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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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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The Art of Allowing

Dear friends,

I have been affected by the full moon lately and it has been challenging me in so many ways. I know that some people think I am crazy, and that is fine too!

Through this full moon energy I have been teaching myself something very important and this is also something that has been giving me a peace of mind. It is the Art of Allowing… Yeppp this means: allowing energy to flow, allowing people to be, allowing situations to happen without affecting you in any way, shape or form. So I don’t get involved with it, but I won’t let it influence my “inner peace”.

The Art of Allowing simply means that you let people just be who that want to be at any given moment. For example, my dad can be very annoying in asking me to do something… and when he asks me can you do this or that and I reply with yea I will do it in 5 min. He gives me a weird look and says: “No Eman, now” … and that my friends REALLY annoys me!!! I cannot stand it when someone tells me to do something (I have to work on this). Anyways, but NOW…

I say in my head… Allow him to be who he wants to be, just like you want to be who YOU want to be. Do not judge, do not let your ego tell you HOW you know things much better than the other person, do not give it any form of negative energy. Just allow it to be.

IT REALLY HELPS, IT DOES!!!

It takes practice and patience, but it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself and learn to get some inner peace.

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3 Exercises without (almost) exercising

Many of my friends who saw my YouTube video of last Sunday, have sent me many great comments and compliments and it is much appreciated!!! Thank you all ❤

In addition to my video, I am sharing with you a few things that you can do so you will enjoy the present moment more and add meaning to your life.

1. When your energy is not aligned with the higher source (Universe, God, Spirit), you will feel very negative, sad, annoyed, irritated, and or angry. Sometimes the smallest things can trigger those feelings in us. To go back to your positive self, just stop what you are doing and take a couple of deep breaths. Close your eyes and say to yourself (loud or in silent) “Life IS beautiful, NOW!”, say it 3-5 times and open your eyes. Look at everything around you and realise the colours, the forms, shapes, sounds and relax.

2. This is what I like to do most of the time when I do not feel like I can be in the now because my mind cannot stop thinking. I would like to go for a run somewhere in nature, I have to at least be surrounded by water or trees (nature). I love getting everything out of my system that is negative with every step I take. But instead of running, you can go cycling, go for a drive or take a walk.

3. Read. Knit. Drink coffee/tea/juice. Eat something you really want. Play an instrument. Write. Draw. Sing. Whatever you enjoy doing, just do that for a little 30 min. Smile when you are doing it, be in the moment of what you are doing. Observe yourself and feel it! Feel that you are singing, hear your voice (whether nice or not, WHO CARES), feel the emotions that arise in you! You will feel much more relaxed and happy by the time you finish or stop.

Sometimes we feel it is difficult to be in the present moment because we think too much about past and future. But all that we have to realise is that NOW is the moment we are living in, and NOW needs all our attention. Whatever happened, already happened, and whatever is coming is already coming. When you are in the moment and you enjoy your life, the future will change, it will change for the better, because you have such positive vibration, IT’S THE LAW!

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