How To Trick Your Brain Into Making Affirmations Work

Would You Rather Be Comfortable Or Powerful?

I ask this question all the time.  

Take a minute to really think about it and know that there’s no right or wrong answer.

Would you rather be comfortable or powerful?  

The purpose for the question is two-fold:

1)      It tells me a lot about the person: if they’re uncomfortable with the concept of power, if they’re Type A or Type B, if they’re secretly wanting more out of life, etc.

2)      It prompts a moment of self-awareness and this is especially helpful with people who don’t take the time for an honest self-assessment once in a while.

Here’s the thing, darling, I don’t want you to be afraid of power because you are more powerful than you think! 

You are full of sunlight, a beacon to those you engage with and who surround you. You may not be perfect, and you may have sad days, but I see you. Keep your head up, girl. When you get up and get moving when you really would rather lay in bed all day, others see you and you’re inspirational AF.  

I want you to try this exercise:

Think of an affirmation that you like. Here are a few to get the creative juices flowing:

·         I am a creative powerhouse.

·         I am safe and secure.

·         I am healthy.

·         I am #lovedAF.

·         I am a queen.

·         I am bright and peaceful.

·         I am strong and well.

Write your affirmation down, and THEN write down the evidence that backs it up.

 

Wait, what? Evidence that backs up your affirmation? That’s right! The brain needs to be tricked into things sometimes. An affirmation alone isn’t going to work. You’ve got to give yourself some concrete evidence of it.  

So, if you want to affirm that you’re healthy, think about all the evidence that backs that up. That evidence might be:

·         I haven’t been sick for six months.

·         I work out regularly.

·         I lost 2 pounds last week.

·         I cook more often than I go out.

·         I’m surrounded by really great people.

·         My tests all came back normal at my last doctor’s appointment.

·         I prioritize sleep and feel rested most mornings.

Write that evidence down, too!

Now you’re ready to practice your affirmation. So, if you’re craving more personal power (because being powerful can be very comfortable – don’t forget that!), start with an affirmation about your personal power, then write down all the evidence you can think of from times that you expressed yourself well, stood up for your beliefs, put yourself first, or stood in your power.

Let me know how this practice goes! Find me on Instagram @thebrainybabe or email me at megan@thebrainybabe.com and let me know how this works for you!