Harnessing Positive Affirmations During Hard Times

Harnessing Positive Affirmations During Hard Times

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  • Oct, 27 , 22

By Amy Zerner & Monte Farber

Let’s think about what stress is. The “stressor” is usually a situation that we think of as negative, but “stressors” can also be positive, like a wedding or a meeting or date.  But we must remember that it is not the situation that is to blame, it is how we deal with the situation that is important.

When we fail to cope well with stress, it can lead to depression, bad digestion, lack of sleep, and illogical thinking.  It can leave you exhausted.  Signs of stress include headaches, upset stomach, anger, and relationship problems.

We have control over how we react to stress.  Your job is to reduce the harm of stress in your life. 

These simple practices for renewal and strength can de-tense you. In this way you can counter the negative effects of stress.  You have the power to give yourself a respite with relaxed breathing combined with positive affirmations. 


  • Easy “Sigh” Technique

In a stressful situation, there is always time for a sigh.  It is an automatic response that your body makes when it is stressed.

You can use this “sighing” exercise when you need a quick relaxing response. Just take in a deep breath and as you exhale say “Ahhhhh”.  Visualize all the tension leaving as you exhale slowly.  Do it several times.


  • Repeat Your Affirmation.

Probably the most popular way to harness the power of affirmations is to simply repeat them to yourself on a regular basis. Repeating them mentally several times in the morning or evening can be effective.


  • Remain in the present

Positive affirmations work best when they are focused on what you want to be doing or feeling now, rather than what you would like to do in the future. Keep your affirmations grounded in the present by using the present tense. For example, it is better to say "I center and ground myself despite emotional upset around me.” rather than "I will center and ground myself despite emotional upset around me.”


  • Use Cards or Post-its as Reminders.

A fun way to use affirmations is to put your affirmation card or use post-its placed around your house (on the fridge, on the bathroom mirror, and other places you’ll likely see them) to give yourself positive messages throughout the day. Our deck, The Art of Affirmations also has a special slot at the top of the box to display your card and remind you of your affirmation throughout the day!

Internationally known self-help authors Monte Farber and Amy Zerner are a husband-and-wife team.
They have three million copies of their forty motivational books, meditation kits and mindfulness systems published in 18 languages. Their bestselling titles include: The Creativity Oracle, Enchanted Worlds and Little Reminders: Law of Attraction. Their newest titles are The Art of Affirmations and The Intuition Oracle.
Monte’s wise words combine with his wife Amy’s art to create a unique and sacred synergy that heals, inspires, and empowers.
Visit their website: www.TheEnchantedWorld.com
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