The Power of Affirmations

mental health self care tips Mar 16, 2023

In the past few years, the idea of affirmations has gained a lot of traction. An affirmation is simply a positive statement said to oneself with the intention of manifesting something desired. For example, “I am healthy and whole,” or “I am surrounded by people who love and support me.”


Despite their simplicity, affirmations can be incredibly powerful. When we say positive statements about ourselves out loud, we are programming our subconscious mind to believe them. And when our subconscious mind believes something, we are much more likely to take actions that align with that belief—ultimately manifesting what we desire.


But for many of us, it can feel strange or even silly to say these things to ourselves. That’s why I’m sharing five tips for making affirmations work for you.


5 Tips for Making Affirmations Work for You


Tip #1: Find Your Why


Before you start crafting your affirmations, it’s important to take some time to reflect on why you want to use them in the first place. What do you hope to manifest in your life? What area of your life do you want to improve? When you know your why, it will be easier to create affirmations that resonate with you.


Tip #2: Keep Them Simple


The best affirmations are short, sweet, and to the point. They should be easy for you to remember so that you can recite them daily—or even multiple times per day. The more often you say your affirmations, the more likely you are to believe them.


Tip #3: Make Them Specific


Vague affirmations like “I am happy” or “I am wealthy” are less likely to work because they don’t really mean anything. What does it mean to be happy? What does it mean to be wealthy? It’s important to get specific about what you want in order for your affirmation to be effective. A better way to phrase these would be “I am grateful for my abundance of health and wealth,” or “I am surrounded by loving friends and family members who support me.”

Tag #4: Write Them Down


Research has shown that writing down your affirmations can help increase their effectiveness. There is power in physically writing out your words and seeing them on paper (or on your computer screen). This helps your subconscious mind grasp the message more fully and start believing it sooner.


Tip #5: Feel the Feeling


When you repeat your affirmations, make sure to put some emotion behind them. Pretend as if what you are affirming is already true and really feel how that would feel in your body. This will help increase the power of your affirmations and speed up the manifestation process.


Affirmations are simple yet powerful statements said with the intention of manifesting something desired into reality. But for many of us, they can feel strange or even silly to say out loud. If you’re having trouble getting started with affirmations, try following these five tips: find your why; keep them simple; make them specific; write them down; and feel the feeling. The more often you say your affirmations with meaning and purpose, the more likely they are to become reality—manifesting the life you desire into existence one positive statement at a time.