Can affirmations apps really change your life?
First let me give you a quick recap on what affirmations are…
What Are Affirmations?
Affirmations are short statements spoken with confidence about a perceived truth.
Actually any time you are thinking, listening, saying or writing a statement to yourself repeatedly you’re affirming statements that can affect your conscious and subconscious (unconscious) mind.
For example, when you wake up every morning, you may affirm by saying aloud “Today is a great day!”
That is positive self-talk.
Any time you are doing negative self-talk, again you are affirming things to yourself that can change the way you think and behave.
Affirmations work because they can reprogram your subconscious mind into believing a stated concept.
Once you believe something you behave in accordance to it.
Your beliefs shape your reality in another way too and that is simply that you end up looking for evidence to always justify that belief.
For example if you think you’re unlovable you will always find evidence to support that believe and most likely ignore or downplay countering evidence to that.
If you don’t think you can achieve a particular result you won’t take the necessary amount of action, only to fail and reinforce your belief that you couldn’t achieve it.
In that way what you believe creates your reality.
Why Use Affirmations Apps?
While affirmations have helped thousands, if not millions of people change their lives for the better I’ve always had one issue with them and that it that it does take time and repetition for them to work.
If you’re not in a good place to start then mustering up the discipline to continue the practice of repeating affirmations to yourself can be a difficult one to continue.
Because of this people don’t see the results they want and will decide affirmations don’t work.
I’m a big believer in repeating affirmations to yourself in the mirror as well but for a lot of people its difficult to do when starting off.
This is where affirmations apps can be very useful in creating change.
For me I think the main reason affirmations apps are useful is because of the built in reminders and notifications helping you to make this a routine. Helping you remain consistent and consistently reminding you of key affirmations that you are working with to help you reprogram your mind.
Top Affirmations Apps
ThinkUp – iOS/Android
ThinkUp is recommended by top personal development professionals, business and life coaches, psychologists and therapists.
What makes this app great is that you record the affirmations in your own voice and can add background music into it. You can choose affirmations from the built in library or choose your own. You can also select music from the app or load your own.
As with most useful affirmations apps ThinkUp has built in notifications to keep you on track. It’s available on iOS and Android.
My Affirmations – Android
My Affirmations also lets you record affirmations in your own voice however the neat thing about this happen is that is allows you to set up reminders at specific times. This is a great app to use with the I Am Enough daily practice.
Only problem is that the app only available on Android at the moment.
Affirmation Reminder – iOS and Android
Similar to My Affirmations is Affirmation Reminder. Again the cool thing about this app is that you can set it to randomly remind you of you affirmations throughout the day.
This is available on both iOS and Android.
Affirmations do work and require time and repetition.
Affirmations apps help you with timely reminders and notifications to help keep you on track and make sure that you are repeating the affirmations.
There are various other affirmation apps out there, some by well known authors such as Louise Hay and Bob Proctor, the reason I recommend the apps above is the ability to hear your own custom affirmations in your voice with the benefit timely reminders.
Whilst you don’t need these apps for affirmations to an effective tool for change for you, the technology definitely helps so you may as well take advantage of it.