Affirmations are one of the most fun and engaging ways to motivate yourself whether you’re down in a rut or enjoying life to the fullest. These tiny pearls of wisdom can brighten your day and help you mold your thoughts in a more positive direction. While books contain excellent compilation affirmations, it’s the affirmation cards, which is the other popular collection medium for affirmation aficionados, that can be used in varied and creative manners.
You’re not just limited to affirmation cards; affirmations can also be easily incorporated in decorations as well as arts and crafts. This also includes events starting from birthdays to holidays like Christmas. In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, here’s a list of fun and creative ways to use affirmations!
You can use affirmations as decorations by writing them down and creating a collage
Creating a collage out of affirmations is a cool way to incorporate affirmations in festive decorations. You can easily write down family-friendly affirmations on the chart and poster papers, make a collage out of them and hang them around the Christmas tree.
You can use an affirmation card deckimg source: pinterest.com
Affirmation card decks are very popular because you can carry them or hang them anywhere. Feeling depressed? Get an affirmation card deck that resonates with you and put them all around you!
You can tape them to your mirrors
The point of using I am affirmations for many people is to change their perception and way of thinking. One of the best ways to make sure you’re frequently looking at the affirmations to hammer them into your brain is by taping them on your mirror.
Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram have made affirmations accessible and popular over the last couple of years. You can easily subscribe to many popular affirmation pages like WordPorn, The Idealist, ScribbleStories and more to get your daily dosage of affirmation from your social media newsfeed.
You can text them to friends and family
This has been a staple classic of affirmation usage since cellphones and texting became popular around the mid-nineties. Want to make that birthday wish text you’re about to send your close friend a bit more special? Just use a cheerful and positive affirmation in the text along with the mandatory ‘Happy Birthday.’
You can make a game out of them by writing them down, and having people pull one from a bag and saying out loud
Also another staple classic, this group affirmation therapy has been a cornerstone of family Christmas and New Year’s Eve tradition for thousands of families all across the globe for the last few hundred years. Have all your friends and family members write down positive affirmations in bits of papers, put them all in a bag, shake it up and read them off one by one under the Christmas tree.
You can surprise your significant other by posting them all over the house for Valentine’s day
Affirmations can also help your romantic life as well! If your partner is going through a hard time and isn’t being very communicative or the relationship seems to be getting strained, you can try to reach out to them by hanging positive affirmations around the house on Valentine’s Day or give them a gift incorporating positive affirmations like a t-shirt.
You can use affirmations to control your emotions
Some of us are very emotional and find ourselves reacting in an inappropriate manner when our emotions run high. If you have a quick temper or get anxious easily carry a few affirmation cards or a book with you all the time to help you control your emotions when they get out of hand in a jiffy.
You can use affirmations for boosting your self-esteem
If you suffer from low self-esteem, you can incorporate strong affirmations with meditation to boost your confidence levels. When you’re in the relaxed state of mind that comes with practicing meditation, these affirmations turn into subconscious autosuggestions that you start to follow without thinking about them consciously all the time.img source: pinterest.com
You can use affirmations for overcoming bad habits
Affirmations can also be used creatively to overcome bad habits. Want to overcome a mild drinking problem? Stick affirmation cards and stick it notes on the refrigerator so that you think twice before reaching for that bottle of beer. This is just a simple example, there are a lot of other ways which you can use affirmations to get rid of bad habits.
You can use affirmations for improving your productivity
Are you a natural procrastinator? If you are, you might consider using affirmations to improve your productivity levels. Surround yourself with affirmations that motivates you to get yourself off the couch and start doing something that you should probably be doing instead of lazing off or goofing around.
Ask yourself ‘what if’ questions to make your own affirmations
A lot of people feel like that affirmations of others don’t apply to them in a full manner due to differences in circumstances. If you feel the same way, then make your own affirmations to motivate yourself. Start by asking yourself ‘what if’ questions. Think of questions like:
- What else could I do to improve my life right now?
- How can I improve my career skills?
- Is this the life I want?
Keep asking yourself questions like these, and you’ll find that you’ll be able to make your own affirmations for yourself.