28 day Affirmation Challenge.  I would like to invite you to take the “28 day Affirmation Challenge”.  For the next 28 days write and verbalize affirmations. You can use the affirmations below or create your own life affirming affirmations.

Remember to phrase them as follows:

1)      Become aware of what you would prefer;

2)      Begin your affirmation with “I am”;

3)      Use “now” to indicate present tense;

4)      Use only positive words;

5)      Feel how you imagine you will feel when you have what you desire;

6)      Write and speak your affirmations daily. My students find they really benefit from repeating their affirmations before bed and first thing in the morning before they get out of bed.

“I am now prosperous and healthy.”

“I am now happy and joyful.”

“I am now peaceful and content.”

“I am open to receive my highest and greatest good.”

“I am worthy and I accept an abundance of all good things.”

“I am perfect and whole.”

“I am slim and trim.”

“I am youthing!”

“I am so happy and grateful for my life and all the people I know and meet.”

“I am so happy and grateful for __________________________.” This is one of my favorites, I like to journal at least 10 of these every day.

“I am feeling 100% healthy.”

“I now have clarity on the issue of _________________________.” Fill in the blank on whatever the issue is, such as ‘my job’

“I am now crystal clear as to my life’s purpose.” This is a great one for those who are unsure of their next steps.

“I am grateful for ___________________________” (fill in the blank with something you are grateful for now or wish you could be grateful for).

If you are not as happy as you would like to be with a relationship they might use the affirmation of:

“I am so happy and grateful to have (other person’s name) in my life. They are such a joy and a gift to me.” Even if you do not believe it at the time, keep repeating it and notice the shifts within yourself. Before long you will be able to say it and mean it. Eventually, you will truly begin to feel grateful for this person and the gifts they bring into your life.

To change the vibration of a situation, such as finances, you might say something like:

“I am now so happy and grateful that I have all I need. Everything I need is provided for me. I am financially safe and secure.” It may not be true in the moment, but if you believe it you will see it begin to manifest in your life.

Affirmations can be habit-forming. How long does it take to form a new habit? A week? A month? A year? I researched this and found an article by Dr. John M. Grohol who states that according to the research to form a new habit it takes at least 2 months (or about 66 days, on average). He continues:

Jeremy Dean over at PsyBlog the other week wrote a great entry that looked at what the research tells us about how long it takes us to form a new habit:

Although the average was 66 days, there was marked variation in how long habits took to form, anywhere from 18 days up to 254 days in the habits examined in this study. As you’d imagine, drinking a daily glass of water became automatic very quickly but doing 50 sit-ups before breakfast required more dedication (above, dotted lines). The researchers also noted that:

Missing a single day did not reduce the chance of forming a habit.

A sub-group took much longer than the others to form their habits, perhaps suggesting some people are ‘habit-resistant’.

Other types of habits may well take much longer.

So 66 days later, a simple habit might be in place and on automatic pilot. But as the research shows, it could as long as 8 1/2 months for more complicated habits to take hold. (Source: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/10/07/need-to-form-a-new-habit-66-days/)

Wishing you great success with your affirmations. I invite you to ‘like’ my FB page where you can post your results of the “28 day Affirmation Challenge”.