much more effective
depending on the time of day they are done and how they are practiced.
In fact, they are the most powerful affirmations
because the positive
thoughts are inputted so regularly and consistently.
of affirmation that you use, how you
practice your affirmation exercises as well
as if you are connecting with your emotional
intelligence all play a role in how successful you are with your daily
And it's important to
daily affirmations in a way that works with how your brain is "wired,"
rather than just "shoving" thoughts down your subconscious mind's throat.
Here are two simple strategies that offer insight
and practical tips for seamlessly
integrating affirmations into your daily routine...
- Time of
of Day For Your
Let's first talk about
the best time to
practice your affirmation exercises.
Consider first, when you are most vulnerable to suggestion....
Sometime where your daily affirmations might glide
Maybe a time when you're not
quite all here or all there...
You know, when you're not sure if you're wake or
Oops, I just gave it away, didn't I?
Yep, when you're falling to sleep and first waking
up are the best times to plug in a daily affirmation.
your state of consciousness from sleeping to waking,
which changes your brain waves from delta, through theta and up into
alpha, eventually getting all the way to Beta (the most alert state)
has shown to be effective in reprogramming the brain without being
What do I mean by "censored?"
I mean a time
when your "conscious" brain is busy either
waking up or falling asleep...
busy to be "on guard" for what's being put into your
It's like the
night watchman is on his rounds, but he left the front
door wide open for "any ol' body" to wander inside. The guard isn't
there to say, "Whoa, you positive
, you guys don't belong
And why on earth would the guard even want to be a
bouncer like that in
the first place?
Well, the guard's "job" is to
make sure you stay sane
by living up to the internal picture you keep of yourself.
And so when you decide you want to change your mind, you've got to do
it in a subtle - “get past the guard way” - or
to have a fight.
That fight that we all know
say: "I'm becoming thinner"
the Guard retorts: "No, you're not. Who are you kidding. You're
dreaming. It's never going to happen. Are you nuts?"
It's really asking, "Are You Going
that's its job.
So those really powerful affirmations you're all
excited about - the
ones that match exactly how you want to feel...
have the exact words of affirmation for
your new life...
That you think will help you cheer
Get invalidated every
step of the way.
So then you try harder and say
them over and over and
over and over again....
Only to find that when you turn your daily
"medicine," that voice rears its head louder and says, "No, you can't
shove that down my throat."
But that's exactly the self talk
you're trying to change, right?
Well, your "self"
is talking back, and
it's not happy with what you're trying to put in there, is it?
What you want to do is take your affirmation of the
day and gently glide it in at the right time...
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best way to do that is to listen
to, read, or recite from
memory your daily affirmations as you drop off to sleep and wake up in
(Or during a nap too - that's my favorite time to put in a subliminal
tape and listen to the whole thing while I sleep.)
If you have a CD player that plays a CD for a
You can set the alarm to play an
affirmations CD as you wake up.
not engaging your conscious mind enough to remember to do your
daily positive affirmations...
Remember, you don't
want to be “all here”
yet, so playing a CD is your best bet.
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|And if you wake up to
radio playing news every day, you may want to re-think all the "bad
news" you're inputting while you're waking up.
also goes for music. After all, your subconscious hears those
lyrics. Whatever they're singing about is going straight into
Think of all media as hypnotic.
By Emotionally Imprinting Thoughts
Okay, so now
you're ready to do your
affirmation exercises at the right times of day...
there's a second part
to making your daily
and that is
to ignite the emotional part
of the brain.
And this has a very good result if you
want to simply cheer up
because you're shifting your emotions and vibration at the same time.
This is what makes affirmations actually work
versus repetitively saying positive
over and over and over and over again which just annoy your mind.
like a broken record.
Or worst yet, a "nagging
your brain gets tired of fighting and just tunes it out as noise...
no emotional feeling to the thought
so the mind doesn't "get" it.
You see, the mind
remembers things when there's an emotional attachment
to the memory.
Like when you had a significant
event in your life. You
can remember a lot about it, right?
remembering the clothes you
wore yesterday or the food you ate (unless you, of course, wore an
outfit that had an emotional attachment to it like making you feel sexy
or young or THIN. The same goes for the meal. If your emotions were
ignited during the meal, odds are that you'll remember it better.)
|And, by the way, have
ever considered that by watching TV, reading the newspaper or listening
to the news while you eat, you may also be "digesting" bad news into
your body and associating it with the food you just ate?
I hear you say, "Oh, I don't react to the news, it's just news!"
you sure you aren't emotionally reacting to that news, even on an
And could your body "associate"
that "bad news feeling" with that same food the next time you eat it
and become allergic?
Even if it didn't happen
directly to you, according to positive
psychology studies, when you see something happening to someone else, your
mind associates it with you. It can't differentiate.
as far as your body knows, it could have just experienced that trauma you saw on the news
know it sounds crazy, but it made sense to me when an allergic
eliminist told me how we associate food with traumas when they're
So how do
you "emotionally tag" your
daily affirmations so they turn into more powerful affirmations?
You use creative
and some effective positive
The effectiveness of creative
visualization became very apparent to me when I taught acting...
it's easy and fun to do.
Whether you're new at it or have done creative
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nothing more than retraining your mind with the positive thoughts that
intentionally want to program into your mind.
the "window of opportunity"
when your consciousness passes through the more receptive states of
theta/alpha (from alpha to theta going to sleep and from theta to alpha
waking up), you can "sneak" positive thoughts past the guard and increase the
effectiveness of your daily affirmations.
the emotional tag triggers a stronger response
mind to retaining and using the information.
time of day is a good time to practice affirmation exercises, however,
waking up and going to sleep
are the best times.
And while you sleep, of course,
is the easiest way to do daily positive affirmations.
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also covered some
good ways to invoke emotions on the creative
a Form of Hypnosis?
visualization is the key to successful positive thinking
because it uses positive visualization
“talk” to the subconscious mind the same way
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