Affirmations this freelance web designer lives by

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

If I say "yes" what am I saying "no" to?
Good enough is just fine.
Email is a weapon of mass destruction.
It's time to put my big girl pants on.

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.

Pay it forward.
Make fake deadlines for myself.
Boundaries are my BFF.
When I allow clients to rush me, kittens cry. Don't make kittens cry.

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.

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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.

About Jill Anderson

Hi, I’m Jill, a WordPress web designer/developer who partners with talented designers, copywriters, and agencies on their websites, and their client’s sites. I’m passionate about crafting beautiful and innovative WordPress websites focused on clear positioning and positive user experiences.

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