This whole site, Affirmations101.com, is dedicated to bringing you affirmations that can change your habits, mindset, relationships, and behaviors for the better. The bottom line is that if you want to change your life, you have to start talking to yourself differently, and that’s where positive affirmations come in.
But reading affirmations is not usually enough to have an impact on your life. It brings certain statements into your awareness, but one look at an affirmation doesn’t allow the affirmation to soak into your subconscious, which is where the real change happens.
So, how can you make affirmations work for you? There are many things you can do to make sure your affirmations are really effective.
50 Things You Can Do To Make Affirmations Work For You
1. Find Affirmations That Speak To YOU
The most important thing, by far, is to make sure the affirmations you find resonate with you. They should be something you can really believe in. If they’re not, they won’t work.
This is why generic affirmations, such as ‘I am confident’ or ‘I am rich’ are not the best affirmations all the time. Affirmations that fit your life and your desires are better. For instance, something like, ‘I am becoming more confident with each interaction I have’ or ‘I am easily making $1000 a day with my Etsy business’ may be better affirmations for you.
The best way to find the best affirmations for you are to decide exactly what you want and then create affirmations around that. For instance, if you want to make more money, then you can create affirmations like “I am a money magnet” or “I attract wealth and abundance.”
The next best way is to learn how to get what you want and create affirmations around tips and tricks that work. For instance, if you want to be a great guitar player, search for an article that talks about the steps on how to do that and then create affirmations around those steps. This could include things like ‘I practice my guitar often’ or ‘I enjoy taking guitar lessons to improve my playing skills.’
2. Write Them Down
Writing your affirmations down is a great way to make them more powerful. When you see them written out, it’s easier to internalize them and start believing them.
3. Repeat Them Often
The more you say your affirmations, the more likely you are to believe them. So make sure you repeat them often throughout your day.
4. Visualize Them
One of the most important things you can do to make affirmations work for you is to visualize what you want. When you visualize, you are putting yourself in a position to actually achieve what you are affirming.
Therefore, if your affirmation is that you have a new job, visualize yourself at a new job and doing the tasks that are required. Or, if your affirmation is that you are healthy and fit, visualize yourself looking and feeling great.
When you do this, you are opening up your mind to the possibility of achieving what you desire.
5. Take Action
Affirmations are a great way to change your mindset, but they won’t work unless you take action as well. So make sure you’re taking steps towards making your affirmations a reality.
6. Create Subliminal Affirmations
Use a software like Subliminal 360 to turn your affirmations into subliminal messages that you can listen to throughout your day. This will help your brain absorb and internalize them even better.
7. Hold Yourself Accountable
Get someone to help you with your affirmations, whether it’s a friend, family member, or even a coach. Tell them your affirmations and then let them hold you accountable. This will make it more likely that you’ll stick with your affirmations and see results.
8. Join A Group That Aligns With Your Affirmations
Look for groups online or in your community that align with your affirmations. This will allow you to share your affirmations with others and get support from them as well.
9. Make A Video
Another great way to internalize your affirmations is to make a video of yourself saying them. Then watch the video often to really cement the affirmations in your mind.
10. Practice EFT
EFT, or emotional freedom technique, is a powerful tool that can help you release any negative emotions that are holding you back. This will make it easier to believe your affirmations and see results.
You can also use EFT to tap your emotions into your subconscious.
11. Try Hypnosis
If you’re struggling to believe your affirmations, try a hypnosis session that includes affirmations you want to believe. This can help you change your mindset and really start believing in the power of affirmations.
12. Make A Vision Board
Creating a vision board is a great way to visualize your affirmations and make them more powerful. Put up pictures or words that represent what you want to achieve, and look at it often to stay motivated.
13. Listen To Affirmations
If you have trouble repeating your affirmations, try listening to them instead. There are many great affirmation recordings available, or you can make your own.
14. Create A Mantra That Resonates With You
A mantra is a short, powerful phrase that you repeat to yourself. Turn your affirmations into a short mantra. For instance, if your affirmation is “I am a successful writer making thousands of dollars a day,” you could say “I’m a rich writer!’ as a mantra.
15. Get An App
There are many great affirmation apps available that can help you make the most of your affirmations. Check out some of the best ones and see which one works for you.
16. Make A Poster
Another great way to make your affirmations more powerful is to create a poster with them. Write them down or find some inspiring pictures and put them up where you’ll see them often.
17. Hang Them Up
You can paint your affirmation onto canvas or print out pictures and then hang your affirmations up in your home or office so that you’ll see them often. This will help you internalize them and really start believing in them.
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18. Put Them On Your Phone
If you have trouble remembering your affirmations, put them on your phone as a reminder. You can set up an alarm to go off at a certain time, or just keep them as a screensaver.
19. Keep A Journal
Keeping a journal is a great way to track your progress with affirmations. Write down your affirmations and then record how you’re feeling each day. This will help you see how far you’ve come and what’s working for you.
20. Write Them On Your Windows
Use a window marker to write your affirmations on your windows and mirrors.
21. Try A Screensaver
If you want to be reminded of your affirmations throughout the day and you use your computer a lot, try using a screensaver. There are many great affirmation screensavers available, or you can create your own.
22. Put Them In Your Car
If you spend a lot of time in your car, put your affirmations somewhere you’ll see them often. You can put them on the dashboard or hang them on your visor. You can even create a vinyl sticker to put on your back window with your affirmation.
23. Get A Tattoo
It’s a big step, but if you really want to commit to an affirmation or two for life, get a tattoo of them. This will ensure your biggest affirmations are literally everywhere you go.
24. Wear A Bracelet
Another great way to keep your affirmations with you throughout the day is to wear a bracelet with them. There are many different affirmation bracelets available, or you can make your own.
25. Make A Bookmark
If you read a lot, make a bookmark with your affirmations. This way you’ll see them every time you open up a book and be reminded of their power.
26. Try A Necklace
If you want to keep your affirmations close to your heart, try wearing a necklace with them. There are many different affirmation necklaces available, or you can make your own.
27. Have Someone Text Your Affirmations To You
Ask someone close to you to occasionally text your affirmations to you. This works great when you are busy doing something else as it jolts your attention back to what you want to believe most.
28. Create Affirmation Cards
Either use something like Word or a tool like Cricut to help you create, print out, and cut out your own affirmation cards. Then you can choose a card at random and focus on the affirmation it shows you.
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29. Make A Keychain
If you want to keep your affirmations with you wherever you go, try making a keychain with them. This way you’ll always have them with you and be reminded of their power.
30. Make A Magnet
If you are in the kitchen a lot (or near somewhere where a magnet will stick), try using a magnet. There are many different affirmation magnets available, or you can make your own.
31. Get A Sticker
If you want to be reminded of your affirmations throughout the day, try using a sticker. You can create your own stickers or order them online through somewhere like Etsy.
32. Create A Song With Your Affirmations
If you are creative, create a song that includes the affirmations you most want to remember. Make this like a kid’s song if you want, with rhymes that keep you engaged.
For instance, if you want to remember the affirmation, “I am important,” you could make a song that goes like this: “I am important, just like everyone else. I have a place in this world, just like everyone else. I matter, just like everyone else. And I will never give up because I’m important.”
I’m not the best song maker, but if it resonates with you, use it!
33. Record Yourself Saying Your Affirmations
If you have trouble remembering your affirmations, try recording yourself saying them. Then, listen to the recording throughout the day to keep them fresh in your mind.
34. Have Someone Else Say Your Affirmations To You Daily
If you have a roommate, spouse, friend, or family member who is willing to spend a few minutes each day saying your affirmations to you, this can be a huge help. Just listening to someone else speak the words can help you internalize their power.
35. Use Google Search To Back Up Your Affirmations
Instead of searching Google for nonsense, search for things that will back up your affirmations.
For instance, if you’re trying to remember the affirmation “I am important,” try searching for things like “Why everyone matters” or “How every person is valuable.” You’ll be surprised at how many articles and blog posts come up that will help support your beliefs.
36. Try Different Affirmations To Find What Works Best For You
There are endless affirmations out there, so don’t be afraid to experiment until you find the ones that work best for you. Everyone is different, so what works for one person might not work for another.
Sometimes these differences are small but make a huge difference in how we feel about them.
For instance, someone might like, ‘I am beautiful’, while someone else might not resonate with that affirmation and prefer, ‘I am pretty.’
37. Keep Track Of Your Progress
If you want to see how well your affirmations are working, keep track of your progress.
Each day, rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 in terms of how well you feel your affirmations are working. After a week or two, you should start to see a trend emerge.
38. Create A Story Around Your Affirmations
This is another creative way to visualize and focus on your affirmations. If you like writing, like me, you can create a story based on your affirmations. You may want to write about how they came to be true in your life or what your life is like now that they are a permanent truth in your life.
39. Try Different Tenses
When you’re saying your affirmations, try using different tenses.
For instance, instead of just saying “I am important,” try “I will be important” or “I am becoming more important every day.” This can help you focus on the future and stay motivated.
40. Be Specific
When you’re making affirmations, be as specific as possible. The more specific you are, the easier it will be to believe them. For instance, instead of just saying “I am wealthy,” try “I am a millionaire.”
41. Keep Your Affirmation’s Length To About Once Sentence
Your affirmations should be short and sweet so that they’re easy to remember. If they’re too long or complicated you’re likely to forget them.
42. Use Positive Language
Make sure to use positive language in your affirmations.
For instance, instead of saying “I am not poor,” try “I am wealthy.” This may seem like a small change, but it can make a big difference in how the affirmation makes you feel and the impact it has on your life
43. Avoid Negative Words
In addition to using positive language, avoid negative words altogether. For instance, words like not, can’t, and won’t, should have no place in your affirmations.
44. Make Them Measurable
Make sure your affirmations are measurable so that you can track your progress. For instance, instead of saying “I am getting better every day,” try “I will achieve my goal within X days.” This will help you stay motivated and on track.
45. Say Them Daily
Don’t skip a day. Your new affirmations are things you want to believe, and that takes habitual repetition. You need to say them, hear them and read them daily. So make affirmation work a part of your daily routine.
46. Use First Person Language
When you’re making affirmations, use first-person language. For instance, instead of saying “People will like me,” try “I will be liked by others.” This may seem like a small change, but it can make a big difference in how you perceive the affirmation.
47. Be Realistic
While it’s important to be specific, you also need to be realistic. For instance, instead of saying “I will make a million dollars next week,” try “I will make an extra $1000 this month.” This will help you stay motivated and focused on what’s possible.
48. Say Them While Meditating Or Having Energy Work Done
When you are in a deep state of relaxation, your affirmations have a better chance of permeating your subconscious and sticking in there.
During a meditation session or reiki session, for instance, is an ideal time to repeat your affirmations.
49. Write About Your Affirmations
In addition to saying your affirmations out loud, try writing about them as well. Write about how you feel about them and why they are important. This can help you better understand and believe them.
You can write about them on social media, a blog post, or in a journal.
50. Use Te 369 Method
The 369 method is a powerful way to affirm your desires. It involves saying your affirmations three times in the morning, six times at noon, and nine times at night. This can help you keep your affirmations top of mind so that you’re more likely to believe them.
Note: If you have any tips for making affirmations stick, please share in the comments below.