To “affirm” something means simply to declare that it is true. So, creating and using affirmations should be a breeze, right?
Actually, the true art of the affirmation is both subtle and profound. Despite the popularity of this technique, some people choose bland affirmations—or even affirmations that are self-defeating.
When creating your affirmation, remember that even minor variations in word choice can make a huge difference in your results. Because your words literally have the power to create your circumstances, it’s important to invest a few minutes now to take your affirmation-making skills to the next level.
Consider this example: “I will quit smoking with ease and joy, remembering the effects on my physical and mental health and preparing to live a longer life.”