Overcome Overwhelm with Empowering Positive Self Talk Affirmations

Do you ever feel that time is against you for getting things done? Too much to do with tight deadlines and overwhelming pressure? Sometimes there is no escape from the working life. The feeling of overwhelm and stress is all too common for this day and age.

Affirmations (a form of prayer that focuses on a positive outcome) can shift the perception and energy in order to bring you into a calmer and focused state to ENHANCE PRODUCTIVE FLOW. It is also important to also have an awareness of the values and limiting beliefs you maybe attaching to the working experience when under pressure.

A COOL WAY to overcome overwhelm and stress is to firstly become aware of the discussions in your mind (basically the self talk). Then replace any un-supportive language with positive affirmations such as “I VALUE & APPRECIATE EVERYTHING I DO” – knowing that you are giving the current task in hand extra LOVE and APPRECIATION. This is because whenever overwhelm kicks in the trick is to FOCUS on the NOW instead of worrying about the outcome.

This affirmation will help you stay focused on completing one task at a time, and will help to re-programme the subconscious mind (when consistently repeated) to help you keep calm during those intense moments.

Affirmations work best when you repeat them to yourself with real feeling and meaning. Of course say them quietly in your mind within the workplace any time to bring you back into a calm focused state.

CALL ME CRAZY if you wish (oh well that’s what comes with being a creative individual) however, I have been experimenting with affirmations to enhance productive flow during challenging times and during my innovations I discovered the below 4 step technique to be most effective.

I swear TIME has physically appeared to have SLOWED DOWN for me whilst using the affirmation whenever needed. When we are not concerned about the future or past we remain in the present, and therefore TIME BECOMES A FRIEND.

Steps to integrate the new belief into your being to empower flow

1) Take a break. Seriously stress and overwhelm normally builds up through to continuous work. When you take a break you allow the subconscious mind to come up with ideas (through creative visualisation) which naturally occurs to help resolve the challenge in hand. A break for at least 5-10 minutes is recommended. This will also give you time to refresh your thoughts and productive energy.

2) Stand in front of a mirror (optional).

3) Place your hand on you heart and repeat the affirmation whilst really feeling the energy of the intention integrating into your being for up to a count of 33 seconds. You will feel a change of energy straight away.

4) Repeat the affirmation quietly whenever needed throughout the day.

An alternative affirmation you can use is “I am a focused and super-fast productive machine”.

Play around with these affirmations and let me know how you get on within the COMMENTS box below.

Perhaps create your own assertive SELF TALK phrases to support your productive flow so GET CREATIVE with them. Please share this image and post to anyone you feel will LIKE.


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About The Author

Paul Grout

I'm an coach and author of Creative Flow Evolution here to help you tap into your creative talents and natural flow to build a life you love.


  • Carlo Ami

    Reply Reply April 15, 2013

    I really like what you are doing here, Paul. My style of writing/sharing is very similar. Rather than use the terms beliefs or affirmations, I suggest to my readers that they discover their own chosen knowings, aside from what society, family, or peers would have them believe in order to be accepted or saved from eternal torture. http://www.yourpausebutton.com/blogs/inspirational-articles/item/254-one-week-of-5-minute-daily-awakenings
    We are on the same basic page, Paul. Thank you for sharing your gifts.


  • Paul Grout

    Reply Reply April 16, 2013

    Hi Carlo, I like your style and have seen you article. Sharing terms, beliefs and affirmations are highly useful to get people started on the concept for empowering the inner language of the mind. What you suggest I agree with. Also the more creative we are with our own internal mind talk which supports are highest intentions the more powerful the experience. I like the way you have represented the ideas on your article with the beautiful picture background settings. Building these practices into a daily routine will certainly make the difference. Keep up the great work Carlo and thank you for your comments.

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