Want to write your own affirmations but don’t know how to start? Follow this blog post to learn how to make your own affirmations.
What Are Affirmations?
Affirmations are positive statements that are designed to gently replace the negative thoughts or beliefs in your mind.
Instead of focusing on what you don’t want, affirmations direct your attention to what you do want and attract it into your life.
Can You Create Your Own Affirmations?
Yes. You can create your own affirmations.
In fact, the most powerful affirmations are the affirmations you write for yourself.
Why? Because no one knows you and your circumstances better than you! Affirmations you create yourself will resonate much more compared to generic ones, so you will believe in than more than generic ones.
Learn how to write your own affirmations that work in 5 steps.
How To Create An Affirmation
1. Focus On Yourself
The first step to writing your own affirmations is to start with an “I am…” statement.
Your affirmations should revolve around you.
You’re only responsible for your own thought, feelings, and actions.
What other people do or say is outside of your control.
For example, if you want to get a promotion, don’t write an affirmation such as: “My boss will give me a promotion soon.” Remember, you can’t control other people’s actions with your affirmations.
Reframe the affirmation to focus on your own thoughts and actions such as: “I am ready for new career opportunities.”
2. Write Affirmations In The Present Tense
The second step to writing your own affirmations is to write your affirmations using the present tense.
A key to using affirmations is to believe and act as if it is already true. This is why it’s important to write as if the affirmation is happening right now.
Avoid writing in future tense such as “I will…” or “I am going to…”.
Using “I will…” or “I am going to…” implies that the affirmation has not happened yet which prevents you from feeling the good-vibes of affirmations.
For example, if you want to get out of debt, don’t write an affirmation such as: “I am going to pay off my debts soon.”
Reframe the affirmation to the present moment such as: “It feels so good to be free from debts.”
3. Be Positive
The third step to writing your own affirmations is to frame your affirmations from a positive perspective.
Avoid using words such as “not”, “don’t”, “won’t”, “can’t”. We often use these words when we don’t want something to happen.
But according to the Law of Attraction, when you focus on the absence of something, you’re actually giving attention to it and attracting it into your reality.
For example, if you want to have clear skin, don’t write an affirmation such as: “I don’t want to get acne!”. If you remove the word “don’t”, the affirmation will say “I want to get acne!”.
Reframe that affirmation to focus on your desire: “I want to have clear and radiant skin.”
Instead of focusing on what you don’t want or don’t have, make sure your affirmations focus on what you want.
4. Focus On How You Feel
The fourth step to writing your own affirmations is to emphasize how you want to feel.
Affirmations work on a subconscious level by directing your thoughts and feelings into a more positive, high-vibe state.
When you feel good, you’re able to complete your actions with more confidence, ease, and efficiency.
For example, if you want to exercise more, don’t write an affirmation such as: “I exercise 5 days a week!”.
Reframe that affirmation to focus on how you want to feel: “It feels so good to move my body every day.”
5. Make Your Affirmations Believable
The final step to writing your own affirmations is to make them believable.
The key to making affirmations work is to actually believe in them.
If your affirmations are so unrealistic that you have trouble believing in them, they will just feel false and can leave you feeling worse than before.
Make your affirmations more believable by using gentle phrases such as “I am willing to…” or “I choose to…”.
For example, if you are feeling depressed, an affirmation like “I am happy!” will not feel true. It is challenging to leap from depression to happiness.
Reframe the affirmation into a more realistic statement like “I am willing to choose better-feeling thoughts.”
Tip: Refer to the Emotional Guidance Scale to see how your emotions relate to your vibration.
Do Affirmations Work For Manifesting?
Yes. Affirmations work for manifesting.
However, your outcome may unfold in a different way than you planned it.
For example, instead of manifesting a specific outcome, you may manifest a different but even better outcome than what you wanted in the first place.
This is why it’s so important to not limit the way you think your manifestation will unfold. Always be open to creative possibilities.
Remain aligned with your desire to manifest what you want, but let go of how it will unfold.
How Long Does It Take To Manifest Something Using Affirmations?
It usually takes at least 40 days of affirmations to start manifesting something into your life.
The exact amount of time it will take depends on how well you stay in alignment with the belief that you will have what you want.
If you’re always doubting your ability to manifest what you want, you will block your desire from manifesting.
You cannot think about not having what you want and manifest what you want at the same time.
If you want to manifest what you want, the majority of your thoughts must be aligned with the possibility of getting what you want.
This means no negative self-talk, no self-doubt, and no complaining about the absence of your desire.
When you focus on the absence of your desire, you manifest the absence of it.
As long as you believe you can manifest what you want, you will manifest it into your life.
How Many Times To Say Each Affirmation?
You should repeat your affirmations at least twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening.
And then you should repeat your affirmations whenever you find your thoughts out of alignment with your desire.
For example, if you find yourself getting impatient with your manifestation, immediately use the affirmations to replace your negative thought with more positive ones.
If you want to manifest happiness, you must ensure the majority of your thoughts are in alignment with having it.
The Key To Using Positive Affirmations
Affirmations are positive phrases or statements used to challenge negative thoughts.
Use affirmations to gently replace your negative thoughts with high-vibe energy.
The number one key to remember when using positive affirmations is it’s all about how you feel.
Affirmations work the best when you actually believe in what you are saying.
Don’t just recite affirmations just for the sake of doing it.
If reciting an affirmation brings you a sense of relief, then you are on the right track to harnessing the power of positive affirmations.
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