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18 Focus Affirmations To Be More Productive

By Dan

January 20, 2022


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Are you tired of being unproductive? Perhaps you've tried everything and nothing seems to work? Here are 18 focus affirmations that will finally help you be more productive.

Focus Affirmations

In this fast-paced world, it's difficult to manage time and be productive, most of us are always struggling to meet deadlines, finish pending tasks and balance a personal life.

However, you can turn things around by starting small, it might be surprising, but you can actually improve your focus, and hence, productivity using affirmations because they help change your mindset.

What are affirmations? 

Affirmations are positive statements that we make and repeat in our minds and out loud to describe an ideal future, they help to change your thought patterns by essentially retraining your brain.

Benefits Of  Affirmations 

The benefits of using affirmations are:

1. Change your mindset. 

In an article for Psychology Today titled "How Affirmations Affect Your Brain," Betsy Otter Thompson says, "When we say something out loud, we send messages straight from our ears to the speech-making area of the brain. As a result, we learn to speak well and recognize the sound of our own language. We also form a mental picture of ourselves talking." 

Think about it this way: for most people, their inner thoughts are in a constant state of chatter. Often, they're replaying conversations from earlier in the day or carrying on side dialogues with their own self-critic. 

Affirmations help silence your inner voice (the one who tells you that you're not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough) and break through the monologue of negativity in your mind to replace it with something positive. 

2. Boost your mood after a long day.

One of the most common uses for affirmations is to give yourself a confidence boost in the middle of your day.

If you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed, it's easy for that mood to snowball into sadness and frustration.

There are plenty of ways to combat this—taking deep breaths, getting out of your work space for lunch, talking with a friend about what's going on—but another great option is to turn to affirmations.

Saying positive statements out loud (either in the middle of your day or at the end of it), can help you feel better about who you are and what you're capable of. 

3. Increase self-confidence and reduce stress. 

"Affirmations build healthy brain pathways," writes Jane Risen in an article for Lift, she goes on to say that when you repeatedly practice an affirmation, "You are literally wiring your brain. When new connections form in the brain it is like learning something new."

And there's science to back this up—a study conducted on 48 undergraduate students found that those who used affirmations experienced both reduced stress and higher self-confidence.

4. Help you see your goals more clearly. 

After using affirmations to increase their mood and reduce stress, the students who took part in the study cited above experienced an added benefit: these participants were able to "see" more clearly what they wanted out of life!

18 Positive Focus Affirmations 

Here are 18 positive focus affirmations that will help you be more productive: 

1. I am focused!

2. Focus is the key that opens many doors in my life.

3. I have a powerful ability to focus, and it never fails me.

4. I have the power to focus and get better every day.

5. Every day my mind is clear and focused on improving my life.

6. I am a powerful person with the power to focus when it's important.

7. It's easy for me to be focused and set goals because I believe in myself.

8. I am laser-focused on my goals and nothing can distract me from achieving them.

9. When I have something important to do, I am able to focus so well that time seems to fly by.

10. Focus on what you want, and you will be able to see the paths that lead there.

11. I am focused on my future success.

12. I am a focused person who keeps my eyes on the prize.

13. My focus works for me, not against me- it's easy to stay motivated because I can clearly see what needs to be done next.

14. There is no obstacle that I cannot overcome with focus and determination.

15. Focus is one of my greatest strengths- it helps me set goals, and it helps me accomplish those goals as well.

16. My power of focus is limitless- I can keep my eyes on the prize no matter what obstacles appear in front of me.

17. I focus on making progress every day, and it always works out well for me.

18. It's easy for me to focus because I know what's truly important in my life, and I won't let anything distract me from that.

How many affirmations should you focus on?

You should focus on as many affirmations as you're capable of focusing on, for some that may look like 2 affirmations for others 10 affirmations, because you don't want to overwhelm yourself and burnout.

How long should you listen to affirmations?

In order to have a maximum impact, Dr. Jeffrey Thompson recommends listening to each affirmation 3 times per day for 30 days consecutively and then re-listening at least every 60 days (and as often as needed).

Do you have to say my affirmations out loud?

There are two schools of thought on this issue, one school of thought is that it's best to focus on affirmations out loud, while the other one is that focusing on affirmations silently work better.

If you're having a difficult time concentrating on your affirmations, try saying them both ways and see which way helps you concentrate more; find out which is your favorite way of saying your affirmations.

How should you use focus affirmations?

Choose your affirmations, write your affirmations down, post your affirmations someplace where it will be visible to you every day (e.g., bathroom mirror, refrigerator, inside your car) and say your affirmations out loud to yourself every day.

Tips To Make Focus Affirmations Work

Here are 4 tips to make focus affirmations work:

1. Affirmations should always be in the present tense. 

Focus affirmations are most effective when they are phrased in the present tense as if already accomplished.

Use positive words like "I will" or "I am" rather than negative words like 'don't' or 'not' because your subconscious does not understand the meaning of 'don't' or 'not'.

If you say to yourself, "I am not afraid", your subconscious mind hears it as: I am afraid, because the conscious and subconscious minds do not communicate in words, but in pictures and feelings.

2. Find a place where you can see for your affirmations every day.

You might want to print or write your affirmations on your bathroom mirror or kitchen fridge, so you always see them when you are getting ready in the morning or preparing for your day; the key is to see them and believe them.

3. Read through your affirmations daily or as often as you see fit. 

Set aside some time for this each day and find a quiet place where you can be alone with your thoughts to avoid any distractions; reading them aloud is strongly encouraged for maximum results.

4. Sing your affirmations. 

Singing can really help with memorization which is a great way to keep your affirmations at the forefront of your mind.

5. Spend a few minutes each day practicing visualization exercises that further enhance your affirmations. 

Visualization works because the brain can't tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined.

For example, if you say your affirmation "I am rich and successful" then imagine what that would look like for you, perhaps spending time with friends and family in a beautiful house surrounded by all of the riches that life has to offer.

Do not give up if your affirmations don't work right away, results may take weeks, months or even years to be achieved.

About the author

My name is Dan, a few years ago I decided to turn my life around and it all started with time management, I'm here to help you navigate how to best manage your time.

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