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For some reason I never liked affirmations although lots of people swear they work for them. I started experimenting with them, found some positive effects but couldn’t quite shake the discomfort either. I could never put my finger on it until just now: I don’t like to be told what to think, even if it’s myself whose doing the dictating. Interestingly I might not be the only one: in a study they found that people who took an affirmation such as “I am healthy” and turned it into a question, “Am I healthy?” actually showed more consistent behaviour change. So if like me you struggle with affirmations too, why not include affirmative questions in your day instead?