The following affirmations for positive thinking will certainly help you gain more control over your thoughts and how you approach things in the coming year into 2021. Nobody would have at all anticipated what 2020 was going to dish out in to what has become such a turbulent year of shaking for everyone on the planet. However, there is still hope, and there is still time to have a positive end to 2020 and an a great start to 2021 with the help of using positive affirmations.
Affirmations, otherwise known as positive confessions, are spoken word declarations that help form your speech and thoughts in a positive way. Words are the most powerful force in the universe, if you think about it, everything has a name and name carry power. An biblical ancient proverb, says… “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue”. This statement still holds truth to this very day. We have all experienced moments where we have been on the receiving end of positive and negative criticism or feedback from someone, and I think you’d agree, those statements may have had a lasting affect to a certain degree. So, now is the time for you to take back that power and affirms positive statements about yourself, to yourself.
Positive affirmations are very simple to do in theory, but can be a little challenging to maintain consistency to gain the results, because this is a process that can take time to re-wire your thought process, and everyone’s brain is wired differently. It has been said by scientists and psychologists, that it can take up to 30 days to create a new permanent habit. This exercise would simply require you to plan ahead of time and write down the statements that you want to say to yourself. When you’re ready to begin the affirmations, find some time in the day to set aside to start. You may want to stand in front of a mirror and simply begin to read the positive statements about yourself, to yourself in the mirror. Initially, this will feel strange as it’s a new type of motivational exercise, but once you’ve done it, you will feel amazing!
There is a wise old saying, that “faith, or believing, comes by hearing”. If you hear something out aloud that is positive, it will tend to give you a dose of hope, faith and belief. The more you hear something that is hopeful, you will tend to believe that it is possible to achieve. The opposite, is exactly the same, if you are open to hearing negative news, you may get the negative outcome.
You may already use affirmations without even knowing about it. You are most likely unconsciously affirming the opposite of what you want. If you pay attention to the messages you tell yourself, most of the time they are framed negatively. These can be framed as “I don’t have enough money”, “I can’t afford that, I can afford this”, “there are no jobs out there”, or “nobody is hiring”. These are negative affirmations.
Turn 2020 on its head and make 2021 a potential year to remember by by repeating some of these affirmations regularly throughout the day and change your mindset to “I can” and ‘I will’.