You can read anywhere about how to create affirmations, what exactly positive affirmations do, and how they work. But it can be a little harder to find tips on how to make them more successful for you. There are obviously as many tips available to you as there are actual affirmations. Everyone is unique in how their mind works therefore there is no set rules on how to have positive affirmations work for you. There are many tips that can be applied to most anyone though. This is what we will talk about today.

Many people know and understand that repetition is a key to success for positive affirmations. The standard practice is to repeat your affirmations upon waking up and right before going to bed. The more that you repeat your affirmations to yourself, the more that you mind will become saturated with the ideas you are trying to convey to it. To this point, it might be a good idea to carry around a physical reminder to let you know that you should recite your affirmative statements. For example, if you put your hands in your pockets often, you may want to carry around a rough stone that will trigger your memory. In other words, every time you put your hands in your pocket and feel the stone, you know that you should repeat your affirmations to yourself. This is the same thing, though less visible than tying a ribbon around your finger, however you can tie a ribbon if that will help you. Anything that will help remind you to say your positive affirmations will be a great thing.

Another good tip for succeeding with your positive affirmations is to create pictures and images in your mind that go with your affirmations. Picture what your affirmative statements should look like to you, and how you will feel and look when they are successful. Even as a mental image, this will be a more tangible thing to grasp for your subconscious mind than simple words. If you state “I have the potential to be successful in my life”, then you are leaving a very ambiguous picture for your subconscious mind. If, on the other hand, you picture what it would look and feel like to be successful, what you would see in front of you, how people around you would react, and the feelings you would experience at this, then you are creating a complete picture for your mind. This becomes much more than just words, it becomes an almost real thing. The image is so clear in your mind that your subconscious can almost reach out and grab it. This will make it so much easier for your mind to be able to accept your positive affirmations for fact.

As I mentioned earlier, there are many, many more tips that could work for you. Over the course of the next few articles, I will expand on other ways that you can help your own positive affirmations become more successful. Read through them and see which ones make the most sense to you and your lifestyle. You can then use any of a combination of these tips to reinforce your positive affirmations, and help them go from being an abstract thought to your new reality.

Author's Bio: 

Richard is a Master Practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Hypnosis, and Neurological Re-patterning™. He is also the co-founder of New You Life Coaching.

Because his interests stem from philosophy, spirituality, psychology, and leadership, Rich’s coaching style incorporates a rare and ingenious approach to understanding and empowering you in an insanely effective manner.