do
- I attract the right opportunities to enable me to manifest my dreams
- I have a peaceful and calm mind
- Everything I do attracts wealth and prosperity
- I have unlimited energy and one hundred percent health
- Money flows to me like a river
- I get richer by the day
It will look like this: Manifest Your Goals And Dreams In The Bathroom Mirror