Visual Affirmations

May 1, 2019Tess Daniel

In this post, I share how I’m using Visual Affirmations to help solidify my blogging practice.

(If you’ve read my Daring to Talk My Walk post, you know that starting this blog was a big deal for me. I’m not sure that I would have gotten past my first post if it weren’t for the support of my Visual Affirmations.)

A Visual Affirmation is much like a regular affirmation, but includes visual elements — such as colors, fonts, shapes, and images — that give it greater emotional impact.

Here you see that Visual Affirmations are part of my Blogging Game:

I don’t create Visual Affirmations for all of my Life Games. Just the ones that require me to change my self concept, overcome a powerful fear, transform a limiting belief, or stay focused on the purpose of my game.

My Blogging Game requires me to do all four of these things.

Visual Affirmation to change my self concept

I didn’t see myself as a blogger, and I needed to, so I created this playful visual affirmation.







Visual Affirmation to overcome a powerful fear

When I was 16, I played a highly visible role that attracted attention that scared me. This experience, combined with a few more similarly frightening experiences, led me to associate being visible with being unsafe.

To become a successful blogger, I need to overcome my fear of being visible. I created this bold Visual Affirmation to help me cast aside my fear and create positive, new experiences.




Visual Affirmation to transform a limiting belief

I want to enjoy writing more, so I created this Visual Affirmation to help me believe and feel that I enjoy writing. The magic and beauty in this Visual Affirmation is that the more I believe and feel that I enjoy writing, the easier it is for me to behave in the ways necessary for me to enjoy writing more.






Visual Affirmation to keep me focused on my purpose

Finally, I created this Visual Affirmation to keep me focused on the purpose of this blog: to share my heart, while doing very little teaching and coaching. (I do plenty of teaching and coaching in the Brilliance Game playshops.)

This light-hearted Visual Affirmation is particularly powerful because it doubles as a Visual Reminder, which I plan to write about soon.




To make my Visual Affirmations potent, I keep them short, write them in the present tense, and choose design elements that convey the emotions I want to experience. I tweak them until they elicit a resounding YES! Then I display them where I’ll see them often. (One of my favorite spots is above the kitchen sink.)

To keep my Visual Affirmations fresh, I move them into new spots every week or so. I retire them when they’ve outlived their purpose, or I replace them with new ones.

I invite you to create a Visual Affirmation for one of your more challenging Life Games. You can do this by hand or by using a simple graphic design app such as Canva.

I’d love to see your creation, so please share it in the comments section below. And if you’d like to learn how to create Visual Affirmations the way I create them, contact me and I’ll notify you when the Gamify Your Life playshop is ready.

Comments (2)

  • Melina Bridges

    May 2, 2019 at 10:15 am

    You should be proud! You ARE a successful and potent blogger! I love how you are walking your talk and manifesting in your creative ideas.
    Do you have a dream partner? My dream partner is a writer/poet and much of her dream field involves her inner creative characters. We also talk a lot about writing and related workshops. Last time we spoke she mentioned something she had discovered on line that she could do that she thought I might like, too. I will find out the name and share it with you.

    1. Tess Daniel

      May 2, 2019 at 10:23 am

      Thank you, Melina. Your support and encouragement mean the world to me. I do not have a conscious dreaming partner. It would be wonderful to cultivate my inner artist and inner blogger via conscious dreaming and then take what I discover into my art journaling practice. Perhaps we could play with that when you visit. I look forward to learning more about the workshop you mentioned.

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