How to Get Started Practicing Affirmations

  1. Find a time to practice that is free from distractions and is in a place you feel comfortable.
  2. Remind yourself that your words and thoughts have tremendous power and can shape the life you want to have.
  3. As you begin your affirmations, bring your attention to your heart and repeat each affirmation intentionally three to five times each. Don’t just rattle off your affirmations from memory. Be sure to really connect to each word allowing them to create a deep, lasting impression on you.
  4. Connect with the emotions the affirmations make you feel. Allow yourself to feel the emotions that come as if this affirmation is true for you right now. Really feel those positive emotions such as joy, inspiration, passion, happiness, relief, excitement, and gratitude deeply as you make your affirmations.
  5. End your affirmation practice with a moment of gratitude towards yourself for taking a step towards the life you want. End your practice with this powerful reminder from Mahatma Gandhi — a lawyer and activist who successfully led his country, India, to freedom from British colonial rule in 1947. Gandhi is famous for his philosophy of nonviolent resistance that has inspired civil rights leaders around the world including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. …

    “Your beliefs become your thoughts,
    Your thoughts become your words,
    Your words become your actions,
    Your actions become your habits,
    Your habits become your values,
    Your values become your destiny.”