“Thoughts become things.”
Words have power. What you say and think counts, and counts big. One way to get your brain in the habit of conscious, positive words and thoughts is using affirmations.
Affirmations are thoughtful, pointed statements that can help you to overcome negative self-talk, negative thoughts, and bring on the magic!
I have a list of affirmations that I update every January, unless I need to update it more often. I say them every day, and whenever one is realized, I think, “aha! I made that happen!” Like that time when I thought I was going to have to pay over $5K in taxes and instead got $4K back from the government. “All my wants and needs are met.” SEE? I TOLD YOU, I told myself.
“I am so lucky. Good things always happen to me!” That is number 1 on my affirmations list, so if I only read one a day, that’s it, baby. In November and December of 2021, I joined the Ham4Ham fam by winning the Hamilton lottery. (It was sooooo good!) I won the lottery when my city gave away in- line skates, and I won a lottery for a gift card. I also won an $8,000 marketing class, and another event won me coaching worth $2500.
I really am so lucky.
When I repeat daily that I am lucky, I look for how lucky I am–even without the $20 Hamilton tickets. I live in a cozy house, I adore my family, I have the best friends ever. When I repeat daily that I love my job, awesome things pop up when I’m at work. When I repeat my list day in and day out, my affirmations become my truth.
Affirmations are one way of prepaving expectations. When I affirm something, I look for it in my life, and I expect it to happen.
Here’s the secret to affirmation work: take some quiet time to make your list and then read it once a day. Twice a day if you want more oomph. Every time you read them, in that moment of reading, really feel whatever it is you're saying. Get excited about it! This is the life you are creating!
I mean, there are other ways to do it, but that’s what I do. For example, Louise Hay, the Queen of Affirmations, says in her groundbreaking book You Can Heal Your Life, to “take one or two affirmations and write them 10 or 20 times a day. Read them aloud with enthusiasm, make a song out of your affirmations and sing them with joy. Let your mind go over these affirmations all day long. Affirmations that are used consistently become beliefs and will always produce results, sometimes in ways that we cannot even imagine.” I don’t do that, but hey, you do you.
Here are some affirmations you can use as examples, but I highly encourage you to come up with your own. Personalization, and all that.
I am so lucky.
Good things always happen to me!
I love my beautiful, well kept home.
My soulmate and I are deeply in love with each other.
My soulmate and I are in a loving, committed, and strong relationship.
I look and feel fabulous and healthy.
I eat nourishing foods that help me look and feel my best.
There is so much abundance in my life!
Affirmations are awesome because they are a method of creating your own reality. They are also really easy to do–just pick some and say them every day. The easiest magic. And how cool is that?