How to Make Your Own Affirmation
As Florence Scovel-Shinn says, what matters is that you feel the “click” with the words.
So how do you create your own customized affirmation?
One way is to fiddle with or tweak someone else’s mantra that’s close-but-not-quite until you feel the “click” of it for yourself.
But my favorite way to make your own affirmation is to start from scratch and find it within and in your own words. Here’s one way to do that:
Imagine yourself in the happy results that you want, whether it’s financial prosperity, ideal health, happy relationships, prosperous work, etc.
Engage your vision with rich and vivid details.
My favorite way to dive in deep is to give three answers to three questions: 1) what does it look like? 2) what does it sound like? 3) what does it feel like? By tuning in that way you’ll be fully engaged in a powerful vision of your desired outcome.
Once you’re dialed in to your dream, listen for what words you’ll speak (or think) now that your dream has come true.
If you’re manifesting financial prosperity, for example, and you imagine bank statements with big balances, credit cards paid in full, plenty of cash in the wallet, fat paychecks, joyfully supporting favorite causes and lending a helping hand at will … what will you hear yourself saying when that’s your reality?
I might say things like:
- “Plenty more where that came from.”
- “Man, it’s good to be rich!”
- “Holy sh*t, I make a lot of money!”
- “I got this.”
Whatever words you would hear yourself saying then is a powerful affirmation for aligning to your dream now.
Hearing your affirmation in your own personal language makes it easier to embrace and also extremely effective.
For those who find the words challenging to embrace because your current reality is too far away from that vision, it may serve to soften your custom affirmation by including a preface like “It’ll be nice when …” or “I’m in process of …” or “I look forward to …”
Or another approach to right-size your mantra is to dial back your ultimate vision and tune into a picture while it’s in the process of unfolding. (Like when you get one bill paid off or create even a small cushion of savings.) Listen for what you’ll say in those early steps of its manifestation and you may find that one is easier to work with.
Either way, creating your own custom affirmation can be exceptionally more powerful than trying on another’s that doesn’t fit quite right.
I’d love to hear your personal affirmations if you care to share in the comments below …