Affirmations only work when you use them, when you step into the belief. In order to do that, you must answer any negative thoughts that arise as you read each affirmation. Begin by writing each negative on a separate sheet, and then create a response that debunks its truthfulness.
For instance, the affirmation you’ve written reads: “I enjoy healthy foods that nourish my body,” but what’s going through your mind is, “Oh yeah, like that fried chicken you ate was healthy … right” or, “Who are you kidding? You don’t even like salads!”
In response, you might choose to write: “Hey, I have many years of successfully choosing healthy foods, and when I was doing that, I loved the taste of a fresh, healthy salad!”
Here’s another example: “I enjoy regular exercise.” My monkey chatter tends to follow this line: “Sell it to someone else because I’m not buying! You hate working out because you get bored and feel every ache.”
In response, try this: “I enjoy the sense of accomplishment I have after a workout session. It’s especially encouraging that I feel stronger and healthier.”
Science has proven that attitude is everything. If you step into the belief that you enjoy the positive change you’re making, write an affirmation to support it, and answer the negatives, you will come out a winner.
As you say your affirmations a couple of times a day, one day you’ll feel a shift as your negative thoughts drop away. You are on your way to success! But, don’t take my word for it, check out affirmations on Google. You’ll find a lot of information, along with a lot of examples. Find ones that work for you, answer the negatives and you’ll reach the stars!