Post-it notes and positive prompts

When my friend was learning Italian, post-it notes sprung up around the house in the strangest of places. I soon knew the Italian word for a myriad of kitchen appliances. I couldn’t help it, the words were all around me.

Now imagine if you replaced the Italian words with the words of positive emotions that you want to increase or work on. Before you know it, the fridge reminds you that you’re a great parent, the telephone reminds you that you’re a great listener, the front door reminds you that you’re beautiful, just as you step out into the world. (These are a bit random, but you can make them your own).

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Even better, get someone else to write out positive post-it notes about you so that you get a regular reminder of all the wonderful things that they see in you!

My post-it notes include:

  • You’re strong
  • You’re beautiful
  • You’re loved
  • You’re courageous
  • You’re awesome!

What would yours include?

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Positive affirmations

Positive affirmations are quiet reminders that you tell yourself throughout the day, often in order to conquer the whisperings of your inner demon, e.g. the anxiety monster.

My positive affirmation is “I am good enough”.

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These words help stop me beating myself up for not being …. enough. Insert pretty much any positive word in the gap, and I have probably thought it of myself. I know we get told to strive to be the best we can be, but for me, this puts too much pressure on myself. I am happy with good enough.

Do you have a positive affirmation? Does it work?

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