As you may have noticed by now I'm kind of obsessed with positive affirmations. (So obsessed I made this free worksheet for you guys with 24 badass affirmation templates!) I love them for many reasons, but most importantly they empower and inspire us. Today I'm teaching you how to craft your own unique positive affirmations to help change your life for the better.
I hope you enjoy this (shortened) excerpt from my new book #ActuallyICan The Art of Affirming Yourself to Greatness!
How to Create Your Own Unique Affirmations
Creating an affirmation is very simple. Basically, you just examine what’s not working and then affirm how you would like it to be instead.
"Life is really hard for me." becomes "Life flows easily for me."
"I suck at math." becomes "I’m great at math."
"I’m not worthy of my dreams." becomes "I am worthy of my dreams."
You get the idea.
Choose something that’s not ideal and then change it for the better! You just take the negative and flip it into a positive. #thatwaseasy
Badass Affirmation Templates
Here are some awesome affirmation templates that are straight out of my new book (a badass book of positive affirmations that has yet to be named) that's coming out November 15th!
Two of the most powerful words in the English language. Well, really it’s what follows the I am that’s so important.
Craft yourself as you wish to be. You have an unlimited amount of potential.
I am thankful for…
Practicing gratitude is one of the fastest ways to raise your vibration (aka feel better) and attract more things to be thankful for.
That's right. Every time you thank the universe you give it permission to send you more to be thankful for. So what are you waiting for?! Get to it! #gratitudeistheattitude
I embrace, enjoy, love, like (insert good feeling adjective here)…
Use this template when you’re feeling good about something. Embrace it, encourage it, express how much you love it. Admiring your life in this way will skyrocket your mood, attitude, and outlook.
When you like your life, life likes you right back.
Do not underestimate this f-word.
When you forgive you are choosing peace for yourself. Whether you’re forgiving a friend, family member, your boss, or yourself it always sets you free and creates space for inner success.
Choose what you want for yourself and show the universe who's boss. It will conspire to make it happen for you.
One of my new years resolutions for 2016 was to be a winner (like win random raffles and prizes and stuff). I chose to be a winner and on January first, the very first day of the year, I won over 30 bucks playing a slot machine in the Las Vegas Airport during a layover.
Coincidence? I think not.
It is my dominant intent to…
Maybe you're not feeling empowered enough to just choose something for yourself, but having an intention is the second best thing. Intending to do, be, or have something is the first step in achieving it.
Intention precedes action.
I am willing to…
Being willing is one of the most admirable qualities in the eyes of the universe. As soon as you are so little as willing, willing to see thing differently, willing to let go, willing to dream big, the universe will support you in that willingness. Soon enough that willingness will blossom into intention and then decision and so on.
Maybe you’re not exactly where you’d like to be right now, but you sure as hell can be! You can be, do, or have anything you can conjure up in your imagination. Anything! The universe would never give you an idea that it could not fulfill for you. That would be just plain rude.
Not to sound like your mother, but you can do it. I believe in you and this template will help you believe in yourself.
I let go of/ I release…
Sometimes, when you’re feelin’ real shitty the best thing to do is simply to surrender. Let go of it. At this point, you’re too exhausted to change your mind or take anything on. How about subtracting instead?
Release it to relieve it.