Affirmations are a phenomenal way to influence your subconscious mind and harness its untapped power. Basically, the dictionary defines the word affirmation as “a statement or proposition that is declared to be true.” Whatever you affirm to yourself, is basically you telling yourself your own personal truth. Whether your inner dialogue is positive or negative, your subconscious mind ultimately accepts it as truth. That’s just the way it works.
- Record a few affirmations on the voice recorder app on your phone. Using an editor of some sort, loop the audio so that it plays over and over and over again for about 20-30 minutes. Feel free to add some music that relaxes you and makes you feel insanely happy in the background. Fall asleep to these affirmations. Your subconscious mind is most receptive as you fall asleep every single night. Having this be the last thing you listen to before you fall into a deep slumber is some powerful shit.
- Chant your affirmations in the middle of a deep meditation. I add affirmations into all the custom meditations I create for my clients. They work incredibly in the middle of a super relaxed state of mind.
- Say them to yourself with complete conviction out loud while you’re driving. Literally, out loud. Like, yelling! I do this all the time, and I apologize to those who have seen me drive before. I’m sure I look a little crazy when I get into them.
- Pick 3 or 4 affirmations and write them out 10 times each in a journal in your own handwriting (NOT in your phone or computer). Your subconscious mind is more likely to pick up what you physically write down with a pen and paper than what you type out using an electronic device. There is magic in your own handwriting. This goes for writing out your goals too, FYI.
- Write them down on post-it notes or index cards and place them everywhere. I mean everywhere. By your bed, in your bathroom, on the refrigerator, in your closet, etc. Just seeing them alone on a daily basis is a powerful way to remind yourself of them.
- Set affirmations in the reminders app of your phone so that they pop up at certain locations (like driving up to your home, work, the store, Starbucks, etc) or at certain times. My favorite times for them to pop up are first thing in the morning when my alarm rings. That way I make sure that I start my day off with the right intentions.