Not everyone is born or raised with truckloads of self-esteem. And even if you were, it can get damaged along the way and you’ll have to rebuild it all by yourself. The good news is you can fake it until you make it. Repeating these simple affirmations for a few minutes every day can help rewire your brain and flood it with positivity, self-love, and remind you of how amazing you are.
I deserve good and wonderful things. If you don’t think you deserve the best, you won’t chase after it, demand it, or even be able to recognize and accept it when it comes. You need to remember that you’re worthy of happiness, love, kindness, respect, and everything you desire. Anyone who tries to convince you otherwise has no place in your life, so let them go. Start asking for what you want and the universe will grant your wishes.
Today is just another chapter in my life’s story. What you did yesterday or last week doesn’t define the rest of your life. Every day that you wake up is a fresh start. A chance for you to start over, to set your doubts and fears aside, and go after what you want. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Be patient. Take things slowly and just keep pushing through. Everything you want is right on the horizon.
I love myself and I am enough. Stop waiting around for someone to love you and tell you great you are. Start by pouring love into yourself. Think about all the good things you’ve done and all that you are. Believe in yourself and your abilities. You don’t need to be perfect to be worthy of love. You’re amazing exactly as you are. So why not embrace and appreciate yourself?
My body is beautiful and I’m grateful for it. I know society has created this idea of the perfect body and when we can’t meet those ridiculous standards of beauty it can cause us to have negative thoughts about our looks. This affirmation reminds you that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. What matters is that your body is healthy. Your so-called flaws are what make you uniquely you. Rather than be ashamed, flaunt them.
I am calm and in control. You’re in charge of your life’s story. If you don’t like where you are right now, you can take steps to change it. Try not to sweat the small stuff. You can handle whatever life throws at you if you just stay calm and strategize. Whatever storm you’re experiencing is bound to pass, so why lose your cool over it. You’re in control. Chant it until you feel like you are.
My mistakes and failures do not define me. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s how you learn what not to do next time around. Failure is a normal part of life. It only becomes a problem when you refuse to get past it. As long as you keep going, things will work out in the end. Remember that every time you feel the world is falling apart because of a slip up you made.
I am more than capable. You can anything you want if you set your mind to it. No matter how scary or big your dreams are, remember that bigger dreams have come true. We send people into outer space. Think of how much you’ve already accomplished in spite of all the obstacles you’ve faced. Believing in yourself is half the journey. The world is yours to conquer. Go get it.
Putting myself first is not selfish. Don’t let you people guilt-trip you into thinking you’re doing a bad thing by prioritizing your needs and feelings. You have to look out for yourself because oftentimes, other people won’t. Don’t try to please others at your own expense. Choose your own happiness. Say no when you want to even if it means someone else is going to be mad at your decision.
I am doing the best that I can. So what if you only work out twice a week instead of every day? It doesn’t matter that you can’t afford to go on that dream vacation right now. Or that you have a hard time getting out of bed cause you’re being weighed down by a mountain of depression. Don’t get upset or feel like a failure. Cut yourself some slack. You’re doing your best under the circumstances.
Today I am choosing happiness. Sometimes, it can feel as though you have no control over your feelings, and nothing you do matters. But you can choose to not be overcome by whatever is going on. You may have no control over what happens to you, but how you react to it is totally up to you. Making a conscious effort to be happy will elevate your mood.