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Using positive affirmations for self-care is a great way to justify your quality alone time. You might be feeling all kinds of negative things like guilt or shame when you choose to put yourself first. The seven self-care affirmations you’ll find below will help you get over these emotions and allow yourself to be happier.
Your journey to the best life is much easier and more pleasant when you accept yourself as you are and just let yourself be. You are good enough and deserve the best! This is my message for you that hopefully, you’ll accept after sticking to these positive affirmations!
7 Affirmations For Self-Care And Self-Acceptance
1. I am as kind to myself as I am to my friends.
When it comes to supporting a friend in need, we are always on their side. We are kind, loving, and really make an effort to make the person feel better. We don’t judge, blame them, or call them bad names. Right?
Then why are you always so harsh with yourself? Why can’t you be your own friend and offer the same level of support to yourself when you need it the most? Why do you keep blaming yourself for not being or doing enough, and pressure yourself through negative self-talk?
Next time you catch yourself doing this, imagine that you are your friend. What would you say to a friend if he or she was in this situation or going through the same thing? Would you assure them everything will be okay? Would you tell them to not worry so much about it? Or maybe there is a piece of advice you would give them?
You deserve the same version of you that your friends get: kind, supporting, and understanding.
Another affirmation to support this one is:
- I only use loving language when I talk about myself.
2. I deserve to love and be loved.
Say this out loud: “I deserve to love and be loved.”
How does it feel?
If it feels natural, you probably already know something about self-care. Maybe you even practiced some self-love affirmations and convinced yourself that you are worthy. If that’s the case, good job! Keep at it.
But if saying this out loud brings up some kind of resistance, this is the area you need to work on. Repeating this affirmation a good few times every day is a good starting point to start your self-care journey to love and self-acceptance. Repeat it until you actually believe this, and don’t settle for anything less.
I truly believe that there is a soulmate for everyone out there. Maybe even more than one. And there is no reason for you to not meet this person and be happy if only you let it happen.
If you know deep inside that your current relationship is too much work and doesn’t seem to be getting any better, maybe it’s time to let go?
Details are different for every couple but a real loving relationship that lasts gets easier over time. I’m confidently saying this as someone who is celebrating 10-year anniversary with my husband next month. There is a period of getting used to each other which requires some adapting but as years go by, it should only get easier. If it gets harder and harder, maybe it’s not the right person?
Does your holding on to this relationship make you happy or is it just taking away your possibility of finding happiness?
Allow yourself to love and be loved, listen to your intuition (it always knows what’s best for you!), and make a step in the right direction if necessary. Usually, we know which way it is, just don’t want to accept it.
3. I vibrate with positive energy every day.
The kind of energy that you radiate with, is attracted back to you.
When you start the day on a bad note and accept that “it’s just a bad day”, this is exactly what you’ll get. You’ll be subconsciously looking for the negative events, and be sure: you’ll find them.
Even if something goes wrong, don’t make a big deal out of it. It doesn’t mean a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g. Let it go and move on with your day, focusing on the positive instead. Because why would you allow a little setback to make your whole day go wrong?
Some people get stuck in a negative mindset and let their whole life go to waste. That’s not fate, that’s their choice.
Show up every day as a “good” version of yourself. (I think being “the best version of yourself” is overrated and unreasonable. It only sets high expectations and leads to anxiety when you happen to be anything less than perfect – aka always.)
Decide for yourself that any negative frequency is not your frequency and, like switching a radio, shift your focus to the positive. Avoid spending too much time (preferably any time at all) with people who are always negative and tend to pull you in their loop of negativity. Surround yourself with positive people so it’s easier to keep yourself on the right vibe.
You’ll notice that the more positive you are, the more good things happen around you and to you!
Being positive doesn’t mean smiling through pain and pretending to be fine when you aren’t. But you can always choose how long you hold on to your emotions, and at some point allow yourself to let go and move on. Because you deserve better.
4. I love and accept myself completely.
To believe that you are worthy of being loved by a nice person, you need to learn to love yourself first.
If you expect someone else to put up with all your flaws and be kind to you no matter what, how come you don’t accept yourself?
If there is something you hate about yourself, evaluate it realistically and answer honestly. Can you do something about it? If you can, awesome, make a personal growth plan and do it. Do the first little step today and don’t overthink it!
For example, you might wanna work on one of your character traits, decide to be more in the present moment, or grow your self-esteem. Some people even attempt to change their appearances with the power of positive affirmations alone, for instance, by affirming that they have clear skin or beautiful healthy hair.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to whether you have a growth mindset and believe you can improve, or you are stuck in a fixed mindset with a strong belief “that’s just who I am”.
If the part you dislike is completely out of your control, there is no point in feeling negative about it. Accept it as a part of your reality and don’t let it affect your life any longer. Again, focus on your positive traits as you learn to look in the mirror with loving eyes.
Repeat this as much as you need to make it stick: I love and accept myself completely.
If you have fear, worry, anger, or any other negative feelings that may be holding you back, here is a list of affirmations that will help you let go of all the negative emotions you have accumulated in the past. Combine them with self-care affirmations from this page to create a powerful positive message for your subconscious. Repeat this message every single day to redesign how you see yourself – and turn to unconditional love!
My journaling prompts for weekly reflection can also help you evaluate your life and see if there is anything you can change for the better. Try them out next Monday!
5. I am good enough as I am.
No matter what your previous experiences might tell you, you are good enough for the life of your dreams!
You can be happy, have a beautiful healthy body, thrive in a positive relationship with a good person who loves you, and have enough beautiful friends around. And, you don’t need to sacrifice any of it if you also want career success and/or to travel the world.
You can have everything you want because you are an amazing human being. I don’t know you but I’m sure that bad people wouldn’t read my blog or care about a positive mindset. If you are on this page, you already have love and light inside you, and this is the type of person who I believe deserves the best!
A lot of us have baggage and tons of negative beliefs based on childhood and personal experiences. As we got them sinking in for years, releasing them doesn’t happen overnight, but it can absolutely be done.
According to modern science, we can change how we think and see the world. It’s called neuroplasticity and requires some consistent mental work but it’s possible.
With that said, if you don’t think you are good enough, it can be changed.
You don’t need to prove anything to anyone, you are good enough just as you are. You can of course improve yourself in many ways and continue to grow personally and professionally. But you don’t need to do or achieve anything in order to deserve your dream life. It’s already yours by birthright.
You can learn more about the concept of neuroplasticity from neuroscientist Joe Dispenza here if you have a subscription on Gaia. Or look up some of his interviews on Youtube.
6. I take care of others better when I take care of myself.
To be able to be there for other people in your life, you need to have enough energy. If you are out of resource, you can’t possibly be a good mom, wife, girlfriend, or friend. At least not for long.
If you always feel exhausted or burnt out, you may be spreading yourself too thin. You likely need to put yourself first and learn to say no to some things and people. The world can survive if you take an hour or even a day for yourself!
Have you ever heard people say something like “happy wife = happy life”? It’s not only about wives. People around you will be happier if you show up genuinely happy and positive. Your family will benefit from a kind and content version of you, instead of a tired and stressed one. You will be able to spend more quality time with people you love, and actually enjoy it.
In order to achieve this, you might need to take some alone time once in a while. Sometimes a warm bath or some quiet time spent journaling or meditating is enough. Sometimes you need a SPA day or a weekend getaway, and that’s okay!
You know that if something happens on a plane, you should put an oxygen mask on yourself first so you can then help others, right? The same is true in your everyday life on the ground.
Allow yourself to take care of yourself so you can be a great person to be around for everybody else in your life! Take a look at my self-care essentials list to get some ideas for your “me” time.
7. I willingly take care of my body and my mind.
This last one in my list of self-care affirmations might sound obvious. Nevertheless, health is something we humans neglect way too often. Both mental and physical.
How often do you eat junk food because it’s an easy option or even skip a meal because you are too busy? Do you workout every day or only when you feel like it? Or never..?
Do you take time regularly for mindfulness practice to keep your mind healthy?
Self-care doesn’t stop after relaxing in a bathtub for an hour. It’s something you should be doing all day every day: Caring About Yourself. Whatever you do, do it with your best interest in mind. Will you really feel good after this? Can it harm you long-term? Is there a way you can minimize the pressure? And so on.
You are the creator of your life, and you can choose to either neglect it or make it the best life ever!
Final thoughts on self-care affirmations
These were my seven essential affirmations for self-care and self-acceptance. Repeat them daily until each statement feels absolutely natural and true. You can also try writing your own affirmations if there is a particular idea you need to affirm on top of these.
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