Affirmation- I Am in calligraphy

Affirmations Written In Calligraphy to Relieve Stress

Affirmations, which are phrases that you repeat often, can relieve stress! Stress is the new pandemic. Researchers have found that reading poems and quotes and repeating them can help with stress relief! But unless you repeat these statements frequently, they just pass by and don't have the positive effect.

That's why it's helpful to have your affirmations and poems that relieve your stress printed and placed where you will see them! That's what I call "words to live by." It's both literal and figurative. 

Stress from the News

"If it bleeds, it leads," is the way something becomes news. And it's the reason that news is so stressful. This stress relieving poem by Wendell Berry written in beautiful calligraphy with a relaxing graphic background is a wonderful antidote to stress. It's called "The Peace of Wild Things."  This poem is available as a print, and can be personalized. Or you can choose a background image that will relieve your stress you when you look at it. The sea scape was chosen as an alternative by one of my customers. Do a search for beautiful images that help you with stress relief here. Then contact me to get ideas for your custom calligraphy poem print. 

Famous Poem: "The Peace of Wild Things" by Wendell Berry in a scene with a great heron
Poem in calligraphy - The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

Where to Display Your Calligraphy Poems and Affirmations for Stress Relief

It can help to have your most powerful affirmations written in calligraphy and where you will see them every day. One of my customers put this affirmation in her bathroom (on a metal surface that's safe in that damp environment) so she would see it every morning to start the day. These statements can keep you going when times are hard and the person you are having the most trouble with is YOURSELF!

What is an Affirmation?

Affirmations are statements that we repeat to ourselves. They’re like a mantra that we say again and again to be Inspirational to remove our doubts. It’s amazing because psychological research has proven that repeating affirmations really does work!

You have to be careful because affirmations can be positive or negative. When the words you say to yourself are negative they create a possibly bad outcome. So don't put yourself down, say things like "I'm so stupid" and other negative statements. Listen to yourself and be compassionate with yourself!

Affirmations and Inspirational Sayings Hang in Everyone's Home

It shows us that the human experience is universal. Go into any house and you will see meaningful written words pinned on the wall, stuck to a refrigerator, or sticky notes on your computer. People use them as reminders. Why not make them beautiful with calligraphy?

Perhaps you have your own personal affirmations, sayings or quotes for a situation you’re going through. They help you to keep going when you are feeling down, or fearing failure. If you use an old affirmation, or a famous affirmation, saying or poem, they tell you that other people before you have had the same problems before you and said these words to help themselves. It makes you feel like you're not alone having a problem. 

Serenity Prayer as an Affirmation

I use the Serenity Prayer as an affirmation to help me when I’m not sure what I need! I think we all have those times in our lives when decisions are hard to make and you don’t want to do the wrong thing. But you're not sure of what is the "right thing" to do. That’s when I repeat the Serenity Prayer as my affirmation.

Serenity Prayer in calligraphy above the clouds

In the clouds version

An Affirmation Can Be Funny

Affirmations that are funny or disgusting are more memorable. I always go for funny because I'd prefer to have that repeated in my mind instead of something ugly! Here's a place to find funny affirmations and more! 

This little quote is funny and makes a lot of sense!

You have an impact words to inspire in calligraphy

One Day At A Time

One Day At A Time written in a calligraphy design

An affirmation that people with addictions rely on is "One Day At A Time". But it doesn't just have to apply to people with addiction. Anyone can have pain and focus on the fact that you can only deal with RIGHT NOW. This moment is what counts. So this affirmation could also be one moment at a time. I just have to get past this one moment.

Having a powerful affirmation in your head and right in front of your eyes reminds you that you are not alone, and that many others are going through something challenging. 

Affirmation for Healing in Calligraphy

Affirmations for Healing

I have worked on affirmations for healing people of many illnesses. It really touches my heart when I know the power of beautiful calligraphy combined with prayer to help someone heal from a terrible disease.

Victoria had cancer. Her best friend asked me to make this calligraphy affirmation for Victoria to look at while she was having chemo-therapy. 

I also did a very large hand painted piece with images of Gandolf from The Ring to help another woman beat back cancer. Although I haven't heard results from Victoria, I am so thrilled to report that the original piece that I did may have helped this young woman to overcome acute leukemia. WOW! It warms my heart to know that I may have contributed in some way to her healing!

Words To Live By

Do  you use "post it notes" to remind you about what you want to do? Calligraphy can serve as a much more beautiful and inspirational reminder. Maybe for yourself, or for someone you care about who is having a hard time the visual impact can be powerful. The Serenity Prayer and  One Day At A Time are available as prints (that's a lower cost alternative). They can also be personalized for yourself or the recipient of your gift. 

Say Positive Affirmations To Yourself

Get rid of negative language about yourself. Be kind and gentle and forgiving with yourself. Be the best person you can be, and forgive yourself when you slip up. Being harsh never helped anyone!