Is is possible to turn your life around, simply by repeating positive affirmations every day? It is if you know how to use affirmations correctly. You can change your way of thinking, and your life in 21 days, just by repeating affirmations.
Affirmations are positive statements that shape the subconscious mind and help you develop a more positive thought process. This allows you to have a more positive perception of yourself and the world around you.
“I Am” is one of the most powerful ways to start a sentence. Whatever follows, whether positive or negative, is heard by the subconscious mind. If you repeat the statement often enough, that thought becomes embedded into the subconscious mind and you start to believe it.
That’s why it is so important to be kind to yourself.
Make sure that whatever follows the words “I Am…” is a positive and empowering statement.
How Long Do Affirmations Take To Work?
It takes 21 days to create a new habit. Just a few weeks is all it takes to begin to see results from your affirmation.
If you choose an “I Am” statement and repeat it out loud, every day for 21 days you will see some level of improvement in that area of your life. Repeat it for a few months and you will see a miraculous improvement in your life.
Think of something that you would life to change about yourself, maybe you want to attract more wealth into your life? Maybe you want to feel more confidence? Maybe you want to bring out your creativity? Just pick one thing and turn it into a positive “I Am” statement. For example: “I Am attracting wealth and prosperity into my life”
Repeat that affirmation 3 times a day for 21 days. Commit to it. Have a reminder set on your phone to make sure you remember to repeat the affirmation. Repeat the affirmation morning, noon and night. If you remember to repeat the affirmation throughout the day, then do it. Just make sure that you commit to repeating the affirmation at least 3 times a day, every day, for 21 days.
Stop The Negative Self-Talk
Catching the negative self-talk in its tracks is a huge part of changing your mindset. Every time you realize you are saying something negative about yourself, immediately stop. Now replace that negative thought with a more neutral or positive thought. Continue to do this for the 21 days, it’s a lot harder than you think but gets easier as time goes on.
Really commit to repeating this one affirmation and stopping the negative self-talk, every day for 21 days. That’s only 3 weeks and you can completely change the course of your life, simply by changing your perception of yourself.
9 Tips For Creating Powerful Affirmations
When you are creating your “I Am…” statement, you want to make sure the affirmation will be effective as possible. There are several things that you will need to remember, if you want to create a powerful affirmation.
- Take Control with “I Am” Statements
Affirmations are much more powerful if they start with the words “I Am” Those two little words immediately make whatever follows personalized and immediate. Straightaway, the affirmation is not generic but yours focused on what you want to be or have right now.
- Keep it in the Present
Notice the words “I Am” are not “I want” or “I will.” A powerful affirmation puts you right in the middle of what you want to achieve right now. Not something to work towards or wish might happen but is happening now.
- Keep it Positive
Powerful affirmations make you feel good. They are positive. Keep the focus on want you want, not what you don’t want.
- Keep it Brief
You’re not writing an essay or even a wish list. Keep your affirmation short and focused, so it’s easy to remember.
- Keep it Specific
A powerful affirmation is focused on precisely what you want. If it’s a house in a particular street or a trip to a small Tuscan village, or a specific weight goal, put the detail in your affirmation. Make it as real as you can.
- Include an Action
Powerful affirmations have energy—they have an active, present tense verb in them. Think of what you’re doing in your desired life. Are you enjoying your new home? Relaxing on that Hawaiian beach? Driving your new car?
- Include a Positive Emotion
If your affirmation is going to make you feel good, you have to evoke the positive emotion you want to feel. How will you feel when you achieve your goal? Happy? Grateful? Proud of yourself?
- Stay Attentive to Yourself
The most potent affirmation are the ones you make for yourself. That’s why generic affirmations have a limited effect. They might feel good at the moment but won’t go to the heart of what you want for yourself.
- Create an Affirmation Habit
Like any new behavior, affirmations are most powerful when they are repeated regularly and consistently. Set up a positive habit by writing down your affirmations and committing to repeating them to yourself at least three times a day. Morning, midday, and bedtime might be convenient times for you.
21 Positive “I Am…” Affirmations For You To Try
- I am always successful. Success is in my blood.
- I am focused on making my dreams a reality
- I am calm and collected and open to receive the abundance of the universe
- I am strong and powerful
- I am a go-getter and will do anything to achieve my goals.
- I am full of gratitude for all my good fortune
- I am outgoing and confident in social situations
- I am attracting money and growing my bank account
- I am full of energy and hope and live my life to the fullest.
- I am naturally motivated and persistent when going for my goals
- I am a good person who deserves to be happy
- I am totally comfortable being myself
- I am in control of my emotions
- I am naturally healthy
- I am always open to new ideas and thoughts
- I am always centered and calm
- I am kind, I am loving, I am happy.
- I am highly creative
- I am full of positive loving energy
- I am beautiful inside and out.
- I am effortlessly tuning into my highest truth
Turn Your Life Around In 21 Days
Pick an affirmation from the above list, or create your own positive “I Am…” affirmation and repeat it at least 3 times a day for 21 days. You will not believe the changes that will happen within that short amount of time.
Be self-disciplined. Repeating an affirmation out loud, 3 times a day isn’t hard to do but it is easy to forget. Anchor the affirmation to another part of your daily routine, such as when you are about to eat a meal or brush your teeth. Or you could set a reminder on your phone at intervals throughout the day, to remind you to repeat you affirmation. You could even repeat the affirmation every time you go to the toilet.
Write it down on your calendar! Set yourself a start date, and a finish date. Write those dates down in your calendar and mark off each day that you remember to repeat your affirmations.
Another idea s to keep a journal. Use it to either write down your affirmations, or write a short paragraph about your day. Use the journal to keep track of your progress over the 21 days. When you have completed the 21 days of repeating your affirmation, look back on your journal to see your progress.