Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Kid Goal Setting

Happy Tuesday Everyone

Another tool that you have in your arsenal of tricks to keep you on target with realizing your goals is positive affirmations. Affirmations are nothing new and have been used for centuries to change peoples’ lives for the better. Emile Couè was a French psychologist who developed a technique for his patients to follow where they would repeat the phrase "Every day and in every way, I am getting better and better," first thing upon awakening and before they fell asleep. The positive changes his patients experienced in their lives were nothing short of amazing!!!

This tried and true method can work for you too; but since you may have spent a lot of time listening to negative self-talk, don't expect to get results overnight. But if you persevere, trusting and believing in your positive affirmations the results will start to happen.

Write a positive statement on a card using large letters in bright colors. You can use Emile's little gem or better yet since we are dealing with goal setting you could write something like " I set goals and achieve them easily and effortlessly." Make it sound like something you would say and have your child do the same. After you write the affirmation out get in a relaxed state and repeat your affirmations for a few minutes especially first thing in the morning and before you go to sleep. Put the same statement on post it notes and stick them somewhere you are sure to see them such as on your bathroom mirror and have your kids do the same with their affirmations.

Happy goal setting


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