Affirmations, Anyone?

 I am a sucker for words that inspire, as some of you may have guessed. All my life, I’ve stuck up affirmations and quotes on various surfaces, in places I’m sure to see often. The secret, though is to change them regularly, so they don’t become part of the background scenery. Today, I printed out 2 of my favorites from yesterday’s #MondayMeme post, and added another I jotted down a few weeks back. They are now residing under the transparent covering on my desktop, where I will see them every time I sit down at the computer. (Oh, and the little tin container is one of my custom tea blend samples I give away at events. It is currently housing thumbtacks, and reminds me again–just in case I need it–that I’m a writer now! 😀 )

I’m already feeling good when I look at these. See? It works! 😀

What about you guys? Do you use affirmations? If so, how? Where? Inquiring minds wanna know. 😀

28 thoughts on “Affirmations, Anyone?

    • At my age, having the quotes in front of me helps me remember them. Otherwise, I’m wandering around going, “Now what was that thing Tom Stoppard said about words being sacred?” 🙂 I reckon I need all the help I can get!! 😀

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    • Smiling is great for creativity, Mae. Sometimes, a good laugh really opens the floodgates, and words come pouring forth. It’s good for the soul, so by all means, grab that moment of bliss any way you can! 🙂 ❤

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  1. Wow! I’m amazed that you can actually see the top of your desk, Marcia! Mine is covered with post-it notes…lol

    Seriously, great affirmations and a great way to display them so you see them regularly (assuming you are neater than I am 😉 )

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    • All of my post-its are virtual ones on my corkboard app, Kass. And there are MANY, but I’m easily distracted enough as it is, without bits of paper all over my desktop. So, I corral them on the computer. One click, and there they are! 😀 On my desktop, I crave PRETTY. I have roses from my garden, and inspiration photos on the walls surrounding the desktop. (Now the rest of the house is a different story. Furballs the size of VW’s, dust deep enough to write in, dishes in the sink–I really don’t care. Just not my writing area. 😀

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      • I’m the opposite. The rest of my house is relatively neat (although not necessarily clean, mind you). My creative space is messy because my muse is a slob. Phrased another way, when I am writing, that is when I let myself be less organized and more spontaneous…which somehow mysteriously involves post-it notes. 😀

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        • Paper post it notes are much like coat hangers in the closet–they multiply overnight! 😀 I used to have them everywhere, and it made me nervous and unhappy. NOW I have them under control, and they WILL obey me, by golly, staying out of my sight unless I need them! But really, the only system that matters is the one that works for YOU, right? 😀 ❤

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    • Well, you sure have a lot of great ones on your blog each week, so you’re doing okay, whether you print them or not. And you are inspiring others at the same time. That can only be a good thing!! 😀 And the little tea tins are so popular, it’s crazy. I love them because they give people something fairly permanent to keep with the name of one of my books on it. I do bookmarks and postcards, etc, too, but the tins hold up longer. Plus, they come filled with 3 to 5 cups of DELICIOUS TEA for someone to enjoy! 😀 😀 😀

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  2. I think it’s a great idea to use affirmations. I need to get me some. I did have one stuck on my computer for several months (Something like “Each word counts,” Or, “Even five minutes of writing here counts” or something like that. But as you say, I got so used to it being there I stopped reading it. Yours are great here, and they obviously work. I’ve just finished (with nail biting and sighing and tremendous enjoyment) your book Wake-Robin Ridge Book 1. Excellent! Will review soon…. xo

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    • Affirmations really work for me. They focus my mind on the positive, and help me to let go of the negative. I guess they aren’t for everyone, but I enjoy them and benefit from them.

      And oh, wow! I’m so excited to hear that you liked my first ever endeavor! It was my bucket list book and still very dear to my heart, though I hope I’ve grown as a writer with each successive one. I’ll definitely be watching for your review, and I thank you so much for your kind words. 🙂 ❤

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        • Aw, thanks! That’s so nice of you to say. Sometimes we just blunder our way into something that works, in spite of ourselves. I hope that’s what I did. 😀 All my years of reading, reading, reading paid off, I guess. 😀 At any rate, I’m glad YOU think so. It makes me feel great, at the end of a long, hard day, finishing up the next to last chapter of my new novella, and wondering if I’m having fun yet. (I am! 😀 )

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