What are Affirmations?
Affirmations, put simply, are short statements that affirm your goals in the universe. Rather than starting your day and hoping, you start your day by telling the world exactly what you expect in no uncertain terms. The entire process of stating affirmations is one that I found difficult at first, but it makes more sense when you think of it in an inspirational manner. When you create these phrases, you are taking a moment to create a more positive head-space for yourself and to allow yourself a chance to attract success.
The Power of Affirmations
Affirmations make use of the concept of the power of attraction. While the name might sound a bit silly (and it did to me, at least at first), it might help to consider these affirmations as something of a way to trick your subconscious mind into attracting better opportunities. The power here does not lie in some kind of magic, but rather in allowing yourself to bring better opportunities towards your own personal sphere of influence. The power of affirmations, then, is the power to change your life for the better.
Writing Your Own
So, what do you really need to write down? Some people will tell you that only the feelings matter, but that is only partially true. If you really want to write your own affirmations, you do need to concentrate on what you say. The words, after all, are part of the ritual – and part of putting your mind and heart in the right place. Take a little time to consider what you want, and then pursue it. Always write as if you have what you want already – “I am happy” or “I am successful”, for example. Your job is to push the idea into your subconscious and to let it guide you, and I have always found that keeping things short and sweet works wonders.
As you can tell, there is a good deal of work that goes into writing affirmations on your own. What you get, though, is a sense that the words going on paper actually represent your true desires. Affirmations are certainly not for those who are looking for a “quick fix” or want to play around with the power of positive thinking, but I do believe that spending the time to create your own daily positive affirmations will help you to improve yourself as a person. Give it a try, and you might be surprised by how your life changes.