We affirm automatically a lot of things during the day to some degree and using the same process as a tool to create a new positive habit or change an old one is very important. However the time that affirmations take to manifest is a matter of debate and after deep research over those who are using affirmations, mantras, or positive statements, we have discovered that it’s different from person to person. Even if we consider using the right techniques by everyone, the period that affirmations will take to deliver results will never be the same because it depends on multiple factors, and the most important one is the subconscious mind of each person.
Why do affirmations take more or less time to manifest ?
The reason why positive affirmations take more or less time from one individual to another is that we are making an effort to develop a new thought process or replacing an old negative one, in other words, trying to rewire and reprogram our subconscious which hates changes and modifications, these alterations put our subconscious mind in a state of resistance and opposition, and this level of resistance is different between human beings.
Why is the subconscious mind so important?
It’s important to know that your subconscious is like a floating iceberg, it represents more than 80% of your brain, it’s a wholehearted servant working relentlessly to make your actions and reactions aligned with your emotionalized desires, hopes, and thoughts, but you have to be careful with it, because it raises either flowers or nettles in your life’s garden, whichever you seed by the mental equals you develop.
What is the right question to ask?
At this point, you realize that you have to be patient and the right question to ask is not how much it takes, but are you willing to make positive affirmations a lifestyle and a lifetime process. Because if you want to be the person you dream of becoming, you have to immerse your life with positive thinking and repeat your affirmations again and again until they run on autopilot.
How to have faster results?
Your subconscious is built over years and years of accumulated thoughts, emotions, experiences, beliefs, and memories, and change will never come overnight, it’s a very long process. However, speeding up the process is possible if you follow the rules below.
1. Make affirmations a way of life
Positive affirmations are an investment like anything else in life, this investment, however, is focused on your motivations, beliefs, emotions, thoughts, etc, and making them part of your lifestyle you allow your subconscious to be less and less resistant to the process over time.
2. Identify the perfect time to read affirmations
What holds us back from achieving fast results with affirmations isn’t primarily thoughts, but the emotions developed from experiencing them. And the most unwanted emotions that build resistance in our subconscious is fear and pain. The trick here is to condition yourself when the subconscious is less resistant. The resistance mechanism of your subconscious becomes very weak upon waking, before bed, and during a meditation or reflection state.
3. Identify your limiting beliefs and focus on them first
It also relies on whether you have self obstacles built overtime or deep-rooted limiting beliefs working against your positive statements, so start identifying and clearing your limiting beliefs that you’ve built for yourself by making your affirmations focused on them as a first step.
4. Be clear and realistic
Your affirmations must be crystal clear, well defined, realistic, and in the form of baby steps. Write them down and repeat them regularly when you wake up, before bed and many times in between.
5. Visualize and imagine the hole scenario
Visualize yourself in every affirmation, imagine yourself already where you want to be or what you want to become, feel it and experience it, meanwhile be more specific, align yourself with reality and try to think about concrete solutions, how you would perform, what are your daily responsibilities and activities, and what to do to keep yourself aligned with your baby step goal. Imagine it with details and feel the person you want to become, and the manifestation will be faster.
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7. Put attachments out of your way
Affirmations are a means to an end and a tool to improve your life and your personality. Liberate any attachment to them or to what you want to accomplish. Read your affirmations as described above, let go, and submerge yourself in actions that match your goals and dreams.
8. The power of taking actions
Nothing will manifest in your life without taking actions, it’s a simple law of nature that all of us are aware of.
Steve Maraboli made it clear for everyone who wants to achieve any goal in life, he said: “The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts, it gives you what you demand with your actions.”
You will never recognize what works for you and what doesn’t if you don’t take action. Trials and errors is an unavoidable process to achieve success. You must test many approaches, plans, and methods along the way.
Following these specific rules, and depending on your psychological willingness to accept the change in your life, you may see noticeable progress between 1 to 3 months of consistent listening, and 6 months to 1 year for permanent results. Keep in mind that it’s not a precise science, some people may see results in a matter of a few weeks or even days.