5 Things to Remember Before Starting Your Affirmations Practice

#1 Affirmations are clear and direct declarative statements.
Be sure to be clear and direct as you state how you wish things to be. Do not allow your statements to contain any doubt or uncertainty.

#2 Affirmations are most powerful when beginning with the words “I am.”
Using “I am” statements at the beginning of each affirmation tells your subconscious mind what is — making your mind believe it is true.

#3 Affirmations are used in the present tense.
The best way to train your mind to create powerful neurological pathways (brain cells connecting to each other) is to train it to believe your statement is already true, now. Because your subconscious mind operates in the present, not in a future state, be sure the messages you create for your desires are stated as if they are already true.

#4 Affirmations use positive statements spoken in positive, not negative language.
Your subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between positive or negative words. Therefore, affirm what you want rather than what you don’t want. Instead of saying, “I don’t want to get sick” or “I won’t fail this test,” affirm, “I am healthy and strong” and “I see myself passing this test with flying colors!”

#5 Affirmations infused with emotion are much more powerful.
To get yourself motivated and inspired about your affirmation, explore the ‘why’ and reason behind what you set out to achieve. Really feel the power, excitement, and drive behind your intention deep into your spiritual being, and build your statement from there. Be sure that the words for the affirmation light you up inside and are filled with the desire you seek. The stronger the emotion is behind your affirmation, the stronger the messaging to your subconscious mind and the new neurological pathways that form will be, transferring these thoughts to reality.