Do you remember when you were small? You believed you could be or do anything! But with growing up, we lost this innocent belief in ourselves, and most to often it got replaced with fear instead. Fear of not being good enough, fear of not being perfect, fear of failing – the number is endless.
As a mom, one of my favorite things to do is to sit back and watch my daughter. I love watching her interact with her cousins, friends and even with her toys. She often reminds me of my own dreams as a child, her sweet innocence of a child still allows her to DREAM BIG without the worry or fear. It doesn’t matter how big or small the dream is – she just starts acting on it, sitting down and writing her first song because she wants to be a rock star, just like that!
I started using affirmation cards also known as belief cards as part of my daily morning routine to help me stay aligned daily with my beliefs. One morning as I was saying my belief statements out loud, she immediately went and grabbed her journal and quickly wrote out about 20 belief statements. Things she wrote: I am brave, I am a good friend, I am kind and caring, I am smart, I play with my cousin even when I don’t want too. I sat there in awe, she had only watched me for a few seconds but she sat down and easily came up with 20 or so belief statements, that’s how big her belief in herself actually was. It was for sure one proud mom-moment!
I want you to have that BIG belief in yourself and your dreams again! So I have a super short tutorial for you on how to make your own affirmation cards.
How to make your own affirmation cards:
- Get a journal to write out your affirmation statements or using paper cut up cards or use note cards
- Start with 1 to 10 at first to focus on daily, I like to schedule time to do this maybe in the morning or even at before bed each night
- Start your statements with words like “I am” or “I believe”
I love to take fears, or limiting beliefs and make them into affirmation cards. Some examples: If my belief is “I don’t feel good enough”, my affirmation statement is “I am enough”. If my belief is “I don’t feel worthy” my affirmation statement is “I am worthy”. You can also take them to the next level by adding details – “I am worthy of being loved”.
Always remember: “All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs.” What is your favorite affirmation statement? Share with me in the comments!