The Best Ways To Use Affirmation Cards

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Telling yourself daily affirmations are a good way to promote your mood and positivity. But what about those days where you literally cannot think of one good thing to say to yourself, about yourself? This is where affirmation cards come into play. I have never been one to own a pack of affirmation cards. To be honest, I've never even been one to write down daily affirmations to boost my morale and mood.

Splayed white affirmation cards on a white tray.

When Mal Paper sent me their affirmation cards to try out, I wanted to make it my goal to practice daily affirmations. I wanted to start my day off in a more positive way. I truly believe that starting your day in the right mindset is key to how your day will pan out. 


Some may be wondering what are the best ways to use affirmation cards. If you're wondering if affirmation cards are really worth it or how they can best be used, here are some ideas -


1) PICK  ONE  AT  RANDOM  EVERYDAY
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Give the cards a shuffle and randomly choose one. Boom. Your daily affirmation to carry with you through the day! The good thing about affirmation cards is that you can take them with you. For example, you can keep them in your car, have them at your office desk (home or actual office) etc. Pick one before starting your workday to help set your mood for the day ahead. 

White affirmation cards splayed on a white tray.

2) PICK  ONE  DEPENDING  ON  YOUR  MOOD
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Is there something that is getting you down? Do you have a sad feeling about something in particular which is affecting your life negatively? If you don't want to pick an affirmation card at random, go through the pack and find one that you need that reflects your mood and strive for gaining that positivity back. 


3) USE  THEM  FOR  MEDITATION
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Sometimes, in meditation, you are asked by the instructor to repeat a mantra that reflects your mood. If you're unsure of what to say, grab an affirmation card and use that as your mantra!


4) DECORATE  WITH  THEM
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I don't literally mean plastering your walls with cards! But maybe you can have a little section in your bedroom, living room or even on your fridge, and stick up your favourite daily affirmations to look at every day. You can then switch them around when you fancy a change.

White affirmation cards splayed on a white tray.


5) TRY  THE  MIRROR  TECHNIQUE
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Stick a card on the mirror and repeat to yourself the affirmation that is written on the card. It's a lovely way to connect within yourself when you're looking at yourself in the mirror. Saying that affirmation when standing in front of the mirror is key! 


I hope this post has helped to decide whether affirmation cards are needed in your life. I'm so glad I have these cards now! They have boosted my productivity, positivity and mood for the better and I wouldn't be without them now!

Holding a white affirmation card with "I'm Capable Of Amazing Things" written in black writing.


Let me know if you use affirmation cards or write or say affirmations on a daily basis!


*These affirmation cards were sent to me from Mal Paper in exchange for a blog post. All affirmation views are my own. For more information, please read my disclaimer. Thank you for your support as always!


A black affirmation card box on a white tray.


52 comments
  1. I really love the sound of affirmative cards! I haven’t used them before but I think I will do. I like the idea of picking one at random everyday. Thank you so much for sharing lovely Xo

    Elle - ellegracedeveson.com

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    1. They're such a good idea if you need a boost in your mood Elle! x

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  2. i love the concept of affirmation cards! it's like a friend complimenting you. haha. sometimes it is hard to find something positive to say, so these cards can give us the inspiration.

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    1. I never thought about it like that lovely, that's a fab way to look at affirmation cards!

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  3. They are such a good idea if you just need something positive to focus on in on your day - even if it's just something little. Could be ray of sunshine on a rough day.

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    1. Yeah Hannah, they're such a good idea when you need a boost for the day! x

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  4. What a really great idea -- so simple yet so effective and affirming. This can be used by everyone and is a nice little reminder to take care of ourselves and our mental/emotional well-being. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. One great thing about affirmation cards is that everyone can get involved and it's so good for our mental health and wellbeing!

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  5. I completely forgot I've got some of these myself! Going to have to get them out, after reading this x

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    1. I hope you get those cards out again Lea! x

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  6. This is lovely Lucy - many years ago I had a deck of affirmation cards that I would select at random. These days I now take 1-2 and stick them near my monitor so I can see and repeat it throughout the day! It really is a small and simple change, but it can be so helpful to have them around for those pick me up days. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I like that you stick a couple of cards on your monitor to look at throughout the day, that's a great idea!

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  7. I have oracles decks that are similar to affirmation cards. Every day I pull a card along with a Tarot card and keep them on a stand next to my desk so that I always see them. I keep them there as a reminder to check in with myself. ♥

    www.mooeyandfriends.com

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    1. I like that you use those particular cards everyday and place them on your desk!

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  8. These are great ideas! I just bought some affirmation cards and needed some ideas on how to best use them.

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    1. I hope this post is helpful for you then Hilary!

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  9. Affirmations are so important! I use them a lot!

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    1. They're so good for productivity and positivity!

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  10. Love all of these ideas Lucy and your pictures are always on point! I have been using affirmations for the last year and they can totally help! I always try to say them in front of a mirror at night x

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    1. Aww thank you so much Cristina!
      I'm so glad that using affirmations has helped you! x

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  11. These are such a good idea - love the idea of decorating with them!
    Amy x
    callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. They're fab aren't they?! So many good ways to use them x

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  12. I adore the idea of these!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  13. Oh these are lovely! It would be really nice to do some drawings on them with some coloured pens!

    Corinne x

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  14. I love these suggestions! In particular sticking them to the mirror/ fridge and picking one out at random. I used to be so bad as being kind to myself. Although I don't own any cards like these I definitely feel I'm much better at being kind and praising myself where it's needed. Thank you for sharing these! They'd actually make an ace Christmas present.

    Claire.X
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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    1. I'm the same lovely, I struggle with being kind to myself. These cards have definitely helped change that! x

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  15. I've never really heard of affirmation cards until I read this post. Thanks so much for sharing all about them! They sound great!

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  16. Ok I gotta admit I never saw how affirmations card looked like. I only knew to do daily affirmations but not with any tool so these are great. And without images I like the sleek look that can totally be out on little spaces or fridge as you said. Really good review of this. Xx
    Isa A. Blogger
    https://www.lifestyleprism.com/

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    1. These are great cards if you struggle to think of any affirmations for yourself! xx

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  17. I absolutely love this post and the great ideas with them! I love an affirmation card to give me a boost in the morning!

    Paige xx

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    1. Thank you Paige! They can be great mood boosters! xx

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  18. I agree, these cards are so good! Love the idea of picking one based on your mood x

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  19. I've never tried affirmation cards, although I do keep a gratitude journal that I fill in around 3 x per week. I love the idea of the mirror technique though, that would be a great start to the day x

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    1. I like that you keep a gratitude journal Lisa, that's such a lovely thing to do x

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  20. Thanks Lucy for writing up this post on how to use affirmation cards! I must admit, I purchased a deck years ago and felt so silly not knowing how to use them or what they were for so I left them sitting in the drawers. After seeing this, I'm energized to whip them out and put them into use - especially to have around my workspace!

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    1. I'm glad I have motivated you to use your deck of affirmations cards again Claire!

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  21. I love these suggestions, and I think I'm the kind of person who could really get some use out of them. Like you, I've never been one for writing/ saying affirmations, but when asked, I'm definitely someone who struggles to think of good things to say about themselves and could use a boost like this as a prompt. I love the idea of randomly pulling one out and seeing how it can change your day/ mood x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad it's not just me who feels the same way Sophie! x

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  22. I've tried so many times to write daily affirmations but always feel like I'm writing the same things all the time. I love the idea of these cards though. To be able to pick one each morning would be really mood boosting.

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    1. It's hard to find that little bit of inspiration or come up with anything new to write or say, these cards can really help change that Kelly!

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  23. Ruth| Ruthiee loves Glamour21 October 2021 at 00:48

    I love positive affirmations a lot but I haven't tried using affirmation cards. The idea of picking one every morning sounds fab. I'll love to try this out.

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    1. It's a good idea to try something like this out, it's definitely good for a mood boost!

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  24. I absolutely believe in affirmations. Affirmations have boosted my confidence so much and I love doing them daily. These cards sound absolutely perfect.

    Great post.

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that doing daily affirmations has boosted your confidence! x

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  25. I love the idea of this brand. Right now, when I find an affirmation I like, I write it down on a post it note and hide it in my office - this is much cooler
    Rosie

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    1. I like that you still write affirmations down Rosie!

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  26. This is soooo helpful! I have some new mum affirmation cards but always found it a bit wishy washy but I might give them another go after reading this and implement them more xx

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    1. I won't lie Alice, I always found affirmation cards to be a bit wishy washy and a bit pointless, but these cards have changed my mindset towards them! xx

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