The Beginner’s Guide to Positive Affirmations

If you’re familiar with our goals here at, you probably know that we put a lot of emphasis on the healing power of affirmations. Today, we’re going to be looking at the “what,” “why,” “how,” and “when” of positive affirmations.

WHAT are positive affirmations?

Positive affirmations (in short, affirmations) are messages we tell ourselves to achieve health, well-being, success, and even material wealth. But not just any messages! Affirmations are words that hold profound personal meanings in which you choose to believe.

Having and using a set of positive affirmations is like following your personal creed. You believe in it, and you live by it. In other words, you don’t just mindlessly repeat a message to yourself; you contemplate it. You take its inner meaning as it is and try to apply it in your daily life.

Every thought we have and every word we speak is an affirmation. In fact, our entire inner dialogue is a wave of affirmations, carrying us gently towards greatness and fulfillment.

Every “mental” statement we believe, say, or put into practice is a reflection of our inner truth. Using our core beliefs as affirmations is a way of acknowledging their validity and transformational power.

Take a moment to think about your core values; the inner truths that guide your steps. Are you driven by positivity or negativity?

HOW do positive affirmations work?

Using positive affirmations to achieve greatness is like planting an acorn and nurturing it until it grows into a majestic oak. In other words, you need to give yourself time and allow the core message of your particular affirmation to take root inside your mind.

But how can positive affirmations improve the quality of our life?

First of all, affirmations act as reminders. For those of us living a fast-paced life, it’s easy to get caught up with daily tasks and forget about the core beliefs that should guide our steps. That is where affirmations come into play, reminding us of our true purpose.

Second, affirmations can be a great source of motivation. Each and every person on this planet has experienced or will experience a lack of motivation as a result of various factors that disrupt our “flow.” Whenever you’re in that “I-don’t-feel-like-doing-anything” mood, you can try using affirmations that boost your motivation, thus getting you closer to your goals.

Third, affirmations work as a “repellent” against negativity. Life is full of ups and downs, and we can’t always have complete control over what will happen in the future. Despite the apparent unpredictability of life, some of us still insist on holding a negative perspective on everything. A set of positive affirmations, if used regularly, can counter the unpleasant effects of our negative thinking.

Depending on the person, affirmations can work in all sorts of ways. Give it a try!

WHY should we use positive affirmations?

Now that we know what positive affirmations are and how they work, the next question that comes to mind is: why do we need to use them? More accurately, what are the areas of our life where positive affirmations can improve our odds of success?

Since each and every one of us can build their set of affirmations, the possibilities are endless. We can use them to sharpen our skills, achieve goals, improve our relationships, attract wealth, and the list goes on.

If you think of positive affirmations in terms of efforts and gains, you’ll notice that there’s absolutely no reason not to try this simple and efficient strategy. In other words, it doesn’t cost you a dime to think of what you truly need, write down an affirmation based on that, and repeat it whenever you feel like things don’t go as planned.

However, it is important to believe in your affirmations; to allow them to gently “sink” into your subconscious mind and guide your steps towards whatever it is you desire most.

WHEN should we use positive affirmations?

Using positive affirmations is a lot like praying or doing meditation; you don’t need to have a specific date and time, and you definitely don’t need to sit in a particular position or perform a list of strict rituals.

For instance, if you’re having a bad day at work, take a short break, and think of a positive affirmation that will help you readjust your perspective. Whisper it gently and allow its meaning to sink into your subconscious mind.

The best time to use positive affirmations is when your heart desires!