How many times a day should you say affirmations
As far as how many times a day you should say the affirmation. The general rule is 3 times a day for a minimum of 30 days. Once when you first arise in the morning, once right before bed-time and once throughout your day. It never hurts to say your affirmations more than this, but no less than this.
Affirmations should be short enough to remember and long enough to say everything that is important. There is no specific rule to the length, but one or two sentences is best.
A good rule of thumb is to write out what is important to you to convey in the affirmation and then look at it and ask yourself how can I make this affirmation shorter and still say what is important. You will know you have the right length when you say your affirmation aloud and it makes you feel that which you want the affirmation to reinforce.
Your mind is most receptive first thing in the morning after you rise and also right before you drift off to sleep, so those two times of day are very key. The third time should be a time of day when you can focus on your affirmation and reflect on it for just a minute or two without distractions. You don’t need a lot of time, the important factor here is that you don’t just say the affirmation, but feel it as well.
Mixing your affirmations with emotion is where the real magic is in reciting affirmations, so make sure you give yourself that moment to really feel what you are saying to yourself.
Below are just a few affirmations that might work well for you to express love, happiness, care, sincerity and loyalty. Remember, affirmations should make you feel what it is you want most, so personalizing your affirmations is important.
Feel free to use any of the ones below if they feel right to you and dismiss the rest or take one of these and alter it to fit you specifically.
You can combine one or two of these together or you can shorten one, you can replace just one word or use one of the examples to guide you in creating your own affirmations.An affirmation can work because it has the ability to program your mind into believing the stated concept. This is because the mind doesn’t know the difference between what is real or fantasy. When you watch a movie and you start to laugh or cry your mind is empathizing with the characters on the screen even though it is only Hollywood magic.According to Heinz Kohut, the grandfather of psychology of the self, the fear of failure is often intimately connected to a childhood fear of being abandoned either physically or emotionally. When we fear failure, we tend to overestimate the risk we’re taking and imagine the worst possible scenario — the emotional equivalent of our primary caretakers deserting us. What we picture is so dreadful that we convince ourselves that we shouldn’t even try to change. We avoid opportunities for success, and then when we fail the unwholesome affirmation we unwittingly re-confirm is “success just isn’t written in my stars” or “it’s just not in my karma!”