You do not need to change yourself to be more confident. Being yourself is important because it’s when we truly feel our most confident! These affirmations for confidence are aimed at helping you feel more amazing being you. Take and leave what you need and enjoy building your confidence lovely!
What are affirmations?
Simply put, affirmations are phrases that you repeat to yourself either out loud, in your head, writing them down, or listening to them. Positive affirmations are used to help you reframe your thoughts to be more, well, positive. As powerful as positive affirmations are, I do encourage you to not use them to brush over your bad days and thoughts. Both are needed to be human and toxic positivity is a very real thing. Continuously pushing positive affirmations into your mind can contribute to the toxicity.
Do confidence affirmations work?
Yes…and no. They work in the sense that through repetition you can convince yourself of new truths, in this case, that you’re confident. Your brain can’t always tell the difference between what’s real and not so sometimes it’s possible to teach yourself that these things (aka confidence) are true! But remember it’s not just the affirmations that you need, that would be too simple. The real key is acting on them.
When they don’t work is when beliefs are attached to mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression. If this is the case, no amount of repetition is going to help you fully let go of old thought patterns. This is where it’s recommended that you get help from someone, such as a therapist.
Just pay close attention to how you feel. If you feel better, awesome, keep going! If you continuously feel worse, get help and lay off the affirmations because there’s no point pushing yourself into a worse headspace.
Tips for Practicing Affirmations
Think you’re too busy for positive affirmations or need a set routine for them? Nope. Here are my top tips for practicing them.
In front of the mirror
Looking yourself directly in the eye and repeating positive self-talk out loud is truly powerful and can be vulnerable, but it’s worth it! Don’t think this has to be in front of your mirror at home. Try it in the bathroom at work (you can say them in your head here) or in the mirror of your car before to hype yourself up.
As part of a journal practice
For some writing down affirmations can feel more powerful. My best tip when journalling affirmations is to go with your gut. What is coming up for you today? Use the affirmations below for inspiration but tuning in to how you feel and writing down your own affirmations is a great confidence booster.
Repeat, repeat & repeat again
The key to affirmations working is to keep repeating them again and again. Simple, I know, but also powerful. This can be easier when you do have them as part of a routine, which I recommend doing in the beginning (a great way to remember to do them is to attach it to a routine already, like brushing your teeth). But afterward, you’ll start to notice when you need to give yourself a confidence boost and may even be saying them to yourself in your head as you shop for groceries.
83 Confidence Affirmations
I’ve broken down all of these affirmations into sections to help you best navigate which ones to use first to help you build your confidence up. Personally, I find that a lot of “I am” affirmations just don’t feel true and no amount of repetition makes me feel like they are, which is why I use affirmations with wording that allows you to build off of instead of jumping right in. The key with affirmations is that you’ve got to believe them, even just a little. There’s no point repeating the same ones if you’re nowhere close to believing the statement and then feeling like shit when you continue to not believe it.
Confidence and Self-Esteem Affirmations
These affirmations for confidence are a great place to start as they help to convince you that things, in this case, confidence, is possible. It may not feel like you’re confident right this second, but it’s absolutely possible for you in the future.
- It’s possible for me to be confident.
- It’s possible for me to feel confident as myself.
- It’s possible for me to be proud of myself.
- It’s possible for me to embrace all of myself.
- It’s possible for me to love myself.
- It’s possible for me to radiate confidence.
- It’s possible for me to be confident and not change myself.
- It’s possible for me to be happy and confident.
- It’s possible that I deserve more.
- It’s possible for me to love all parts of myself, even my so-called flaws.
- It’s possible for me to make mistakes and still be confident.
Oftentimes it can be really difficult to truly feel worthy when we’ve spent so long thinking that we’re not. That’s why I love using the words “I am open…” as it’s a way to help guide your thoughts into believing that there is a possibility, an entrance, a way for you to truly develop self-worth and thus self-confidence.
- I am open to being confident.
- I am open to accepting myself.
- I am open to making mistakes and growing.
- I am open to releasing comparisons.
- I am open to accepting my so-called flaws.
- I am open to seeing myself in a new light.
- I am open to seeing my positives.
- I am open to self-reflection.
- I am open to being my own cheerleader.
- I am open to self-growth.
- Confidence is available to everyone, including me.
Are you ready to skyrocket your confidence? These affirmations for confidence are bold, forward, and to the point.
- I am confident.
- I am fabulous.
- I am freakin’ amazing.
- I am gorgeous inside and out.
- I radiate confidence.
- Confidence comes naturally to me.
- I am worthy of being confident.
- My self-esteem improves daily.
- I choose how I want to feel and I choose confidence.
- I can do whatever I set my mind to.
- I can be whoever I wish to be.
- I am compassionate towards myself.
- I love myself.
- I accept myself.
- I honour myself.
- I trust myself.
- I am enough.
- I am worthy.
- I am deserving.
- I am strong.
- I can get through any and all setbacks.
- I am authentic.
- I love who I am becoming.
- I love who I am being.
- I exude confidence.
- Confidence is available to me.
- Confidence is possible for me.
- Confidence is contagious.
- I embody confidence.
- My challenges help me become more confident.
- I am becoming more confident every day.
- The only validation I need is from myself.
- I treasure my imperfections.
- I am respected.
- I am loved.
- I am seen.
- My imperfections make me unique.
- My imperfections make me, me.
- I can do amazing things.
- I am inspiring.
- Confidence may come and go but it is my choice when I want to be.
- Confidence comes with practice.
- Confidence comes when I do hard things.
- I am my most confident when I am myself.
- I trust my decisions.
- I trust myself.
- Confidence is my middle name.
- I love watching myself grow and become more confident.
Body Affirmations for Confidence
For many body confidence is a whole other ball game, so here are a few affirmations for body confidence and body acceptance.
- I love my body.
- I love how I look.
- My body is a masterpiece.
- I am more than my body – my body is the least interesting thing about me.
- My body supports me every day.
- I feel beautiful in my skin.
- My differences are what make me, me.
- My body is magnificent, just as it is.
- I am beautiful just as I am.
- I feel confident in my skin.
- My energy radiates confidence.
- My changing body does not determine my confidence – how I feel does.
- I am open to loving my body just as it is.