I recently finished reading Hal Elrod’s book “The Miracle Morning” (which I highly recommend). I have always been a morning person, however was looking for ways to make the most out of my inner humming bird. I took many things away when I finished the book, one being the practice of affirmations and how they can help you achieve your full potential.
Below I have listed some tips on how to write and practice affirmations. These worked wonders for me!
Mindset is everything. Think positive and block out doubts; this will help you write realistic, achievable and honest goals. Don’t worry about what you haven’t done. Instead of seeing yesterday as a set-back and focusing on the negative, be proud that you have made the decision to move forward and make changes. Accepting accountability is a positive action.
“Very few people take responsibility for actively choosing to think positive, proactive thoughts that will add value to their lives” Hal Elrod.
We all have internal thoughts that we consistently reply in our minds throughout the day, yet many of us can easily let negative thoughts take control. How to think and self-talk can have a powerful effect towards our success. Yesterday has passed, focus on tomorrow!
WRITING DOWN YOUR AFFIRMATIONS:
Write down and organise your affirmations into categories, for example fitness, mindset, finances etc. Read them to yourself every day or, like me, write them down in a journal, I find that writing them repeatedly motivates me and sets me up for the rest of the day. I also take 10 minutes out of every morning to write a little to-do list. I limit myself to five things. Small steps lead to bigger actions.
WHAT DO YOU WANT:
Define a purpose and focus on the WHY. Be honest and clear! This will give you an unstoppable purpose and overcome obstacles.
Writing down your affirmations and putting them into practice are two completely different things. You cannot achieve unless you commit. Invest in yourself, set time aside, even if it’s only 30 minutes a day, towards self-improvement. This could be reading a book, writing a blog post, gaining a skill or revisiting your business plan.
“ The more specific your actions are, the better”
Start taking small steps towards achieving your goals. You can build up once you have a small success. Keep a weekly diary so you can review your progress and acknowledge obstacles. Remember the beginning can be difficult but the end will be awesome!
BE INSPIRED BY THE WORDS YOU POST AND SEE:
I love reading and posting inspiring quotes on my social media pages. Collect some of your favorite quotes and write them at the top of your page, or print them out and place them somewhere you can see them.
I hope you find these tips helpful, please comment below and let me know how you get on. Here’s to new beginnings!
P.s Don’t forget to read the awesome The Miracle Morning