13 Jun Affirmations – Reframe Your Thinking to Get What YOU Want
Over the past several months, I have met many people who are searching for ‘something’ and are having trouble figuring out what to do, where to go, what they want out of their lives. I think we all have questions like this at some point and personally I find it exciting to think about the possibilities!
Imagining & Dreaming
Imagining and Dreaming are great ways to say ‘what if’. The trick is then translating the ‘what if’s” to ‘what will’. Re frame what we say to ourselves, and make a difference. For example, Dreaming helps me define what I want to make happen. Then I translate the dream into a goal, “I will make my dreams come true.” By simply re-framing what we say to ourselves, helps us move towards our goals and dreams.
I have been seeking inspiration from several authors and speakers on the subject of positivity . Two folks who I have found to be particularly helpful on my journey are Mike Dooley and Louise Haye. Mike and Louise share a similar concept of using daily affirmations to heal your mind, body and spirit. The concept of daily affirmations is to set yourself up for success from the minute you wake up. Tell yourself you are great! Tell yourself you are going to have an amazing day! Tell yourself you will make a difference in someone’s life today. It’s important for you to set a personal goal each day for yourself, not anyone else. Take control of who you are and what you want to focus on for the day. don’t defer the control to someone else.
Historically, we have been conditioned by comments which replay in our heads over and over about what we can’t do, why we can’t do it, and then we justify it by saying ‘that’s just the way it is’. Most of us have had similar record players in our head – I can’t apply for that job, I’m not qualified. Or I can’t travel because I’m afraid of airplanes. Or I’ve always been overweight and I’ve tried every diet out there. Or I’m not smart, my sister got the brains in the family. What if we just changed the channel in our brains to “I can do anything I set my mind to!”
I have found three common threads among all of the information.
- Find a quiet place. This allows you to find your inspiration. It might be from quotes, articles, books, videos, music, art, etc. Find what motivates or inspires you.
- Investigate your different senses. Close your eyes and use each of your senses while sitting in front of musicians playing music. Imagine what you would see if you were in the front row of the concert. Feel yourself floating above, what does you see? Can you feel the different vibrations of the instruments? Listen carefully, to what is being said around you or hear the different instruments playing in harmony. Imagine the different smells, perfumes, foods, heat, at the concert. By tapping into each of your senses you will see, hear and feel the experience differently.
- Re-frame your inner thoughts. Tell yourself ‘I can do anything I set my mind to’. Think and speak to yourself through positive language. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself “I AM GREAT! I WILL HAVE A REALLY WONDERFUL DAY TODAY!” Anyone who asks, how are you today? “I AM GREAT. I’M HAVING A WONDERFUL DAY! HOW ABOUT YOU?” Try it for a week. See how you feel.
I’m not saying it will be easy, everything we want takes practice and conditioning. We didn’t get where we are over night, so give yourself time. We need to take baby steps, fully realizing we’ll take a couple steps forward and then fall back until it becomes a habit. Changing your behavior requires you to focus on reconditioning the muscle in your head. So begin today by listening to your inner voices today. Write down how many times you say “I can’t” then switch the thinking to “I can”. Do it for one week. See if the numbers begin to decrease and you feel more energized. What can you accomplish with a small shift in your thinking?
Please let me know how it goes. I can be reached at LeadingtoUnlock@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.