Everything in your life is determined by the thoughts you hold in your subconscious mind. You need positive statements to build a positive mind. If you consistently repeat these statements, you will create positive subconscious thoughts. These statements are called positive affirmations.
Once you instate these positive thoughts, they will reinforce the positive image you would like to hold of yourself. Old negative thoughts will be replaced with new positive thoughts on a conscious and subconscious level. This will create a new positive reality and give you access to all the positive energy you have within yourself.
When using positive affirmations, it\’s important to let yourself really feel them. You need to fully experience the emotions of each one. You must believe that each affirmation is true. This will help your positive changes happen more quickly.
Positive Affirmations should be used for a minimum of 30 days. It can take about 3 weeks for your mental image to change and some people can be up to 4 weeks. A good rule of thumb is 30 days or 1 month. Writing down your positive affirmations is a good way to get to know them quickly so that you can use them anywhere and everywhere.
Positive affirmations can be used during personal time in the bathroom, getting ready in the morning, washing your hands, brushing your teeth, before each meal or going to sleep at night. Try to create a time of day good for you, which you will remember each and everyday. Create a trigger, for example, an alarm, using the washroom, brushing your teeth, etc. You can do anything you can think of. I used to tape mine above my bed, in my mirrors, on my refrigerator door, across from the toilet…you name it.
Another thing that will help you change your thought patterns more quickly is to continually remove all negative thoughts you experience daily. If you allow negative thought to dominate, your positive affirmations will not make any progress. As soon as you notice a negative thought, eject it.
It is normal in the beginning to have negative thoughts, and it will take a few days to become conscious of them when they actually happen. What you will find is that in the beginning, after a few hours, you will realize that you are thinking negatively. You will be disappointed in yourself, that you didn\’t catch it sooner. But don\’t be discouraged, you are already moving in a positive direction, because before now, you didn\’t even notice you were thinking negatively. Make sense? After a few days, it will only take you moments to realize and before long, you will notice before you even say it or think it.