Your thoughts and beliefs of the past have created this present moment, and all the moments up to now. What you are now CHOOSING to believe and think and say will create the next moment and the next day and the next month and the next year.
Positive affirmations are anything you say or think. A lot of what we normally say and think is quite negative and doesn't create good experiences for us. We have to retrain our thinking and speaking into positive patterns if we want to change our lives.
An affirmation opens the door. It's a beginning point in the path to change. You are actually telling your subconscious mind: "I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there is something I can do to change". Doing affirmations means consciously CHOOSING words that will either help eliminate something from your life or help create something new in your life.
Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. All of our self-talk, our internal dialogue, is a continual stream of affirmations. You are using affirmations every moment whether you know it or not. You are affirming and creating your life experiences with every word and thought.
Your beliefs are habitual thinking patterns that you learned as a child. Many of them work very well for you. Other beliefs may be limiting your ability to create the very things you say you want. What you want and what you believe you deserve may be very different. You need to pay close attention to your thoughts so that you can begin to eliminate the ones creating experiences you do not want in your life.