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Holiday Affirmations

November 21, 2015 by  
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Holiday Affirmations

Happy Holiday greetings are in the air. Happy Holiday Affirmations are a way to overcome conditioned reflexes from past holidays and personality conflicts.

Do you cringe hearing those words or do you experience feelings of “I cannot wait to see Mary.” How we respond to the holidays tells us what we have conditioned ourselves to believe from past experiences.

This year can be different.

How to use affirmations to achieve more of the things you want in life. Lately a great deal has been written about affirmations, by self-help authors to neuroscience investigators.

Use affirmations for the negative people in your life.

Emile Coue, in the 1870’s, a French psychologist and pharmacist used positive statement (affirmations) in his now famous statement “Every day in every way I am getting better and better. His clinic was making 5 times more improvement and recovery, from the simple affirmations he used. His methods were ignored or ridiculed, his results were not.

He is known as the Father of Applied Conditioning introduced new methods of healing, recovery and self-improvement.  He believed that concentrated attention on an idea over and over again; it spontaneously tends to realize itself. That’s where “every day…” came in. He found that remedies given with positive suggestions worked better than remedies alone.

Here are a few Jingles:

Jingle all the Way

Merry Christmas

Happy Hanukah

Kwanza

Silent Night

From the Land of Sky Blue Waters

Dollop of Daisy

I will have another hot toddy

You deserve a break today,

Science today calls this chunking, 5 seconds of informational bits, is how the mind processes that information. By using how the brain naturally gathers and sorts’ information, chunking enhances the overall effectiveness of the process.

Memory recall is improved as we engage connection with the affirmation. The more you use your 5 senses the better. The affirmation becomes more real and alive to you. You become what you are affirming faster.

An old saying “fake it till you make it”, in truth you become it. Affirmations help you attain the qualities you want. Practicing, envisioning and acting the part until it becomes a part of you

At that point improvements are noticed in better communication, relationships and more satisfaction in life is experienced. People begin to relate to you in a more positive manner.

The affirmation went from a conscious learning process to a habit. Once a habit we use the affirmations as part of our everyday life.

There are several ways to use affirmations written or oral. Feel or imagine the affirmations, really use your five senses and engage them.

Written Affirmations:

Writing down the affirmations daily for a few minutes keeps you in the present. If you find resistance with some of them see if it is an unresolved hurt from past. Do you want or need an apology? Give it then, it is for you to release the trapped energy that holds you to them and the situation. You can begin to be more in the present and enjoy life more, by releasing

Oral:

Saying your affirmation out loud in the morning and during your drive will help. Saying holiday affirmations out loud and in front of a mirror increases the effectiveness of the affirmation. Seeing how we are delivering our affirmation, our facial expressions, tone of voice and our body language is valuable information about how people receive what we say. Good news you can change it.

HOW TO USE AFFIRMATIONS:

1.  Must be in Present Tense

2. Personal

3. Be Positive

Each day I am calmer and calmer.

The closer the holiday get the more relaxed I am.

This year I will embrace the love I feel for these people.

This Holiday I will enjoy more of the people around me.

Every holiday dish I prepare is filled with love.

I relax more and more with holiday gatherings now.

I now see Aunt, Mom Sister, Dad whomever?…with more compassion.

Over coming the negative affirmations we have about the holidays and the people we have around us at that time can be challenging. Think over your own list of negative affirmations about the holidays.

As you review you negatives, you may find that they extend to everyday situations as well. Check your list and take one of the above affirmations and use it daily.

If you find resistance, can you release the past hurts. If not write about the situations then burn it. Here are a few of the negative affirmations we often hear.

She is a pain in the neck.

He never stops talking.

Oh! great he is drunk again.

Wonderful she/he is criticizing them again.

Wow, your only and hour late for dinner.

Replace these negative ones with more positive ones. Now that you have burned the old affirmations.  Write or say new positive ones example:  I love these people more and more.

I am confident I will enjoy this holiday. My home filled with good thoughts and beauty are a  few you can use.

See yourself enjoying the spirit of the holidays and everyday more and more. Make your holiday story more enjoyable this year and every year. Start Now.

We would love to hear your stories.

Guided Imagery and Affirmation work, are two of my favorites to help people change their life.

http://thepositiveworks.com/guided-imagery/

 

 

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