Affirmations generally annoy me, but they work. One way I’ve found to do affirmations that doesn’t bother me is to use them in passwords and inject a healthy does of sarcasm.
Example: “You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.”* can become:
Then add some numbers that have a mysterious meaning to you, and BAM!!! You’ve got a new password that will make you laugh.
When I come across a potentially valuable affirmation, I make a note of it and use it next time I need a new password. I’ll blog more about ways to do this later. One great place to store them is in 1Password. I use 1Password as my password manager, so it’s a natural fit.
- Careful readers will note that I’ve slightly changed this quote to make it more repetitive so that it flows off the fingers more naturally. I don’t find that this makes it any harder to remember, but it does make it easier to type quickly. Your mileage may vary.