An affirmation is a declaration that something is true.
The power of writing our affirmations on a regular basis is a beautiful thing. Studies have shown that my subconscious mind only knows what I tell it.
So, when I write my affirmations, in present or past tense, it assumes I have already accomplished what I wrote. When I read my affirmations aloud, my left brain scours a lifetime of data to prove what I am reading, to be true. The result? I get to witness how I have already been living my dream and can now set more specific goals with even more belief. What an awesome feeling!
Writing affirmations without feelings will do little to promote change. Thoughts evoke feelings and then those feelings power additional thoughts. So, without feelings, we deny both the joy of the current experience as well as the power to shape our future.
If you cannot arrive at your affirmations from a TRUE place, try writing a letter to yourself from the future. Tell yourself where you are and remind yourself that the limitations you placed on on yourself were temporary. I cannot express enough HOW EFFECTIVE this technique can be in bringing relief of anxiety. Anything from love sickness to bankruptcy, realize that your future self has overcome. Your future self lives in the place of your dreams and that person is unlimited, wise and at peace. Feel free to ask questions or even ask your future self to write your affirmations!