Affirmations can be really helpful to break bad habits if you are persistent about it.
In order for you to really break bad habits you must: a) be aware that the unconscious mind exists and b) learn how to manipulate its existence.
And affirmations are great and powerful techniques in which, if used effectively, could bring out and address directly to your unconscious being.
By uttering simple positive statements of the way you wish to live your life, then reiterating them out loud daily, you teach your unconscious thoughts in order to guide you to a better path to be reflected by your whole senses.
You can use:
1) Situational statements: one of a kind affirmations which provide a definite aim in your life. Some examples are:
a) “My heart and lungs are healthy.”
b) “I am very happy to be earning $120, 000 per year.”
2) Timeless affirmations. These are statements which can be made use at any point in your life.
a) “My body is healthy and strong.”
b) “I am so happy in every aspect of my life”
In speaking these words over and over daily, they penetrate into our subconscious mind till it becomes our reality.
Moreover, the positive language of these “feel-good” affirming sentences blocks off negative thought processes, and in effect, fosters positive attitude.
To fortify this belief, each day, every morning, when you get ready for the day, you can try to spare at least 10 minutes of your time in uttering these affirmations out loud. Simply listen to your own voice as you speak these and try to be detached and unemotional as you can.
And lastly, it is very important that you must try to obstruct any negativity and concentrate 100% of your language and attention to the affirmations that you are saying out loud.