Positive Affirmations can help you eliminate the control some fears have over you. These powerful self-validating statements can get you through many uneasy times.
Nevertheless, you should keep in mind that fear isn’t always a bad thing. It can actually play an important role in your life. For example, it can instantly get your heart pumping faster...giving you the adrenaline rush you need to get away from a threatening situation.
Unfortunately, fear also comes at times when you're in no danger at all. That’s when it becomes destructive. Then it can hinder your daily lifestyle causing you to act in ways that you wish you didn't.
Irrational fears, like being anxious in an elevator or speaking in public...can cause you to avoid some situations that might offer tremendous value to your life. Instead of dodging those types of situations, learn to conquer them so that you can enjoy a happy life to the fullest.
These are short, positive statements written in the present tense can help you overcome your fears. They keep you focused on being positive and present in the moment. They also pronounce how you really want to feel. Imagine it as if you are already experiencing those empowering emotions.
You can find statements that relate to your specific fears, or you can write your own...
Writing your own may be more effective for you. Write a positive, present tense statement, in the first person - describing what you want to see or feel in your mind's eye. For example, if you fear elevators, you can repeat to yourself: "I feel calm and relaxed right now."
Create a few positive affirmations and rehearse them over and over again. In the elevator fear situation, repeat that phrase along with other affirmations the next time you ride in an elevator. Feel that courage within yourself to face the fearful situation.
Positive affirmations will only give you power when you come to them... determined to get over your fears. When you repeat them on a daily basis, they reprogram your mind to believe... and act differently in those stressful situations that you want to overcome. But you must be consistent. Keep an open mind that they will work for you.
Keep in mind that many people get over their fears every day. You, too, can find the courage and strength within yourself to do the same.
Even if affirmations seem a little trivial to you at first...stick with it. You might not feel empowered and courageous immediately. Give it some time. Keep repeating them and you will see positive results.
Now, you know the power of these simple little declarations. You know that you possess a tool that you can use to defeat those unwanted fears and bring more happiness into your life. Repeat them on a daily basis.
So...put this information to good use. Begin harnessing the power of positive affirmations today. Start small and allow the positive results to motivate you to use them more and more in the future. Finally...declare that you're free from fear!