How to get what you want – affirmations


Affirmations are a great way to get what you want. They’re also a great way to overcome negativity. I used to use them successfully all the time but for some reason I stopped using them as much.

Affirmations are statements or mantras that can be repeated to reinforce positive beliefs and help to make beneficial changes.

I first discovered affirmations when I read Louise Hay’s book You Can Heal Your Life around 22 years ago. I wanted a new job and more money, so I started saying something like “I have a brilliant new job with a great salary and it comes to me quickly, easily and effortlessly”. Within a week I had a new job and I’d doubled my salary.

Here a few tips, based on my experience:

  1. Start your affirmations with “I AM”. I AM is a powerful message that is going in to your unconscious mind and out to the Universe. On a side note, keep an eye on when you think or say, “I AM” and if it’s not in a positive context, ask the angels or whatever higher power you believe in to cancel any adverse effects  and  replace it with something more positive.
  2. Always use your affirmations in the present tense; as if you’ve already achieved your goal. For example, instead of saying “I will get a great new job”, say “I have a great new job”. If you say “I will” your subconscious mind will always understand it to be in the future.
  3. To make your affirmations more powerful look in the mirror, look into your eyes and say them out loud to yourself.
  4. Another way to make your affirmations more powerful is to say them or focus on them when you’re out in nature or by the sea.
  5. You can sing your affirmations or put them to music, which also makes them more powerful.*
  6. I find it good to do affirmations when I first wake up in the morning. I sometimes feel anxious when I first wake up and I find morning affirmations provide a great way to combat that.*

What’s your experience of affirmations? Do they work for you? Tell us in the comments below.

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*Musical and morning affirmations will be covered in a later post.

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