With the right affirmations, you can really take your visualization practice to the next level. Affirmations might seem silly, but they are actually incredibly powerful. The trick is to use them often and really believe them.
Positive affirmations can inspire and motivate you, and help you get into the mindset of someone living the dream life you want, regardless of what your biggest desires are. This helps to internalize your visualizations and start to believe it is a possibility for you.
What are Affirmations?
The definition of an affirmation is a statement that helps you to affirm something, but it is so much more than that, especially when it comes to visualization. Affirmations are short, positive statements that help you align with what you want to manifest in your life.
Some of them are about the exact thing you want to visualize, while others merely support it or help you align with who you feel like you need to be in order to make your dreams a reality.
For example, there are affirmations directly related to what you want to do and are very specific, such as:
I reached my goal of losing 50 lbs.
I bought my dream home.
I got the promotion I worked so hard for.
Then there are affirmations that support what you are trying to visualize or manifest, such as:
I am confident and resourceful.
I work hard to achieve my goals.
I am living my dream every day.
I am celebrated for my achievements.
How Can You Use Them for Visualization?
Affirmations are often used as a tool for visualization by changing your mindset and getting you in the place of achieving what you dream of. They can be used during your visualization practice where you have one or two affirmations related to what you are visualizing in your mind and repeat them quietly during the visualization, or you can use them throughout the day to hold onto that visualization and allow your subconscious mind to focus more on them.
There are many ways to use affirmations for your visualization practice, such as:
Write a new affirmation in your journal every morning before you begin your visualization practice.
Keep one on a post-it on the wall or mirror in front of you shortly before or after you have done your visualization.
Repeating an affirmation quietly in your head as you go through the visualization.
Writing an Effective Affirmation
An effective affirmation is one that is short, positive, and easy to remember. It should be very straightforward and always positive, preferably written in the present tense. Instead of “I want to be confident”, you would write “I am confident”. This seems like a small change, but it really does make all the difference.
Here are some tips for writing your own affirmations:
Keep it short and to the point. An affirmation is never longer than a sentence and should be short enough to memorize easily.
Always be positive. No part of an affirmation should ever have negativity or lack in it. This is the difference between saying you want to do something and saying you have already done it.
Don’t use unnecessary words. You are not writing a short story or essay here. There is no need for any words that aren’t needed. Just get straight to the point, even if it isn’t a complete sentence.
How to Use Affirmations in Your Routine
In addition to using affirmations for visualization, you can add them to other parts of your daily routine. It’s going to help with anything you are trying to manifest or attract into your life. Here are some ways people like to utilize affirmations throughout the day:
Keep them visible in front of you. You can put affirmations on sticky notes or a bulletin board that you will see often, such as on your computer monitor, the bulletin board above your desk, or the mirror in your bathroom.
Write down new affirmations in your journal or notebook. Make a habit of writing affirmations that pertain to your dreams or goals in your journal or notebook every time you want to solidify your affirmations.
Repeat them to yourself in your head. Choose some short and powerful affirmations that you can memorize and repeat to yourself as often as possible. You can say them quietly in your head, out loud, or even while looking at your reflection in a mirror.
Listen to affirmations during your commute. Another option is to find an audio version of someone saying affirmations out loud, which is often found n YouTube and similar sources.
Using affirmations while practicing visualization is a great way to increase the power and effectiveness of your practice. Affirmations help to focus your thoughts and intentions and keep you positive and motivated. They can help you to achieve your goals faster and more easily, and generally feel really good to use once you get past any self-consciousness you may have about using them!