6 Must-Dos When Creating Affirmations
Creating affirmations of your own rather than just picking ones you like on social media can result in them being more effective. Affirmations can be powerful statements that you can use to make positive changes in your life. When used correctly, they use the power of your unconscious mind to create change and help you reach your goals and dreams.
Below are the aspects you need to know to generate the most effective affirmations to change your life.
You may not realize this, but you are already using affirmations all the time. The trouble is, most people tend to repeat negative statements like “I can’t do it,” “I’ll never get ahead” or “life is hard.”
Take a look at your self-talk and see how often you’re using negative affirmations that keep you stuck in self-doubt and negativity.
You can choose to turn around your self-talk and build positive affirmations so that all your thoughts are supporting your life goals.
Keep Affirmations Short
You can create powerful positive affirmations by making sure the language you use is focused and brief. A simple, straightforward statement will be more effective than a long one. It’s also easy for you to recall it when you need to!
Choose Your Words Carefully
Don’t use emotive language or words that have negative connotations. Focus on what you want, what you are moving towards rather than what you are moving away from or don’t want. A positive money affirmation, for example, is “I am wealthy,” not “I am not poor.” Even saying things like, “I am repaying all my debt” is focusing on the negative.
Stick to the Present Tense
Use “I am” statements to focus your mind on what you want. Saying “I will” or “I want” pushes your goal out into the indefinite future and doesn’t inspire you to reach your goal now.
Use Visual Language that Feels Good
Think of how you want to feel when you reach your goal. Will you feel happy, grateful, relaxed? Choose words that create a powerful, positive image like “money is pouring into my life,” or “I feel strong and full of energy.”
Imagine seeing the numbers as they appear in your bank account, see yourself running that marathon or buying new clothes that fit perfectly.
Build a positive affirmations habit
Positive affirmations are more powerful when they are repeated until they become part of your mindset. Commit to yourself that you will repeat your affirmations out loud, at least three times a day. Schedule affirmation time in your schedule or set a reminder on your phone. Feel relaxed and happy as you repeat your affirmations. Feel what it will be like when you achieve your goals.
When you focus your attention on what you want to be true in your life, you are much more likely to achieve it. Align your thoughts, feelings, and actions with your affirmations, so all your energy is flowing to achieving your goals.
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