Making Affirmations Work for You

Let’s be honest: affirmations don’t always work

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Start smaller

I like to suggest what I call “bite-sized affirmations.” When you’re struggling to make an affirmation work for you, it’s too big. It’s too positive, too much, too whatever you want to call it. And that’s why you’re struggling.

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Think of affirmations like a map

If you’re going on a road trip from Florida to California, you’re not going to expect to get from Jacksonville to San Diego in an hour, right? Of course not! You know it’ll take a few days. So you look at the map and plan hotel stays, meal and restroom stops along the way.

There’s no deadline

While you’re breaking affirmations down into bite-sized pieces, keep in mind that there’s no deadline on them, either. Too often, we expect them to work too quickly — instantly, even. But that’s not how it works.

Build it up

When you’re ready to find your bite-sized affirmation, look at where you are and where you’d eventually like to be. Then ask yourself, “What’s the smallest change I could believe?”*ZBb4pHnvnfUpQ7DwnWGy1A.png*ZBb4pHnvnfUpQ7DwnWGy1A.png

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