Although there are many ways to reinforce positive thinking in your life, affirmation cards are one of the best ways to initiate your quest to banish negativity from your life. An affirmation card can be as simple as a handwritten note taped to your mirror or as complex as commercially-created note cards with words and inspirational images. No matter what form it takes, an affirmation card can remind you of what’s important in your life and keep you feeling upbeat and positive.

Why is the Use of Affirmation Cards so Important?

Stress results from negative thinking and projecting negative perceptions and judgments about people and circumstances. When people are embroiled in negative emotions like guilt, doubt, fear, worry or anger, their body reacts by triggering the same fight-or-flight biological mechanisms that provide strength and energy in emergencies. While this is a natural self-preservation system, the body isn’t designed to operate in “danger mode” all the time. To do so can cause a person to not only feel emotionally and physically exhausted, but over time can lead to more serious complications.

Some studies indicate that the vast majority of health issues are stress related or at least exacerbated by stress leading to serious conditions. It can noticeably reduce a person’s lifespan and damage her quality of life. By actively working to reduce stress, you can avoid these problems and begin to live a happier, healthier life.

The Power of Positive Affirmation

The one great way to counteract stress is to focus on positive thinking. By reducing negativity, you can improve your mood and energize your body. Positive affirmation is also a great way to stay on track with your goals, dreams and aspirations. Instead of focusing on doubts and fears, positive thinkers naturally consider alternative options, focus on their own best qualities, and never give up on their dreams.

Stress is certainly not the only area where the cards can help. They are also powerful reinforcement for any goal you are pursuing. This can include such areas as sports, academics, health, relationships, finances, and spirituality

How to Use Affirmation Cards in Your Day

There are many ways to incorporate affirmation cards into your daily routine:

Prominently display them. Keep notes tucked away in places you’re likely to see them regularly, such as the bathroom mirror, kitchen cabinet or the wall across from your bed. If you’d like a more bold approach, create a collage of messages and display it as a poster on your wall.

Keep them with you. Some companies sell decks of affirmation cards covering many different themes. You can carry these with you in a purse or backpack and use them as a constant source of inspiration and positive thinking.

Use them for guidance. Some people recommend shuffling through the cards face-down and choosing one. The message may relate to whatever situation you currently need help with or tell you exactly what you need to hear to get through your day.

Incorporate them into meditation. You can choose one card and meditate upon its meaning, reciting the message as a mantra or simply using the card as a focus point for your meditation. This can lead to a deeply spiritual meditation session and leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Make them part of your morning ritual. It’s important to start each day on the right foot. Before beginning your day, take some time to appreciate the message contained in the cards and give thanks for your blessings. Tapping into your spiritual side in the morning before negative thoughts have the chance to crowd your mind well help to protect you against negativity throughout the day.

Where to Find Affirmation Cards

Affirmation cards are produced by greeting card companies, tarot card makers and private manufacturers. You can find commercially created affirmation cards by doing a search on www.Amazon.com where you will see a wide selection from many different authors.

You can also visit a specialty website like www.MyVisionMakers.com to order a deck, download free cards or even make some of your own. Each deck offers something new to the person using it, so you may want to try a wide variety of cards to see which works best for you to fill your life with light, positivity and energy.

More Resources

You will find much more information and suggestions on how positive affirmations can help you get what you want in my free article.

I have additional help for you on weight loss affirmations and how to use them in my free article.

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See my article for spiritual affirmations.