Do Affirmations Really Work?

In the beginning of my spiritual journey I was finding myself more frustrated about affirmation statements because I expected something to shift immediately!  No one really told me how to slow down and shift my energy first before I can accept the affirmation.  


Imagine your boss has just yelled at you for something that wasn’t your fault. You finally get back to your desk and emails are flowing in from your coworkers pointing fingers at each other. Whipping out an affirmation card and saying “I love my job” just isn’t going to work!


The reason is your energy is probably at a 2 or 3 vibration and an affirmation is more of an 8 or 10 vibration. You need to be ok with sitting with what happened and move yourself to a place where you can understand the why in the situation. You have to slow down and make incremental shifts.


Don’t beat yourself up, simply remind yourself that this situation is reflecting back negative energy.  And now that you can see it, it is a perfect time to clean it up! Especially, if you see a pattern developing.  It is very important that you take the time to reflect and clean it up!


Have a soothing conversation with yourself for a few minutes in a neutral place – the bathroom, go for a walk, get some water or a snack. Just take yourself out of the environment for 10-15 minutes and get some self care.


In this time try to be gentle with yourself. Ask yourself “what do I want?”  A boss who appreciates my work, coworkers who are easy to get along with, to feel appreciated for my work, or to hear my boss simply say “Thank You?”


Now that you’ve focused on what you want to happen, ask yourself what has to change within me to make that happen.


As you have these gentle talks with yourself, begin appreciating your gifts, your accomplishments and see yourself being treated better. Don’t expect your boss to give you a big raise, but if you begin to talk to yourself nicer, everyone around you will begin to shift and maybe the rude behavior will disappear.


When you’ve shifted your energy begin your affirmation statements like:


“I am awesome. I am beautiful. I am loveable. I rock.”


“I am always being guided to the exact people and experiences that will further my spiritual path.”


The key to affirmations is finding the words that you believe, sometimes it’s tweaking statements to work for you. Don’t be afraid to create your own mantras that empower you.


So here’s a little trick to help you with affirmations.


Find an image of an affirmation you love, below are some samples.

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Save the image to your phone and set the lock screen to your affirmation.


Now every time you open your phone take a few seconds to read the affirmation two times.


This will benefit you if you are constantly looking at your phone and will help you slow you down from all the overwhelming feelings from emails, texts, voicemails etc.


Do this for a couple of days and notice how your mind begins to shift. Affirmations work when you know how to use them at the right time.


So now share your favorite affirmations with me!



Christine Bove


P.S. You can have a career you love.  It is possible you just have to be willing to take the adventure to find it. If you are ready for that adventure let’s chat and see how I can help you find a career that’s rewarding and fulfilling. Click here to set your session.

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