Here's a very important tip to help you succeed with affirmations. Always affirm in the present tense. It is far more effective to say for example: "I AM rich" rather than "I will be rich" which only signifies intent but not action. Affirming in the present tense, and feeling it prompts the subconscious mind to make things happen "now".
"I am calm."
"I have and am working in my dream job"
"I am successful in everything that I do"
"I am appreciated"...
Experience Your Good Now!: Learning to Use Affirmations