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How to Create Positive and Inspiring Affirmations

23rd February 2018

How to Create Positive and Inspiring Affirmations | (photo of plants)

How to create positive and inspiring affirmations

I love inspiring words, quotes, phrases, mantras and affirmations. They keep me on track, especially when I have a goal I’m working towards. Positive and inspiring affirmations support, motivate and inspire me in my life and work. I enjoy the simple process of creating them, and they give me comfort and encouragement, guiding me along my chosen path.

If you are new to affirmation writing and you would like to give it a try, here are a few pointers to get you started. I’ve also shared the affirmations I created to guide me in 2018.

Words are powerful

1. Create affirmations that support you and your journey.
2. Keep them brief, specific and relevant.
3. Be positive by boldly affirming what you want.
4. Use powerful words to give yourself strength and motivation.
5. Use the present tense to support you where you are right now.
6. Enjoy the writing process!

How to Create Positive and Inspiring Affirmations | (macro photo of pink flowers

Eight affirmations for 2018

‘I begin each day with a strong and open heart, and from a place of clarity, wonder and gratitude.’

‘My natural self is one of positivity, contentment and joy. I let go of any thoughts that do not support or serve me.’

‘My work and commitment are being supported. My dreams will gradually manifest into the reality that I am creating.’

‘Everything in life comes and goes. Its movement gently melts away my worries and fears. I do not sweat the small stuff.’

‘I enjoy the present moment because life is not a race. I embrace what I know, I’m grateful for where I am, and I’m open to who I’m becoming.’

‘I take strength from my mistakes and failures, they bestow wisdom and enable me to grow.’

‘I motivate myself from a place of kindness and compassion. I use words of encouragement that are no different from how I would talk to a friend.’

‘I do not need to seek external validation. In the present moment, I am enough.’

Further reading

Six uplifting reminders to motivate and inspire
Exploring how to maintain a positive mindset
Bring your dreams and goals to life with a vision board

If you have any affirmations or phrases you use to motivate and inspire, please feel free to share them in the comments. Thank you, as always, for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day. Until next time, I’ll see you over on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. Stacey Sheppard 23rd February 2018 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    These are a great way to stay focus and to gain strength when times become challenging. I think I might need to write myself one today that I can recite whenever the kids test my patience and push me to the brink. It’s a tough day today.

    • Natasha 23rd February 2018 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Stacey. I’m pleased you found the post helpful and I hope your day treats you kindly!

  2. Lucy 23rd February 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    This is lovely, Natasha. Amazing what a bit of self nurturing can achieve. Thank you x

    • Natasha 23rd February 2018 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Lucy. I hope you’re having a great week!

  3. Sue 23rd February 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    My eldest daughter has one which I’m not sure if she made up or read somewhere, it’s; Worry Less, Love More. I need to think of my own I think x

    • Natasha 23rd February 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      That’s lovely, Sue. I hope she doesn’t mind me adding it to my list?! I hope you have a great weekend.

  4. Carole King 23rd February 2018 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Love this. Not sure if this is a mantra but I saw it on Instagram this week and it made me smile.

    Just in case no one told you today
    Good morning
    You’re doing great
    I believe in you
    Nice butt

    Have a good weekend x

    • Natasha 23rd February 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      Love it, thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend, Carole.

  5. Cate 26th February 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Everyone needs a little mantra to big themselves up even if it’s just ‘you’ve got this’!

    • Natasha 26th February 2018 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      They sure do! I hope you have a great week.

  6. Stephanie 26th February 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Yes I quite agree, I have a couple of them pinned up on my noticeboard so it helps me stay more positive. ‘An expert in anything was once a beginner’ and ‘A little progress each day adds up to big results’

    • Natasha 26th February 2018 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      They’re great, Stephanie. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Rachel 26th February 2018 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Lovely uplifting post and you’ve reminded me of the mantra I used to say to myself, and have forgotten to do so in ages.

    • Natasha 26th February 2018 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Rachel. I hope you have a great week!

  8. Kirsty 26th February 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    I love these and I really wish I had read this post earlier today! I’m goung to write some of these down xxxx

    • Natasha 13th March 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Kirsty. I hope you have a lovely week!

  9. Irina 8th March 2018 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    This post is exactly what I need. Thank you!

    • Natasha 13th March 2018 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome, thanks for stopping by.

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