Posts Tagged ‘Affirmations’
Over the years of working with life coaching clients and dealing with my own weight loss issues, I’ve gathered and developed several weight loss affirmations or mantras.
Here Are Some Helpful Weight Loss Affirmations to Use...
I have no use for excess weight any longer.
I prepare and eat my food with love.
Every day, I'm getting happier and healthier.
I now use food for healing myself, not hurting myself.
I no longer center my life around food.
Today, I let nothing stress me out.
You might ask, “What are weight loss affirmations anyway?” Simply, they are thoughts we think over and over about weight. It is the act of affirming a belief.
The basic idea is to repeat an affirmation or a mantra until we start believing it. Then it becomes a natural part of who we are.
Give us faster and longer lasting results.
Help us achieve our weight loss goals.
Build our confidence and self-esteem.
Helps us stay focused on our weight loss goals.
One of my longtime career and life coaching clients is Kelly Loeffler. I have seen her in very difficult life situations step up, get out of the fear of what others will think, and do the right thing.
I recently asked Kelly to tell a story of overcoming feeling alone.
Here’s a recap of her story of being afraid, scared, and lonely…
Whether we realize it or not, an affirmation is any thought we think over and over. Doing affirmations essentially confirms a belief. So in essence every thought that has been adopted as a belief is an affirmation of some sort. Affirmations or mantras have a reputation for being positive, but they can be negative as is the case with a chronic people pleaser.
Here are 10 Affirmations of a Chronic People Pleaser…
- Whatever I do is not good enough.
- How people respond to me is important.
I gave this affirmation to an Newport Beach, CA life coaching client of mine: “Above all else, I want to be happy.” At her next coaching session she blurted out “Your mantra isn’t working. I don’t feel any better.” I asked her how she was doing the affirmation. She said she was using Twitter. Several times a day, she would paste and cut the affirmation into a new tweet.
There’s the answer. When we paste and cut words, we put our minds on auto-pilot. In order to reap the positive benefits of affirmations we need to actually think about them. The more frequently we repeat our affirmations through writing or verbally --and think about them as we do this -- the quicker and more amazing the results.
For more than a decade now, I have suggested affirmations or mantras as a tool to solve just about any problem. I have seen them work at increasing sales, making peace in relationships and kicking bad habits. Out of the hundreds of workshop attendees and business coaching and life coaching clients I've had, I have yet to see anyone who did affirmations on a consistent basis who did not benefit from them.
Here are Some of the Many Advantages of Doing Affirmations...
- We see quick RESULTS with little effort.
- They help us achieve our DREAMS.
- Affirmations build CONFIDENCE and SELF-ESTEEM.
I just had a coaching client from Orange County, Calif. ask me, "What are affirmations or mantras, anyway? Can you define it for me?" It’s become so natural to me that I assumed everyone knew about them. This is for those of you who could use Affirmations 101.
Affirmations are any thought you think over and over. It is the act of affirming a belief. So in essence every thought that has been adopted as a belief is an affirmation of some sort.
I usually have my coaching clients repeat an affirmation until they start believing it. Then it becomes a natural part of who you are.