Yes You Can! Affirmations

Encouraging Affirmations For Young Adults
Content by Amy Edelstein
Designed by Ibiza Tarot
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The affirmations in this deck can help you let go of fixed or negative self-identity and see yourself in a positive and flexible way. When you are optimistic about your capabilities, you adjust more quickly to change and difficulty. You also gain confidence and stability by following through on your affirmations and being true to your core positive values.

This deck contains affirmations that let you hear a loving voice telling yourself in a bold and direct way that Yes You Can. This helps overcome self-doubt and self-consciousness, the tendency to automatically think you can’t do it rather than yes, you can. Work with these affirmations on your own, with a friend, or by journaling about how you feel after you practice the affirmations. We all need to hear our favorite cheerleader, shouting Yes You Can! Run that pep rally for yourself today!

The affirmations on these cards were developed by Amy Edelstein, based on her work with Inner Strength Education, the school mindfulness program she founded in 2014.

How To Use This Deck

  • Think of a challenge or area of your life that you want to strengthen. Hold the cards in your hands or spread them facedown on a table and choose one card. Repeat that affirmation to yourself and imagine yourself fully embodying that quality. What would you look like? What would it feel like? How could you be different? Be positive and encouraging of yourself.
  • Hold the cards in your hands or spread them facedown on a table. Pick two cards that you feel drawn to. Choose one card to represent the strengths you come with. Choose the second card to indicate strengths you can grow into. Appreciate the strengths you already have. Celebrate yourself and your positive goals. Journal about what you see and the good qualities that make you who you are.
  • Sit with a friend. Choose a card for yourself and have your friend choose a card. Exchange cards. Describe for your friend how you see that positive quality in them. Listen as your friend describes how they see the positive quality on the card you picked in you. Notice how much more strength and kindness you have that you might have overlooked. Give a shout out to your big heart!
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Amy Edelstein
Amy Edelstein is a powerful communicator of ideas and beliefs that can help us transform ourselves and the culture we live in. She is the author of six books, including the IPPY award-winning, bestseller The Conscious Classroom. Recipient of a Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for her nonprofit Inner Strength Education, Amy has developed a potent curriculum of mindfulness & systems thinking, empowering more that 17,000 Philadelphia high school students. Find out more about her work at and
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