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How To Write Affirmations

Affirmations are powerful words you say to motivate yourself



Here is my simple, 5 Step approach to writing affirmations that truly zing!


1 ~ Think of something you want to change in yourself, and write it down in a sentence


Maybe use an emotion, a skill or a new trait

For my example, I'm going to use the goal of being a confident public speaker


2 ~ If your sentence is long and complex, cut it down to be short and concise


NOT ~ "One day I'm going to speak with great confidence in front of an audience"

INSTEAD ~ "One day I'm going to speak confidently"


3 ~ Refine your statement to.state what you want in the positive NOT the negative


e.g. NOT the negative ~ "I don't want to be nervous when public speaking"

Use the positive ~ "I want to be a confident public speaker"


4 ~ Change the tense from the future tense to the present tense


Future tense ~ "I want to be a confident public speaker"

Present tense ~ "I am a confident public speaker"


5 ~ Write that final draft down and say the Affirmation, out loud, a MINIMUM of 3 times


"I am a confident public speaker"

"I am a confident public speaker"

"I am a confident public speaker"


The Affirmation now becomes a multi-sensory process

By writing your Affirmation down, the fine movement parts of your brain shape your Affirmation

By reading the Affirmation visual cortex of your brain sees your Affirmation

By reading the Affirmation out loud, the auditory cortex of your brain hears your Affirmation

By repeating the Affirmation your brain starts to lay down new neural pathways



...and that's how easy it is to create your own Affirmation


I hope you enjoyed this simple process

Your feedback is, of course, invited


Be well and stay safe


Andrew Hardwick

Contact 021 153 2508



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