Creating your best life and achieving your goals requires a change in thinking and a change in habits. The following three ideas are simple things you can bring into your life right away that will have a great impact on improving your life.
In order to receive more in our lives, we must be grateful for what we already have. No matter how much you have, or how little you think you have, be truly grateful for it. When you are grateful it opens your thinking to receive. It must be a genuine gratitude for even the simplest things in your life; the warm sun on your face, the smile of a child, your feet that take you where you need to go.
To keep gratitude on your mind, have a gratitude journal. Everyday write down at least ten things that you’re grateful for. It can be something you already have or something you are expecting to come into your life. It can be big or small. Write freely and let the gratitude your feeling flow onto the paper.
If you’re new at this or don’t know how to start, you can start simply. “I’m grateful for my hand to write this with.” “I’m grateful for my eyes to see with.” Or what’s obvious, “I’m grateful for my family”, “I’m grateful for my home”, “for the bed to sleep in”. The more you do it, the easier it gets and the more you will find to be grateful for. Make a habit of doing this every day, it is a transformational habit.
Affirmations are positive statements, that when used repeatedly, will improve the mindset and thinking of the person using them. It is a way of reprograming your habitual way of thinking. To be effective, an affirmation should always be in the present tense and stated as though it’s already true. It must not contain any negative words. For example, “not” or “won’t”, or even a word with a negative meaning like debt, should not be included in an affirmation.
When you have created your affirmation, repeat it throughout the day and do it with feeling. This is really important. Make this affirmation part of you. Claim it. Believe it. Know that it’s true. You must not have any doubt that this is your reality.
When you add gratitude to your affirmation, it makes it even more powerful. A great example is, “I am so happy and grateful now that money easily and abundantly comes into my life.” Or, “I am so happy and grateful now that I am enjoying a fulfilling relationship with someone who truly respects and loves me.” There is no limit to the affirmations you can create.
Using affirmations is a simple and impactful tool that you can use to help you get the results you’re seeking in your life. That’s why I’ve created a handout for you, so that you can easily start using them today. This handout also gives you tips on creating your own and how to make affirmations effective. Click hereto have the “Affirmations Handout” emailed directly to you.
We think in pictures and because we do, creating a vision board or a dream board, is a great way to keep pictures of what you want to attract into your life in front of your thought. These can be pictures illustrating your goal or they can be about your affirmations.
If your goal is to live in a house on the coast, find a picture of the type of coastal home you would love to live in. Maybe it depicts the home by the water or interior photos looking out so that you can see it’s clearly a coastal home. If your goal is to travel the world, have photos of places you want to visit on the board. Maybe you want to receive an award for something. Use a picture of the award or prize and impose it on a photo of you. Words are OK too as they will visually stand out but be clear about what they mean to you. Use photos as description of those words.
Get creative. You can find pictures in magazines or online. Build a board that completely and clearly represents what you want and what you love. You can use a poster board, a foam board or a scrapbook. It can evolve and change as you do and as you reach your goals. Put it where you will see it every day and where you can touch it every day. You want this to be real for you, a concrete representation of your dreams.
All three of these ideas are powerful tools that will help you reach your goals or attract to you what you want in your life. You can implement one of them or all of them. If you want to use all of them, do one at a time. You want to create a new habit of these and do so in a way that you will stick with it. Too many changes at once will tend to overwhelm and not be lasting. Ease into these with a committed decision, don’t quit and you will see wonderful improvements in your life.
I would love to hear how you used these ideas in your life and their impact on you. Email me or come back and comment below and share your success with creating a habit out of any of these suggestions.
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