Wednesday, October 6, 2010


What do you guys think about positive affirmations?  I like the idea, using a positive statement to reinforce a bright outlook and good self-esteem.  Though, I'm not really a fan of thinking positive affirmations will trigger action.  Is that the pessimist in me?  Of course it can't hurt to have a reminder, be it visual or audible, but I'm not so sure it's a command.  Does that make sense?  I guess my point is:  Don't think that repeating a phrase will change your life.

I'm done being a Debbie Downer, jeez -- that was weird, right?  I should explain...   

There was a period in my life that I considered writing something on my bathroom mirror, so every morning and night I'd have a tangible reminder of something good.  The problem was I couldn't ever figure out what to write.  I had the same problem when I purchased a necklace/locket -- I couldn't decide what would be significant enough to put inside it that I left it empty.  Ooof.  That certainly says something about me and I'm afraid it ain't good.

But now I realize that it doesn't have to be THE statement, it can be any statement.  Decisions aren't life and death, things aren't set in stone and I should fill my locket with whatever I'm thinking now and can change it later if I like.

Enter stage left:  Hijirik Studio[I'm sure you all saw that coming from a mile away.  Well, not the name.  Not even I saw that one coming.]        

I want these prints.  Both of them.  The first one would live in my bedroom and the second in my office.  Perfect, right?  And if I don't think they're perfect in a year, I can change them.  [Look at me being all positive and stuff.]

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this free bird said...

I'm kind of with you. I don't think that a positive statement will make me do something. Then again I am kinda stubborn.

But honestly, the most it does is lift my spirits or encourage me - and those are great things in and of themselves - even if I don't actually do something - I'm still doing something (feeling better).

I hope that made sense.


just a girl said...

That made perfect sense. And was exactly what I was trying to say! Thanks, Carrie.

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