Affirmations Q&A Your 5 Most Asked Questions Answered

Introduction

Affirmations Q&A attempts to answer the 5 most asked questions we receive from our readers. 

Affirmations have been top of mind for me for about 2 months now. 

Here’s why.

About 6 months ago I started posting a Sunday Affirmation on my Facebook Page Be-Inspired as a regular feature. At first nothing, much happened. The affirmations were well received but didn’t track any better than other posts at the time.

Then about two months ago the trend line for this Sunday affirmations took off. We went from a few comments to over a 100, from a few likes to 600 to 700 and a large number of shares as well. 

What was going on? As I chatting back and forth with the people commenting on my page I realized (a) that a lot of people were looking for positive reinforcement in their lives, but also (b) many people had questions about affirmations and how to use them.

From those conversations, I assemble these five Q&A questions about affirmations. 

The purpose of sharing them with you is to help with some of the basic questions you have about affirmations.

Now before I go on you might be interested in my Be Inspired page where you will find my Sunday Affirmations each week. Click on the button below and give us a thumbs up to join other Be-Inspired Enthusiasts.

 Ok, now that we have that squared away let jump right in an answer those 5 questions we’ve been asked about on our Facebook Page. The question and the answers are going to help you improve your Affirmation Practice for sure and move you closer to that goal of living a happier, more purposeful life. And there is more. We want you to be fully armed. 

So lets jump in. 

Affirmations Q&A Your Five Most Asked Questions Answered: Episode 57

1 What is an affirmation?

Affirmations are simply affirmed statements that are treated as fact. The trouble with that definition is that affirmations are neither positive or negative. Which means affirmations are very easy to use. You do affirmations everyday and you have no trouble maintaining that practice. But unfortunately we tend to feed ourselves negative affirmations all the time.

What we are talking about are positive affirmations.

A positive affirmation is a positive statement written in the present tense that is taken as fact. Using “I AM” in front of your positive affirmation makes it even more powerful.

The idea is to rebalance our mindset from negative to positive. 

 

Important Note: The biggest mistake people using positive affirmation  make is they think they need to get rid of or suppress negative thinking. In positive affirmations we are not concerned about negative thoughts. Notice them and then reach for a positive affirmation to balance out that negative thought. DO NOT WASTE ENERGY ON NEGATIVE THOUGHTS IN ANY WAY, 

2 Is There a Correct Way to Use Affirmations?

The answer is yes. I put a link up above to my Freebie about How to Write and Use Positive I AM Affirmations. Download that to yet a complete idea of how to use positive affirmations. Here are the key points.

  • Use a positive statement written in present tense written like a fact.
  • Write it down.
  • Read it outloud.
  • Use it as often as posible. At least 3 times a day if not more. 

3 What kind of results can I expect?

Your results will depend on where you are right now. What is your balance between positive and negative. Remember it took you years to program in all those negative thoughts. So a little bit of work is require 

However, you can expect over time a shift in your world view that will be striking. As you begin to change the way you look at things the thinks you look at change. (With thanks to Wayne Dyer.

You will begin to notice you life is less stressful, more enjoyable, and more on purpose 

The work has to do with consistency The more you practice your affirmations the quicker you will see the results.

4 The Why Questions. Why Do I Need to Read Them OUTLOUD and more?

Our comfort zone is to talk negatively about ourselves. Affirming good things about is frowned upon.  But the power of affirming out loud makes that affirmation far more real. Now you’ve heard yourself actually declare that affirmation.

The same goes for writing it down. We may have it as a thought about ourselves in our mind but writing it down puts into your physical universe and makes it more real. 

This is an important point to consider when you look at the final question. 

5 How Do We Get to That Belief Point in Our Affirmations?

Belief. When does that belief come in? When do I start believing them? Do I have to fake it?

At first, they won’t seem real. the more you repeat them, saying them out loud, using them several times a day, and yes at first faking it. 

It’s about consistency! Stay with it and you will begin to experience the big changes that are going to come your way,

Stay consistent, Join our Be Inspired community to find encouragement and support.

And watch for my Facebook live coming up on the Three C’s which are a critical part of breaking through with your affirmations, 

In Closing

 I’ve covered the 5 most asked questions by Be-Inspired Enthusiasts. You might have other questions. You can post them in the comments section below, or reach out to me through my Facebook Page. Or send me an email at nick@nicholasgrimshawe,com

Also don’t forget to down load a copy of “How to Write and Use Powerful “I AM” Affirmations.”

Dream Big, Live Inspired

Nick Grimshawe. 

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