If you’re like me, you love yoga not only because it you physically, but because it fuels in every aspect of your – your job, your , AND in difficult situations.
That’s because yoga impacts so much more than just your body. The yoga lifestyle changes the way that you think and , too. It changes the that you have about yourself and about the world.
Well, a combination of yoga, meditation, and coming from a place of love.
Also with .
Many in the yoga community rave about the power of affirmations.
Wait, hear me out.
I, for one, was never a believer. in .
Yet as I took the steps toward building the and career that I really wanted, every mentor I met told me the same thing:
“ is everything.”
What they meant is that while it may seem counterproductive to spend on things like affirmations or journaling, it’s actually the most important thing you can do to ensure all your actions the rest of the day springs from a place of alignment.
It’s the foundation from which you can in every aspect of your .
So, upon hearing this advice, I did some digging into affirmations as a way to shift my and do self- .
Don’t get me wrong: they all felt SO CHEESY.
Plus it was a big mystery to me how are you were even supposed to use these affirmations…
Yell them out loud? (No way, I have neighbors)
Repeat them to myself silently? (But then do they really count?)
Use them somehow in meditation? (I’d rather just relax)
Just than I had before I even began them. about seemed to cause more and
But I was determined to give them a try as so many I respected and looked up to told me that they were an important part of their in fulfilling their .
Using gave them the to chase their and abated any that might get in the way.
Using eliminated and brought on a of and joyful .
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Using helped them step out of their with and clarity.
So as uncomfortable as they made me to try them out at first, I was convinced they were worthwhile.
So how did I do it?
Ultimately, three hacks really changed the game on how I perceived and ended up using affirmations. And now I’m going to share them with you:
If you force yourself to recite affirmations from a book or audio cassette, the likelihood of it my in order for them to resonate with me on a soul-level. cheesy is very high. I found that I needed to create my own personal affirmations that were highly relevant to
For me, that meant that my affirmations were about my , my self- , and my professional .
But you can make them about whatever you want. That’s the thing about affirmations.
You can use affirmations designed to reduce or increase . You can even use affirmations to prepare for an upcoming !
They are totally customizable and can vary from to . So find what you and go with that.
2. Repetition is Everything
If you’re like me, you’re using affirmations to shift your mindset so you can feel happier and achieve the things you want (instead of letting your vritti – your crazy monkey mind – rule the show.)
Why let you mind run amuck when you could be programming new, effective, powerful thoughts into your mind-body complex?
Unfortunately, your brain is sort of like a puppy. Training it takes a TON of time and patience, and repetition is the key.
It takes to train your and make a out of . They say that it takes 21 days to a and the same is for your routine of .
That’s why my Uplifted Daily Journaling pages (which you can download free planner pages) leave space for you to write each of your affirmations 3 times — mentally and physically carving them into your subconscious.
And it’s why —
3. Listening to Your Affirmations is a Powerful Hack
Years ago, I made an affirmation tape recording my own voice saying some affirmations to myself. I’d listen to it as I walked around, ran errands, and did laundry.
The problem was that at the time, my affirmations were boring.
They were generic things like, “you are strong,” “be brave,” and a of other generic statements. But they weren’t targeting specific mindset patterns I was actively trying to shift.
Several months ago, I got back into the game of recording my voice in order to retrain my mind through affirmations.
This time, I spent a full hour getting into a quiet state so I could record my affirmations from a place of PURE CALM. I wanted the affirmations I recorded to bubble up through me from my higher wisdom / inner guidance. I did a bunch of preparatory journaling work to make sure that the wisdom I called forth would be directly related to things I wanted to change in my life right now.
Unsurprisingly, this tape ended up being CRAZY POWERFUL.
I listened to it while doing the dishes each morning, walking the dog, and cleaning the house. Soon I had the whole tape memorized and realized that much of this new way of thinking was now completely ingrained in my being.
I recently just created a new tape to take my mindset work further.
YOU can do this too.
Enter my special, downloadable affirmation discovery workshop you do at home this weekend with a step-by-step guide on my process.
- Doing yoga
- Quieting the mind
- Recording your affirmation tape (I show you how to do it on your phone)
- How to make it into a 30-min loop so you can listen to it all the time
If you want to join me for this workshop (and get support from others doing the same) sign up here => brettlarkin.com/uplifted
Remember, if you think this all sounds woo-woo or you’ve been put off by affirmations before, I was in your shoes.
I hear you.
This is different because you’re personalizing what you’re saying to yourself. And that makes all the difference.
But if you want to and your by getting in the right mindset, then you’ve got to at least give it a try. And I can help you .