34 Affirmations

For Self Empowerment and Improvement

Hey there! Today marks my 34th birthday! I was thinking the other day about affirmations because I saw someone I follow on Instagram talking about using them. And obviously I’ve heard of people using affirmations before – but in that moment it just really clicked with me how speaking affirmations to yourself is incredibly related to my belief that you can speak things into happening. You can say to yourself, ” I want to achieve ___ in my life.” or ” I want to have ___ in my life.” and if you truly want it enough, you’ll start doing things to make that happen…even if at first they are small little habits or changes that will eventually snowball into big actions that will make that thing you wanted come true. Yes, people set goals and start making and taking clear steps to achieve those goals…but what I’m talking about is usually much more passive. Sometimes you want something so much – and maybe there isn’t any clear or concrete first steps that you can see to take…but you just start believing that it will happen for you. You envision it happening. You plan around it happening. You eventually make it happen for yourself.

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It seems to me that affirmations work in that exact manner. So many times we say negative or self deprecating things about our self. I am especially guilty of saying things about myself with the implication that these things
cause chaos and inconveniences for me and those around me. I say things like:

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I am clumsy . I am annoyingly forgetful. I am not a morning person. I am self sabotaging. I am fearful of change. I procrastinate frequently. I put off hard things. I ignore problems until they go away.

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I would use those characteristics to describe myself…and really how mean is that? I’ve decided to come up with 34 affirmations to turn the negative things that I say to myself around. I’ve decided that I’m going to use these 34 affirmations daily in order to change the course of my life over the next year.

So, happy birthday to me…I hope you enjoyed these cupcake flat lays as much as I have been lately. I started a whole Pinterest Board dedicated to them. LOL Just over here devouring them visually instead of physically. 😉

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Anyway, let’s get into those affirmations!

1 // I AM WHO I WANT TO BE

2 // I CHOOSE WHAT I BECOME

3 // I HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE MY STORY

4 // I CAN CONFRONT PROBLEMS

5 // I AM CAPABLE OF MAKING TIME TO COMPLETE TASKS IN A TIMELY MANNER

6 // I DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO DO SOMETHING

7 // I AM CONFIDENT

8 // I AM NOT AFRAID TO SPEAK MY MIND

9 // I AM CREATING MY OWN HAPPINESS

10 // I WELCOME CHANGE AND GROWTH

11 // I AM LIVING IN THE PRESENT AND THEREFORE FOCUSED ON MY SURROUNDINGS AND AM MORE SELF AWARE

12 // MY OPINION AND VOICE ARE WORTHWHILE

13 // I CAN GET UP EARLY IN THE MORNING IN ORDER TO START MY DAY IN A MORE RELAXED MANNER

14 // I WILL WAKE UP WITH A PEACEFUL MIND AND GRATEFUL HEART

15 // I AM NOT MY MISTAKES

16 // I WAS NOT MADE TO GIVE UP

17 // I WILL CELEBRATE MY SMALL WINS

18 // I WILL WORK EVERYDAY TOWARD MY CONTINUED HEALTH AND WELLNESS

19 // I WILL DO THINGS EVERYDAY TO INCREASE MY PHYSICAL STRENGTH

20 // I AM NOT AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP

21 // I DO NOT HOLD ANGER WITHIN ME

22 // I DO NOT HOLD GRUDGES

23 // I CAN FORGIVE MYSELF AND OTHERS

24 // I AM A POSITIVE PERSON

25 // I WILL NOT SACRIFICE MYSELF IN AN EFFORT TO NOT BOTHER OTHERS

26 // I AM NOT AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL

27 // I AM NOT BOUND BY MY ROUTINES

28 // I WILL ACHIEVE MY GOALS

29 // I DON’T HAVE TO BE THE PERSON I WAS YESTERDAY

30 // I DO NOT RESTRAIN MY FEELINGS

31 // I ASK FOR WHAT I WANT

32 // I ACTIVELY PURSUE WHAT I WANT

33 // I WILL NOT PUT THINGS OFF THAT I CAN DO RIGHT NOW

34 // I WILL TAKE CARE OF MYSELF – MIND, BODY, AND SOUL

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— Ashley