Have you ever heard of affirmations? Affirmations are a powerful self-help tool that can be used to reprogram your subconscious mind. You may have seen them on posters and bumper stickers, the idea being that by repeating positive phrases to yourself, you can change your attitude and improve your life. But how do they work exactly? And what will happen when I start using them every day?
Affirmations are a way for people to influence their own thoughts and feelings about themselves. When someone tells themselves “I am beautiful” or “I love my body,” it becomes easier for them to say those things out loud because they feel more confident about who they really are inside. This is because affirmations help break down
What is your subconscious mind?
Your subconscious mind is everything that you’ve ever experienced and thought in your life. It might be difficult to wrap your head around, but everything from the moment you were born has shaped who you are today. And because it’s so powerful, changing what goes on inside of it can have a huge impact on every aspect of your life
Your subconscious mind is programmed by all the things you experience throughout each day-your thoughts about yourself or others; how well (or not) something went during the day; whether or not there was any conflict with someone close to you. The list could go on and on. But this programming process takes place without us realizing it – we don’t choose what gets stored away in our memory centers, only why they’re there and how.
You have to choose you want to change
The first step is choosing you to want to change your life. It’s up to you whether that means losing weight, changing careers, or just feeling more confident about your appearance.
The next step is creating a list of affirmations and repeating them out loud for five minutes every day. You will start noticing changes in how you feel, think, and act no matter what the intention was!
Here are some examples:
-I am beautiful inside and out
-I love myself today
-Every time I look in the mirror I see someone who deserves happiness
It may seem like it takes a while before things happen but remember this – When you focus on yourself with gratitude & compassion instead of criticism & judgment, good things come your way!”
The next step is creating a list of affirmations that are specific to what it is you want to change about yourself or your life. For example: if what you need help with is being less angry then an affirmation maybe “I can find peace at any moment.” Then repeat them out loud for five minutes every day. You will start noticing changes in how you feel, think, and act no matter what the intention was!
Here’s another example of self-love: “Every time I look into my eyes during this month – I see someone who deserves love!”* *”With all my heart
How the subconscious mind changes with affirmations
When you practice affirmations your subconscious mind starts to change. Your brain will start to rewire itself over time and you’ll notice changes in how you feel, think, and act.
The subconscious mind is powerful if you use it correctly.
It is the mind that’s in control when you’re asleep and it’s also responsible for your habits, thoughts, feelings, emotions- just about everything! When someone tells themselves “I’m fat” or “No one will ever love me.” their subconscious mind believes them without question because this is how they’ve been trained to think. However, affirmations program a new message into our minds: I am confident / people do love me and so on.
How to change your subconscious mind daily
In order to be successful with affirmations you need to do them every single day (at least five minutes) but also make sure you send the right messages out loud at any time of day- not only when doing an affirmation session.
But you also have to add feelings into our affirmations to make sure they have an emotional impact on us.
A great exercise to try is this: Every day, at the same time (say right when you wake up), tell yourself “I love myself” and then really feel it for a few seconds- maybe even take a deep breath in while saying it or something like that.
You can also use affirmations as cues to do something good for yourself if you’re feeling particularly bad about things – just say out loud “I’m worth taking care of!” This will help remind your subconscious mind of what’s important so that you don’t get lost in negative thinking patterns!
The results should be immediate but keep at it every single day until your new programming takes over and these messages become natural.
How long does it take to reprogram your subconscious mind?
This depends on what has happened during your life and how bad the programming is.
It might take some time, but you will eventually succeed and see the results in your life. You should never give up or think that there’s no hope because it can be done with enough effort! It’s just like a muscle – if you don’t use it, then it’ll atrophy from lack of exercise.
Your mind is similar: if you stop using affirmations to reprogram your subconscious mind then those old messages will start coming back into your thoughts again without any warning or provocation so keep at it every single day until all new messages are deeply rooted inside of yourself!
Why is the subconscious mind so powerful?
Your subconscious mind is powerful because it is the part of your mind which has all of your old self-limiting messages and thoughts. That’s why it’s so important to do affirmations because they will overwrite those messages with new ones that are more empowering, positive, encouraging, and uplifting!
Are dreams part of your subconscious?
When you dream your subconscious mind is in charge. That’s why people who do affirmations before they go to bed will dream about the new messages which are being programmed into their subconscious mind!
Dreams can be part of your subconscious because when you sleep that is when your brain takes a break from all its activities.
Subconscious mind exercises
Finally here are some other subconscious mind exercises you can do during the day:
– Look at yourself in a mirror and say, “I am beautiful” or “Love myself.” (Repeat as needed)
– Write down on a piece of paper three things that you are grateful for. Carry this list with you all day long to remind yourself of these positive messages.
– Think about your best qualities when someone compliments you. Alternately think about how perfect you already are and repeat affirmations like, “This is enough,” “I’m doing just fine,” and so forth. If it’s difficult not to compare yourself to others, remember that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses! You can’t be good at everything!
Affirmations will reprogram your subconscious mind.