How to Make Your Own Affirmation

affirmation design: how to make your own affirmationWhat’s the best affirmation to manifest what you want?

As Florence Scovel-Shinn says, what matters is that you feel the “click” with the words.

That isn’t always the mantra you pick up from someone else (like thesethesehere or here). Sometimes the best affirmation is the one you make up yourself.

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 …

  • March 18, 2014
  • Since your site seems to be blocking the coded link, the direct one is:
    The link above can be copied and pasted.
    Many blessings,

  • Thanks for the link, Nancy!
    And Savannah, you’re cracking me up, too. lol

  • Savannah says:

    Giggling. I had just googled “affirmations on synchronicity” before coming to the website for my daily dose of hope.

  • Well, since I create blank affirmation cards for customized affirmations, I also teach people exactly how to create their own powerful affirmations.
    People can download the free eCourse along with some audios (including one I recorded for Good Vibe University).
    Many blessings,

  • I can already feel how well that one will work for you, Ginny! Congrats on tuning in to such a powerful personal affirmation!

  • Ginny says:

    Such perfect timing Jeannette! I was just re-creating some power affirmations, and this helped me find another one that clicks – “omg it feels good to have so much money coming in” (I can just feel the relief every time).

  • Chantelle, that fabulous affirmation is going to come in real handy for your next manifestation, I predict!
    I wonder if that deadline energy is putting pressure on you that’s affecting your vibe? My other suspicion is that you might be relying on reality to tell you how it is, rather than the other way around.
    This could make a good Q&A … I’ll see what I can do there. 🙂

  • Chantelle says:

    Hi Jeannette,
    My favourite one is “I am so awesome” – it always puts me in a good frame of mind.
    I know this is totally off the affirmation topic – but would you do a Q&A on “If I knew then what I know now”. I managed to manifest an amazing job when I first started using LOA and a few years later, am trying to manifest my ultimate perfect dream job (mostly because I am wiser and I know I can have whatever I desire). Its been a few months now and I know Universe does not take that long! I have tried everything to get into alignment – pray rain journalling, affirmations, self loveness, visualising etc. and I usually never have a problem manifesting things that I want but this new dream job has managed to illude me for a while. I’ve gotten off the topic a few times, eased up on my wanting and attachment and did go for a few interviews – they were not completely what I want though. I just want to know from someone on the other side of it, what was the most important things you learnt about manifesting something specific (and again a while later). I used to think my desires would take a while because Universe had to ‘get it ready’ for me, but now I know that its created instantly and the delay is me getting into vibrational alignment. I feel like my vibe is at its peak a lot of the time, and then its not. Normally I would not worry but this is something I have a deadline for. I need it to happen in the next few weeks – for varied reasons. Help?

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