The Worksheet I Use to Level Up My Life Every Day

A guide to creating your own affirmation, vision, and action steps.

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The English poet Alice Meynall said:

“Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.”

How often do you journal? We’ve all heard about the benefits of journaling. I wrote about them here.

If you’re having trouble getting started, this worksheet will help you.

I follow these prompts every morning before I sit down to work. (I work from home as a full-time writer.) They are based on the Law of Attraction, but if that sounds untenable to you, you can call it Positive Psychology instead. My feelings won’t be hurt.

The purpose of this worksheet is simple: to move your thoughts from neutral or negative to empowering and uplifting and to create an action plan that will move you closer to your dream life.

This worksheet may take anywhere from ten minutes to an hour, based on your answers. Feel free to reuse this worksheet and to experiment with the amount of time you spend with it. I hope it leaves you feeling inspired and clear about your next steps to success and happiness.

The Worksheet

Part 1: Affirmations

Write down the first five thoughts that come to mind and mark the one that has the most emotional energy for you. Through your worksheet exercises, this will become your Power Thought. [Note: this exercise will be even more helpful if you select a thought that has a negative vibe for you]:

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What’s the subject of today’s Power Thought?

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What emotion does this thought bring up in me?

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How do I want to feel today?

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Now, rewrite your thought to reflect your desired emotion. (This could be as simple as writing a statement that is the opposite of what your negative thought says.)

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Rewrite the sentence into a personal affirmation by adding “I”, “me”, or “my”.
An affirmation is a positive statement that empowers you with a new belief. It has the power to change your subconscious beliefs, which affect your behavior. Affirmations can be life-changing, especially if you suspend your disbelief and really know them to be true.

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Part 2: Scripting

For this exercise, let’s explore your most deeply held desires and then literally write them into creation. [Note: scripting is a practice that aligns with the Law of Attraction.]

If I were living my dream life, here’s what it would look like — write in the past tense as if everything you dream of has already happened. Allow yourself to get emotional about what you write. This is YOUR life!

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Review what you wrote and allow it to penetrate your mind, heart, and spirit. The more you feel your vision, the more potent it will be.

Part 3: Bold Action

Now, let’s use your affirmation and script to create an action plan for today. The Universe rewards action, especially when it is backed by faith. Trust this process.

Here are your questions:

Based on my script, what are my top three priorities today?

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Who’s one person I could ask for help from today?

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Who’s one person I could provide value and service to today?

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What’s an action that would be out of the ordinary for me because I’m waiting until I’m “ready”? Will I commit to doing that action today?

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My affirmation will help me in moments when I feel self-doubt. What prompts will I use to remember my affirmation? (You could save it as the lock screen on your phone or write it on a sticky note, for example.)

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What’s one way I will commit to taking care of myself today? How will this help me?

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My hope is that you walk away from this writing exercise feeling inspired and empowered to pursue your dreams. The first prompt can bring up some difficult feelings, so I wanted to be sure and include a prompt about self-care.

When I commit myself to answer these questions thoroughly and honestly, I start my day with a clear vision and a sense of purpose. I also walk away with some action steps that will guide me in the right direction. If I feel overwhelmed by what I’ve committed to, I return to my affirmation.

I hope this process helps you.

I am currently planning a free 5-day email course for entrepreneurs about journaling your way to success. Let me know in the comments if this sounds interesting to you, and if you have any questions or suggestions for me. Cheers!

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