How To Write Affirmations That Work

The most powerful affirmations are the affirmations you write for yourself. 

No one knows you and your circumstances better than you! This is why the affirmations you create yourself will resonate much more compared to generic ones.

Learn how to write your own affirmations that work in 5 steps.

How To Write Your Own Affirmations In 5 Steps

1. Focus On Yourself

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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

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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

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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

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When you’re writing affirmations, put more emphasis on how you want to feel instead of specific actions.

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

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The final and most important step in 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.

The Key To Using Positive Affirmations

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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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