Affirmations are one way to position yourself for women’s fitness success. Repeating daily affirmations will actually coax your brain into a conspiracy to do what you command. By using affirmations as part of your tools for fitness you will find that it is one of the easier ways to get your body and mind in shape.
If you have never used affirmations before, I encourage you to give them a try for at least a week. Repeating phrases to yourself, preferably in front of a mirror is the best way to get the most out of your affirmations. They don’t have to be long, but they must be sincere. You must first believe that it is within your power to bring these commands to fruition.
One example would be to state that you will exercise for 30 minutes each day. Repeat this affirmation every day for one week. It’s a no-brainer, because you know that you can certainly fulfill that affirmation, but even if you feel too tired, you need only to call that affirmation up and realize that it is a command to yourself that you need to make happen.
Once you state the affirmation, it is as if you have given a job command to someone who works for you, you should expect it to get done. It is an order, not something that gets done if there is time, but an actual command and you should expect results.
I like to say my affirmations each morning before I go out to begin my day. It’s a great way to start the day and helps to focus my mind on what I want to accomplish. Affirmations are also instrumental before retiring to bed, as it helps to feed the brain and allow it to sleep on the goals that you have set before it. You may want to experiment saying affirmations in the morning one week and the next week saying them before bedtime, or just when the sun is setting, which for some people can be a time for reflection.
~ Karen Ficarelli
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