“Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.”
― Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love
What is an affirmation?
Affirmation is the act of affirming or something affirmed, such as a positive assertion or a solemn declaration. It can also mean the act of approving or confirming something.
Statements of affirmations often help rewire negative brain functions. Your brain can process a significant amount of information every single second. I think that it is important to consume positive content, especially while you're struggling. After going through a whirlwind of events that led to my self-love journey, I decided to focus a lot of my energy into self-love and positivity instead of glorifying being broken and abused by someone I cared about.
Would you talk to a small child the way you talk to yourself? No.
So it takes everything you think and say literally. When you speak to yourself and others in a positive way, it changes you on a DNA level in my opinion. I always felt ugly after being mean to someone. Act in beauty not out of hatred. Word of advice here: Words cannot always be taken back so use them wisely, even towards yourself.
I hope that my readers and anyone scrolling on by manage to find this as a helpful tool in their own healing. Build others up, stop tearing them down. Please enjoy these beautiful words of affirmations that helped to heal me.
One day at a time guys.
Affirmations of Self-Love
- I love myself through all of my oddities.
- I am worthy of love just for being who I am.
- I am enough.
- I am deserving of contentment, joy, and peace.
- I see myself with kind eyes.
- Speaking my mind with confidence is just something that I naturally do.
- I deserved to be loved.
- I inhale confidence and exhale fear.
- I am kind and I am loving.
- I love challenges because they bring out the best in me.
- I'm okay with my imperfections. Nobody is perfect.
- I'm not broken, I'm human
- I never give up growing.
- I give myself healing because I deserve it.
- I choose myself.
- When you heal yourself, you heal those around you.
- I am worthy of receiving love.
- I am showing up for myself.
- I forgive myself for past mistakes.
- I will heal from my past.
- I allow myself to fully be me.
- I deserve self-respect.
- I do all things with love.
- I am beautiful.
- I cherish my heart and all the good it sees it people.
- I have strength that I never knew I could have.
- I deserve to be loved and to love others.
- I radiate love and kindness.
- I can have a soft heart and still be firm in my boundaries.
- I love my body because it is worthy of receiving my love.
- I deserve to feel powerful.
- I am a kick-ass individual.
- My inner light cannot be extinguished.
I also wanted to leave you with a journal prompt that I found online.
"Look at yourself in a mirror, stare at yourself for a while and write down what you love about yourself."
Take this and roll with it. It might seem a bit narcissistic but I honestly had a hard time writing things down. That shouldn't be the case. Love should flow from your pores, especially self-love.
I think that is one of the hardest skills that anybody has to learn in life is how to love themselves again, especially after a series of abusive events.
What are some words of affirmation that you use consistently for self-love?
Let me know in the comments down below.
Chloe Rose Violet🌹
Some more positive reading for you all down below!