Could you use affirmations for energy? Could it really be that easy? Have you ever tried affirmations? By now you’ve likely had someone suggest positive affirmations to you, or you already use them. Do they work? That’s our topic today.
First things first, though! Have you identified your “what you want statement” and written it down? Share it in the show notes (yesterday’s episode). It reinforces your awareness, your commitment, and by writing it you get more clear on exactly what “it” is.
The spoiler alert for this episode is that you do want to say yes to affirmations for energy.
Christy dives into what makes an affirmation work and why they may have failed you in the past.
Here’s what we cover in this episode:
Why didn’t my affirmation work?
How to put your affirmations on steroids (make affirmations work!)
Affirmations for energy boosting remind you of who you are. Here’s the kicker, you’re already using affirmations whether you consciously think you are or not. Every thought you have every day is an affirmation. If you’re telling yourself something negative that is an affirmation. If you’re dwelling on your body in ways that shift you into negative thinking that is an affirmation blocking your ability to reach the place you really want. So affirmations for energy is in part like retraining the brain (part 2 of this series) for a more positive outcome.
If a belief you have right now limits your ability to create the things you say you want. There’s a behavior change that has to happen in order to stop habits that interfere with your ability to move more, eat optimally for your body, and willingness to explore different strategies that you hadn’t considered until now. Before behavior, thoughts must change. If you’re internal message is counter to the new, you’ve got an obstacle.
But affirmations for energy put you in a place where it’s easier to go against a bit of resistance to change. With more energy you’re stronger. And you can create affirmations for energy – and strength – simply:
“I am strong.”
That’s the example Christy gives on the show. Say it any time, but pair it in combination with weight training or tackling a new physical challenge you’re trying to overcome.
Feel what it does when you say it. Like it’s impossible to feel bad when you smile because it’s incongruent with the posture, when you say I am strong, your body will assume that energy
Best affirmations are short, simple, and to the point.
Make it stronger
Put this together with the whole brain state from part two. Cross your wrists, ankles, do a yoga pose (pretzel) with legs, ankles, and arms crossed.
Dara Tores said, “Slow is smooth, smooth is fast,” to keep herself focused on the important details of swimming her own race as she competed as a 40-something beside teenagers in the Olympics.
Create an affirmation of your own. Add it (or them) to the show notes.
Coming up next time: There are things robbing you of energy that you can easily reclaim.
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This series has been brought to you by Flipping 50 and my guest Christy Mattoon. Reach out to her at [email protected] to book a 30-minute session with her if you want to go deeper.