Positive affirmations and basically all types of affirmations are really popular these days. And I understand why. I find them amazing to use and it helps me to focus on what I think is important.
I admit, there was a time I found it a bit silly to say these things to myself. It was awkward.
But if it works, it works, no matter if it feels a bit silly at first. So, if you are in need of some inspiration for affirmations that will give you a boost in your self-love journey, or if you need some convincing to use affirmations. This article is for you.
Oh, and if you are working on your self-love journey, make sure to check out my free self-love workbook. It will be a guide for beginners to set goals for more self-love. It also includes a self-love planner. All for free.
And while you’re at it, also check out my article about how to start your self-love journey, it is a must-read for starting your very important journey to more self-love.
What are affirmations and how do I use them?
Affirmations are not that complicated. Affirmations are phrases you tell yourself to replace negative thoughts/beliefs about yourself. A lot of people use positive affirmations to motivate themselves and to build more self-esteem.
Basically, you tell yourself what you wish was the truth. So if you are insecure about your body, a positive affirmation for you to say to yourself will be “I love my body” or “I respect my body” or “I am thankful for my body”. You can use a phrase that will make you feel the best about saying it.
You replace your negative thought with a positive one. For me personally, I see affirmations as a way to improve your mindset and your self-love. A way to speak kindly to yourself.
A way to be gentle with yourself. Because sometimes we don’t even realize how hard we can be on ourselves. That is why I love affirmations so much. They make me realize how I don’t speak nicely to myself that much. And how often I speak badly about myself and think with negative thoughts.
Affirmations help me to be more positive and feel better about myself.
And I hope they will do the same for you.
How to use positive affirmations?
There are several ways to use affirmations and it is up to you to find a way that works the best for you.
Some people say them out loud, some just in their minds. They can be said during meditation. When you wake up, before you go to bed, or you can write them down. Really, any way is fine, as long as it feels good to you. That is what is most important.
Pick affirmations that work for you and make you feel good. Try to say them as many times as feels good to you. I say them daily. And that works best for me.
Consistency is key. Keep repeating the affirmations that you like to yourself as often as you want.
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A few examples of the cards:
These cute cards are completely free and you can put them anywhere in your house or calendar to help you stay positive. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that you will receive 30!!!! cards.
To help you out, I made a list of positive affirmations that you can use for more self-love. And these exact affirmations are written on the cards you can download for free.
30 Positive Affirmations for more Self-love
- I am beautiful and strong
- I am worthy of love and respect
- I trust myself
- I am proud of who I am
- I don’t need validation from others to be happy with myself
- I am good the way that I am
- I am grateful for what I have
- I am grateful for the people in my life
- I am allowed to feel what I feel
- I always do my best
- I believe in myself
- I forgive myself
- I am honest with myself
- I accept that I can’t control everything
- I am enough
- I accept myself
- I know my worth
- I am confident about who I am
- I deserve to be happy
- I deserve a good life
- I respect myself
- I am allowed to choose myself
- It’s okay to say no
- I am not my thoughts
- I am loveable
- I am safe
- I love my body
- I deserve love
- I will not let my fears stop me
- I am calm and at peace
Get started with these affirmations and improve your mindset
Now that you have inspiration it is time to take some action. Pick 5 affirmations that made you feel the best, and begin saying these daily to yourself. You don’t have to say all 30 affirmations every day. I don’t do that either, not needed at all. It is better to focus on a few in my opinion.
Print out the cards of your favorite affirmations and put them at a place where you will see them frequently.
I hope these affirmations will help you as they have helped and still help me. Even when you think it is a bit weird, give it a chance, what is the worst that could happen?
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