These recommended affirmations are far more powerful than traditional affirmations – because you personalize them to specifically fit your needs.
I call these affirmations the fun name of “Cockytales” – and they truly help to reduce anxiety.
Below I will share more about how to make a “Cockytale.”
But for now, here’s the quick explanation:
“Cockytales” are a delicious blend of positive facts and/or marvelous memories – prepared just-for-you-and-only-you.
I created this concept of “Cocklytale affirmations” because I kept feeling like general affirmations weren’t always effective at persuading me to feel more positive – particularly when I was feeling majorly stressed.
When you’re in a highly negative state, overly positive affirmations can sometimes feel jarringly false.
In fact, general positive affirmations can sometimes wind up making you feel worst – because they can make you become even more aware of how you’re not living up to the affirmation’s hyperbolic hype.
Let’s say you wake up feeling negative about your job.In this scenario, I recommend you pour yourself a nice powerful “Cockytale” about that time you slam-dunked a project in the past – or – scored wildly well on a test – or – were adoringly placed high up on a cushy pedestal for your talents.
“Cockytales” are very different than affirmations – because unlike general affirmations – a “Cockytale” logically counteracts the negativity in your mind – by reminding you of all the very real reasons you should be feeling cocky and positive about yourself and your life.
1.View your negative thoughts for what they are: liars and bullies!
2. Start gathering ingredients for your Cockytale! How? Answer these questions:
3.Write down your Cockytale statement in a short Twitter length sentence. Repeat over and over until you make yourself swagger.
4. Each day you can shop for new ingredients for new freshly made “Cockytales” by repeatedly asking yourself the above questions.
In the same way you might enjoy a coffee whenever you feel your energy fading, I recommend preparing a “Cockytale” whenever you feel your positive energy and self-confidence fading.
“Cockytales” are more powerful than affirmations, because “Cockytales” have 3 things going for them that affirmations are missing…
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.
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