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The 7 Things You Need to Know About Creating Affirmations

Before I learned about the power that words had in my life, I was careless with them. I often said things about myself that weren't kind or empowering. But, once I discovered I could change my life by rephrasing the words in my head, everything changed for me. 

What are Affirmations and How to Create Them 2019

In case you're new to affirmations, here's a quick definition.

Affirmations are positive statements that help you get through difficult situations or get past negative and limiting believes. 

Here's how you create affirmations:

1. Start your affirmation with "I". This helps with keeping it personal.

i.e. I am in perfect alignment with my purpose.

2. Use present tense. Whenever you want to manifest anything in your life, you start by acting as if it's already a fact. Writing your affirmations in present tense starts the process of changing the neuropathways in your brain to create the feeling of "it" already being so in your life.

i.e. I am brave and in control of this day.

3. It's about what you want. This is when knowing what you truly want comes into play. Affirmations should be true to your soul's desires and not to your ego's. Meaning, do you want what you want because you want it? Or do you want it simply to prove someone wrong, or because you're trying to keep up with others? Be crystal clear on what you want and start there.

i.e. I take pleasure in my own solitude.

4. You should keep it short. It's possible that you will want to repeat this affirmation throughout your day, therefore, the shorter it is the more than likely you'll remember it when you need it.

i.e.  I let go of worries that drain my energy.

5. You should be specific. Affirmations are there to help you overcome difficulties in your day. So, the more specific you are, the more effective it will be when it comes time to put it into action.

i.e. I trust myself.

6. It should be written for you, not anyone else. This a good way to learn that the only person you have control over, is you. Fix your attitude, your feelings, your perspective and the entire world changes for you.

i.e. I let go of my anger so I can see clearly.

7. It should matter to you. This practice is all about you. Therefore, make sure that your affirmation matters to you and that it moves you on a cellular level. And, that you get excited at the probability of actually feeling the way you want to feel or having what you've written down.

i.e. I surround myself with friends that treat me well.

I hope you found this post helpful. Leave me a comment below if you plan on starting to use affirmations. If you want to see the video that goes along with this post, visit my YouTube channel here

Until next time, stay safe. 

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