Affirmations are positive declarations or statements that you repeat over and over to train your brain. I call this process “think to shrink.” It is an excellent tool that you possess that can help you not only lose weight, but just about any endeavor you wish to accomplish.
In order to get the best results from your affirmations, you must fully believe in the power of what you are saying to yourself. You must believe it to achieve it. With all of your senses, you must feel the reality of your affirmations.
Visualize it. Through this process you envision the new you, the one with the slimmer body as a result of the weight that you have lost. See yourself in a smaller size, doing things that you have postponed because of your current weight.
Hear it. With complete attention given to your affirmations, say them aloud and listen to the words as you repeat your declarations. Fully believe that each of your affirmations is true and completely possible to achieve.
Touch it. As you repeat your affirmations, reach out and touch your goals. Let the feeling of what your success will mean to you. Perhaps a chance to play with your children or grandchildren, maybe it’s to walk on the beach without feeling self conscious, allow the driving force behind your weight loss goals to shine. Feel its full power and believe that it is possible to achieve the body that you desire.
Be consistent. Try to say your affirmations at the same time each day. The morning is usually the best time, as it readies you for the day’s tasks and sets your mind on the path of success. Even if you only allow yourself 5 minutes, try to make it the same time of day for the best results.
Seek privacy. Choose a private place to repeat your affirmations. Saying them in front of a mirror has the advantage of showing yourself just how dedicated you are to your beliefs. But more importantly, choose a place where you can be alone and undisturbed for at least 5 minutes.
Believe it. As I said in the beginning, you must believe it to achieve it. Believe in your affirmations. Don’t say things to yourself that you simply do not believe is possible. Start out slow if you need to and add affirmations daily. Constantly repeat these positive statements to yourself as you eliminate the negative arguments within your own mind.
~ Karen Ficarelli
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