Do you know where low self-esteem actually comes from?
It's what happens when your subconscious mind absorbs all kinds of negative messages. You may not consciously know they're in there, but they have a dramatic effect on how you feel about yourself!
Sounds scary, right?
Well, it doesn't have to be.
After all, if you can simply replace those messages with other, more positive messages, your self-esteem will climb back up to healthy, happy levels.
What's the best way to create those positive messages?
Use the power of affirmations! They can flood your subconscious with the positivity you need to feel good about yourself.
Here's how to use them the right way:
1. Speak in the present tense.
Saying "I love myself" is much more powerful than saying "I will learn to love myself" because it puts that powerful emotion (love) in the moment. Instead of maybe-hopefully-fingers-crossed getting around to loving yourself eventually, you're actively loving yourself right now - and that's a heavy dose of positivity!
2. Make your affirmations believable.
Your subconscious won't accept any ol' statement, so if you want your affirmations to truly make a difference, they've got to be believable. For example, if you say "I have a lot to offer to the world," your subconscious may scoff at you. Instead, say "I embrace my uniqueness and share it confidently with the people around me." That's a much more realistic statement that your subconscious will be willing to buy into.
3. Use the right tone.
Your subconscious is smart enough to pick up on the inflection that you use - or don't use! If you simply spit out a few affirmations without any emotion behind them - or, worse, with an emotion like sarcasm - your subconscious will never believe them. Instead, say your affirmations with genuine love and tenderness. They'll have a much bigger impact that way.
4. Make your affirmations a habit.
Your subconscious won't give up on those persistent negative messages immediately. If you really want to boost your self-esteem, you've got to counteract the negativity that's constantly flowing through your subconscious mind. That means you have to recite your affirmations at least a few times each day.
In fact, make it a habit to recite a few affirmations whenever doubts and other bad thoughts start to creep up. That way, you can take a proactive stance against negativity!
5. Be patient.
Your affirmations won't work overnight. In fact, you may have to wait weeks or even months to see an obvious difference. But the results you'll see eventually are well worth it, so don't give up! In the meantime, keep an eye peeled for even the tiniest of changes. That way, you'll have the inspiration you need to keep going!
High self-esteem is a common attribute of happy, healthy, productive people, those who get what they want in life. If you want to be one of them, taking control of your mind and making it think only what you want to think is absolutely essential.
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