What is the Thought Catapulter?
The Thought Catapulter is a self-affirmation tool designed to give you the power to pull your positive affirmations out and make them a reality.When you buy the Thought Catapulter, you will receive a small pouch with a powerful magnet inside, a sheet of affirmations for you to cut out and use, and a blank page for you to write your own affirmations.On top of this, you’ll also receive a nice strap that you can use to attach the pouch, with the magnet and affirmations that you choose, to your body. I found the best place for me was wrapping it around my biceps, as it didn’t get in the way of my daily activities that way.When I first received the Thought Catapulter, I’ll admit I was skeptical. I had been trying so many ways to lift my spirits, and correct my thinking, that I looked at this pouch and a list of self-affirmations, and I didn’t think it would work.However, I was committed to trying, and I’m glad I did. Because just around the corner was my enlightenment to self-affirmation theory and the powerful effect the magnet system of the Thought Catapulter would have on my mental health.
Self-Affirmation Theory – A Quick Overview
Self-Affirmation theory was first coined in the peer-reviewed psychology paper titled Self-Affirmation Theory by Claude Steele in 1998. It is the science of bringing forth positive affirmations and suppressing negative thought patterns with them.Steele studied and confirmed that our mental state is deeply affected by our ability to hold onto self-affirmations.By focusing on these self-affirmations, he was able to document how many patients could manage stress, anxiety, depression, and issues with their self-esteem—closely linking it to the act of holding onto faith in many religions.This theory was later reaffirmed by J.Cohen and Nail P.R in 1999, stating that the effects of self-affirmation were so strong that it should be the bedrock on which modern psychology is based.In practice, this works to reprogram your mind opening up pathways that were closed due to your negative thought patterns.This may sound outlandish, but we literally reprogram ourselves to stick in those patterns when we are under a constant state of stress, depression, or self-doubt. By using a self-affirmation device, you begin to turn back the clock on that programming.Yet, how does this relate to me? That’s what I thought when I studied the scientific background of the Thought Catapulter device. I realized that through the use of a strong magnet and by attaching the device to my person, I would utilize the most powerful elements of self-affirmation theory in my own life.
How Does The Thought Catapulter Work?
You will start by choosing the affirmations you want to focus on. For me, these were focusing primarily on self-worth. Yet these will be different for everybody, as they should.You have the freedom to create your own, and this is a wonderful tool. However, it’s important to keep your affirmations simple. Don’t write a paragraph and hope for the universe to bend to your will instead of focusing on the building blocks of your mental health.Once you have chosen the affirmations that you need, simply place them into the pouch along with the magnet. It’s important you include the magnet in there, as it will work to pull these affirmations to live.It won’t be an immediate fix. You won’t suddenly feel completely mended on the first day. But keep placing the pouch on your person, and go about your day. Over time, for me, it was after a week, you’ll start to feel those affirmations come to life.For everybody, this experience will be different. We all have unique and complex minds, and there is no imperial rule covering all of us.The important thing is you keep looking over your affirmations, keep placing them into the pouch, and eventually, you will feel the overwhelming effects of the Thought Catapulter in action.
My Experience with the Thought Catapulter
If I could paint a picture for you, it would be of grey skies and grey days. This was my life, and this is how I spent it. I couldn’t escape the weight of my mental health pressing down on me, and I couldn’t escape how hopeless I felt.Not long after going through all of the usual steps to try and correct my mental health and bring my life back to a healthy standard, I obtained the Thought Catapulter. I read about self-affirmation theory, and I was committed to giving it a try.So I wrote down, “I am perfectly enough as I am,” and I placed it into the pouch, tucked the magnet in there with it, and attached it to my ankle. This was where my journey began.The first day I didn’t feel any different, and the second was much of the same. Yet, I kept reading over the self-affirmation card every day and placed it back into the pouch. The third and fourth day came, and I found my mind focusing on the affirmation. Around and around, my thoughts went.Then, finally, I made it to the second week. At this point, I didn’t feel any better, but looking back on it, the process had already begun. I went through the second week, and I noticed a change.I wasn’t as tense as I used to be, and I started to loosen up around friends again. When I was talking to them online, I felt a glimmer of happiness once more. A feeling that was a long memory at this point.Then it all started to come together. Every day I looked at the card, and every day I placed it around my ankle. I finally started to feel like I was enough. Over and over, I said it in my mind, and over and over, I attached the Thought Catapulter to my biceps. It became a ritual!By the third week, I caught myself laughing. I was so at ease and in a headspace I hadn’t been in for years. I felt like I was enough, and that crushing weight that kept pulling me back was so quickly becoming a distant memory.It was here that I changed my self-affirmation to “I recognize and welcome all opportunities for abundance,” one of the supplied cards that came in the packet. I continued my ritual, and soon I was noticing a difference in myself.I started to accept invitations to play with friends. I started to jump on opportunities at work to do more and do better. The more it went on, the more I began to realize the profound effect these self-affirmations were having on me.Furthermore, I realized I was becoming much more responsive to the self-affirmations. In the beginning, it took me over a week to feel the effects, but after the second and third, it was speeding up. It was as if I had opened myself up to their effects and was able to take in the change more rapidly.This all brings me to today. Where I have two self-affirmations in my pouch, and every day I look them over and reattach them to my ankle. With every passing day, I feel more in control of my mental state and my entire life.
My Final Thoughts
In a world that has an endless series of stresses, hardships, and challenges for us to overcome, the Thought Catapulter is a welcome companion. I never thought so much change could come from such a small package.If you’re looking to take a proactive step in bringing your life under control, take a firm grip on your mental state, or even just improve the way you are as a person, I couldn’t recommend the Thought Catapulter enough.