Affirmations are powerful tools that can help you achieve your goals, overcome limitations and manifest your dreams.
Maybe you’re in a situation where you want to turbo charge your affirmations and you’re wondering how to make your affirmations more effective.
If you’ve also wondered how long it takes for affirmations to work and want to know if there’s any way to speed up the process, then I have good news.
When you really want to go full force with your affirmations, there are some things you can do to get those affirmations manifesting in your life more quickly.
Sometimes, you need to be more specific with your affirmations, or make a visual representation of them.
Other times, you need to express gratitude. Still other times, you need to get out of your own way and be open to receiving the things you expressed in your affirmations.
Here are some ways you can make your affirmations more effective.
Repeat them every day
If you wrote down your affirmations on New Year’s Eve and haven’t remembered about them since then, then there might be a good reason why they’re not working yet. Your affirmations have to be present in your mind and in your life every day in order for you to reap their benefits. If your affirmations are about calming your anxiety or overcoming depression or opening your heart or finding a new career and you only remember that you want those things every so often, then the affirmations lose power. The more you invest in them, the more powerful and effective they become.
Say them out loud
You may not feel comfortable saying your affirmations out loud, particularly if you live with other people or if you have kids who might think you’re nuts for talking to yourself. Never mind all that. Find some place of privacy every day where you can say your affirmations out loud. By keeping the words inside, you are stifling their effect. But when you speak your desires out loud and send it out to the Universe, it has a special vibration that will resonate with the very thing you desire, thus attracting that energy to you more quickly. For example, why do we say prayers out loud? When we pray out loud, we’re having a dialogue with the Divine. Likewise, when we say our affirmations out loud, we’re having a dialogue with the Universe. Start saying your affirmations out loud and it won’t be long before the Universe responds.
Make a vision board based on your affirmations
Just as speaking out loud has a turbo effect on affirmations, creating a visual representation of them also increases their power. When you can literally see the manifestation of your dream before your eyes, you are more likely to be attracting that energy into your life, into your very home. Put your vision board in a place where you can see it every day. You might want to give your affirmations the double whammy of saying them out loud while looking at your vision board.
Write them down and sign them
In addition to saying them out loud, write your affirmations down on a piece of paper every day. When you write things down rather than typing or just saying them, it’s like you’re making a contract. All things that are binding in life are written down and affirmations are no different. Your rental contract has no validity in a court of law if there’s no signed written contract. The same thing with a marriage certificate. The written word has power. Use it.
Use fire to exponentiate your affirmations
After you’ve written down your affirmations for a week or a month, collect the papers you wrote them on and burn the paper. Fire has the power of transformation and by burning the paper, you increase the power of your affirmations exponentially.
Create an altar
Altars are sacred spaces that create a special energy in your home. Put objects on your altar that represent the things you want to manifest with your affirmation. If it’s marriage, place a ring there. If it’s financial success, place some money there. Place all the objects that you associate with the things you want on your altar and light a candle there while you say your affirmations out loud every day. By placing your heart and soul into creating your affirmation altar, you let the Universe know how serious you are about the things you want to attract.
Create affirmations in the present tense
Are your affirmations all in the future, “I.e. I will love my body just as it is,” or “I will open my heart to the love I deserve?” Try changing those statements to the present tense. The future is some undefinable time. We want our affirmations to start working today, right? So, put them in the present tense so that the Universe knows that you’re ready for love, change, success and health today.
Use “I” statements
If you put your affirmations in language that is neutral or passive, then you’re putting out a confusing message to the Universe. Let the Universe know that YOU want to receive love, success, a raise, a new home, better health, etc. Look at these examples for how to word your affirmations:
Ineffective: Love is abundant.
Effective: I receive love abundantly.
Ineffective: There is success on the horizon.
Effective: I am successful in my career.
Ineffective: A new home is coming.
Effective: I am moving into my dream home.
Be as specific as possible
Vague statements won’t get you what you want. Imagine if you asked your boss for a raise. You would tell him or her the amount that you wanted to receive as a raise, right? Otherwise, your boss could give you a raise of a $1/week. Technically, that’s a raise, though obviously not the raise that you wanted. Instead, try, “I am granted a raise of $5,000/month + benefits.” Remember not to skimp on the details. The more specific you can be, the better the chance that you’ll start reaping the rewards of the affirmations you created, exactly the way you imagined them.
As with everything in life, it’s important to have an attitude of gratitude. If you’re cross with the Universe for not granting you the things you are hoping to manifest through your affirmations, you’re putting yourself on an opposing side. The more you are grateful for the things you have and the more you open yourself to receive everything in life as a gift and a blessing, the more blessed you will be and the more you will receive.
Be open to receiving
Sometimes, we think we want to change, but deep down, we’re afraid to. When we’re afraid to leave our comfort zone, we can shut ourselves down when opportunities arise. If you’ve been saying affirmations for love but you turn down an offer to go out with someone you like, then you’re closing yourself off to your own manifested desires. If you’ve been saying affirmations about moving to a new house but fail to go to open houses, then you’re basically telling the Universe, “Never mind, I didn’t really want those things after all.” Often, we are the very thing that holds ourselves back. If you’re using affirmations, then you have to be ready to start making changes in your life. Otherwise, what’s the point? Start taking the opportunities that arise seriously and you’ll start seeing more and more of them coming your way. Staying open and going for the changes you want to manifest are key to making your affirmations work.
Go on an affirmation field trip
Maybe your affirmation is about getting a new job at a specific company. Go visit that company. Stand outside the building. Maybe even walk into the lobby. Imagine yourself walking in there every day. Maybe sit in the coffee shop across the street and imagine yourself picking up a latte and a muffin on your way into work. Put yourself in the place you want to be. If you want a new car, go test drive your dream car. Get behind the wheel and take it for a spin. Smell the new car smell of the interior and turn on the radio. Imagine yourself driving it every day. If your dream is to move to a specific city, go for a visit. Take in the sites and breathe in the air of that place. These acts are powerful ways to make your affirmation dreams a reality. By placing yourself in the very spot that you want to be, you are aligning yourself with that energy and telling the Universe that you’re ready to be there.
There are lots of ways to make your affirmations more effective and to make them work faster.
From making a vision board to writing them down and burning them to going on an affirmation retreat to refining the language of your affirmations, the more energy you put into your affirmations, the more effective they will be for you.