Awesome! You’re here because you’re tired of not getting stuff done – and you’re hoping learning how to write affirmations will fix the problem….and you’re right, it will!
I get it. A few years ago, I was fed up too. I was tired of settling for an ok life. Really, I was tired of hiding my dreams deep inside, behind all my fears and doubts, where no one could see them.
Affirmations changed everything for me and I’m 100% sure they’ll change everything for you, once you learn how to write them.
The first rule of how to write affirmations is this: there are no rules!
Other people will tell you that you have to start with “I Am” or follow a formula, but I’m here to tell you the truth: there’s no formula.
Ok, there is sort of a formula, but it’s really important to know that there are exceptions to every rule. If you want to make a change that doesn’t go along with the formula, go for it!
An affirmation is essentially a positive statement that you want to step into and make a part of you. If it resonates with you, then absolutely go for it!
Sometimes, when you want to change your mental state instantly, I am affirmations are perfect. Taking a few deep breaths and repeating something like:
I am patient.
I am peaceful.
I am whole.
I am enough.
I am grateful.
But if your affirmation is attached to a long term goal, it’s a bit different. Let’s say I want to lose weight, but I looove eating cupcakes and I haaaate working out. I write out some affirmations following the standard “I am” formula.
· I am fit.
· I am healthy.
· I am 140 pounds.
I start saying these affirmations to myself a few times a day. When I’m hungry, and I’m staring at my Betty Crocker cake box mix and trying to convince myself not to stick it in the oven, I repeat “I am 140 pounds.”
Maybe this works for a few days. Maybe. But it’s all willpower. And I don’t buy the fact that I’m 140 pounds when I’m 200. It doesn’t feel real. I want cake. I don’t want to run. I want to sit on the couch.
Starting with “I am” for your affirmations is like putting the proverbial cart before the horse.
While I’m running, all I’m thinking about is how much I want to sit on the couch with a bag of potato chips. I’m thinking about how this is NOT worth it and I want to quit. While I’m eating my salad and steamed broccoli, I’m thinking about how much I LOVE pizza and hambugers. In other words, how can I believe “I am” this new version of me if I don’t enjoy doing the things this new version of me would enjoy?
Instead of repeating a phrase you can’t relate to, create affirmations that work as a bridge between where you are now and where you want to be.
These should be affirmations of how much you LOVE to do the things the version of you you’re trying to create loves.
· I love eating healthy food.
· I love broccoli.
· I love running. Running feels amazing.
If I’m 200 pounds and I want to be 140, I need more than an I Am statement. I need a bridge. A lifeline. That’s what a really good affirmation does for you, and it’s why I’m so passionate about helping you learn how to write affirmations. They freakin’ work!
Every time I want to eat cake, pizza or hamburgers, I repeat over and over how much I love healthy food. While I’m running and I start to dream of the couch and those crunchy potato chips, I drown out that voice by repeating over and over, “I love running!”
You will seriously be surprised by how well and how quickly writing your affirmations this way works.
When you follow this method, you’re actually reprogramming your subconscious mind, and you’ll begin to really become that which you’re affirming. Cool, right?
Writing your affirmations this way, as a bridge between where you are now and who you want to become doesn’t just work for weight loss. It works for literally everything in your life.
Want to write a book, but every time you sit down at the computer you draw a blank? Start affirming “I love sitting down at the computer. Words flow out of me.” Trust me, this works.
Want to find your soulmate, but you’re too scared to make a profile on a dating site? Start affirming “I love meeting potential partners on the dating site.”
The list goes on and on. Whatever you want, but you don’t really enjoy doing or you don’t feel good enough at, there’s an affirmation for that only a few words away.
Remember, when you’re writing your affirmation, it’s more important to do it and continually repeat it than it is to get it perfect (or even to know what perfect is.)
I will say, though, that you should avoid speaking in future tense. No “I will” or “Someday”. Write it as if it’s true right now!
Words are your power. Have you ever noticed this crazy “coincidence”?
· Spelling = spell (you know, like magic / witchcraft?)
· Cursive = curse (you know, like magic / witchcraft?)
· Writing = rite (you know, like magic / witchcraft?)
· Vowels = vows (a vow is a solemn promise, especially to a deity)
I have news for you, my friend. There are no coincidences in this world. Nothing is on accident. Everything is on purpose. This means that when you speak or write about yourself, you are essentially creating yourself. You can choose to stay the same, or create your dreams. The choice is up to you!
We live in a perfect universe. And you are made of pure magic. You are God. You are source. You are the universe. That is why affirmations work. And why you can literally recreate yourself (and get stuff done!) with your words, just by writing affirmations (and repeating them – don’t forget that part!)
If you’re ready to find out who you really are, why you’re here and how to manifest your dreams, click here to buy a copy of my Amazon #1 bestselling book One Truth, One Law: I Am, I Create.