Being grateful, staying positive, and being hopeful is not easy to do especially if you’re going through tough times and life keeps knocking you down over and over again – not even giving you a chance to breathe.
This year pretty much feels like that for me, and maybe for you too. This year has been eye-opening, painful and it made me realize that regardless of how much time and effort we spend on controlling the course of our lives, there will always be unexpected speed bumps and turns that are beyond our control.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve woken up feeling like a failure like everything I do is wrong. I felt so hopeless and so unhappy.
It’s like every day, I’ve grown accustomed to waking up blaming myself, criticizing myself for every bad decision, and telling myself that things will only go from bad to worse.
Yes, life is hard. It’s messy, painful, and confusing but I realized that regardless of how difficult some days can be, we should not allow ourselves to focus only on the bad and the negative — because doing this does not help, as a matter of fact, it just makes things worse. We have to learn to let go of negativity.
Even if we are going through a difficult and painful season, we should still allow ourselves to be hopeful, grateful, and find the good in the little things.
And this is where daily affirmations for self-love come in.
I was never a big believer in reciting daily affirmations to help improve my mood and better my day but after trying it, I tell you, it is like a breath of fresh air.
Repeating positive affirmations allowed me to see things from a different perspective. It reminds me that there is hope of things getting better and that I can still be happy.
And I want to share it with you, to help remind you that things will be better, you can do this and you can be happy.
Here are 45 positive affirmations for self-love to start your day…
Today, I accept and let go of the things that I can’t control and focus my energy on the things that I can.
I love and accept myself for who I am.
I can make a difference.
I forgive myself.
I am enough and worthy.
I am comfortable in my body.
I am proud of myself.
I deserve good things and happiness in my life.
I am strong enough to survive this.
I am grateful for everything that I have.
I am doing my best and I get better every day.
I will not compare myself with others for I am secure in who I am.
I am blessed.
My mental health is a priority.
I have the power to make the right decisions and choices for myself.
I believe in myself and in what I can do.
Today, I will take action in changing my life for the better.
My needs are a priority.
I am learning and improving.
I am free from expectations.
I have the power to let go of negative thoughts and negativity.
I have the right to say no to things that I don’t feel comfortable with.
I am free from negative self-talk and self-sabotage.
I deserve all the good things that are coming my way.
I am unique, smart, beautiful, and self-confident.
I am kind and compassionate.
Today, I will put myself and my needs first.
I have the power to live in the moment.
I choose to heal and forgive myself.
Today, I let go of my regrets and past mistakes.
I have the power to change my story and improve my life.
I give myself room to grow and heal.
I am empowered and capable of achieving anything.
Today, I will inspire others to be their best self.
I have the power to turn negative thoughts into positive ones.
Today, I will take action in breaking bad habits and start creating positive ones.
It’s okay for me to take a break and enjoy myself.
I deserve love and happiness.
It’s best to choose affirmations that connect with you and try repeating them every day and you will see how a little thing like this can make a really huge impact on our mindset.
Remember, the key here is to be consistent. Every time you feel overwhelmed and defeated, repeat a couple of these self-care affirmations to help reframe your mindset and change your perspective.