Hi, I'm Steph and I believe in the power of positive affirmations and using vision boards to turn dreams into reality!
I hunted everywhere for journals, planners, affirmation cards and other decorative pieces to use on my vision boards but I couldn’t find any that resonated with me. After asking around my friends and other vision board users, I discovered that they too had the same issue. So, in 2016, I began designing my own and started The Daily Goalgetter!
Whether positive or negative, your mindset influences how you perceive reality.
A negative mindset often leads to catastrophizing, anxiety, anger, hopelessness, helplessness, as well as the physical effects stress has on the body (raised blood pressure, increased production of stress hormones, being on edge etc.).
Whereas a positive mindset leaves you feeling happy, grateful, content, and calm the majority of the time.
This isn’t to say you won’t ever feel anxious or angry ever again (emotions are normal), but positive affirmations help you to develop a healthier mindset that’s better at coping during hardships and times of stress.
How to Use Positive Affirmations
First, choose positive affirmations that address a challenge you’re facing at the moment.
You might be feeling anxious, wanting to take better care of yourself, or love the skin you’re in.
From there, you print out your affirmations and decide how and where you’re going to place them. You want your affirmations in a location that you see often.
For some people this might be their desk, mirror, fridge, wallet, or planner.
Rather than sticking the full set up, choose a few that really resonate with you in this moment. When you no longer resonate with that particular card, shuffle through your deck until you find one that does.
Then, when you catch a glimpse of your affirmation card - imagine it happening.
For example, if your affirmation card says “I can say no & it will mean no”, you might imagine a salesman knocking at your door, you telling them “no thanks” and closing the door with full confidence (not worrying about hurting their feelings or being rude).
The more often these visualisations take place, the more your brain remembers how to deal with these situations. So the next time they crop up, it’s almost like a reflex, your mind and body automatically know what to do.