Affirmations are one of the most powerful tools you can use to change your results, but only if you use them correctly. When used properly, affirmations retrain your subconscious mind to believe you are more like your affirmations than your old beliefs. The subconscious mind is responsible for 95% of your conscious behavior. What! That means beliefs you aren’t consciously aware of are influencing your behavior—All. Day. Long. The good news is, you can become conscious of the beliefs you have and change the ones that aren’t serving you. Here’s how:

Notice the Pattern Within Yourself That You Don’t Love
Do you notice you always seem to pick the wrong type of mate? Are you constantly caring for others and not yourself? Write down the pattern that is not serving you.
Example: I always seem to be careless with money, and it causes problems in my life and my relationships.

Write Down an “I Am” Statement that is the Opposite of Your Current Pattern
“I am” is the most powerful statement in the universe, because the subconscious picks up and emotionalizes any “I am” statement we give it and takes it as fact. If we say, “I want” or “I wish,” the subconscious doesn’t believe the statement is real.
Example: I am really good with money, and the people around me appreciate and admire that.

Infuse Joy and Gratitude Into Your “I Am” Statement
When we express joy and gratitude, we are operating at the highest frequencies of human emotion. Joy and gratitude can actually cause a phase-change in our body’s physiological response that we call feelings. Infusing your “I am” statement will uplift you and help foster the belief that is being emotionalized in your subconscious.
Example: I am so happy and grateful now that I am really good with money, and the people around me appreciate and admire that.

Say your new “I am” statement for thirty days, three times a day, and you will have a new, more empowered belief about who you are, and your behavior will begin to match. You will leave the past behind you and be motivated to live a life you love!

By Lauren Brollier