You probably don’t need all that much convincing of the power of affirmations, especially if you’ve been here with us at Widibi for a while. You know the theory, but now you want to understand the practice. If you find yourself wondering ‘how do I start daily affirmations?’ then this post is for you.
The Quickstart Guide to Daily Affirmations
Before I take a deeper dive into the query, I’ll share with you the most important piece of advice of all: the key to starting is starting.
From there, you only need to take three simple steps:
1. Decide What You Want to Affirm
If this is your first affirmation, you’re in a privileged position as it really doesn’t matter what you choose. Leave the heavy lifting like manifesting a job (for yourself, or even for someone else) for when you’ve gained a bit more experience.
For now, decide what you want to achieve today. Need more energy? Want to ace an interview? It could be as simple as wanting to empty the washing basket. Think of a small, almost inconsequential improvement to your day. That’s what we’ll focus on making happen.
2. Write Your Affirmation Down
Affirmations use a specific structure, but they’re never complex. A single sentence is enough. If you’re totally unsure, take a moment to check out my post on how to write an affirmation. For now, focus on the basic structure, which looks like this (and is shamelessly borrowed from the linked article):
3. Express It
You’ve got your affirmation; now it’s time to put it to work.
Again, it isn’t complex. You could:
- Say your affirmation out loud
- Record your affirmation and listen back
- Put it on your manifestation list
- Use a manifestation technique like the 5×55 method or the 369 method
Fair warning: manifestation lists take a little longer, especially if you’ve opted for a relatively simple affirmation. The two linked manifestation methods take even longer – several days, in fact! So if you’re just starting out and keeping things simple, one of the first two options will likely provide you with the best results.
You might be a patient person, but I like to focus on speed when just starting out with anything like this. As I’ve written many times, techniques like affirmations are impossible to prove. All I or anyone else can do is tell you they work.
You might be skeptical – and you’d be right to be. I’m a big believer in not taking too much at face value unless you absolutely have to.
The beauty of speed, and in this case making something happen quickly, is you’ll have what I like to call personal proof. You’re no longer reliant on what someone has told you, as you’ve seen it happen. In some cases, you’ve felt it.
This takes me back to the original point. If you’re wondering ‘how do I start daily affirmations?’, it’s by starting daily affirmations. And you can do precisely that in just a couple of minutes.
Next Steps – The Power of Daily Affirmations
Consistency is key when it comes to the power of daily affirmations. Why? Because the more you say something, the more likely you are to believe it. And once you start believing it, that’s when the real magic happens.
Think about it like this: if you tell yourself every day that you’re amazing and deserving of good things, eventually you’re going to start believing it. And when you believe it, you’ll start acting like it. You’ll have more confidence, go after what you want, and generally just feel better about yourself. All of which leads to even more good things coming your way.
So, if you’re looking for a little boost, try out some daily affirmations. Be consistent with them, and soon enough you’ll start seeing (and feeling) the power for yourself.
Think of it as self-training or habit building, from multiple different angles.
Even if you only have one daily affirmation, make a point of saying it, writing it down, or even just thinking it. As mentioned, you’ll soon start to believe it. More importantly, you’ll begin to act like it’s the truth. Even if it’s a case of “fake it ‘til you make it”, there’s nothing at all wrong with that!
Oh, and if you decide to go with morning affirmations, you’ll achieve something early in the day, every day, setting you up perfectly for the rest of what you want to achieve.
How Do I Start Daily Affirmations? – In Summary
I’m quite fond of the phrase, so I’ll repeat it once more for emphasis: you start daily affirmations by starting daily affirmations!
There shouldn’t be anything holding you back – your first daily affirmation could take a matter of seconds. It’s time well-invested too, as you can repeat the process and boost your results every day for the rest of your life if you so choose!
Follow the steps outlined above to get your first affirmation done, or borrow some of ours – here’s an article on affirmations for friendships, for example. Even if you’re not in the market for new friends right now, they’re worth looking at to understand the structure and give you some ideas – after all, you can always find and replace “friends” with cars, jobs, or anything else you’d like to introduce into your life in the short term!