How To Use Affirmations

Cover of a post-it note with affirmations

When people hear the words affirmations, they often roll their eyes, switch off or have a strong opinion of it(usually a bad one) but, I am here to tell you how affirmations can work in your favour.
Affirmations do not have to be standing in the mirror telling yourself ‘you are perfect’ ( because there is no such thing as perfectionism), but, there are countless ways to affirm your words and some of them you don’t even have to say a word.

I’ve tried the whole speaking into the mirror and I quickly found myself either laughing about how silly I look if anyone walked in the room and caught me or I end up criticising myself and noticing all my flaws. So I decided that was not for me and simply moved to an alternative that suited me better. This is when I discovered the power of post-it notes! Now I know, post it notes have always been around and it’s not this new invention but writing my affirmations down on a post-it note and sticking it in places I would see it was a new invention to me. By placing these affirmation notes within eye level enables me to really take moment to read and reflect on them. A few areas that the affirmation notes are dotted around my space is the mirror, light switch and the drawers, I purposely stuck them against these objects because these are the places I go to the most during my morning or day.
I also have set my alarm to be my affirmations to wake me up in the morning via the voice note app on my phone. This helps me to not instantly jump up out of bed and stress but ease myself into the morning.

Setting these intentions can bring you a satisfied feeling of what you want your future to look like. An increase of feeling good via your affirmations allows you to have a great rest of the day because you have started by setting those intentions.

A few other ways to affirm your words are:

  • Making it your screensaver
  • Sending daily alerts to your phone
  • Recording your affirmations and using it as an alarm
  • Writing in your journal
  • Saying it out loud ( it didn’t work for me but it might work for you)

A list of positive statements:

  • I am grateful for my healthy mind, body, and soul
  • I am happy with who I am, what I have and with what I will receive
  • Success flows to me effortlessly
  • I am always on the right path

If you’re new to this, it will feel different for the first few tries, but once you get over the hurdle of awkwardness and start allowing yourself to feel each word you read, speak or repeat, this will become second nature.

Stay Grounded X

4 thoughts on “How To Use Affirmations

  1. Apart from saying it outloud, yes I do all other things. The power of notes is indeed powerful. I put it everywhere on wardrobe to cell screensaver, notes and then journals. It keeps me in the loop of appreciating myself 😉 and keep me busy in achieving the upcoming goals with the reminder of list of things to do.

    1. I agree, keeping the notes where you visit frequently around the house, keeps your mind in constant appreciation mode.

  2. I love this!! I am going to do this with the post-it notes, what a great idea. I also love the fact you use affirmations as your alarm that would really help me start my day off positive and to remind me why I have to work my butt off so that one day I wont need to wake up to an alarm and will be able to work when I want and where I want Lol!

    1. Hey Laura, please do keep me updated on the post-it notes method, I would love to hear how you got on or any other way of doing it 🙂
      Exactly like you said about the alarm, its another way of speaking it into existence but your’e hearing it and when that goal comes you can simply move on to the next affirmation

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