How to Create an Affirmation Jar

April 19, 2020shemindfully
The tool that changed my life

What is an affirmation, really? Why are meditation gurus and yogi’s constantly talking about the idea of using affirmations in our practice and in our life?

Well, I’ll tell you.

An affirmation is a statement of truth which one aspires to absorb into their life. AKA this is something that is true about ourselves, but we may not fully recognize as truth. We use affirmations to guide us in the direction of self love and growth.

Affirmations have been noted to be extremely powerful tools that can help us reach new levels of self acceptance and happiness.

But, you have to believe to achieve here.

If you don’t buy into the healing effects of affirmations, you likely won’t see any results. It’s a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy. Even if you’re not fully convinced, coming into the practice of using affirmations with an open mind can lead you to finding great truths.

Ever since I started utilizing affirmations on a regular basis I have noticed a great change in my mindset. I’ve become more positive and optimistic about day-to-day ventures that may have caused me insurmountable stress previously. I love using affirmations to guide my thoughts (and my journaling, helloo!)

Keep reading to see how you can create your very own affirmations jar, and to get ideas about how to use it daily.

All you’re going to need to get started is some blank paper, some colored pens or markers, and a jar. I personally had this bucket lying around and thought it would add a cute vibe to my jar. Use whatever you have available!

You can take some time to put some designs on your paper, or use an already colored or designed paper, if you so choose. I chose to leave mine blank because I love crisp, white sheets for my affirmations.

Next you are going to make a list of some affirmations or positive words you would like to use. Ideally, these affirmations are going to be specific to you and what you need. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to affirmations. Take a moment to reflect on what you are needing. Where you could use some encouragement or empowerment.

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Need some help? I have a free affirmations mini-workbook to get ya started!

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Once you have thought about your needs and made a list of personal affirmations, it’s time to write them down! You can do this any way you like, but I typically fold a paper in half long-ways once, and then short-ways about 4 times to create these small, rectangular boxes.

Once you have your paper folded, go to town! Write your affirmations in the boxes in any way you’d like. For this example, I used blue marker for sentences, and black marker for words of empowerment. You can do this whichever way fits your current needs best. Get creative with it!

After you’ve written them all out, it’s time to get cutting! Cut along the lines (pretty self explanatory here, Kel) and then fold the papers. Fold them enough that you cannot see what is written before you pull the paper out of the jar. One of the fun parts of affirmation jars is not knowing which one you’re going to pull each day!

Put your papers in your jar (or bucket) and voila! Your affirmation masterpiece is complete.

Pull one slip of paper from this jar each day, preferably in the morning, to give yourself some motivation. Repeat the affirmation to yourself throughout the day, and truly believe what you are saying.

As I mentioned before, these will only work if you come into it with an open mind and and open heart. Really take the time to visualize your affirmation as a truth that is already present, you just have to find it in your heart to see it.

I like to use my daily affirmation to guide my journaling for the day. It gives me a bit of a prompt and keeps me thinking in a positive light, rather than dwelling on any negatives.

I hope this is simple enough and has given you some guidance! Check out my free Affirmations Mini Workbook for some inspiration before creating your own affirmation jar.

If you create your own jar, be sure to share with me on social media so I can see!

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