How affirmations REALLY work

Many people have heard of affirmations and many more try to use affirmations in their daily lives to make things happen. However, it doesn’t always work for anyone.

In this video I have explained why affirmations don’t work and how you can turn that around. And in this blog I will explain more about how affirmations REALLY work for anything you want in your life.

What are affirmations:

Affirmations are sentences aimed to affect the conscious and the subconscious mind. The words composing the affirmation, automatically and involuntarily, bring up related mental images into the mind, which could inspire, energize and motivate. Repeating affirmations, and the resultant mental images, affect the subconscious mind, which in turn, influences the behavior, habits, actions and reactions.*

*Source: https://www.successconsciousness.com/affirmations.htm 

Now that you know what affirmations are we can start getting into the real talk! Reading the meaning affirmations sounds easy right? I know! However, it doesn’t work as easily as it sounds because there is something else that I believe is missing in the statement which is FEELINGS.

Well how DOES it work then and when can I get started?

First things first.

Step 1: Write down on a piece of paper what you truly want to manifest into your life. It can be a job, a partner, a nice holiday, a fitness goal, whatever you like!

Step 2: Think of all the positive things that you can say to yourself around this goal. For example I want to run a half marathon is the goal, then the affirmations that are matching with this goal would be

  • I am a healthy and energetic person
  • I can run a half marathon with full power and energy
  • I understand what it FEELS like to run a half marathon
  • I LOVE running a half marathon
  • I KNOW I can run a half marathon
  • My body understands when it FEELS like to run a half marathon
  • My body FEELS great
  • My health is improving each and everyday
  • I know how to train for a half marathon
  • I am ready to run a half marathon

These are some examples that you can use to match the picture you have in mind when you are working or reaching your goal.

Step 3: MEDITATE. I know not everyone “knows” how to do it, and I rather call it VISUALIZE than meditation because it is something different, but because many people understand the term meditation better I will use that now for now. When you sit and meditate for 10 to 15 minutes a day about your goal, you will start developing feelings of HOW IT FEELS LIKE to actually run a half marathon. You can FEEL that you are reaching the finish line, you can feel your body is healthy and strong, you can FEEL that you are runner. This is recommended every day before going to bed or before getting out of bed in the morning.

Step 4: Let go! what?? Let go??? YES! Let go of any attachment towards what you want. This will create space between you and your goal to develop en and for the process to happen. I know it is hard to let go of something you truly want. But trust me it is easier to go on with the right actions towards your goal and doing the things you want to do in your daily life, yet not thinking 24/7 about your goal. Give it space to develop and to come alive!

Step 5: Congratulations, you have reached your goal

Just a quick side note, if you really don’t understand why you are not getting what you want and you have been doing all the right things but it is just not coming to you, then I would say, it might be time to check you believe system (this subject will be on my blog soon), or it might not be for you and there is something greater out there!

NAMASTE!

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An update on me

Hi Everyone,

I feel embarrassed for even writing this blog but I think I have to do this as I have many people reading my blog.

So many things that have happened for the past two months, from traveling to moving apartments to getting married and so much more. Yes, I have to say that I should have given more time to blogging and vlogging, but I was too busy I even forgot about it.

Good thing is that I am back to my routine and although there are things happening here and there, I will definitely dedicate more time to blogging and making YouTube videos again.

Another note, I have signed up to run the half marathon in Sydney which will be on September the 17th. Because of lack of time to get a proper training I will not run a full marathon this time. But I feel good that I am going for a half marathon because I cannot handle the pressure of putting a 20 week trainings program into 8 weeks. No thanks, I am done with stress!

Anyways, talking about working out, I have been thinking about eating more healthy and changing some things about my eating habits. Today I started writing down the things I eat on a daily basis. I will be eating less meat and more vegetables and fish. Also, I have not been drinking any soft drinks since a week and I do not add any sugar to my tea or coffee for a while now.

I have been more aware recently about my lifestyle and I am ready to make big changes. But… big changes start with small steps 🙂

I hope you all are doing great, and I promise you that I will be blogging more often than I’ve ever done before. Send me a message if you wish to see a particular subject on maanitalk.com

You can always follow me on Snapchat (username: Maanitalk) for daily update as well as my Instagram (click here to be directed to my profile).

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Self esteem vs Social media 

Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, Blogs, etc.

Everyone has an account or uses all social media platforms. It’s fun, connecting with the world, connecting friends and family. Some have made it there business and others just use it for their own private life. AND it can be addicting to get as many likes as possible, sharing each and every moment because it will gain followers. But why are we doing that? Why do some people feel like they need to get certain likes because otherwise they delete their post. Not enough? People see that your selfie didn’t make it to the popular pages? SO WHAT?! 

Too many people attach their self esteem with their social media accounts. It’s very important for some to get more followers more likes and more compliments. That selfie is going to be IT!! And then… it doesn’t go as you wanted… as expected… then what?! You feel down? You feel sad? You feel angry? Why? 

Self esteem goes down, and people look for what others do and how they look and what they wear and try to copy that because that will give them some fame. Unfortunately it doesn’t always work like this and you have to understand. This doesn’t mean that you are uglier than the rest, less fun, less intelligent or anything in between. 

Don’t attach who you are with the likes you have. Try to see the fun in sharing nice moments, but don’t let the amount of followers or likes take away the joy of the moment. 

Nobody is going to share their problems with the wold (some do and that’s their choice). Nobody is going to share a picture where they just got out of bed, or where they are feeling angry or sad. Why? Because that’s not for sharing, that’s private in my opinion. 

So whatever you see on social media is not always how people live their life ever single moment of every single day. Don’t be ashamed and don’t feel less than anyone. Your true value is with the people that are really around you. Your kindness in your daily life!!! 

Social media, it’s fun and all, but it will never determine how I see myself when I look in the mirror. And I wish for everyone to understand. You are beautiful, with 1 or 6000 likes on that selfie that you took 100x before posting one (yes that’s me too and I’m not ashamed!). 

Monday Motivation

Do you remember guys that I made a video saying how much I regret not enjoying my time in Sydney and did not do what I truly wanted to… Well guess what… I came back to Australia last week, and I couldn’t be more grateful for it.

First week was mainly getting over my jetlag, I had troubles sleeping at night or staying awake during the day.

Now that I have asked the universe for another chance to still go back to Sydney and do all the things I wanted to do and explore, I will not let this go to waste!!! I have regret it once and I made a mistake, I am not planning to do it again, yes, trust me. The feeling of regretting something is too painful. Although I am happy for whatever happened, like I said, lesson learned 🙂 .

For my Monday Motivation blog for today, I would like to remind you all, if there is something that you really want to do and you have put your mind on doing it, just go for it. It is not easy to regret things afterwards, trust me. If you feel like you need some guidance and some help from a higher power, just ask the Universe and let it lead you to whatever you desire. Don’t forget to follow the Universe, it knows the way 😉 .

Side note: Never be sad when whatever you asked for is not coming, the greater powers might have planned something bigger for you, or they are giving you a detour as they want you to collect a few more skills along the way. 

I am happy that what I asked for came to me, I know that this is where I need to be now or else I was somewhere else. This is my chance to enjoy like never before! ❤

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