JOYkwondo Exercise #17: Affirmations

“We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, so we are then master of the situation.”

~ Florence Scovel Shinn

joykwondo Exercise

For this training exercise , you’re going to create your very own affirmation (or a whole series of them, if you like). Here are some basic guidelines for creating powerful daily affirmations that work:

  1. Start with the words “I am.” These are the two most powerful words in the English language.
  2. Use the present tense.
  3. State it in the positive. Affirm what you want, not what you don’t want.
  4. Keep it brief.
  5. Make it specific.
  6. Include an action word ending with “–ing”.
  7. Include at least one dynamic emotion or feeling word.
  8. Make affirmations for yourself, not others.

Here are some examples:

“I am joyfully driving my new red Porsche convertible down the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.”

“I am grateful that I am earning $150,000 a year.”

“I am so happy that I am celebrating having achieved my ideal weight of 140 pounds”

Write your affirmation creation in the comments section below, and remember to keep a copy for yourself to repeat often. Also, don’t forget to write your Joy Journal entry for the day!

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