Daily Affirmations – Do They Work?
I’m a bit of a skeptic, by nature, believe it or not, and daily affirmations sounded pretty hokey to me, at the start.
Things have to make logical sense to me before I can really invest in them, get behind the ideas, put it into play in my own life.
That being said, experience has taught me that there is definitely more to this world, and beyond this one, than we currently understand. More than can be explained by logic and the factual reality we believe we are experiencing.
Psychology has taught me that there are ways in which we can create our own reality.
“So much of our experience in life is a direct result of the thoughts we have. When something good or bad happens, we have thoughts about it, and those thoughts will lead to feelings, good, bad, or indifferent. Those feelings might make us take action, and those actions are going to be good, bad, or indifferent as well. Since all of these life experiences and actions originate in our brain, and our brain is like layers of software that spits out thoughts, what if we could change the software? Do we have to swallow everything that comes out of our brain hook, line and sinker? Is our brain so perfect that we are absolutely 100 percent certain our thoughts are always spot on perfect about everything we think about?”Who Is Programming Your Brain? – Psychology Today Article
So, what if we started to actively programme our own brains?
This is where Daily Affirmations come in…
There is a wealth of information online discussing daily affirmations, and whether they work or don’t work. Google that shit and see for yourself.
At the end of it all though, you’ll probably find as I did; that the majority most successful people in the world – in a wide range of fields and disciplines – use some variation of daily affirmations, every day.
And there’s reams of advice and examples about what to actually say, write, and/or think for your daily affirmations.
With regard to the “Do They Work?” question in this article, I can only tell you that they are working for me.
My Daily Affirmations
This is part of my summer morning routine – which may change, admittedly, when we get in the back to school cycle again come September.
For now though (and I recommend it especially if you’re trying to establish new programming), I’m writing my affirmations out each morning.
They go into my bullet journal each day. I include my goals for the month, and the daily affirmations, right alongside my daily tasks.
The affirmations themselves are mainly prosperity and abundance based, currently, but also include self worth (“I serve, I deserve”) and self care (“Rest is necessary”) elements.
As I write them, I say them out loud, creating a feedback loop from eye to ear to mouth to hand to mind, and around again.
I use my yellow pen for goals, my gold pen for affirmations… except for the one I’m writing out multiple times each day.
That one goes in red. It says:
“My affirmations work for me, whether I believe in them or not.”
Well, no harm in having a solid foundation programmed into the brain code. Right?!