Originally posted May 24, 2012, this post has been updated with new additions.
As a busy freelancer, remembering to say “no,” letting work be good enough, and turning off my darn email once in a while, helps me stay productive and focused. And sometimes, I have to remind myself to wear my big girl pants and take control of my business.
These affirmations are hanging in my office right next to the window. When I find myself gazing outside, hopelessly daydreaming, these words of wisdom pull me back to the world of reality and a place where I call the shots. Hopefully, they’ll help you too.
The original affirmations I created in 2012
Affirmations added in 2014
I had the honor of speaking at the HOW Design Live Creative Freelancer Business Conference in 2014 and I added a few more affirmations to my toolbox.
If you want to print these out yourself, here’s a PDF of my Affirmations.
Affirmations are still one of my most favorite way to approach change: Gentle reminders—that with continued use—create new habits that make us even more awesome.
Do you have any affirmations? Let’s hear ’em! If mine struck a chord, feel free to print, post, pin, or stick them somewhere as a reminder.