Affirmations are positive statements of a desired outcome or goal. Affirmations are reprogramming tools for your mind. They can help you develop positive thinking, get rid of unhelpful beliefs, reduce stress, build your self esteem and attract the life you want.. As an example, the statement that “I easily and consistently make $10,000 a month” will be an appropriate affirmation to make, to override the limiting “I find it hard to make $10,000 a month”.
To anchor an affirmation firmly in your subconscious, you need to keep repeating it so that it becomes the “truth” for you. The more frequent you make the statement, the more it should take root.
Having said that, I’ve often found that making the same affirmation several times a day and day-after-day a Bore. Just imagine repeating these statements like a mantra:
“I easily and consistently make $10,000 a month.”
“I weigh a healthy X pounds.”
“I attract girls/men very easily.”
I’m not sure whether you would agree with me….that while these affirmations may just do the job, they do not sound exciting in the least!
So I’m thinking: how about using some creativity to jazz up the practice of using Affirmations?
Here is a list of 7 ideas from my toolkit for making affirmations a FUN exercise!
1. Make Your Affirmations Into A Song!
While racking my brain for ideas, I came across one from Gary Craig, founder of the Emotional Freedom Technique. Gary suggested turning affirmations into a jingle.
Remember the nursery rhyme Old McDonalds Had a Farm? For those who just cannot recall, here’s the rhyme:
Old McDonalds had a farm. Ee-ii-ee-ii-o.
With a quack quack here. And a quack quack there.
Here a quack and there a quack. Everywhere a quack quack.
Old MacDonalds had a farm. Ee-ii-ee-ii-o.
Using Gary’s proposed lyrics and the same tune to Old McDonalds, here’s how you would sing to an affirmation involving a money goal:
I earn 10K a month. Very E-asily.
And a dollar dollar here. And a dollar dollar there.
Here a dollar. There a dollar. Everywhere a dollar dollar.
I earn 10K a month. Very E-asily.
Another song that I’ve thought of, that can be easily adapted is “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”….
My Bonnie lies over the ocean, my Bonnie lies over the sea, My Bonnie lies over the ocean, O bring back my Bonnie to me.
Chorus: Bring back, bring back, O bring back my Bonnie to me, to me. Bring back, bring back, O bring back my Bonnie to me.
Here is the version that I am proposing….
My earnings comes easy to me-e,
my earnings come easy to me.
My earnings comes easy to me-e.
O give me my earnings right now.
Chorus: Earning O earning O earning my 10K a month, a month.
Earning O earning O earning my 10K a month.
2. Make Affirmations an Art.
Perhaps you are less of a singer than an artist. If you are more visual, then consider using art to express your affirmations.
You can start a scrap journal and paste or draw anything in it that supports your affirmation. For instance, if your affirmation is “I make $10K a month”, think about the things you can buy. Then, find the pictures that support them. Stick pictures like a new designer handbag, new clothes, watch, etc. into your journal.
Alternatively, instead of pictures, you can also different phrases to support your affirmation. For instance, I have come across phrases like “dream home come true”, “a million possibilities”, “arouse your creative imagination” and “inspirational living” while flipping through home and decor magazines. Cut these phrases out and paste them into your scrap book.
Art can be expressed in a variety of ways, using different mediums. Other than cutting and pasting pictures for magazines, you can also consider using a software to create an affirmations board (refer to the above image that I made). The idea is to use your creativity in more ways than one, to connect to your inner Self while making affirmations.
3. Dress The Part.
This will depend on the affirmation that you are making. Obviously, if you have a weight loss affirmation, then it may not be quite possible to dress the part yet.
But if you have an affirmation on a money goal, then dressing the part can be a powerful make-believe that you have already made it. Notice how you feel if you are always dress shabbily compared to if you have got your best clothes on?
If you have an affirmation that says “I am a successful businessman”, then your dressing smartly can also help to conjure the same thought in the minds of your prospects.
4. Daydream About Your Affirmations Coming True.
Daydreaming is a powerful exercise. When you use your imagination, you are building an imagery in your subconscious mind.
In your daydreams, you can complete just about any impossible tasks out there, with wonderous results. You can be Superman, Wonder Woman, or James Bond (See also point 6 below)!
While daydreaming, affirm your goals. Stretch your imagination. Have fun, thinking of all possibilities on your affirmations come true.
“The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don’t know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.”
5. Use Role Models To Create Your Affirmations.
How about borrowing this famous line?…..
“Just call me Bond. James Bond.”
Obviously, you should use the appropriate role model for the affirmation that you are working on.
For instance, if you have an aspiration to be a motivational public speaker, then your affirmation may sound like this “Just call me Tony. Tony Robbins.”
If you have an aspiration to look fit, then your affirmation may be “Just call me Jennifer. Jennifer Lopez.”
If you have an affirmation to be a money magnet, then your affirmation may be “Just call me Donald. Donald Trump”.
Do make sure that the role model that you use is someone whom you really look up to. If you have money blocks such as “Rich people are all a****”, then using someone like Donald Trump for your money affirmation may backfire until you work on your negative beliefs.
6. Use Empowering Adjectives.
The choice of words can help in bringing about a stronger emotion and force to your affirmations. For instance, don’t you think there is a difference between saying “I earn $5K a month” as compared to “I easily and consistently make $5K a month”?
You can also add empowering adjectives, to make a more eloquent affirmation, like:
Emphasize the adjective while stating your new affirmation….
Old Affirmation: I am in a state of good health.
New Affirmation: I am in a state of Vibrant health.
Old Affirmation: I make $5K a month.
New Affirmation: I make an Awesome $5K a month.
Old Affirmation: I am in a job that I love.
New Affirmation: I am in a Magnificent job that I love, with access to many Wonderful opportunities.
7. Make-Believe Mini Exercises.
Think up ideas for make believe on your affirmations coming true. Back to my example again on the money goal, consider writing a blank check to yourself. On the check, fill in your name and write the figure that you desire. Keep it n your wallet. In your mind, imagine spending the dollar amount and feeling happy about your purchases. Repeat this exercise every month.
Explore making affirmations into a poem, poster, food decoration.Anything! Since you were a child, your negative beliefs probably got anchored in your mind over and over again in a multitude of ways. My point is why not do the same with positive affirmations in a FUN JAZZY and more interesting way?