Self Improvement

List Of Positive Self-Love Affirmations To Daily Switch Off Your Inner Critic

Did you know you may be the biggest hater of yourself? Do you really love yourself unconditionally? Is most of your self-talk negative?

Self-love is one of the hardest skills to cultivate. We hate ourselves, and then we hate each other. Sadly, love is not in the air.

Self-love is the foundation of all love. If you want to love others, you need to start with yourself. Now the question is – how do you cultivate self-love?

One of the best ways to fall in love with yourself is through affirmations. Self-love affirmations can change your internal monologue and reprogram your subconscious mind. Over time, self-love will come naturally to you.

Now you may be wondering…

Do Self-Love Affirmations Work?

There is strong evidence that self-affirmations can work.

Self-affirmations can increase self-compassion and pro-social behaviors (study). It may result in beneficial health-related outcomes (study). It can end rumination and hence change your default thinking patterns (study).

However, there’s a catch. Self-love or self-esteem affirmations may have the opposite effect sometimes. We’ll discuss that at the end of the article.

For now, let’s find out…

How Do Self-Affirmations Work?

Affirmations increase activity in the brain regions associated with valuation and self-processing (study). They stimulate many regions of the brain namely, the medial prefrontal cortex, posterior cingulate cortex, ventral striatum, ventral medial prefrontal cortex, and more.

Self Love Affirmations Brain Activation

The more you focus on the affirmations, the more they impact your brain. Over time, they change the perception of yourself, the people you interact with, and the perception of reality itself.

Affirmations are words you use to override your brain to change the way you feel and think. Through affirmations, you radiate positive energy and empower new beliefs. As your thoughts and feelings become positive, your actions and results turn positive.

Now that you know the mechanism behind positive self-affirmations, let’s talk about how you can use them to increase self-love.

How Can I Improve My Self-Love?

Self-affirmations are great for practicing self-love. But before using them, you need to be aware of your current programming. To do that, observe your self-talk.

Notice how your self-talk affects your belief system and your reality. Meditation, mindfulness and journaling can help you with that. Once you’re aware of your default thinking patterns, affirmations can help you change those patterns and beliefs.

With affirmations, you can reprogram your subconscious mind by changing your dominating thoughts. Using affirmations is like a workout for your mind, where the goal is to change your default thought process through neuroplasticity.

Think of yourself as a gardener where your mind is the garden and affirmations are the seeds you plant in your mind. To harvest positive thoughts, actions and results, you must take care of the garden and take out the weeds.

“The toughest thing is to love somebody who has done something mean to you… especially when that somebody has been yourself.”

Fred Rogers

With that said, here are the seeds (the list of self-love affirmations) you can plant in your mind today:

555 Affirmations For Self-Love, Self-Esteem, Self-Acceptance, Self-Worth, Self-Image And Self-Confidence

  1. I am worth loving. There is love all around me.
  2. I choose to feel good about myself.
  3. I stand on my own two feet. I accept and use my own power.
  4. I am totally adequate for all situations.
  5. I choose joyous and loving thoughts; I am comfortable with myself.
  6. I am willing to release any judgment I am holding.
  7. I am willing to release any hatred I am holding.
  8. I am willing to release any grudge I am holding.
  9. I am willing to release any jealousy I am holding.
  10. I love and approve of myself; I am at peace with myself.
  11. I am in control of my thoughts; I love and respect myself.
  12. I am gentle and loving toward myself and others.
  13. In this moment I can pause and be present.
  14. I am confident in my ability to let go of neurotic thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
  15. It does not matter what other people say or do. What matters is how I choose to react and what I choose to believe about myself.
  16. I see the world through the eyes of love and acceptance. All is well in my world.
  17. All that I seek is already within me.
  18. My self-esteem is high because I honor who I am.
  19. I act with honor and integrity in all that I do.
  20. I deserve all that is good.
  21. I accept miraculous occurrences in my world.
  22. I am neither too little nor too much, and I do not have to prove myself to anyone.
  23. For every problem that I may create, I am confident that I can find a solution.
  24. My problems strengthen and bring out the best in me.
  25. I face my problems courageously.
  26. I welcome new challenges in my life.
  27. I uncover hidden blessings in difficult circumstances.
  28. When a crisis arises, I acknowledge the danger but embrace the opportunity.
  29. When I fall down, I pick myself up and try again.
  30. I am wonderful, and I feel great. I am grateful for my life.
  31. My day begins and ends with gratitude.
  32. I have the self-esteem, power, and confidence to move forward in life with ease.
  33. I accept myself just as I am today.
  34. I am learning to accept limitations in myself and others.
  35. I love my body today.
  36. I am taking good care of my body today.
  37. It feels so good to put only healthy things into my body.
  38. I treat my body with care and respect, knowing that it is the home of my soul.
  39. I am taking care of myself mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
  40. I have the confidence to express myself openly and freely today.
  41. I’m taking the time to have fun today.
  42. I give myself permission to play, explore, and create.
  43. I take some time each day to laugh and play.
  44. I laugh at life (and at myself), and choose not to be offended by anyone or anything.
  45. I spend at least a few minutes every day with loved ones just having fun.
  46. I am developing healthy habits today.
  47. I am letting go of all the unhealthy habits that kept me stuck.
  48. Today I am connecting with my own natural rhythm and honoring it.
  49. I am letting go of everything that threatens my health.
  50. I’m taking good care of my health today.
  51. I am open to having joy in my life.
  52. I live joyfully.
  53. I deserve joy today. I feel the joy of living today.
  54. I am finding time to have joy in my life.
  55. I am discovering what brings me joy.
  56. Today and forever, joy is my compass.
  57. I choose that which brings me and others joy.
  58. I am willing to let go of any thoughts of negativity.
  59. I am willing to let go of any thoughts of sadness.
  60. I am willing to let go of any thoughts of fear.
  61. I am willing to let go of any thoughts of anxiety.
  62. I am willing to let go of any thoughts of anger.
  63. I am willing to give to myself and others.
  64. I am willing to be present just in this moment.
  65. In this moment I choose not to create suffering.
  66. I am open to contentment for myself and others.
  67. When I open my heart, my mind is free.
  68. My heart is filled with love and compassion.
  69. I can accept love today.
  70. I choose to give love freely.
  71. I am coming from a place of goodness and love today.
  72. I am learning to love without judgment today.
  73. I have everything I need today.
  74. I am taking the time today to do whatever I need to do to bring peace into my life.
  75. I am filled with peace and harmony.
  76. I’m letting go of my need to be perfect.
  77. I am leaving my work at work.
  78. I feel relaxed and calm today.
  79. I am learning to relax today.
  80. I deserve to take time for me today.
  81. I value and nurture my inner life.
  82. I go within and tap the experiences of love, peace, and joy.
  83. I am serene and content.
  84. I give myself time to be.
  85. I deserve to be treated with respect.
  86. Today I am responsible for myself and I let others be responsible for themselves.
  87. I am responsible, organized, motivated, and productive today.
  88. I am growing in self-confidence.
  89. I can!
  90. I know, love, and trust myself today.
  91. I am terrific just the way I am!
  92. I believe in myself today.
  93. I deserve to be treated with love and respect.
  94. I am good enough just the way I am.
  95. Today I dare to be with me and all that I am.
  96. Today I treat myself as my own best friend with gentleness and love.
  97. I value myself today.
  98. My ego is fed in healthy ways.
  99. I celebrate my strengths, abilities, and talents.
  100. I am giving up my need for self-pity today.
  101. I am finding healthy ways to feel good about myself.
  102. I am letting go of the burden of shame in my life.
  103. My past no longer owns me.
  104. I am willing to forgive myself for things I have done in the past.
  105. I’m letting go of my “shoulds” today.
  106. I no longer do things just because someone says I should.
  107. I make choices based on wants, not “shoulds.”
  108. I’m learning to simply be.
  109. I welcome the peace, serenity, wisdom, and spirituality I find when I take time for solitude.
  110. I deserve some special time in solitude.
  111. My spirituality is deepening as I take time to pray and meditate each day.
  112. I am willing to release everything that is blocking my spiritual growth.
  113. I am a success!
  114. I am as successful as I make up my mind to be.
  115. I surrender the things that hold me back.
  116. I give up my need to do everything alone.
  117. I trust myself today.
  118. I am letting go of doubt, fear, anger, and distrust and quietly accept the unknown.
  119. The gateways to wisdom and knowledge are always open to me.
  120. I release my need to worry and doubt.
  121. I trust that the Universe is providing for all my needs.
  122. I trust everything is happening for my highest good.
  123. I now release all expectations, and I know that I am taken care of.
  124. I take the time to recognize my core values.
  125. I am living my life, consistent with my values.
  126. I know I am making a positive difference in the world today.
  127. I become more proficient every day.
  128. I give myself permission to acknowledge my feelings.
  129. All of my emotions are acceptable.
  130. I comfort my inner child, and we are safe.
  131. I am grown up now, and I take loving care of my inner child.
  132. I love my inner child.
  133. I give my inner child the attention it asks for.
  134. I now allow my inner child to participate in my daily affairs.
  135. My life is filled with joy and vitality.
  136. I create ample time for play.
  137. I release the need to blame anyone, including myself.
  138. I say yes to Life, and Life abundantly supplies me with everything I need.
  139. My heart is open. I am willing to release all resistance.
  140. I move beyond old limitations and now express myself freely and creatively.
  141. I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am becoming all that I am destined to be.
  142. It is safe for me to go beyond my parents’ limitations. I am free to be me.
  143. I release all struggle now, and I am at peace.
  144. There is no need for me to struggle. I trust the Universe to take care of me.
  145. I release any limitations based on old, negative thoughts. I joyfully look forward to the future.
  146. I release myself from prison. I am safe and free.
  147. I refuse to limit myself. I am always willing to take the next step.
  148. I give myself permission to let go.
  149. I release and let go. I gladly give away all that I no longer need.
  150. I am well, I am strong, I am cheerful.
  151. I take responsibility for my own emotions.
  152. My body heals rapidly.
  153. I am filled with energy and enthusiasm.
  154. I am healthy and whole and filled with joy.
  155. Good health is mine now. I release the past.
  156. My body uses relaxation as a time to repair and rejuvenate itself. The more I relax, the healthier I am.
  157. I take brisk walks in the sunshine to invigorate my body and soul.
  158. I am gentle with my body. I love myself.
  159. I give myself permission to be well.
  160. I enjoy the foods that are best for my body.
  161. I look forward to a healthy old age because I take loving care of my body now.
  162. I am constantly discovering new ways to improve my health.
  163. I return my body to optimal health by giving it what it needs on every level.
  164. I am pain-free and totally in sync with life.
  165. I am free from pain, illness, and suffering.
  166. I breathe deeply and fully. I take in the breath of life, and I am nourished.
  167. I get plenty of sleep every night. My body appreciates how I take care of it.
  168. I lovingly do everything I can to assist my body in maintaining perfect health.
  169. I devote a portion of my time to helping others. It is good for my own health.
  170. Water is my favorite beverage. I drink lots of water to cleanse my body and mind.
  171. My happy thoughts help create a healthy body.
  172. I am worthy of my own love.
  173. I am loved and accepted exactly as I am, right here and right now.
  174. My consciousness is filled with healthy, positive loving thoughts that reflect themselves in my experience.
  175. I focus on the positive.
  176. I look for the good in each situation.
  177. I am a person who seeks solutions.
  178. The greatest gift I can give myself is unconditional love.
  179. I no longer wait to be perfect in order to love myself.
  180. I love myself exactly as I am.
  181. I look terrific and feel terrific. Here I am world—open and receptive to all good!
  182. Love is a miracle cure. Loving myself works miracles in my life.
  183. I see myself as beautiful, lovable, and appreciated. I am proud to be me.
  184. I know that before others will love me, I have to love myself. My self-love begins now.
  185. I am gentle, kind, and patient with myself. Those around me reflect this tender care.
  186. I am the most important person in my life.
  187. I look within to find my treasures.
  188. I am now willing to see my own beauty and magnificence.
  189. I love who I am, and reward myself with thoughts of praise.
  190. I choose to feel good about myself each day. Every morning I remind myself that I can make the choice to feel good. This is a new habit for me to cultivate.
  191. It is safe for me to be open.
  192. It is safe for me to ask for what I want.
  193. It is safe for me to be in love.
  194. I trust my inner wisdom to guide me.
  195. The people in my life are really mirrors of me. My world is safe and friendly.
  196. Loving myself and others gets easier every day.
  197. I know that I can create miracles in my life.
  198. I feel good expressing myself in all sorts of creative ways.
  199. I am my own unique self: special, creative, and wonderful.
  200. My potential is unlimited.
  201. My innate creativity surprises and delights me.
  202. I am a clear thinker and I express myself with ease.
  203. I give myself permission to be creatively fulfilled.
  204. I deserve to have a successful career, and I accept it now.
  205. When I encounter problems on the job, I am willing to ask for help.
  206. I am capable, competent, and in the perfect place.
  207. I am a magnet for money. Prosperity of every kind is drawn to me.
  208. I am ready for prosperity and abundance to flow into my life.
  209. I am worthy of having money in the bank.
  210. I spend money wisely.
  211. I give myself permission to prosper.
  212. I release my stress with deep breathing.
  213. I nourish myself with my own love.
  214. I radiate acceptance, and I am deeply loved by others.
  215. I release the need to be perfect. I am enough just as I am.
  216. I am open to the wisdom within.
  217. I see my patterns and make changes without embarrassment and guilt.
  218. I recognize that awareness is the first step in healing or changing. I become more aware each day.
  219. I am willing to create new thoughts about myself and my life.
  220. I am gentle and kind with myself as I grow and change.
  221. No person, place, or thing has any power over me. I am free.
  222. I release all age-related fears.
  223. I am beautiful in mind and body.
  224. I am self-sufficient and strong.
  225. It is my birthright to live fully and freely.
  226. I love and am loved by everyone in my world.
  227. I constantly find new ways of looking at my world. I see beauty everywhere.
  228. I am joyously exuberant and in harmony with all of life.
  229. I handle all my experiences with wisdom, love, and ease.
  230. Divine peace and harmony surround me at all times.
  231. I have vibrant health no matter what age I am.
  232. I am beautiful and empowered at every age.
  233. I radiate health, happiness, prosperity, and peace of mind.
  234. Peace of mind is my primary goal.
  235. I let go of fear and experience inner peace.
  236. I am always the perfect age for where I am in my life.
  237. I relax all of my neck muscles, and I let go of any tension in my shoulders.
  238. I slowly breathe in and out, and I find myself relaxing more and more with each breath.
  239. I am a capable person and I can handle anything that comes my way.
  240. I am centered and focused. I feel more secure each day.
  241. I am even-tempered and emotionally well balanced.
  242. I am at ease with myself, and I am at ease with other people.
  243. I am comfortable with my finances. I am always able to pay my bills on time.
  244. I trust myself to deal with any problems that arise during the day.
  245. I let go of all negativity that rests in my body and mind.
  246. I welcome all changes in my life.
  247. I allow change to occur without resistance or fear. I am free.
  248. I am open to change at any moment.
  249. It is always easy for me to adapt and change. I am flexible and flowing.
  250. I am able to adapt to any situation that I encounter.
  251. I am given just what I need for the optimal learning experience.
  252. No matter what life deals me, I always have a winning hand.
  253. Spirit guides and directs my path each step along the way.
  254. I have the strength to remain calm in the face of change.
  255. I am serene, calm, and peaceful in the midst of change.
  256. I accept the up times and the down times as having equal value in my life.
  257. I give to life exactly what I want life to give to me.
  258. I see Divine perfection and order in all things.
  259. I release those parts of my life that I need to let go.
  260. From a peaceful place in the center of my being, I witness my life unfolding.
  261. I am choosing to change my thoughts, images, and behaviors to respond differently and produce better outcomes.
  262. I am joyful and fulfilled, living in perfect alignment with my life purpose.
  263. I am aligned with my higher purpose.
  264. I listen to and follow my inner voice.
  265. I feel my fear and proceed anyway.
  266. I act to please myself rather than others.
  267. I courageously move forward in the direction of my dreams.
  268. I am living a life of purpose and passion.
  269. I have a dream.
  270. I believe in my dream.
  271. I advance confidently in the direction of my dreams.
  272. My momentum is increasing every day.
  273. I am drawing to myself the people, circumstances, and finances that will make my dream come true.
  274. I am passionately and joyfully pursuing the unique calling in my life—every day moving closer and closer to achieving my goals.
  275. I lovingly do what it takes to support the achievement of my goals.
  276. I give myself the freedom to discover and pursue my own path.
  277. I am defining in compelling detail what I want to be, what I want to do, and what I want to have.
  278. As I follow the path of my heart, I discover my true treasure.
  279. I am letting go of childhood programming that holds me back and replacing it with positive thoughts and images about my compelling future.
  280. I release my unnecessary attachments to people, things, or situations in the world.
  281. I am actualizing the highest and best that is within me.
  282. I look for the good in all my affairs.
  283. No matter what the circumstances, I find something positive that I can learn from them.
  284. I experience all events as enhancing my spiritual growth.
  285. My spiritual growth is my top priority.
  286. I am focused on what I truly want for my life based on my own values and life experience.
  287. When I am being true to the highest and best in me, the rest of my life falls into place.
  288. I am releasing beliefs and negative statements that limit me and creating new, positive statements that tell me my ideal future is possible.
  289. I am choosing every day to believe that I am worthy and deserving of success, no matter my age or my circumstances.
  290. I am exuding self-confidence and asking for what I want with complete faith that I will get it.
  291. I am confidently and courageously confronting my fears and moving forward.
  292. I am growing and feeling liberated by doing the very things I was afraid to do.
  293. Because we become like the people we spend the most time with, I am spending my time with people who lift others up rather than put them down.
  294. I am rewarding myself whenever I achieve a goal—encouraging my subconscious mind to create and attract even more success in my life.
  295. I am in touch with my priorities, and I act on them.
  296. By living each day as if it were my last, I experience the fullness of life.
  297. I am fully and freely expressing who I am.
  298. I release whatever fears are holding me back.
  299. I have the courage to take risks.
  300. I am joyfully looking for the good in myself and others, which makes me feel more appreciative and optimistic.
  301. I feel tolerance, compassion, and love for all people, myself included.
  302. I am training my inner critic to act as a supportive inner coach by filling my thoughts and self-talk with encouragement and confidence.
  303. I am developing new habits of focused action and personal discipline and maintaining high levels of energy that contribute significantly to my success.
  304. I am consciously eliminating habits that inhibit my growth and limit my success.
  305. I am committed to excellence in everything I do, which is positively impacting every aspect of my life, my career, my results, and my reputation.
  306. I know that the wounds in my life have purpose and meaning.
  307. I have discovered a hidden blessing in my situation.
  308. I am a more loving and wise person because of what I have gone through.
  309. When I can’t change the situation, I change my attitude.
  310. I allow myself to feel my feelings.
  311. As I embrace my pain and sadness, I begin to feel better.
  312. I move towards my feelings, knowing they are my friends.
  313. I make my pain holy by finding meaning in it.
  314. A broken heart is an open heart.
  315. I walk through life with an open heart.
  316. I open myself to the power of love.
  317. The primary motivating force in my life is love.
  318. Whatever I do, I do from love.
  319. I allow the hard places in my heart to soften.
  320. I release all past hurts and resentments.
  321. I am willing to risk again.
  322. The more vulnerable I become, the more love I can experience.
  323. I forgive and forget.
  324. I am at peace with all that happens.
  325. I release the old hurts.
  326. Experiencing the truth of my past liberates me from its influence.
  327. I emerge from my ordeal healed and transformed.
  328. I open my heart again.
  329. I remember the past without the pain.
  330. I release the pain of my disappointed expectations.
  331. I let go of the old and make way for the new.
  332. As I free myself from the past, my energy becomes available for the present.
  333. The purpose and meaning of my past experiences are now revealed to me.
  334. I make peace with my past.
  335. Because of my trials, I am a wiser and more compassionate person.
  336. My pain has deepened me.
  337. As I learn the lessons of my pain, my need for the pain decreases.
  338. I nourish my soul with what it needs.
  339. I know what is truly important in my life.
  340. The love of my friends and family defines my true riches.
  341. I give thanks for the good that has graced my life.
  342. I am truly blessed.
  343. I appreciate all the help I receive.
  344. My life overflows with abundance and prosperity.
  345. My physical needs are more than met, and I give thanks for this.
  346. I am peaceful and content at a deep level of my being.
  347. I am happily committed to lifelong learning and self-improvement.
  348. I am consciously eliminating from my life those things that steal my time—I am saying no without excuses and apologies and it feels great!
  349. I am learning to graciously say no to people and set policies about what I don’t do so that others understand and support my boundaries.
  350. I am confidently saying no without guilt to things that consume my time and energy so that I’m ready to take advantage of the great things waiting for me to accept them.
  351. I am only speaking words that build self-esteem and self-confidence, which build positive relationships and realized dreams.
  352. I give for its own sake because it feels right in my heart.
  353. As I love well, I live well.
  354. Though my existence is finite, my ability to love is infinite.
  355. I choose to fill my heart with peace and joy, today and every day.
  356. I choose to see how amazing and beautiful I really am.
  357. I choose to feel free to be whoever and whatever I want.
  358. I choose to feel that I am more than good enough.
  359. I choose to be free to be myself.
  360. I choose to see the greatness within me.
  361. I choose to be around people who elevate me.
  362. By being myself and doing what I love, I make a significant contribution to life.
  363. I allow myself to be; I do what feels right; I have everything I truly want.
  364. I am expressing more and more of my potential.
  365. Today I am honest, spontaneous, and true to myself.
  366. In my own unique way, I am a genius.
  367. I am discovering my own unique expression.
  368. I am falling in love with myself.
  369. From a place deep within me, I feel content.
  370. I am continually nourished by a fountain of love that springs forth from my center.
  371. I am learning to trust my intuition.
  372. Each day, I am more in touch with my intuition.
  373. Today I love myself and accept myself exactly as I am.
  374. In harmony with the whole, I find my individual freedom.
  375. I learn from all my mistakes.
  376. I am developing all levels of my being — spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.
  377. I am deeply relaxed and centered.
  378. As I listen to my heart, the right affirmation comes to me.
  379. I am following the natural rhythm of my energy.
  380. As I allow myself to feel my feelings, I heal them.
  381. As I become aware of my negative beliefs, I heal them.
  382. I am strong and open.
  383. I allow my feelings to be expressed and released.
  384. I love and accept all my feelings today.
  385. I take good care of myself.
  386. I am sending clear, loving thought messages from my mind to my body.
  387. I appreciate, love, and respect my body.
  388. My body is a beautiful expression of my spirit.
  389. I deserve the very best in my life.
  390. I love and appreciate myself as I am now.
  391. I am becoming my own best friend.
  392. I am a beautiful spirit, creating a beautiful form.
  393. I am grounded and centered.
  394. I am more and more in touch with my higher self.
  395. I trust my own process.
  396. I have a wise and loving friend within me.
  397. I accept both the masculine and feminine energies within me; I feel whole.
  398. I am in touch with my inner male and female.
  399. I now acknowledge and express my power directly.
  400. I value who I am.
  401. I like myself.
  402. I am now building a loving relationship with myself and the universe.
  403. I express my needs honestly, listen to the needs of others, and look for the deepest truth.
  404. It is healthy to express myself clearly and directly.
  405. Today I say what I want to say and do what I want to do.
  406. I am the master of my life.
  407. I’m learning to protect and care for the vulnerable child in me.
  408. Step-by-step I am building trust in myself and in the universe.
  409. Today I expect pleasure and satisfaction.
  410. I am expanding my imagination.
  411. I remember to check with my intuition.
  412. As I let go of control, I draw to me my heart’s desires.
  413. When I’m true to myself, I have a positive effect on the world around me.
  414. I’m open to discovering new parts of myself.
  415. I’m taking action to express myself in new ways.
  416. As I give, I receive.
  417. I give love and appreciation to others.
  418. I am discovering what’s right for me.
  419. My body knows what it needs.
  420. My relationships with others help me build my relationship with myself.
  421. I am recognizing and expressing my needs.
  422. I’m learning to take care of myself.
  423. It is safe for me to be powerful.
  424. I accept the responsibility of listening to and loving myself.
  425. Through recognizing and acknowledging my blocks, I release and clear them.
  426. I am now clearing my negative beliefs.
  427. I feel the freedom and power to create the life I desire.
  428. I am asking my inner guidance to show me my next step.
  429. I relax and nurture myself.
  430. Today I pay attention to how I feel about the choices I make.
  431. I am a unique individual and I am one with the universe.
  432. I am letting go and staying open.
  433. Today I follow my own path.
  434. Today I am listening and responding to my own needs.
  435. I am a natural, spontaneous being.
  436. I am becoming more aware of my feelings.
  437. Today I am giving the gift of my honesty.
  438. It is safe for me to let go of old habits.
  439. With awareness, my old patterns are transforming.
  440. My inner wisdom gives me guidance and direction.
  441. I am willing to be intimate with my own deep feelings.
  442. I express my gifts easily and skillfully.
  443. I now risk exploring things that excite me.
  444. I am now following my creative impulses.
  445. I’m having fun learning.
  446. I am making a good living doing exactly what I want to do.
  447. When I take care of myself, I have more to give.
  448. It is safe for me to assert my needs and feelings.
  449. I deserve love, happiness, and prosperity.
  450. I am following the guidance of my intuition, directly and fearlessly.
  451. I support and appreciate myself.
  452. I am now having a love affair with the universe.
  453. I treat myself exactly the way I want to be treated.
  454. I am getting to know the many selves within me.
  455. I’m learning to honor all parts of myself, including the ones I’ve disowned.
  456. I have the courage to ask for help.
  457. I enjoy feeling my sexual energy.
  458. It is safe for me to feel and express my sexual energy.
  459. I honor my sexual energy as a spiritual force.
  460. I feel the life force within me.
  461. I am attractive, desirable, and lovable.
  462. I am a wonderful person. I deserve love and appreciation.
  463. I am balanced and healthy.
  464. I accept myself as I am, and release what I no longer need.
  465. I release old beliefs and create new, supportive ones.
  466. I am now in perfect health.
  467. As I learn to love myself, I receive the love I desire from others.
  468. I am always in love — with the universe, with life, with myself.
  469. I let go and trust.
  470. I am innately perfect and so is everyone else.
  471. I see my own reflection in others.
  472. The qualities I admire in others, I have in myself.
  473. All of my feelings are valid.
  474. I am true to myself and honest with others.
  475. I see the truth of what is.
  476. I am willing to face the truth, even if it hurts.
  477. The truth liberates and sets me free.
  478. I release my old illusions and misperceptions.
  479. I ask for what I need and let go of the results.
  480. I am committed to myself.
  481. Within myself, I see a loving, beautiful being. It is safe for me to look within.
  482. I see many things I like about myself.
  483. My body is my friend.
  484. I regularly do nice things for my body.
  485. I love exercising my body. I am strong, limber, and physically fit.
  486. I take responsibility for my own growth.
  487. I am responsible for all of my experiences.
  488. I view all experiences as opportunities for me to learn and grow.
  489. No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind.
  490. I have the power to heal.
  491. I follow the flow of my natural desires.
  492. I am willing to receive help from others.
  493. I give myself permission to relax and enjoy myself.
  494. I make a contribution just by being myself.
  495. I enjoy my work.
  496. Discipline is my ticket to freedom.
  497. I do what it takes to do what I love.
  498. I am now doing what I love.
  499. I find intrinsic pleasure and satisfaction in the work I do.
  500. I dedicate myself to a worthwhile endeavor.
  501. I am in touch with the purpose of my life.
  502. I make excellent use of my time.
  503. I reward myself for my efforts on a daily basis.
  504. I appreciate and acknowledge myself for the contribution I am making.
  505. I ask for what I want, and I receive it.
  506. As my self-confidence grows, other people’s confidence in me also expands.
  507. I am worthy of success in all my endeavors.
  508. The Universe supports me at all times and in all places.
  509. I am attracting the people, finances, and circumstances to make my dreams come true.
  510. I welcome every experience as part of my evolution.
  511. I can learn from others while trusting my own sense of what’s right for me.
  512. I am exploring, discovering, and changing.
  513. I am facing my fears.
  514. I release any feelings of unworthiness that keep out the good.
  515. I go forth to claim my Divine inheritance of love, health, success, and prosperity.
  516. As my cup runs over, I share my blessings with all whom I meet.
  517. I open to receive.
  518. I am a channel for Higher wisdom.
  519. Higher wisdom illumines and directs my path.
  520. All things are working together for good in my life.
  521. I let go of my attachment to the final results.
  522. I am exactly where I need to be.
  523. I follow my intuition where it takes me.
  524. I trust my intuition to show me the way.
  525. I let the Universe handle the details.
  526. When I release the need to be in control, everything works out.
  527. I take responsibility for my outer world by taking responsibility for my inner world.
  528. As I take responsibility for my life, the Universe answers my requests.
  529. As I follow my bliss, I attract whatever support I need.
  530. I accept and embrace my darkness and my light.
  531. As I heal myself, I help to heal the world.
  532. As I transform, the world is transformed.
  533. I trust that my Higher Power is guiding me to my next step.
  534. My true security rests in my connection to my Higher Power.
  535. I take time to connect with my Higher Power every day.
  536. I live a day at a time and let the future take care of itself.
  537. I am patient and persevering.
  538. Whatever I am ready for is ready for me.
  539. I live according to the Universe’s time schedule.
  540. Every setback makes me more determined to reach my goal.
  541. My persistence and determination work miracles.
  542. My greatest glory is in rising every time I fall.
  543. I patiently work towards my good.
  544. By living in the present, I create a wonderful future.
  545. I bless and accept where I am.
  546. I love and support myself and others just the way we are.
  547. I forgive myself for being imperfect.
  548. I see the purpose and meaning of my present circumstances.
  549. I am at peace with myself and the world.
  550. I trust in my guidance.
  551. I create the highest good for myself and others.
  552. I make peace with my so-called enemies.
  553. I am connected to all beings.
  554. Equality and world peace begin with me. Today I express loving-kindness to all.
  555. I envision a wonderful future for myself and the world.

The Downside Of Self-Affirmations (When Affirmations Don’t Work!)

You may be feeling great after reading the powerful self-love affirmations above. But be careful. This positive feeling won’t last unless you learn how to use affirmations effectively.

If you let your analytical mind (or inner critic) talk louder than your affirmations, it will override your mind and have an opposite effect (study). Moreover, affirmations may put a bandage over a wound, but they don’t heal the wound.

Going deep within yourself will help you identify your unresolved traumas, limiting beliefs, and irrational fears. You can do it yourself through journaling or you can go to a therapist. Getting a personal coach is also an option if you also want to grow and focus on your future.

But this doesn’t mean positive self-affirmations are a waste of time. In fact, they are extremely powerful if you use them correctly. The two biggest success factors are repetition and emotions.

Reading positive affirmations once won’t work. You need to repeat them often and pour in as much emotion as you can. You can also back up the belief in your affirmations with a memory from the past, a small win in the present or visualization of the future.

You can use ThinkUp (iPhone app), Self Talk Plus (online program), InnerTalk (online store) or the free scripts below for your help.

Conclusion (+ Self Affirmation Quotes)

You are the product of your programming. Your thoughts create your future. If you want a different future, you need to change your present programming.

Self-affirmations can change your programming. But most people won’t put in the effort to use them because they are slaves of their minds. You need to rebel against your mind to make positive self-love affirmations a daily habit. The affirmation quotes below will give you all the inspiration you need to start today:

“Thoughts of your mind have made you what you are and thoughts of your mind will make you what you become from this day forward.”

Catherine Ponder

“The words you speak become the house you live in.”

Hafiz

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

Albert Einstein

“The word is not just a sound or a written symbol. The word is a force, it is the power
you have to express and communicate,
to think, and thereby to create the events of your life.”

Don Miguel Ruiz

“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

Thanks to the sources below for helping with the compilation of the list of affirmations:

  1. 21 Days to Master Affirmations by Louise Hay
  2. 52 Weekly Affirmations: Techniques to Unleash the Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy
  3. Listening to Your Inner Voice: Discover The Truth Within You And Let It Guide Your Way – A New Collection Of Affirmations And Meditations by Douglas Bloch
  4. Success Affirmations: 52 Weeks for Living a Passionate and Purposeful Life by Jack Canfield
  5. 222 Prosperity Affirmations:: How To Speak Prosperity and Abundance into your life! by Justin Perry
  6. Reflections in the Light: Daily Thoughts and Affirmations by Shakti Gawain
  7. Heal Your Past & Live Today: 33 Daily Affirmations to Heal Your Soul by Aileen Castellano
  8. Change Almost Anything in 21 Days: Recharge Your Life with the Power of Over 500 Affirmations by Ruth Fishel
  9. Ani Trime’s Little Book of Affirmations: 52 Illustrated Practices for a Peaceful and Open Mind by Ani Trime

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