How To Use Affirmations Correctly
“I choose to feel good.”
Sounds like a pretty straightforward, nice statement, doesn’t it?
So what happens when this doesn’t feel “true” to us?
We already know that we attract more of what we focus on. This means it’s really important to turn negative feelings around. ⠀
We don’t do this by repeating a positive affirmation until we’re blue in the face. If it doesn’t feel right to us, it won’t matter how much we repeat it: our vibration will continue to remain at the level of our true feeling.⠀
Despite this, we can consciously work to turn this thought around into something more supportive of you.⠀
We do this by working up a kind of “ladder”.
For instance, say your thought is: I feel horrible.
You would gradually turn this into neutral, then hopeful, then genuinely positive statements, like so:
1. I wish I knew how to feel good.
2. I would love to know what it feels like to feel good.
3. I bet feeling good feels really good.
4. I’ve felt good before…. so maybe one day I’ll feel good again.
5. For now, I’ll be open to feeling good about something small…
6. I love feeling good.
Rather than trying to push yourself to an uncomfortable place, honor where you are at, and go from there. ⠀