If you have stopped in at our Therapy Couch in the past you will know that we well and truly believe that change starts in the mind. As we tell all our clients and just about anyone that pops by for a chat, what the mind conceives the body can achieve, it really is as simple as breathe, listen, change.
So today we wanted to take the chance to share with you how we start our morning’s here at TITC and let you in on Therapy in the City’s Top Ten Amazing Affirmations. These quick and simple positive phrases will help you to start making and implementing life changing beliefs and the best part is you will only need to squeeze five minutes out of your day to give it a go.
So, what are affirmations?
If you have been anywhere near social media (particularly Pinterest) in the past few years, you are sure to have heard whisperings on the amazing effects of positive affirmations. In simple terms affirmations are statements that you make to yourself, about yourself and for yourself.
They consist of positive declarations about specific aspects of your life, ranging from the personal to the professional and work by routinely affirming to yourself (just like the name says) positive thoughts and beliefs. The daily repetition of these statements is made using the current tense, to solidify in your mind that they are not simply who or what you want to be, but who you already are. So instead of saying I want to be happy, an affirmation would mean saying out loud and proud, I am happy.
By presenting your goals for change as declarations of truth, affirmations can start to adjust the way you think and feel about yourself and your life. They can help to focus, motivate and guide your subconscious mind to start pushing out negative and limiting beliefs and replacing them with seeds of visualization that you can help grow into positive transformations.
How to get started...
We know this might all seem a bit strange at first, the process of telling ourselves how amazing we are and admitting what we feel we truly deserve to have and feel is sadly not the norm in everyday life. That’s why we have made it a little easier with our video below, not only does it give you 10 daily affirmations to practice, it also allows you to say them along with us (your new affirmation buddies) until you get comfortable with the process.
We would recommend for best results that you repeat each affirmation around five times a day, every day, really allowing yourself to focus and absorb the words you are saying. Remember for affirmations to work you need to believe in what you are saying and trust in the truth of your statements.
So, pop yourself down in your happy place, click play and let’s start making a change.
#affirmations | #positivity | #makeachange
Written by Jade Fraser-McKendry
There's always room for one more on our Therapy couch... so whether you join us daily, weekly or just when you have time to stop by we hope that our therapy chatter allows you to take time out in your busy life, to unplug from your everyday stressors and simply breathe, listen and change!