Positive Thinking, so lets look at your language

What you say to yourself in your head is the most important aspect in making changes in your life.  What you say outloud is also very important.  We all know what affirmations are…correct?….but did you know that when you say “I never remember anyone’s name”, you just said an affirmation.  Or when you say, “I always gain weight”, that is an affirmation too!  Especially when you say these statements over and over again.  You are programming your mind for exactly what you DON”T want!

Here are some tips to start to pay attention to the affirmations that you use regularly, unintentionally….

  • PAY ATTENTION TO  YOUR LANGUAGE BOTH OUT LOUD AND IN YOUR HEAD, WRITE DOWN THE THINGS YOU SAY TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS REPEATEDLY     THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TO CHANGE IT
  • MAKE A COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF TO FOLLOW THRU FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS  PAYING ATTENTION TO YOUR LANGUAGE
  • COME UP WITH A POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS THAT MAKE S YOU FEEL GOOD AND HELPS YOU TO STAY ON TRACK WITH CHANGING YOUR LANGUAGE AND YOUR THOUGHTS
  • START A ‘THINGS I HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ABOUT’ JOURNAL OR NOTEBOOK –  WRITE  THREE THINGS IN IT EVERYDAY      IF YOU HAVE A SUPPORTIVE PERSON THAT YOU CAN SHARE WITH, SAY THEM OUT LOUD TO THIS PERSON AND HAVE THEM SAY THEIRS BACK TO YOU
  • BE KIND TO YOURSELF, THIS IS A LOT OF STUFF –  BE CONSISTENT AND BE PATIENT

I encourage you to get help and support from someone who is also wanting to make wonderful changes in their language, thought and life.  You might want to hire a coach to help you, anyone wanting to get better at something  – actors, athletes, speakers etc. always take advantage of using a coach for the accountability and expertise in getting results faster. Most of all, go in with the idea that you will have to practice, practice over and over and over again. The results in your life will be well worth the time and effort!

 

 

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  1. Allison Rapp August 11, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    Thanks for the reminders!

  2. Kerry Hargraves August 12, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    Excellent tips. It’s all too easy forget how powerful words are.

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