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How to Create Strong and Positive Affirmations

23rd February 2018

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Words to uplift and inspire

Inspiring quotes, mantras and affirmations can be extremely powerful and in recent years they’ve helped me with my creative practice. I find writing enables me to focus my thoughts and in just a few words I can gain clarity in where I’m going and what I hope to achieve. In fact, since creating my own mantras and affirmations, I’ve been able to cut through the noise to pinpoint where I want to be and how I’m going to get there.

When I reflect on the times in my life when I’ve needed strength I’ve often used words, phrases and even song lyrics for support. Throughout my teenage years, I cycled the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton bike ride and I vividly recall using motivational mantras to help myself cycle up the steep hills, especially the painful mile-long Ditching Beacon! I’m not sure if this was something I learnt in school or from my marathon running father, but it helped me enormously.

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Positive affirmations

Today I’m sharing a few affirmations I created to guide and support me. I have them pinned to my office notice board and I focus on them when I find myself procrastinating. My affirmations help me to maintain a positive mindset and remain on track, especially on the more challenging days!

‘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 to how I would talk to a friend.’

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

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Find strength in words

I can wholeheartedly recommend writing a few affirmations, not only can they support you but they’re also a lot of fun to create. To be honest, it’s quite addictive once you get going!

If you don’t know where to begin here are a few pointers.

1. Create affirmations that serve 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 where you are now.

Further reading

Exploring ways to maintain a positive outlook and mindset
Six mantras bringing positivity to my life and work
Practical tips to help you reach your goals
Bring your dreams and goals to life with a vision board

Thank you, as always for stopping by. I hope your day is abundantly joyful!

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

    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
      Reply Natasha 23rd February 2018 at 12:54 pm

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

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    Reply Lucy 23rd February 2018 at 12:48 pm

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

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

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

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    Reply Sue 23rd February 2018 at 2:19 pm

    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
      Reply Natasha 23rd February 2018 at 2:21 pm

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

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

    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
      Reply Natasha 23rd February 2018 at 6:10 pm

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

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    Reply Cate 26th February 2018 at 9:21 am

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

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

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

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    Reply Stephanie 26th February 2018 at 9:42 am

    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
      Reply Natasha 26th February 2018 at 6:42 pm

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

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    Reply Rachel 26th February 2018 at 1:12 pm

    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
      Reply Natasha 26th February 2018 at 6:43 pm

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

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    Reply Kirsty 26th February 2018 at 11:35 pm

    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
      Reply Natasha 13th March 2018 at 3:20 pm

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

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    Reply Irina 8th March 2018 at 6:03 pm

    This post is exactly what I need. Thank you!

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

      You’re welcome, thanks for stopping by.

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