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Accentuate the Positive

A Daily Dose of Positivity

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Daily Affirmations
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af·fir·ma·tion
n.
1. The act of affirming or the state of being affirmed; assertion.
2. Something declared to be true; a positive statement or judgment.


This community was created for sharing positive affirmations daily. Everyone is welcome to post any positive "I" statements (things like "I am loved" or "I am strong"), and incorporate the affirmations shared here into your way of thinking.

Affirmations are a great way to get on the path to being a more positive, optimistic, self-assured person. Learn to nurture the most important loving relationship in your life, your relationship with yourself.

Who can't use a little more positivity in their life?

Some tips and suggestions for writing successful affirmations, courtesy of mistress_moogle (with minor edits by impeccablyme):

1. An affirmation should always be positive.
not: I'm no longer fat.
but: I have a beautiful body that suits me perfectly.

2. An affirmation should always be in present tense, as if it were already acquired.
not: I will find the perfect appartment.
but: I have a wonderful place to live where I can find myself.

3. An affirmation should always be an "I" statement:
not: John loves me ever so much.
but: I am in love with a great man who shares a lot of his love with me.


Great! Now I can write a successful, positive, present tense, "I statement" affirmation. How can I incorporate my affirmations into my daily life?

* Say them 3 times out loud at bed time, repeat them in your mind while you are not quite asleep yet and no longer quite awake.

* Just before you open your eyes and you become conscious, say them out loud three times.

* Create an "Affirmation Notebook". On the left side of the book, write your affirmations about 20 times. You may feel some resistance while writing. This is normal, it is your fears or worries or anger surfacing. Acknowledge and respect these feelings. Your body is trying to take care of you. Write these down on the right side of the book (I don't have enough money, I'm not strong enough, I'm not worth it,...). Once you're done, read your resistances and look at them. You might surprised to see what you wrote. You may not even rememember having written it. Take one or two these resistances and turn them into a new affirmations. Write the new affirmation(s) about 10 times (I have all the means necessary to acquire my goal, My strength is plentiful for this challenge, I am worthy of this love,...)

*Another tip for an affirmation notebook comes from myhope. Get yourself a small spiral notebook, or a a book of index cards bound by a spiral. On each page, write one affirmation. Try to add to it daily weekly. Read through the affirmations on a regular basis (preferably daily), acknowleding and giving power to each one as you read it.

* Mirorwork. Whenever you see a miror: look into it, deep into your own eyes, and say your affirmations out loud. Make sure to focus on the words and hear what you say. If you live with someone who you don't want to hear them, whisper them, or say them in your mind. Your body hears you!


Finally, some different ways to do affirmations work:
Visual

You'll benefit from seeing your affirmation(s). Write them down (for instance in your notebook). Write them on post-it notes and stick them where you'll see them often (like on your computer monitor or mirror). Post them in this community and/or in your own journal (on-line or paper). Refer back to the entries often.

Audio

Speak your affirmations out loud. You could tape your affirmation and play it before you fall asleep. Enlist a loved one to help you, ask a friend or family member to say affirmations on a tape for you.

Kinesthetic

Create a feeling inside your body of how you would feel if your goal is acquired. How would you feel if you had this car, this love, this money, this job, this satisfaction? The more you feel it, the more chances you have to achieve it.

Happy thoughts

Affirmations work best with a happy brain working around them. Avoid complaining and gossiping. Learn how to "thought stop", or stop negative thoughts and turn them into positives.

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