6 Ways to Use Affirmations to Get What You Want

Do you want something to change in your life? Maybe you’d like a new career path, a new lover, or simply just to be happy.

We can use affirmations as a tool to get what we want by believing in ourselves, our power to make our dreams come true, and the magic of manifestation.

Maybe you use affirmations once in a while, but in order for them to really be effective and to put more effort into manifesting, it’s best to use affirmations daily. You can do this by incorporating them into your daily routine.

We spoke to two manifestation experts to get some pointers on how to use affirmations to manifest anything, as well as how to work affirmations into your day-to-day life.

1. Be consistent‍

“When you repeat a phrase or sentence consistently over a long period of time, your brain picks up that this is important to you and so helps you actually create it,” says Gemma James, Law of Attraction and Success Mindset Coach. The repetitiveness is key!

2. Be mindful of language‍

You want the verbiage of your affirmations to be in the present tense, and you want them to be positive. James says they should be said in the first person, in the present tense, as if they were already true.  She advises, “Stay away from words like 'hopefully', 'someday', 'one day', and 'I'll try.’ These all suggest doubt. You want to be using positive, powerful statements that start with words like 'I am', 'I can', 'I have' instead.”

3. Put emotion behind your affirmations‍

James says it’s important to put feelings behind your affirmation. Don’t just say or think your affirmation in a monotone, lackluster way. Your brain won’t get excited that way! “How will it actually feel to be, do, and have that thing that you're affirming? Just saying the affirmation is ok, adding in the emotion will supercharge it!” she says.

4. Try journaling‍

Affirmations don’t always need to be spoken out loud. Radical Self-love Coach Freedom Rivera M.A. LMHC says she uses the 5x55 manifestation technique. “For five days you write (in the present tense) the same affirmation you would like to manifest fifty-five times,” she says. This will really drill the affirmation into your mind, and while it may sound like a lot, it will likely bring you joy while you do it!

5. Set alarms‍

Rivera recommends setting alarms labeled with affirmations throughout the day. Be sure to use a different sound than the dreaded morning alarm sound. Rivera says, “I have set up several alarms throughout the day on my cell phone to remind me, for example, that 'EVERY DAY IS GETTING EASIER.' The sound of this alarm is a happy one. It makes me smile knowing that The Universe has my back.”

6. Incorporate affirmations into another habit‍

James says a great way to add affirmations into your daily routine is to incorporate them into something else you already do everyday—such as while you’re showering or while you’re waiting for your kettle to boil. “The more often you say them the quicker the habit will form but give yourself a break if you forget for a day or two,” she says. 

So there you have it! These are all easier said than done, but once you get yourself in the habit, you’ll be a pro with affirmations and manifestations.

We’ll leave you with these affirmation ideas from James:
“Today is a money-making day and I'm so excited to see how it will show up for me!”
“Everything always works out for me.”
“I always have more than I need, and every day, in every way, my life is getting better”
“I give amazing value and I get amazing value back in return”

Now, go forth and manifest! 

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