Affirmations and Positive Thinking

Affirmations and positive thinking can tap the power of your subsconscious mind and propel you toward your goals.
Here's how to write your own affirmations:

Step One 
Ask yourself: What about your life would you most like to change? Make a quick, brief list of your most significant life challenges.

Step Two
Break down these challenges into specific areas that you can work on. The more specific the affirmation statement the more effective it will be. 
So, "I owe a lot of money" becomes "I owe money to credit card companies."

Step Three 
For each specific challenge from Step Two, brainstorm all of the possible solutions. Visualize the best possible outcome of your problem.

Step Four 
State this positive outcome in a clear, direct sentence. Again, try to focus on specifics. Write your affirmation in the present tense and in a positive way. 
Example: "I will pay off my credit card debt" becomes "I can pay off my credit card debt." (Note the present tense construction.) 

If you find objections surfacing in the form of negative self-talk, restate the objection in the form of affirmations and positive thinking.
Example: Affirmation: "I can pay off my credit card debt." Objection: "I can't come up with that kind of money!" New affirmation: "I can find ways to earn all the money I need."

Print your affirmations and place them where you'll see them throughout the day. Repeat your affirmations aloud - with confidence - at least three times each day. Say your affirmation just before bed, so your subconscious mind has something to chew on while you sleep and repeat them again in the morning, when your refreshed mind is more receptive to new thoughts and ideas.

Some find it helpful to record affirmations and positive thoughts into a tape recorder and listen to them in the car, at work, or while doing housework. Or consider using pre-recorded affirmations from Behavior Modification and Positive Thinking expert Mike Brescia. (Read my review here: http://www.momscape.com/thinkrightnow/reviews.htm )

The more you can replace negative energy with affirmations and positive thoughts, the more you open your life to creativity, growth, peace, and love. Enjoy the process.