We are, all of us, inclined to think the worst sometimes.
And everyone has a good memory for everything they’ve done wrong in life.
But you don’t have to turn your thoughts against you. Don’t let your mistakes define you.
Your mind is a tool, not a weapon. Be your best friend, not your worst enemy.
And as challenging as life can be sometimes, if you treat yourself with love and compassion you can heal old wounds and move onwards and upwards.
One of the easiest ways to turn around a negative view of yourself is through the right affirmations. Especially affirmations of self-love and self-worth.
In this article, I’ll be presenting you with 30 different affirmations to help fill you with self-love. I hand-picked them for you myself.
Please take a look through and see if there are any that truly speak to you, that can lift you up and propel you forward.
30 Affirmations For Self Love
Here follows 30 affirmations for self-love. Please read them, and please believe them as they apply to you.
Hopefully you will find the perfect nugget within them to get you where you want to be. (They aren’t listed in any particular order.)
I have written my own notes under each affirmation, explaining what you can also use these affirmations to mean to you. I hope these help too.
1. I Am Perfect Just The Way I Am
Don’t challenge your ego. Don’t live up to anyone else’s expectations. You are who you are, and that’s perfect.
2. I Am My Own Best Friend
If you’re not going to be your own best friend, who is? You are the best person to lean on because you will always have yourself even when no-one else is there to back you up.
3. I Am Resilient And Strong, I Am My Own Hero
You’ve got this far, haven’t you? You’ve gone through all your trials and tribulations, and you’re still standing strong. What a hero!
4. I Am More than Enough
Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not enough just the way you are. You are more than enough.
5. I Accept Myself Unconditionally
OK, so maybe you’ve made a mistake or two or said the wrong thing here or there. But I bet you were either naive or justified. Accept who you are because you are innocent.
6. I Love Who I Am And What I Have To Offer
You don’t have to be perfect in order to have a lot to offer. You have a range of impressive personal qualities and characteristics to help you get where you want to go in life.
7. I Accept My Awesomeness!
You are AWESOME! Be amazed by who you are and what you can accomplish.
8. I Accept My Failures And Grow Wiser Each Day
Yes, you’ve experienced failure, but so long as you don’t repeat your mistakes over and over, this is evidence that you have learned from them, becoming wiser each day.
9. I Love The Person I Am Becoming
Forget about the old you, who made mistakes, and was perhaps a little naive and angry. You can change and become a far better person – starting now!
10. I Am Whole And I Embrace Who I Am
No-one is all good or all bad. Everyone is whole, with both bad points and good. No-one is obligated to be perfect at all times. Everyone has their faults. Be proud to be whole.
11. I Am Being The Best Version Of Myself
If you’re unhappy with the person you used to be, know that you can change that. Decide what personal qualities you want to show and live it.
12. I Honor My Past And The Lessons Learned
Sometimes we are haunted by less than perfect memories, but often these are turning points in our lives, from which we learn, and from which we can propel ourselves forward.
Don’t hide from your memories, they are your teachers, honor them.
13. I Shine Like a Diamond For All To See
Your soul is beautiful, so go make the world see it. You can be who you want to be in all your glory. Shine away!
14. I Follow My Heart Not The Wishes Of Others
There are a lot of people out there who would like to tell us how we should live, what we should do with our lives and so on.
But if you don’t follow your dreams, you are lost, and the only way to live without regret is by putting your feelings first, above anyone else’s hopes or expectations.
15. I Am Open To Seeing Myself In A New Light
Maybe, you tend to see yourself in a negative light. But that can change, and it should change. If you intend to become an even better version of yourself, then you deserve to acknowledge it and be proud.
16. I Accept The Love Of Others And I Know I Deserve It
Doubtless, someone out there loves you – or would if they have a chance. Everyone deserves to love and be loved, including you, no matter what.
17. I Am Rightfully Proud Of Who I Am
Self-love is also about self pride. Take the time to look back on everything you’ve accomplished so far. Maybe no-one could do it the way you did. You should be proud.
18. I Never Give Up On Life, No Matter How Hard It Gets
No matter what you may have gone through so far, you’re still hanging in there and going strong. You’ve got accomplishments behind you (yes, even the minor ones count) and you have plenty to offer the world.
Believe in yourself, and others will follow suit.
19. I Reclaim My Power And Seek My Own Happiness
Don’t let others dictate whether you should be happy. You are at the helm of your destiny, you can chart your course to happiness or let others sway you. Which is it?
20. I Can Accomplish Anything I Set Out To Do
Sometimes tasks and projects can feel daunting and overwhelming. However, once you take that first step, everything else will slowly but surely come into place.
Remember, there’s never been a problem that you haven’t come out the other side of.
21. I Choose To Focus On The Happiest Thoughts
At any point in time, you can purposely direct your thoughts in the direction you want them to go.
You could make any number of statements in your self-talk, but you should always choose to focus on the ones that make you happiest.
22. I Have The Right To Be Happy And Follow My Dreams
We all have a right to be happy. But if you’re not quite there yet, you need to make it happen. Let no obstacle stand in your way and chase that rainbow for the elusive pot of gold!
23. I Will Treat Myself With The Kindness Of A True Friend
Next time you start to talk yourself out of an opportunity, or deride yourself for your faults, imagine what a kind friend would say, and say it to yourself. It has healing power.
24. I Am Not Less For Making Mistakes, I Am More Because I Learn From Them
It’s too easy to beat ourselves up for our mistakes, but what you must realize is that you are NOT less because of them. In fact, you have GROWN because of them.
25. I Deserve To Be Loved And To Attract Good Things
Know your true worth. You are a valued human being, and as you improve on loving yourself, good things will come your way.
26. I Choose Myself, I Am Exactly Who I Need To Be
You are the force behind your life. And it’s through who you are, what you know and what you can do, that you can have the life you want.
27. I Am Worthy Of Love, And My Self-Love Is A Priority
Sometimes we can feel unworthy of love, but I can assure you that you certainly are. If you’re not quite there yet, say it until you believe it, because it’s true.
28. Today, I Choose Me, I Have The Right To Put Myself First
Every day, you have a choice on how you spend it. And much of the time, we often tend to put others first. But, I’m here to tell you that sometimes it’s more than OK to put yourself first.
29. I Can Control My Peace, And That Is My Superpower
No matter what may be going around you, if you concentrate on your breath, you will find calm. And that is enough to see you through anything.
30. I Am Fully Equipped To Handle Anything Life Throws At Me
Life’s not always easy, but you’re one tough cookie, and adversity only makes you stronger!
I hope you’ve found some inspiration in my words and in these motivations. I wish that you can take these thoughts and run with them. Feel them in your bones, and delight in the impact they make on you and, in turn, on the world. Namaste.