7 ways to maximize your ‘self-talk’

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Are you using affirmations? If not – get started!

  1. Create your own affirmations – there are wonderful books, blogs, posts and websites that are full of motivational messages but none will be as effective for you as the ones you create for yourself!
  2. Write your affirmations in your own handwriting – studies show that our memory is affected when we ‘write things down in our own handwriting’ that is different from when we merely type or audio-record our thoughts. Use a journal, notepad or my personal favorite: index cards to capture your personal affirmations.
  3. Carry them with you – when you have small pockets of time while in line, waiting for a friend or even during a work break review your affirmations as often as possible throughout the day.
  4. Speak your affirmations out loud – I literally include affirmations on my daily To Do list as my first task each business day. I speak them aloud because It sets the tone and atmosphere.
  5. Speak your affirmations for 21 consecutive days – I’ve often heard it said that a new habit requires repetition over 21 days. Speaking life to your life certainly is a good habit to cultivate.
  6. Create affirmations to target specific issues – for example: if you’re committed to fitness, affirm that you make healthy food choices, workout, get enough rest and so forth. Be specific about what you envision for yourself.
  7. Elevate your affirmations to prophetic declarations – by anchoring them to Scriptures. Instead of simply saying “I can make it,” instead affirm “I can do all things through Christ who gives me the strength!”

~ Dr. Sheryl L.W. Barnes, CEO – Author – Life Coach – Speaker

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