When you create positive affirmations, there are some key tips to follow to make them as effective as they can be at shifting your experience in the direction you intend for them to:
1) Write/say them in the present tense (“I am happy!”). If you say them in the future tense (“I will be happy!” or “I’m going to be happy!”), you’ll be keeping this experience forever in the future.
2) Be honest in what you are saying/writing. You might point out that saying “I am happy!” when you’re not feeling this is lying to yourself. And you’d be correct. The result would be that you would be saying the words, “I am happy!” but the feeling you would be experiencing as you’re saying this would be, “This isn’t true. I’m actually sad!” So if you’re not feeling happy, don’t say “I am happy,” or you’ll actually be saying “I am sad!” with your emotional energy, and this is what really matters.
In this case, instead of saying, “I am happy!” you can say something like, “I would love to be happy!” or “It would be so wonderful to be happy!” or “I would really like to be happy!”
3) Always say what you want, not what you don’t want. If you say, “I am not thinking of a big, pink elephant!” you’re going to be thinking of a big, pink elephant. So instead you could say, “I would love to imagine a big empty space!” or something like this. So instead of saying, “I am not tired!” say something like, “I would love to be awake and energized!”
Whatever you focus on, you get, even if you are saying “no” to it. So if you are saying “no” to something, come up with its opposite and say “yes” to this instead.
4) If it feels good to say it, you’re on the right track!
Here are some examples of great positive affirmations:
“I would love to be wealthy!”
“It would be so amazing to feel loved!”
“I would really like to be calm and comfortable.”
“I love feeling happy!”
“I am excited to feel excited!”
If you’d like help creating some powerful positive affirmations of your own and shifting your entire experience of life to what you want it to be, contact me for a free session and we’ll get started right away!