There was a time in my life when I used affirmations to try and change my circumstances. I would repeat them hundreds of times with small changes if any at all.
Looking back now I can see how I was trying to force something I wanted to happen
I used words and thoughts in an almost frantic way to make something I did not like in my life go away and create something I wanted to take its place.
Lately I have been working on accepting and loving myself.
The more I am learning to love myself the easier it is to believe the affirmations I choose to repeat will actually become my reality.
Instead of frantic and rapid repetition I am learning to slow down, place my hand over my heart and repeat the affirmations with genuine feeling.
I can feel the love in my heart opening up to receive the truth that what I am affirming is in fact the truth of who I am.