Affirmations are usually statements made with the purpose of ushering in positive change in one’s life. You may have heard of “speaking things into existence”, “claim it”, or “positive self-talk”; whatever it may be, these phrases (among others) are interrelated with affirming.
The “power of words” means something different to everyone. Just think of how many emotions or reactions in general are generated by “words”. I’m sure that there are some of us who can relate to feeling immense joy from a compliment, a simple greeting or even a few words of motivation. On the other side there is the discomfort, sadness and anger brought on by scathing remarks. It’s quite obvious to see the or even “feel” the power that words have.
Affirmations can be used to induce calm and focus, and they can be used at ANY time of the day. Many use the morning to get them in before the rigor of day sets in. They may be used to fortify a sense of being, and to set goals. There is no limit to the context of your affirmations. You can have few of them that suit your current state of being, or they may change as you continue to grow and expand. If it seems daunting at first, many just start with one affirmation, some people actually just use one every day, as needed. Some common examples are:
I am ok.
I am love.
I am healthy.
I am successful.