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Affirmations That Work

Updated on April 2, 2013


Affirmations are short statements that are repeated in an attempt to reprogram your mind. For example "I am losing weight". When saying them to yourself you should use "I". If you are listening to someone else they would usually start with "You".

To be effective the affirmations should be repeated 10 times or more and they should be believe able to you now. The phrasing is important and should use the present tense. For best results you should be in a relaxed state of mind. You might want to use meditation or hypnosis to improve your results.

You can repeat the affirmations in your mind, say them out loud, write them down, listen to them, or watch them in a video. There are lots of videos on youtube that include affirmations. Affirmations work better if you include your emotions. You repeat affirmations to get the outcome you want. Try to feel like you are experiencing your outcome when you do the affirmation.

Action is also a big part of affirmations. If I use the affirmation "I am getting stronger every day." I should exercise regularly and increase the intensity of my workouts. The affirmation does not help if I do not act. Affirmations are not magic.

I could not bike 34 miles to this beach until I believed I could.
I could not bike 34 miles to this beach until I believed I could. | Source


The affirmation "I have 1 million dollars" might be appealing but it will probably conflict with your current beliefs. Just like saying "I have six pack abs" when you do not. Try to use affirmations that you can believe in. To get six pack abs you need to lose fat first so I could say "Everyday I am losing fat".

Your actions can also conflict with your affirmations. To get six pack abs I need to exercise and avoid junk foods and drinks. Developing new habits can be hard. So I could start with "I like to exercise. Sitting on the couch is boring.". Include some transitional affirmations to help you change your habits.

Affirmations get me to workout.
Affirmations get me to workout. | Source

How Affirmations Help

Affirmations do not work by themselves and require a lot of time. You need to repeat them over and over again. Instead of wasting your time doing affirmations you could just take action. However affirmations can change or reinforce your beliefs. Negative beliefs can prevent you from obtaining your goals and can cause you to sabotage yourself. Changing your beliefs can remove obstacles making it easier to achieve your goal.

People often use affirmations to change their beliefs so they can improve their life. Money, health, and relationships are popular topics. Some people have had a lot of success with them while others do not.

Affirmations That Worked

  • "I like to exercise. Sitting on the couch is boring"
  • "I have a strong desire to achieve my goals"
  • "Every day I take action towards my goals"
  • "Every time I exercise I become stronger"
  • "Every time I bike to the park my endurance increases"

Affirmations help with difficult exercises.
Affirmations help with difficult exercises. | Source
  • "I like to meditate daily"
  • "I like eating healthy food"
  • "I choose healthy food"
  • "I like to keep my room clean"
  • "I accept abundance"
  • "I choose success"
  • "I am lucky"
  • "I can do it"
  • "I am powerful"


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