9 Affirmations For Self Love — and How to Use Them

A person sitting on a yoga mat in a peaceful and serene environment,  with an affirmation written on it, "I am worthy of love." The background shows a beautiful sunset and a body of water, such as a lake or ocean. The person looks relaxed and content, fully engaged in the practice of self-love affirmations. The image captures the idea of finding inner peace and self-acceptance through the repetition of positive affirmations.

Have you ever worried that you’re not living up to your potential — that there’s so much more you could do or be? Do you go through your life tired and drained, worried that you’re missing out on the life you thought you’d have? It sounds like you could use an influx of love for yourself. Affirmations for self love can help you find what you’re looking for.

Affirmations for self-love are positive statements for reminding yourself that you are worthy, you are enough, and you are connected to the world around you. When you practice self-love affirmations, you will change how you feel about yourself and the life you live.

Practicing self-love affirmations is just that, a practice. As you study affirmations, you can learn not only the words to say but also how to make a point of filling your days with these affirming statements.

Before you jump into this overview of self-love affirmations, I encourage you to spend time reading up on affirmations in general. We’ve put together a can’t-miss guide that will help you learn all about affirmations and how to incorporate them into your life. If you haven’t already read it, you’ll want to check it out before going any further.

9 Affirmations for Self Love

#1) If You Love You, You are Loved

There’s a trick to love that I want you to know: all love is one love. If you love yourself, then you have love. You are loved. As you affirm that truth to yourself, you can know that feeling loved is within your own control. You can choose to love yourself and, therefore, feel loved.

#2) I Am Realizing My Love For Myself

This is an active affirmation. With this one, you acknowledge that loving yourself is a process. You affirm that you’re growing in your knowledge and acceptance of the truth that you can, and do, love yourself.

#3) I Don’t Have to be Worthy of Love

You can love yourself simply because you do. There’s no goal to achieve or test to pass before you can love yourself. You can start right now, no matter who you are and what you do.

#4) I Am In Charge of My Love

Your self-love belongs to you. There’s no one else who gets to have a say in it. No one can take your self-love away from you. It’s yours, and you can tell yourself, “My self-love is my choice. I am the chooser of my love.”

#5) I Give Myself Permission To Love

There’s no permission involved in loving, at least not from any outside source. No one else can give you permission to love yourself. No one can take away that permission either. You get to choose whether to love yourself.

#6) I Am In Charge of My Love Supply

Maybe you’re in search of self-love affirmations because you feel cut off from love. But no matter how you feel, you can’t be cut off from a supply of love. That’s because you are in charge of your love supply.

#7) I Am a Part of Everyone.

Being cut off from a love supply would require you to be cut off from the rest of the world. That can’t happen. You are always a part of everything and everyone — and everyone and everything are a part of you.

#8) I Can Work On My Capacity To Love.

There’s no limit to the amount of love you can have. Your love can keep growing and growing. Feel like you’re only able to muster a little love for yourself right now? Then focus on this affirmation to remind yourself that growth is on its way. As you develop your ability to love without bounds, more love for yourself will be the natural result.

#9) I Can Love Without Restraint

Nothing can hold you back from loving well. There’s no reason to reign in your love for yourself. You can give and give love to yourself in abundance.

Affirmations for Self-Love FAQs

What Are Affirmations For Self-Love?

Affirmations are positive things that you say to yourself. You can say them out loud again and again. As you do that, you stick those thoughts in your mind. You let their truth wash over you, and you learn to believe their messages.

Ready to learn more about affirmations? You can click here to reach our comprehensive guide to affirmations.

Affirmations for self-love are positive messages about loving yourself. They encourage you that it’s okay — useful, even — to have a love for yourself. Not only that, but these positive statements also grow your ability to love yourself abundantly.

With affirmations for self-love, you carve out a place in reality. It’s a space in which you connect to self-love. There, you will immediately realize your love for yourself.

With practice, you’ll learn how to quickly bring yourself into that space. Then, you can connect right away to the love that you have for yourself.

Can I Use Other Affirmations for Self-Love?

Of course! When you’re looking for self-love affirmations, it helps to have suggestions of phrases that have worked for others. That’s one reason I gave you the nine affirmations above — to help you get started with the practice.

Not sold on the way I’ve phrased all of them? Feel free to tweak them so they work for you. Don’t worry, you’re not going to offend me.

In fact, I hope you do adjust them in ways that suit you. The most useful affirmations are ones that you can fully buy into. Resistance melts when you’re able to hop on board with what you’re saying.

So read through the list. Pick out the affirmation that is most believable to you and begin there. 

Or, for another way to say it, select the affirmation that makes you feel the most alive. Maybe when you hear it, it just resonates within you. When you roll it around in your head, it’s like the world is brighter, and sounds are crisper. If that’s how one of these phrases makes you feel, then that’s probably the place where you’ll want to start your self-love affirmation practice.

What Aspects of Love Can Affirmations For Self-Love Address?

Whatever you hope to get out of love, you can make it a part of your affirmations for self-love. In other words, what does loving and being loved mean to you? However that looks for you, you can fit that into your concept of self-love. Your self-love affirmations can be built around those ideas.

For example, love could mean to you:

  • Connection — the knowledge that you’re connected to everything, and it’s connected to you
  • Enoughness — the understanding that love is available to you as you are right now
  • Worthiness — the realization that there’s nothing you must become or achieve before giving or receiving love

You may think that feeling connected or enough or worthy comes from being loved by others. That’s not how it actually is, though. Your own self-love can be the source of all those truths in your life.

Through affirmations, you can develop your sense of being connected to the world. You can grow more assured that you are enough just as you are right now. You can uncover the truth that you are worthy of love — and then give that love to yourself.

How Do You Use Affirmations For Self-love?

There’s more to using affirmations than just reading a list. That’s a helpful place to start, but to see a difference in the way you love yourself, you’ll want to go beyond that.

For affirmations to really work, practice is key. Just as with anything else that you want to make an important part of your life, practicing makes all the difference. Surely, learning to believe in the worthiness of your love is worth the effort of diligent, daily practice.

So yes, start by printing this list of affirmations for self-love and hanging it somewhere that you’ll see every day. By doing that, you’ll surround yourself with positive thoughts.

9 affirmations for self love

But also, you’ll want to envision yourself experiencing these things. Find a quiet place each day where you can practice visualization. Envision yourself feeling just an incredible amount of love for yourself.

When you picture yourself that way, start to tell yourself these affirmations. Say them again and again. Imagine yourself hearing those statements and accepting them and believing them.

When I tell you to repeat them over and over, I mean it. For you, maybe that’s 100 times. Maybe it’s 1,000. That’s up to you. But make it a daily practice to visualize deep love for yourself and then say these affirmations again and again.

Today is the day to start affirming your love for yourself. Make a copy of our nine self-love affirmations, post the list in a prominent spot in your house, and carve out time for visualization and affirmation each day.

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