Assurance for the Soul

A guide for positive self-affirmations

Positive affirmations are used by many to gain self-confidence and create a peaceful environment. These statements focus on strengths one has or wants to develop rather than weaknesses, all according to

Starting an affirmation routine can be a new way to bring in more positive emotions. It can be important to remember to not state affirmations in a negative way and to focus on individual wants. Taking on positive affirmations can be accomplished by following these techniques.

Starting out

When beginning affirmations, find a mirror or a quiet place to go to. Right after waking up and before going to bed can be a good time to do affirmations. Brains are more open to change while at night, and our subconscious registers the affirmation as we sleep, according to


Repeating affirming statements sends the brain a message. Neurons respond to this message, rewiring the brain and causing behavioral changes that align with the affirmations, according to Setting the mind to a goal will often lead the actions to follow.


Saying affirmations out loud can lead to better results, but visualizing results can be more effective. Visualizing allows one to truly see what they are aiming for. For example, say “I am” instead of “I will” and visualize reaching the end result, according to

Keep it Personal

When creating statements, keep them in the present tense and imagine oneself in the moment. Affirmations that are personal typically work best since they are more specific to one’s wants. In addition, making a habit of what action one does while saying the statement is more likely to cause change, all according to