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This site is for student nurses or nurses starting out. Letters to a Young Nurse are blog posts written like letters to help you find your way and make your journey as a nurse less difficult. 



I love finding free stuff on the internet. I was searching for affirmation cards, and these came up. The author gives permission for use and printing and there is a page that I will attach at the end of the blog that is blank so you can write or create your own, personalized affirmation cards. Affirmation cards work through positive repetition. You choose one card then carry it with you and look at it often during the day.

There is science to support the use of positive affirmations. According to Positive

"There is MRI evidence suggesting that certain neural pathways are increased when people practice self-affirmation tasks (Cascio et al., 2016). If you want to be super specific, the ventromedial prefrontal cortex—involved in positive valuation and self-related information processing—becomes more active when we consider our personal values (Falk et al., 2015; Cascio et al., 2016).

The results of a study by Falk and colleagues suggest that when we choose to practice positive affirmations, we’re better able to view “otherwise-threatening information as more self-relevant and valuable” (2015: 1979). ...this can have several benefits because it relates to how we process information about ourselves." (Moore, 2019)

There are scientifically proven health benefits to using self affirmations. One of the most important benefits is people who use and repeat the affirmations daily become more resilient to difficulties and snap back quicker.

If you would like to listen to affirmations, there are many audio and video examples at You Tube. I liked the one below but feel free to choose your own. Remember you have to perform a practice for at least 21 days for it to have benefit in your life.

Other types of affirmation cards have suggestions for positive events or tasks to do. I found these cards in a magazine and take them out every few months and practice doing the suggestion for the day.

If you want to write your own, please see below.

Let me know if you tried the cards and your response to them. I would love to hear about your experience.

Moore, C. (2019, March 4). Positive daily affirmations: Is there science behind it?

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