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Affirmations can have a profound effect on your mindset and really help you focus on achieving your dreams. But did you know that there are ways to make your affirmations even more powerful and transformative? Here are some expert tips to help you take your affirmations to the next level.

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It’s easy to focus on what you don’t want (e.g., “I don’t want to be alone,” “I don’t want to be sick”). Even saying you want to be debt-free is focusing your attention on the debt, not on having more money. Including aspects of what you don’t want in affirmations keeps your energy and confidence levels low. Boost your positive energy with positive words.

Include positive “I am” statements that focus on your strengths, talents, and potential. Start each affirmation with “I am” or “I can” to reinforce your own capacity to reach your goals. Here are some examples of positive affirmations:

I am passionate about my work.

I can be financially free.

I can stop smoking.

I am smart and strategic in my business.

I can achieve whatever I set out to do.

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You can lift the energy and intensity of your affirmations by making sure you include one simple word – easily.

I am easily earning all the money I need.

I can easily stop smoking.

I am easily running ten miles.

I am easily losing weight.

Including the word easily in your affirmations not only makes them more powerful, but you’re telling your subconscious mind that they are achievable, in a calm, matter of fact way.

Make affirmations part of your routine.

brown wooden letter i and i love you letterSetting up an affirmations habit sends a signal to your subconscious mind that they are essential. Set aside regular times to say your affirmations aloud to yourself, preferably in front of a mirror to reinforce your commitment to yourself.

Repeat your affirmations three to five times a day at scheduled times, so you don’t forget. Make them a priority habit! The more you practice, the more your subconscious mind will take them on board, and your self-doubt will start to recede.

Back up your affirmations with actions

Even the most positive affirmation will have an insignificant effect if you don’t put intentional, authentic action behind them! Make sure your actions align with your affirmations.

Think of what you can do every day to live according to your affirmations. Every success, small or large, will reinforce the power of your stated commitments and take you another step closer to achieving your dreams.

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About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently residing in Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels' mission is to empower women 50+ to Amplify their Self-Confidence, Deepen their Self-Knowledge, Inspire Creativity, and Glide into the next phase of their lives with the Power of Journaling, Affirmations, and Assessments.

You can learn how to use these time-tested, proven practices to create and manifest the life you want (and deserve) to live.

Dianne is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister with a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she renovated an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family) and has been journaling since the age of 9.

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