What exactly is an affirmation? What does it look like? How should it sound? What phrases work, which ones don’t? An affirmation is a statement that affirms, make firm, that which you believe. You can have positive or negative affirmations. Most of us have lived our lives telling ourselves about our faults. We also rarely hesitate to tell others about our faults. For example, someone may compliment your outfit. What is your normal response? Or perhaps, they tell you what a wonderful job you did on a project. What do you say when that happens? Can you imagine saying something like: “Thank you, I did do a great job, didn’t I?” Well, certainly you don’t have to say it out loud, but perhaps you could start saying it to yourself and you don’t need to wait for someone to compliment you, you can begin saying it right now. ” I really do a great job.” For today, find one thing you want to feel good about and form a very short positive statement complimenting yourself. Write it down anywhere you like and carry it with you. Say it to yourself a few times each day and see what develops. Remember, the first change takes place in the spirit, then in the mind and the last place to accept the new reality, is the body.