“Hi. My name is Jenna and I’ve been using affirmation cards for nine years now.”
[I know you already knew my name but I bet you didn’t know the latter.]
That’s right. I use affirmation cards on an almost day-to-day basis.
For one, I’ve dealt with having high anxiety for most of my life. Yep, that feeling of having butterflies in your stomach, EXCEPT mine are constant. I also tend to be a worrier; as in I worry A LOT about many silly things. But when I found Louise Hay’s positive affirmation cards my junior year of college something changed inside of me. I learned how to channel these high-strung emotions through a daily mantra, which was provided by these grace-saving cards.
So, why are you telling me this? Why now?
Mostly, because I’m excited about these new affirmation cards I just found out about. Yes, thanks to wonderful Kickstarter, I discovered that Your Joyologist was trying to raise funds to create her very own deck of said affirmations for her clients, you, and everyone else. How awesome is that? I mean I love my original deck, but since I’m nine years in, I could use some new ones and the ones I have sampled thus far [thanks to Tricia] have left me overly impressed!
Originally, this post was supposed to help the Kickstarter campaign have a strong finish, BUT I am happy to report that the $20,000 goal has been met. SO, instead of donating money to help a small business owner further her business, how about you donate money to help further your life? Why not try and make it better?! I’m being VERY honest here. I had REALLY bad days growing up = in elementary, junior high, high school, and even in college. I cannot imagine how different things would have been if I had found affirmations before I did. Well, that and yoga ;) BUT the point is we all need positive reinforcements in our day – something to strive for, focus on, and ultimately, figure out our own happy.
How do you use them?
Every morning [shortly after I wake up] I pick up the deck of affirmations, shuffle them around, close my eyes, fan them out, and randomly choose one.
Why do you close your eyes?
I let the Universe decide what I need in that moment and truly . . . you will be astonished by how fitting the affirmation will actually be. It’s a bit crazy, but it works.
What do you do after you’ve chosen one?
I read it, reread it, and absorb it while I get ready for the day. AND if I’m having a big flair up with my anxiety and worrywart-ness, I will actually take it with me throughout my day. It’s that easy.
“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows of the necessary ingredients of happiness – simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain.” – George Sand