I didn’t know how an affirmation deck would change my life until I tried.
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Are you hesitant to give an affirmation deck a chance? I was too! If you are a lifelong, or even if you are a recent, sufferer from anxiety and depression then I suggest giving them a try!
I recently wrote about my struggles with depression and how they led to my creative project of writing my first book and how that can help you too. But I would be remiss not to mention just how game-changing an affirmation deck can really be! And getting a quality deck like Mål Paper’s can really make a difference.
I Use My Affirmation Deck Every Morning
Barring anything going on, I look at an affirmation card every morning. Every morning I wake up to one or the other of my kids waking me up (we’re almost to the point where we get full nights of sleep!) and after coffee, I work out, and I look at a card.
It really has the ability to set the tone for the day, and usually, also alert you of what’s going on in your life. Depending on the card you pull you may have a positive or a negative reaction to what it says and it shows you what is healed, and what needs healing.
For instance, pulling the card ‘I am grateful for my bright future’ may make you say, ‘Yes! I am!’. That’s your indication that you’re on the right path, that you feel happy with the way your life is headed.
However, if you pulled that card and said, ‘Ugh what bright future?’ That is your sign that you need to adjust your sails a bit.
An affirmation a day keeps the doctor away?
I just made that up but it sounds good, right? Truthfully, I am not a doctor, nor do I regularly see one. There have been times in my life that I have and times that I have not but I can say with 100% honesty that affirmation cards do help me to stay out of the doctor’s office and into the moment.
It can be difficult, life, love, relationships. I recently listened to an inspirational woman that I speak of often, and her experience with negative criticism.
There was a thread of people all bashing her and her work, and she became so obsessed with it that she fell into a funk. Don’t let others rain on your parade my friend!
You may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but you shouldn’t be! Not everyone is yours either, and that is okay. But those times that you get down, having a routine with affirmation cards can help you!
So how do you set up a routine?
Well, for starters, routines are huge in helping regulate your mood and your life. I was not pushed growing up to have a routine, but as an adult, I generally hate breaking my routine. There may be some underlying OCD there that plays a part for my sake, but that’s okay too!
Again, I am not a doctor, but you should have general predictability to your life. It helps with knowing what comes next in your day or your week, which helps keep you calm and less frantic.
Find the time of day, and the location you are most likely to pick up the affirmation deck. When I was still working this was probably my office, I spent pockets of time there and I could be zen usually for the second I was there. Now that I’m home I keep them on my nightstand because when I go to work out I do those first before grabbing the weights.
Be sure to also have other routine’s to help regulate your mood.
While Mål Paper has beautiful, classy, and elegant cards with an affirmation lovingly inscribed on every card, you do still need other forms of self-care to help you. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to mental health, so see what works best for you!
What I do know is, that a 52 card affirmation deck from Mål Paper can infinitely improve your chances! You deserve all of the love this universe has to offer you, my friend, now go out there and get it!
If you want to grab your own deck, head over to Mål Paper and grab one now! This is your life, live it to the fullest!