Our minds express and influence the reality of what we are and our thoughts can even influence our physical health. We are what we think but we are also far more than what we think consciously. Our thoughts are things. Words, which are crystallized thoughts, have immeasurable power, especially when we speak them with concentration.
Affirmations are words that we can use to lift us from the self-enclosure of the mind into the greater reality of superconsciousness. Affirmations when repeated with deep concentration are carried into the subconscious and can change us on levels of the mind over which most of us have little conscious control.
There are no hard and fast rules about timing or frequency when it comes to practicing self-affirmations. Affirmations can be repeated up to three to five times daily to reinforce a positive belief. It is also suggested that writing your affirmations down in a journal and practicing them in the mirror is a good method for making them more powerful and effective.
A list of affirmations to begin with:
I am worthy
I am lovable
I am smart
I am beautiful
I am strong
I deserve whatever it is I dream of....
I am the architect of my own life...
I am a phenomenal woman
I am a phenomenal man
I am a phenomenal son
I am a phenomenal daughter
I am phenomenal