Firstly, what is an affirmation?
An affirmation is a positive statement that you repeat to yourself, over and over again. Saying it out loud is best.
If you want to get the best results from your affirmations then you need to write them correctly. The words that you say to yourself are very powerful and if you phrase them incorrectly then your subconscious mind can end up working against you rather than for you. Something that makes sense to you may not make sense to your subconscious.
In this article, we will provide you with the most effective techniques for writing powerful affirmations. It will take more time and effort to do this, but you need to take the longer-term view here. Better to spend a bit more time getting it right than not seeing the results that you want down the road.
You have already achieved what you want
When you write your affirmations, you need to do so in the present tense. This means that the statements will read as if you have already achieved what you desire. So, if you want to be more confident don’t write “I want to be more confident”. Instead write “I am supremely confident”.
If you do not write your affirmations with this kind of certainty then you are just compiling a wish list. Your subconscious will not respond as you want it to when presented with a wish list. You need to convince your subconscious that you mean business.
By using affirmations that state you have already got what you want you do not give your subconscious reasons to challenge this. It is a done deal. You are supremely confident. The more that your subconscious hears this, the more it will take it on board and help you.
Make your Affirmations Personal
There are two things to consider here. Your affirmations need to address specific weaknesses and flaws in your character that you have. This is personal to you and will not be the same as other people. The second thing is that when you write your affirmations you need to use the first person “I”.
Never use “we” in an affirmation. This implies that other people are necessary for you to achieve the change that you desire. It is imperative that you do not write vague affirmations. Everything needs to be crystal clear so that your subconscious mind can absorb your affirmations easily.
Using “I am” is recommended here. You can also use “I will” and “I have” if you want to. Here are some examples:
- “I am supremely confident”
- “I am able to do anything”
- “I am wealthy”
- “I am very healthy”
- “I am beautiful”
Do you see how powerful these are? They are direct and to the point as well. There is nothing vague here.
Include Powerful Emotions
A very effective way to supercharge the power of your affirmations is to add emotion to them. Emotions have a very powerful effect on our lives so it makes sense to add these into your affirmations to make them stronger.
When you are writing each of your affirmations take the time out to imagine how you will feel when you have achieved it. So, if you want to be supremely confident think about the feelings you will experience when you have this. Use a strong feeling in your affirmation statement.
Keep it Short and Simple
Try to keep your affirmations as short as possible so you can remember them easily, this is important. Don’t leave out any important details (such as strong emotion) but look at a long affirmation and see how you can shorten it without losing any of its impact.