Our affirmations must be written in the present tense as if it is already true. We must then also align our behaviors to match.
- Future Tense: I will be healthy
- Present Tense: I AM healthy
If when you say it in the future tense you don’t believe it, then it will not work. Those self-doubts will creep right back in and take over. In order to fight against our pesky old habits of thought, try adding an opening statement at the beginning until you build your confidence.
- I am in the process of creating a healthy life.
- I am committed to building financial security.
Imagine how you will feel once your affirmation IS reality and include those emotions in your affirmation. It is helpful to spend time focusing on your why. WHY do you want to be healthy, prosperous, in a relationship, etc? Maybe you want to be healthy to be around longer for your children and family. Maybe you want to live generously with your finances rather than worrying about living paycheck to paycheck. Whatever your why is, incorporate how you will feel once you have attained your goal.
- I am in the process of creating a healthy life and I am overcome with joy now that I can keep up with my kids. I am so excited to watch them grow up and be there for all of their milestones.
Our brain is a muscle, and just like exercising to prepare for a marathon (or a 5K), we must practice and train if we want to see results. I personally love using the free ThinkUp app which you can download at http://thinkup.me/ or on the Apple and Android stores. You can browse their library of affirmations or write your own. Once you’ve picked a few, you can record them in your own voice and listen to them on a loop. Part of my morning and nighttime routine includes listening to my affirmations. It has been amazing the changes in my own perception of myself, my abilities, and the opportunities that have presented themselves since I have started this practice. Which leads me to…
I highly recommend you incorporate a Proof Journal to document and be thankful for all of the abundance that comes your way. Since one of the areas I am personally committed to is creating a healthy life, I write down every time I get a compliment, make a healthy choice when presented with temptation, and reach a milestone on my health journey. When I am feeling down and focusing on negativity regarding this goal, I read through my Proof Journal and it helps reset my self-talk.
As you spend time focusing on how your affirmations ARE working, you begin to put out positive vibes and build momentum which brings about more and more abundance.