On formulating good affirmations
Affirmations are basically hypnotic inductions - things you say to reinforce or create a belief. As a such, phrasing is important. Below is a short list of things to consider when formulating affirmations.
- The most effective pronoun to use for affirmations is "We". Not I, not you - "We". As in "We are dominant".
- Affirmations talk to the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is bad with negations - it sometimes notice them and sometimes forget them. Formulate your affirmations in the positive: "We are calm and relaxed" rather than "We are not afraid".
- Preferable, we process the affirmation in one go. So make it short and to the point; if you have several things you need to say to us, use several affirmations!
- Keep it simple, stupid.