Tips for Writing Your Own Positive Affirmations

We all have negative thoughts-some more often than others. These self-limiting thoughts can cause your confidence to tank and dampen your mood. Frequent negative thoughts can also lead to an overall negative outlook on life.

Like self-fulfilling prophecies, if you dwell too much on negative thoughts, you will end up manifesting them in various aspects of your life. You’ll eventually talk yourself into believing that you aren’t good enough or that you deserve less and it’ll start manifesting and dragging down your relationship, career, and personal life.

But the opposite is true as well. Positive thoughts can be just as powerful as negative ones. Although it’ll take a longer time to get your mind to focus on the positive, when you finally do, positive thoughts can help reprogram your unconscious mind.

This is the idea of positive affirmations. These are positive statements about what you’d like to see manifest in your life. If you repeat them enough, positive affirmations can become a part of your thinking and general worldview and improve your chances of success.

Like getting a reading or sacred message from someone else, it is also possible to get a positive affirmation written for you by someone. However, there’s probably nothing better than creating your own positive statements.

How to Create Positive Affirmations For Yourself

Establish Your Intentions

Every positive affirmation statement has to have a purpose. You must begin by accessing what you’re trying to create in your life and what you want to see in your life as a result of all the positive talk. This is what your positive affirmation will be all about.

Do you desire a change of habits? Do you want to feel more peace or do you want to make more positive connections? Start by figuring out what you want to create in your life and noting them down before writing your affirmations.

Put the Positive Thoughts Into Words

Once you know the things you are aiming to achieve, you can now begin to put them down as simple statements. Make sure these statements reflect what you intend to create. They should be phrased in the present tense as if they are already happening, not like you want them to be true.

So instead of saying “I want to start living healthy” you should write “I am making healthy decisions daily”. This allows you to program your mind to actually believe these statements and not just wish for them. The stronger your conviction, the more likely you are to manifest them.

Keep Your Affirmations Positive

One common mistake people make when writing a positive affirmation is to write what they’re trying to change instead of what they’re trying to see. So rather than say “I now feel happy” they say “I stop feeling sad”. The problem with writing like this is that your mind will still end up registering the negative when you mention the exact thing you’re trying to avoid instead of the positive outcome you’re trying to achieve.

Make Your Affirmations Realistic

Although writing positive affirmations requires you to write things that don’t exist yet as if they do, you should still keep it simple and realistic. If you push too far at the edge of reality, your inner judge will always negate the affirmations and you’ll not get the result you desire. Go for statements that will still feel real to your subconscious mind and feel right.

Get Inspiration From Others

Although the very point of writing your own positive affirmations is to make sure that they’re personalized for you, this does not mean you cannot draw inspiration from other people. There are numerous examples of affirmations written by others that can give you an idea of how to write yours. You can simply modify these ideas to fit your specific situation.

Write and Say Them With Conviction

It is not enough to write great affirmations, they have to carry as much emotional weight as possible if you want them to be effective. Make sure the affirmations you write are meaningful to you and not just fancy words.

Be precise about what you want, picture the change you’ll like to see, and write words that convey your conviction as much as possible. Put the same effort into repeating these affirmations after you have written them.

Start Writing Today

The truth is, positive affirmations are not magic pills. But time and time again they have been proven to work if they’re used correctly. With the right words, you can push your mind into a better frame and build the conviction needed to do more and achieve more.

They are simple and fun to write too. Just follow these tips and you should be able to come up with some great affirmations that’ll be helpful for your life.

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