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Affirmations - How to make them.

Updated on May 11, 2015
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Cheryl has been using affirmations for years now; they have helped her overcome a myriad of things and to move onto better things.

Introduction to Affirmations

Hi and welcome. Are you new to Affirmations? Affirmations are when you affirm something.

Using affirmations is something I've done to help me improve my own outlook and I will share with you some tips and ideas that I have found useful.

Blessings and put a little smile on your face. It's great seeing more people smile. :)

Here's where you can find some affirmation stickers.

Affirmations ~ the basics

First off, smile. That's it. Real big now. Then say, "I like myself! I like myself! I like myself!" Okay, now smile and say, "I like others! I like others! I like others!" Now smile real big again and say, "Others like me! Others like me! Others like me, too! Yeaaa!"

You did it. You read and spoke positive feel good affirmations.

Positive affirmations are what you affirm, declare and/or state positively.

Smiles can help the affirmations to feel better. Repetition also helps to reinforce them, as does using other senses.

Repeat them. Write them. Record them. Sing them. Do what feels good to you.

If at first it seems too unbelievable, smile and add, "I am ready to accept that I like myself," or "I am ready to like myself." All of these methods can help you to accept your new thought more easily, and then it becomes easier to become a stronger part of who you are.

Another fun way to practice your affirmations, is to link them to seeing something. It can be a fun reminder and also act as a reinforcement. For instance, every time you see a road sign, you can smile and affirm, "There is an abundance of safe drivers."

After these new thoughts start taking hold, you'll notice some new ideas. Part of this great process is then listening to your intuition, and following it.

Here are some more affirmations that are definitely true; all you have to do is smile and read them out loud now.

: ) I am capable.

: ) You are capable.

: ) We are all capable.

: ) Good in. : ) Good out.

: ) I love you. I love you. I love you.

Some of my favorite affirmations - These are ones I came up with.

: ) I like that I easily attract and bring out good vibes in others, because I'm feeling good vibes myself.

: ) I like that good vibes are occurring more and more, and are happily contagious.

: ) I like that more and more of God's creations are experiencing these contagiously feel good feelings.

: ) I always live happily and easily in the present, even when I am consciously creating my future present.

: ) I love you. I love you. I love you. :)

Tips for Creating Your Own Affirmations

Here are some ideas in coming up with affirmations that are meaningful to you.

  • First off, smile; and think about some things you like. Then smile some more. Think some more about things that you like. You get the idea. Keep smiling.

    Next, smile, and write about things you like, keeping them in a positive and present tense statement, perhaps starting off with, "I like ..." Some examples are: I like who I am and what I do. I enjoy talking to people. I accept my looks. I accept my own inner beauty. Then daydream and imagine more things that you like.

    Also make a list of the things that are working in your life.

    The more you can focus on what you do appreciate in the long run, the better you'll feel about yourself and your life.

    After you've got some ideas written down, then read them, recite them, record them, sing them. Do any combination of these and keep smiling. And review that list of the things you do like in your life. Also, if you make a recording, besides following all the above tips, allow enough time in-between each statement for you to repeat it again, or just to allow it to have more time to sink in.

    You can also look at yourself in the mirror and say, "Your name, you are beautiful." You can also say, "I am beautiful." Or if either one feels too strong to do at first, just look at yourself in the mirror and say, "Beautiful." You can also do a wordless affirmation, just smile. You can smile at the reflection in the mirror, and you can smile to the mirror itself.

    Some ideas may change faster than others. And some may happen rather quickly. Both are okay.

    If old beliefs come to surface, just just keep coming up with a better feel good thought, or make the statement to yourself, "I am choosing a better feeling thought." You don't even have to know what it is.

    Another tip is to ask yourself, 'What if the next best positive thing happens.' For example, "What if the extra money does come in?" "What if I can do what I love doing to the good of all?" "What if I can just chuckle about everything that's happened up until now." "What if I always wear a smile?"

    The main thing is to keep your affirmations positive.

I found this book quite inspirational for making affirmations. - It is written from a spiritual perspective.

A good time to read your affirmations

is right before going to bed.

You can even smile at yourself in front of the mirror as you declare them.

Some Affirmations to Get You Started on YouTube

Affirmations in our environment

Seeing affirmations in our environment, i.e. on t-shirts, hats, etc. is a fun way to share affirmations and to reinforce them. When you, I, and others read these affirmations, we are making an affirmation too.

The glad design is made from flower art and is printed on various products at PositiveAffirmation at Zazzle.com.

Affirmations can be fun.

Make fun affirmations too; they don't have to be so serious. Have some fun with them. What makes you smile?

Fun Cat Hat
Fun Cat Hat | Source

Let your affirmations travel with the wind with Affirmation Flags

This flag strand has six affirmations that are based on Tibetan prayer flags.

The designs represent peace, happiness, courage, love, tranquility, and wisdom.

DharmaObjects® Handmade Tibetan Affirmation Prayer Flags - Peace, Happiness, Courage, Love, Tranquility, Wisdom
DharmaObjects® Handmade Tibetan Affirmation Prayer Flags - Peace, Happiness, Courage, Love, Tranquility, Wisdom

When the wind blows, the belief is that it takes the affirmations wherever the wind takes it.

It measures 62 by 12 inches.

 

Share good news

One way to feel good is by sharing and hearing good news! : ) We can invite others to do the same!

You now have permission to share your good news.

A question for you...

Would you like to wear an affirmational t-shirt?

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All is well, shirts and more.
All is well, shirts and more. | Source
I like you because, business cards.
I like you because, business cards. | Source

Let others know what you like about them.

Noticing and sharing good things about others - to them - helps both you and them to feel good.

You can tell them verbally, and/or you can also tell them with a simple note or card.



I was inspired to design these, I like you cards, after listening to an audio CD by Zig Ziglar.

Loosen up.

Sometimes it helps to "shake" things off. A fun dance can be the very answer.

Push your chair back and stand up, or sit, and get ready for join in doing the Gratitude Dance.

A fun adjunct to affirmations - The Gratitude Dance!

Well did you do it?

Did you do the Gratitude Dance?

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Affirmations you can listen to.

A helpful way in getting started in using affirmations is to have the freedom to just listen to some. So whether you record them yourself, or listen to anothers, you're worth it.

Feeling Fine Affirmations
Feeling Fine Affirmations

This is a great way to do affirmations, they are said twice with I, and then two more times with You, and all set to a music background.

 
101 Power Thoughts
101 Power Thoughts

This one is mixed with powerful life changing affirmations along with explanations. Overall, I found this one very positive to listen to.

 

You're never too young or too old to use affirmations.

This next recording is made for children.

Alphabet Affirmations
Alphabet Affirmations

This is a fun audio that is geared towards children. It has affirmations songs to catchy tunes, and also an imaginative story. Click on the link to find samples to listen to.

 

You can also make a recording of you reading your favorite affirmations.

You can write your own, using the tips from above, or find ones that resonate with you, that someone else has written.

Everyday Positive Thinking
Everyday Positive Thinking

This is a book and is a compilations of affirmations from various authors. Click on the book to search inside for some samples. You can read these outloud and/or be inspired to make your own special recording of what works for you.

 

Take a minute for yourself. - You count.

With all the programming of positive thoughts, or not, it's still beneficial to just sit, at least for a minute or so, and take some time to just be.

The Secret Universal Mind Meditation on Amazon

This CD uses brain wave techology with spiritual wisdom.

The Secret Universal Mind Meditation
The Secret Universal Mind Meditation

The CD is broken down into two tracks so that you don't have to keep listening to the introduction. It's great to listen to at bedtime.

The affirmations start off audibly and then just below the level of consciousness, which makes it easier to drift off to sleep and relax to as I listen.

I've listened to it for less than a week and have already noticed improvements in how I feel.

 

Global Affirmation ~ Affirm Only Love Prevails

Participate with others in a universal affirmation.

What is your favorite affirmation? - What is your favorite affirmation product; i.e. cards, magnets, etc.

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      Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

      @TerriCarr: You're welcome.

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      TerriCarr 4 years ago

      Another great page! I am really impressed with the power of affirmations myself. It is neat that more and more people are realizing that they WORK! I might create my own affirmations page in the near future. Thank you!

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      Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

      @BarbRad: That sounds like a wonderful affirmation Barb. Thanks for sharing.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

      It's always helpful to think positively about one's life. My most important affirmation is that God loves me just the way I am.

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      Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

      @JuneMary LM: Thank you June for sharing this wonderful tip.

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      JuneMary LM 5 years ago

      A friend gave me this affermation she had found in a book.

      "I love and approve of myself.

      I recognise my own true worth.

      I am wonderful."

      She suggested I make up a tune and sing it at least 10 times a day. So I did.

      Wow. Within a week I felt better and by the end of the month my attitude was really, really good. It certainly changed the vibrations I was putting out because people began to respond differently to me. If I hadn't experienced it I would have said it was all hocus pocus. Do try it.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Affirmations on good things and good message will send positive vibrations. I believe in affirmations.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a great tool to use to aid in self help, and one of my favorites is subliminal hypnosis to reach the subconscious.

      www.subliminalhypnosishelp.com

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      Louis Wery 7 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      Affirmations work! I like to tell others good things that I see in them. Send positive vibrations into the environment!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Favorite affirmation: Love is all there is.

      I've been using affirmations for years and they do make a big difference.

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      VictoriaNTC 8 years ago

      Affirmations are also a great way to remind you how much you can really love yourself..and others!

      Victoria

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      Cheryl Paton 10 years ago from West Virginia

      It is getting better; right here, right now.

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      abundancelaw 10 years ago

      What a good idea to do up an Affirmation T Shirt and Mug.

      I am going to do this with my kids for the next holiday project!

      Thanks,

      Abundance Always!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Money comes easily and frequently.

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      leenutter 10 years ago

      I love your tshirt idea! Check out http://www.bmindful.com/ for some more fantastic affirmations!

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      Pat 11 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Every cell in my body is healthy!

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