How to Write Your Affirmation Statement – 5 Steps to Affirmations

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5 Tips: How to write positive affirmations that work!

This is so true.. “Believing in negative thoughts is the single greatest obstruction to success.
Charles F. Glassman

Too many of us go about our daily lives with negative thoughts bouncing around in our heads.

Unfortunately, when we think like this, our mood, confidence, and outlook on life can become negative as well.

The problems with negative thoughts are they can end up becoming self-fulfilling prophecies.

They can end up talking us into believing we aren’t good enough, which ultimately results in our personal lives being dragged down. If we can deliberately use positive thoughts about ourselves instead, the effect can be just as powerful.

Perhaps, you enjoy reading other people’s affirmations? But, has the thought ever occurred to you to write your own affirmations that you feel like will work for you?

Think about it! If you write your your own affirmations, they will be true statements about what  improvements you really want in your life.


SO! WHY WAIT? Discover How to Write Your Affirmation Statement in Five Easy Steps

STEP 1: What Is The Most Important Change You Want In Your Life?

Everyone has something in their life that they would like to change. Do you wish you could have more patience? Do you want to be more productive at work?

Consider several areas or behaviors that you would like to work on in your life and write them down.

You want to make sure that they are compatible with your core values and those things that matter to you. This will keep you motivated to achieve them.

STEP 2: Are Your Affirmations Possible and Believable?

Your affirmation must be based on a realistic assessment of the facts. You need to keep the feasible and realistic because affirmations aren’t magic spells.

If you can’t believe that you will achieve what you are stating, then it is highly unlikely that it will make an impact on your life.

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STEP 3: Replace Negative Thoughts With Positive Thoughts!

If you struggle with negative self-talk, take the time to write down the persistent thoughts and beliefs that are bothering you.

Then write an affirmation that is the opposite of that belief.

For example, if you always think that you aren’t talented enough to achieve success in what you desire in life, turn it around and write an affirmation like, “I am an experienced and skilled professional.”

STEP 4: Write Your Affirmation in the Present Tense!

For your affirmation to be effective, you have to write it in the present tense, as if it is already happening to you.

Writing in the present tense helps your subconscious to believe that the statement is true. Below, I’m giving five examples of present tense affirmations to motivate you…

  • I choose to live a happy, peaceful, and balanced life.
  • I work joyfully toward all my goals and dreams.
  • I dream and think big, which always brings me success.
  • I feel positive, powerful, confident, and calm as I take on new challenges.
  • I celebrate every goal I accomplish with thankfulness, happiness, and joy.

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STEP 5: Always Put Emotion in Your Affirmation!

When your affirmations carry the emotional weight, they will be more effective.

You have to want this change to happen, so the statements that you choose to repeat should be something that is meaningful to you.

For example, if you are worried about a new project that you have to complete, you can repeat to yourself, “I am incredibly excited to take on a new challenge.”

Repeating positive affirmations regularly can help you overcome negative thoughts and help you manifest all your desires.

Follow these five simple steps, and you’ll have powerful statements that you can use daily.

Six Helpful Self Affirmation Examples

Just to close, I thought I’d include these six self affirmation examples to help you get started with health, positivity, finances, happiness and success in life.

  • My future is bright, and I am incredibly thankful for it.
  • I am an unstoppable force for good.
  • I decide to make my life a masterpiece worth remembering.
  • I am happy when I make progress toward reaching my goals.
  • When I think happy thoughts, my life brightens and lightens.
  • The possibilities that life presents me with are infinite

These are some of the main affirmations many people use daily. But, you can take each category and come up with your own, I’m sure.

I sincerely hope you found these tips for using positive affirmations helpful. And, I wish you the best of success in everything you do! Thanks for reading! ~ Bob