Let’s talk about affirmations for a minute.
Affirmations are a way for you to connect with who you want to be (the person you really are, and just need to be in touch with – or the person you are trying to become). They remind you that you’re capable and that you are enough. They inspire kindness, abundance, mindfulness, gratitude…all of those things! (I’m assuming we’re all sticking to positive affirmations, here!)
Also – affirmations can take practice. It’s not always easy to put positive self-talk out there.
But I believe in them, and I believe in the work they can do.
These pretty printable affirmation cards were designed with some of my favorite affirmations.
Printable Affirmation Cards
There are lots of ways to use these. Cut them out and stick them in your planner or tape to your computer at work. Stick to your bathroom mirror, or keep them in your wallet. Or send them to a friend. Or, of course, add them to your vision board!
And speaking of vision boards…you can download this vision board template to get your started, or check out these vision board ideas. I even have a weight loss vision board template and weight loss affirmation cards.
Here’s another idea for them: shuffle them up each morning and grab a random one – let that be your intention and focus for the day. Keep that card (or just the words on it) with you for the day and see what happens.
If you’re struggling with affirmations (I know they can be hard at first…either we don’t really believe what we’re telling ourselves, or we don’t think we deserve such positive self-talk), take a step back and focus on gratitude. Instead of thinking about the things you are trying to tap into or reach through affimations, think about the very things you have right that second. Be grateful for the roof over your head. Be grateful for the people you have met. Be grateful for the air we breathe (we can all be grateful for air, right?).
Sometimes, and I totally get this, we resist bringing positive affirmations into our life. Sometimes, we even resist gratitude. I’m guilty! There have been many times when I felt like I just needed to be mad for awhile, already.
And that is ok.
But when you’re done being mad – or, if you’re tired of being mad all the time and trying to break through it – practice gratitude. And gratitude is something that requires practice! But even if you only think about or write down one thing that you’re grateful for, you’re breaking through into something positive.
I believe in gratitude, y’all – it’s something we should cultivate. I have a whole list of things you can be grateful for in this post of gratitude journal prompts.