For some affirmations are silly gestures of things not true but we create the reality that we think! And for others, it’s a powerful statement to help you change your pattern of thinking.

I use affirmations regularly in my life. I will write them in a journal, I create art journal pages with them, I will post them all over my office/studio because that’s where I spent the most time.

For me, affirmations are the initial steps I take to help me transform my negative thinking about myself, my business, my family or anything else that has me feeling frustrated and I don’t feel confident about.

Affirmations are a simple tool to transform your mindset if you are willing to dedicate the work to it, pay attention to your thinking process and actively engage in reframing your thoughts.

If you keep telling yourself that you can’t do something or that you are not enough, you are attracting more of that into your life.

If on the other hand, you tell yourself that you are successful and confident then you will take inspired actions to move towards that goal or dream that has been hanging out on the horizon.

Think of an affirmation as the seed of a tree, the more you nurture it the bigger, stronger and confident it becomes.  While without the positive nurture, it will simply not sustain the storms and other challenges it is exposed to.

Creating your own affirmations is a simple process of the following:

I am ________________________________________________________________

I will ________________________________________________________________

I can ________________________________________________________________

Fill the blank with a positive statement. 

The key element is that it is in the present moment!

I am successful.

I will achieve my dreams.

I can take this action (whatever action that is for you).

Now what?

Repeat the affirmation in the mornings for 5-10 minutes, throughout the day and/or write it in your journal. For me writing really affirms my positive statement.

Make this a daily practice in the morning and perhaps at bedtime.

The change won’t happen overnight but giving it some time, watch your world unfold with positivity and attracting your dreams because you are allowing the opportunity for possibilities.

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Affirmations can help shift your thoughts

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