positive affirmations

How to Make Affirmations or Positive Statements Work for You?

In the pursuit of happiness, personal growth, and success people often seek various tools and techniques to improve their lives. Affirmations are one of the most powerful tools to create a successful, meaningful and fulfilling life. Many people develop powerful affirmations that bring change into their behaviors and circumstances as they wish. If you deliberately use positive affirmations about yourself, the effect will be significant and far more helpful to achieve your goals.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford

Affirmations Definition

Affirmations help to purify your thoughts and restructure the dynamic of your brains; so that you truly begin to think nothing is impossible. The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.”

In simple words, affirmations are positive statements or phrases that reflect a desired outcome. These are aimed to affect your conscious and the subconscious mind, so that in turn, they affect your behavior, thinking patterns, habits and environment. Affirmations help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts, and replace them with more positive and empowering beliefs.

The basic idea is that by repeating these affirmations consistently, you can rewire your thought patterns and beliefs, leading to more positive attitudes and actions.

How do Affirmations / Positive Statements Work?

Let us understand, how does this mechanism works. The words which compose the affirmation, automatically and involuntarily, bring up related mental images into your conscious mind, which motivate, energize and inspire you. The affirmations, and the consequential mental images, get engraved on your subconscious mind. Which in turn, changes the behavior, actions, habits and responses according to the repeated words.

Positive Affirmations are positive statements declaring specific goals in their completed states. Ideally, affirmations should be repeated in a quiet space with concentration. This repetition allows one to change habit patterns and attitudes over which one normally has little control.

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When to use Affirmations?

You can use affirmations in any situation where you’d like to see a positive change take place in your life. These might include times when you want to:

Many people find it helpful to use affirmations first thing in the morning and just after waking up. Here is our complete article >> Morning Affirmations : Life Changing Positive Self-Talk

How to Make Affirmations Work for You?

In this article, we’ll explore how you can use affirmations to drive positive change in your life in general. Here are the steps to make Affirmations powerful enough to work for you

Daily Affirmations

Begin with daily affirmations, which are simply statements that describe a goal in its already completed state. You do repetitive physical exercises to improve your physical health; likewise daily affirmations are mental exercises for your mind and perception. When you repeat affirmation statements daily and believe in them, you will start observing positive changes.

You may also place sticky notes with affirmations on your mirror, computer, or any place you frequently look at. This constant visual reminder can reinforce the positive statements in your mind.

Here I have created positive self-talk video to use as morning affirmation and use daily.

Positive Self Talk (Morning Affirmations) Video


Visualization Combined with Affirmations

Affirmations work extremely well alongside Visualization. Combining affirmations and visualization is a great way to speed up your manifestations. It increases the effects manifolds. So, instead of just writing it down or saying it aloud, you should also visualize the changes you’d like to see. Visual images not only make you feel the changes and motivate you, it also make you mentally ready for the challenges to be overcome in the process of achieving goals of your affirmation statements.



All of you have attended the English grammar classes during primary schools. Go back and refresh your memory about learning from the module – sentence building and classification of sentences. There you were taught, the difference among affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences. Stop using negative sentences in verbal as well as written affirmations. Whenever, a negative statement or thought conceives in your mind, consciously covert it in to positive affirmations.

Change the focus of affirmations from negative to positive, like “I no longer suffer from migraines.” To make it a powerful affirmation, you would have to say, “I live a pain-free life.”

Another example “I am not addicted to drugs”, to make it more powerful, you would have to say, “I take care of my body and I am free from drugs”

Include Emotions

Powerful affirmations include content, positivism and emotion. Content only describes the specific outcome that you wish for. Positivism ensures elimination of negative vibrations. Emotion gets to the heart of how you feel about that specific outcome. You need to engage your emotions also along with mind. For a more powerful affirmation, use all the three elements. Choose the right emotion for what you’re trying to attract, and place it exactly on the correct part of your affirmation.

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” ~ Maya Angelou

Lets us consider again the affirmation we used as example in last step:
“I am not addicted to drugs”

To make it more powerful, we converted that from negative statement to positive statement
“I take care of my body and I am free from drugs”

Now to make it even more powerful by adding an emotion to it, you would have to say,
“I feel physically and mentally healthy as I am free from drugs”

The content of the example statement was clear. Yet it lacked the positivity and an emotional charge. Breathe a life into such affirmation by adding positivity and an active expression of feeling as shown above.

You will know that you have a powerful affirmation when you feel a surge of emotional energy. The force of feeling will generate the escape velocity and jump-starts you into action.

5. Be Positive and Present

Apart from frame your affirmations in positive language, it’s also important to state your affirmations in the present tense, as if they are already true. For example, say “I am confident and capable” instead of “I will be confident and capable.”


30 Positive Affirmations (examples)

  1. “I believe, I can do anything.”
  2. “Every problem has solution in life.”
  3. “I am strong in my values and confident in my abilities.”
  4. “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”
  5. “I learn from my mistakes.”
  6. “Today will be great.”
  7. “Life is full of love and I find it everywhere I go.”
  8. “I possess all the qualities required to be extremely successful.”
  9. “Everything that is happening now is happening for my ultimate good.”
  10. “I never give up.”
  11. “I am grateful for my life and all it’s blessings.”
  12. “The healing energies of the Universe are filling my body and mind.”
  13. “I am making the happiness a habit.”
  14. “I like completing tasks and projects on time.”
  15. “I’m grateful for the job I have.”
  16. “I am physically and mentally fit with congruence in my mind, body and soul.”
  17. “I am courageous and my inner strength helps to stand up for myself.”
  18. “Good things are going to happen.”
  19. “I am in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing.”
  20. “Am I good enough? Yes I am.”
  21. “I am brave, bold and beautiful.”
  22. “Wherever I go, I create happiness and opportunities.”
  23. “I am not pushed by my problems; I am led by my dreams.”
  24. “Everyday is a fresh start with a new beginning to make my own.”
  25. “I am not defined my by past; I am driven by my future.”
  26. Happiness is a choice and I chose to be happy.”
  27. “It’s OK to not be OK.”
  28. “I am getting healthier every day.”
  29. “All I need is within me right now.”
  30. “Today is a phenomenal day.”

5 Positive Affirmations to boost emotional immunity

  1. “I am a peaceful being … calm and stable always.”
  2. “I am a powerful being … untouched by situations and people’s behaviors.”
  3. “I am a fearless being … I have faith in God, in myself and in my destiny.”
  4. “My mind and body are perfect and healthy … and will always be.”
  5. “God’s blessings are a protective shield around my family… they are healthy and happy.”


Affirmations are a simple yet profound way to transform your thinking patterns and ultimately, your life. By incorporating positive statements into your daily routine and believing in their power, you can change the way you perceive yourself and the world around you. In Short, affirmations has the ability to program your mind into believing the stated concept. These can be a powerful tool to help you change your mood, state of mind, and manifest the change you want in your life. Try it and see how your life can improve!

Alright, over to you now. I would love to hear what affirmations you use and how well they worked for you and if you need any help writing yours affirmations, just leave a message in the comments section.

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