In a fast-paced world, it’s so important to be kind to yourself no matter how difficult life gets and how the inner critic in you never leaves you in peace. By holding onto self-love affirmations, you’ll be able to instill positivity into your life and fight against those negative thoughts at the back of your head.
If you’re a person who is struggling with self-esteem issues, a bit of self-love can help you build a better relationship with yourself. Once you become happy with yourself, the outside world will sync with your positive energy. Positive people will come into your life if you show love to yourself.
“My imperfections are not flaws. They make me beautiful and special.”
There are no standards for beauty, and one should not define beauty based on skin tone, complexion, and figure. Society, however, believes that a person who is fair-skinned, has a flat stomach, and has clear skin is beautiful, which is wrong because flaws and imperfections make you attractive.
The moment you begin to love your body is the moment you unlock true happiness. Every stretch mark and blemish you see in the mirror is perfect in its imperfect way. If you stop seeing through someone else’s eyes, life automatically becomes easier, and you feel comfortable in your skin.
“My fears do not hold me back from going after the things I love.”
You shouldn’t let your fears become a barrier to your success. If you’re someone who has self-esteem issues, you may have imposter syndrome that tells you that you aren’t good enough and you’re undeserving of success. You start to doubt your abilities, and that’s when the downfall begins.
There is no denying that fear conceals your true self because you subscribe to the narrative it preaches. Why not subscribe to a different narrative instead: You are a talented, gifted, and unique soul who has got a bright future.
“My happiness is found within. I do not look for it in others.”
Many people fall into depression because they have attached their happiness to people and materialistic things. When you feel let down by people, you’re prone to sadness. There’s nothing worse than waiting a lifetime for someone to change for you and still getting disappointed.
People don’t change, so you can instead put the energy in yourself and achieve the goals you have set for yourself. You’ll ultimately reach the point where you’ll feel grateful, and you stop seeking happiness in the wrong places.
Moreover, it is an instinct to develop a desire for another object once you purchase something you’ve always wanted. The cycle goes on. When you stop associating happiness with humans and objects, your mind will be at ease and you will be pleased with yourself.
“I do not shrink or change myself for others. I show up just as I am.”
You should be yourself and stop shrinking to fit in with the standard of comfort of others because you are worthy and valuable and deserve to be known and seen. It will be uncomfortable and even lonely during the start, but eventually, you will thank yourself that you were brave enough to do so. You may even find that there was nothing to fear after all.
There is no reason for you to carry the weight of others’ concerns or criticism. It is never your place to be troubled by their discomfort, insecurities, or silence. In the end, what matters most is how you perceive yourself. You deserve to celebrate yourself and your achievements.
“My time and energy are precious. I’m good at setting boundaries and using my time wisely.”
You should never waste your time and energy on people who don’t respect your boundaries. Since people often take everything you offer them, it’s your job to set reasonable expectations and healthy boundaries to ensure that neither of you feels exploited. It is very common to be afraid of offending another person when you set boundaries.
However, boundaries are about you stating what you need, and they have nothing to do with how the other person feels about your boundaries. One should always prioritize their needs over others. Helping others is a positive trait, but do not go overboard to the point where you are taken for granted.
“I let go of the past beliefs that no longer serve me.”
Nothing you do can change the past, and nothing you think, feel, or invest energy into can change the outcome. You can’t change what happened, but you can change your reaction to it. It is better to focus on lessons learned, and wisdom gained rather than dwelling on negativity from the past, such as disappointment, sadness, or struggles that you had experienced.
During your life’s journey, you should learn to see the past as stepping stones to the future and change yourself for the better.
“I feel joyful to look at how far I have come.”
In life, gratitude is the means to happiness and success. The more grateful we are for what we have, no matter how little it might be, the happier we will be. Count your blessings and be thankful because tomorrow, it might all disappear.
Also, it’s so vital that you should never compare your life to someone else’s because you simply don’t know their journey. It took them ups and downs to reach a level where they felt accomplished and happy.
You should pat yourself on the back for enduring the difficulties life has thrown at you even if you’ve got no one to appreciate you. When you feel negative, Imagine all the good things in your life. Think about all the wonderful people you have in your life. Imagine all the things you’ve been given that others could only dream of having. Once you’ve reflected on it, you’ll stop being grateful and appreciate yourself for how far you’ve come.
“I am resilient, strong, and brave, and I can’t be destroyed.”
No matter how many times people have disappointed you or you couldn’t achieve something that you’ve always wanted, remember to always remain calm and strong. Your patience and strength are what will decide how far you will go.
A person should be able to overcome any obstacles that come along their lives and stay strong despite them. A failure can teach them the most important lesson of their life and prepare them for their next challenge. Also, you should be able to control your own emotions and actions. Do not let others’ emotions and actions carry you away or make you into someone you are not.
The Bottom Line
You can boost your self-worth, eliminate negative self-talk, and create a powerful new self-image by using these affirmations. You need to practice, practice, practice, and repeat them as often as possible, and you’ll notice how your life changes for the better. It might seem daunting at first, but once you begin, you will start seeing the results and this would only improve your life for the better.