Creating a routine for using affirmations has changed my game. Here’s a suggested routine for integrating affirmations into your day, please note, I’m not suggesting you do all of these, just cherry-pick what might work for you. Experiment, using one from each section. Let go of what doesn’t serve.
Wake Up: Begin your day by expressing gratitude for a new day. Affirm: “I am grateful for the opportunities this day brings.” List 5 things you feel grateful for.
Mirror Affirmations: Stand in front of a mirror and say affirmations to yourself. Affirm “I am confident and capable. Today, I will overcome challenges with ease.”
Set Daily Intentions: Before starting your day’s tasks, set positive intentions for what you want to achieve. Affirm: “I am focused and determined. I attract success in everything I do.”
Throughout the Day:
Affirmation Breaks: useful when making a cuppa, toilet breaks, making a snack. Affirm “I am calm and centred. I trust in my ability to handle whatever comes my way. I’m flexible”
Positive Self-Talk: Replace negative thoughts with positive affirmations. If you catch yourself thinking negatively, counteract it with a positive affirmation.
Desk Affirmations: Place written affirmations on your desk or workspace. Read them during moments of stress or when you need a motivational boost.
Look back on your day and acknowledge your achievements. Affirm: “I celebrate my accomplishments and release any negativity from today.”
Write down things you are thankful for but also include affirmations like: “I am surrounded by love and abundance.”
Repeat calming affirmations before bedtime to promote positive dreams. For example “I release the events of the day. I am at peace, and tomorrow is a new opportunity.”
Set weekly goals and accompany them with empowering affirmations.
Dedicate some time weekly for self-reflection eg “I am constantly growing and evolving. I am proud of the person I am becoming.”
My top tips for Effective Affirmation Practice:
- Be Present: When stating affirmations, be fully present and believe in the words you are saying.
- Use Positive Language: Phrase your affirmations in a positive and present tense.
- Personalise Affirmations: Tailor affirmations to address your specific goals and challenges.
- Consistency is Key: Repeat affirmations consistently to reinforce positive thinking patterns.