The practice of affirmations and attention to mindfulness is one of the most important and unique aspects of The Answer Movement. Affirmations refer primarily to the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment. They help foster belief that “a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything you undertake.” More specifically, an affirmation is a carefully formatted statement that should be repeated to one’s self or written down frequently. For affirmations to be effective, it is said that they need to be present tense, positive, personal, and specific.
From firsthand experience, practicing affirmations that are combined with The Answer Movement has significantly helped and improved my overall mindset, as well as others who are a part of The Answer community. Positive thinking is a skill that can be learned and developed. Practicing self-affirmations makes it easier to have a more positive and powerful mindset on life.
One of the practices I do most frequently with Trainer Joe is doing Answer Affirmations before we start our workout. Each time we stand up on The Answer we take turns saying, “I am___” and fill in the blank with a word that starts with A, B, C, etc. and continue until we go through the entire alphabet. For example, we would inhale at the top of The Answer and say, “Inhale I am,” go down and do an Answer, then come up and exhale and say, “Exhale awesome.” In this case, the adjective “awesome” is just an example of an affirmation that someone could say. There are infinite possibilities of adjectives and sentences that could be said while practicing affirmations. The most important part is to practice them and say things that are true, genuine, and authentic to you.