Studies in neuroscience have proven that our thoughts can actually create physical change in our brain.* So it goes without saying that the words we not only speak and hear but the words we see have a powerful impact on our daily lives. One sentence literally has the power to alter the course of our entire day!
That’s why I’m so excited to tell you that I’ve created these Daily Positive Affirmation Cards. Why did I create these? Well, I always found myself printing out beautiful typography with positive sayings and posting them on my wall because they served as consistent reminders to stay focused on the positive. And to be honest, negative self talk sometimes has a way of taking over my mind and bringing me down at times so seeing positive words (not on my phone or computer screen, but in actual real life) always gave me a quick boost of JOY. 🙂
Here’s what I do.
I randomly pick a new card each morning, read it out loud and then stick it in a frame on my desk so I can refer to my affirmation throughout my work day.
I also start each morning by journaling for about 5-10 minutes and I write down my affirmation in my journal. If I’m struggling with something specific that week and the affirmation I picked seems to be specifically applicable, I’ll use the same affirmation for as long as I need to overcome my challenge. Here are a couple more cards in the deck:
Of course, you’ll want to find a system that works best for you but here’s another great post on how to make affirmations work for you and if you want to make your own, here are a couple resources for some great ideas:
If you want to get your own 54 card deck of Daily Positive Affirmation cards, you can get them on Amazon:
What is your daily dose of HAPPY?
If you’re not doing something EVERY DAY to bring yourself some joy, I encourage you to start with some soul searching to learn why. Happiness is a human birthright and in my personal opinion, something we can all be intentional and mindful of. Here’s what I mean…If you love the taste and smell of coffee in the morning, make it a point to wake up a little earlier so you can actually sit down to enjoy and savor your wonderful cup of coffee, instead of grabbing it to go and drinking it mindlessly on your way to work.
If you love to read for fun, make it a point to schedule it into your day, like you would schedule a work meeting. And when your appointed reading time comes, put aside all your other to-dos and lists and intentionally enjoy your time reading.
Sounds so simple and common sense and yet I think this is why we go through life not being intentional about adding things we enjoy into our days…because we’re constantly reacting to what we HAVE to do instead. I know, I’ve been there!
And this isn’t to say that you have to be doing or consuming something to be happy. You can be happy doing work you don’t truly like! After all, I think happiness is all mindset and perspective but I know I always add to my “happiness bank” when I do things I enjoy so I make it a point to do something I enjoy every day. I hope you do the same!
Served with love,