Self-love is the best kind of love and that’s because it not only allows you to gain more for yourself but it also allows you to attract more into your life from others. I manifested my boyfriend due to the personal development work I put in on myself so I can vouch for this work!
Self-love affirmations are just one tool that you can use to gain more love for yourself, but they are far from the only. Yoga played a huge part in my own self-love journey. However, affirmations are the simplest tool.
These affirmations can be used every day and through repeated use, you can expect to have more happiness, confidence, joy and more. You’ll build your self-esteem, know that you are worthy of love, release negative thoughts and welcome in compassion, more consistent positive thoughts and deepen your relationship with yourself and others.
Ready to start loving yourself more? Let’s get started, beautiful.
What are affirmations? Do affirmations work?
Affirmations are short statements, like a mantra, that you repeat to overcome self-sabotaging or limiting thoughts. Positive affirmations are phrases that are repeated not just to feel good and raise your vibe but the repetition of them will help you to create new thought beliefs. This is no joke.
Thinking or imagining yourself in a more positive situation can trigger some of the same areas of the brain as it would if the situation were actually real. Plus, using affirmations can switch on the brain’s reward system. This means that affirmations may help you handle pain, emotional and physical, better.
Repeating an affirmation has the power to affect you consciously and unconsciously. So even if an affirmation doesn’t feel like it’s doing anything right away, know that through the process of repetition, you will eventually train your brain to accept what you keep repeating.
Put simply, affirmations lead you to think more positively.
Powerful Self-Love Affirmations
Now don’t go too crazy and think you need to repeat these every single day! 51 affirmations are a lot. Pick a few that you like or are called to use and repeat them daily, multiple times a day if you can.
It’s important to note that you do not have to believe these affirmations when reading them, repetition will help with that. So choose the affirmations that you believe and want the most in your life and start there.
I’ve broken down these self-affirmations into sections to help you navigate where to start and build from. This work does not happen overnight, it is a constant work in progress and there is no end goal. You’re always going to be practicing self-love because it is a part of life!
Love itself is a very high vibration and it’s not always possible to jump straight to love from common feelings such as shame, unworthiness and guilt that are amongst the lowest vibrations.
In order to work your way up to love it often helps to first focus on acceptance and forgiveness. That being said, there is no harm jumping straight into those higher vibrations! Go with your gut and what feels right for you right now. Tomorrow your mood may be different and you may want to focus on acceptance first.
Affirmations for Self-Love
Say these affirmations daily and you will be so grateful to yourself for taking the time to do so.
- I love myself.
- I radiate love.
- I am love.
- I am surrounded by love.
- I am loved.
- I love myself unconditionally.
- Love is all around me.
- Loving myself comes to me easily.
- My love is infinite.
- I am open to receiving love.
- I have all the love inside me that I need.
- I love myself deeply and fully.
- I am here to experience love.
- I am worthy of celebrating myself.
- My love is unconditional.
- My own love is the best kind of love.
- Love is always flowing to me.
- Love is accessible to me at any time.
- Love is unlimited.
Affirmations for Self-Worth and Acceptance
Begin with these positive affirmations if you sense that you don’t yet understand how you could or how it’s possible to love yourself. I promise, you will because this feeling is available to all.
- I accept myself exactly as I am now.
- I accept myself unconditionally.
- I accept love from myself.
- I am at peace with where I am.
- I embrace who I am.
- I am perfect, just as I am.
- I am creating my own love.
- I am enough.
- I am whole.
- I am constantly growing, evolving and becoming my best self.
I’ve got even more “I am worthy” affirmations, for you to use and find inspiration from.
Affirmations for Self-Esteem and Forgiveness
Start with or sprinkle in a few of these positive affirmations if you need to let go of your past, forgive yourself or release negative self-beliefs that are keeping you stuck. These affirmations are wonderful for healing and will definitely give your self-esteem a boost.
- I forgive myself.
- I am at peace with my past.
- I am proud of who I am becoming.
- I am beautiful inside and out.
- I am doing the best I can.
- I am learning to love myself more every day.
- I am a constant work in progress.
- I am open to seeing myself in a new light.
- I let go of my past beliefs that no longer serve me.
- I deserve love.
Affirmations for Confidence
These affirmations will not only build your confidence but also how worthy you feel of all the happiness, joy and more that you rightly deserve.
- I am worthy of love.
- My own love is a priority.
- I love my body and all that it does for me.
- My imperfections are what make me unique.
- Being myself is enough.
- I am more than my body.
- Today, I choose me.
- I can feel love whenever I choose to.
- My own love is enough.
- I am exactly who I need to be.
- I choose myself.
- I am beautiful/gorgeous/unique/special.
How to Use Affirmations
These affirmations are easy to use and while just repeating them is great, the real key to using affirmations successfully is how you feel when saying them.
Yes, you may not feel like you truly believe the statement at first, but can you tap into that feeling, even if just for a moment? This is where the real power of using affirmations on self-love is. Dive into the feeling for yourself. Even if you don’t feel it quite yet, it will come and it will get stronger, but you must believe that it’s coming or that you already have that feeling (which you do!).
Perhaps place your hands where you feel yourself holding onto negative or opposite self-beliefs of what you’re trying to cultivate and allow yourself to let go of it while you repeat the affirmation.
These are a few ways in which you can use positive affirmations during your daily life.
Journal It Out
Every morning, evening or both, take time to physically write out your top 5-10 affirmations. Actually writing instead of typing is quite powerful and will help you connect more with yourself.
Experiment with Mirror Work
Mirror work is a powerful practice that is great to add to your morning routine. It’s simple, all you have to do is stand in front of a mirror, look yourself directly in the eye and repeat your selected love affirmations. Do this every day and it is guaranteed that you will have results.
Meditate with Mantras
You can meditate on your own, simply saying these simple phrases as a mantra that you repeat to yourself over and over as you focus on your breath. Or you can opt to follow a guided meditation that has you repeat affirmations in your head or aloud.
Listen While You Sleep
Record yourself or find a recording that you can listen to while you sleep. Listening to affirmations as you sleep is a powerful way to get your subconscious to adopt a new belief.
The first moments when you wake up in the morning and the last few before you fall asleep is when you’re most susceptible to new thoughts, so waking up and going to sleep listening to affirmations is a game-changer!
Set Yourself Reminders
Whatever you gotta do to remember to repeat these affirmations to yourself, do it! Some great ideas are to incorporate them into your morning or nighttime routine, leave sticky notes for yourself around the house or to set multiple alarms on your phone or in your calendar that go off every day to remind you.
This simple daily practice is powerful so don’t believe for a second that it’s too easy. The best things in life are simple. Just remember that you are worthy of loving yourself and you are worth dedicating the minimal time to yourself that this practice takes!
You have all the love within you already, you just need to learn how to access it and these affirmations are just one way to do so. Enjoy your journey, beautiful, I applaud you for giving yourself the time and space needed to accept and bring more love into your life.
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