Affirmations are positive phrases of what you would like to be or like to have in life. They keep your mind focused on the end goal you desire to reach. They help you to overcome obstacles and doubts that distract you from your goals such as fear, negativity, false reality appearing real, misconceptions, and old thoughts and beliefs that can easily derail you from becoming and doing what you want in life.
It’s like the childhood story of The Little Engine That Could. To give her strength to conquer the mountain she repeated the affirmation “I think I can” “I think I can” over and over until she made it over the mountain.
To create an affirmation, write down what you would like to have or be. Then add “I am” or “I have” before your desire. Such as “I am happy” or “I have a loving relationship”.
For those goals that seem very hard to reach add a transition statement such as “I am in the process of ” or “I am starting to”. Such as “I am in the process of being happy” or “I am starting to have a loving relationship”. This is a true statement for you since that is the direction you are heading.
Repeating affirmations keep you focused in the direction you want for yourself and your life. Like The Little Engine That Could soon you will be saying, “I knew I could.” “I knew I could.”
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By Carolyn Flynn
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Women often need to talk out their feelings, stressors, thoughts, and concerns; this helps them to connect with other individuals. Unless she directly asks you to “fix” or resolve a problem or concern she typically is talking to free up her mind and get a sense of understanding or support from the listener. Withhold your male sense to “fix it” and just listen. If you’re not sure if she needs listening or fixing, ask her, “Do you need me to just listen, or are you asking me to help you solve a problem?” This is the best way to avoid conflict and miscommunication. Men typically don’t share just to be heard so this may feel awkward or uncomfortable for you. But as you practice it will become easier and your relationship will greatly improve.
By Carolyn Flynn
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