When I first started using affirmations, I felt like an imposter.
It could have been the feeling of trying something new, but calling myself a “goddess” or a “genius” wasn’t helping me build any confidence. It felt strange and uncomfortable.
I do feel that affirmations can be helpful, but they should be truthful and personal. They should also be attainable and positive; not make you feel unworthy.
I decided that I wanted my self-love journey to be a step-by-step process, rather than repeating someone else’s mantra and hoping one day it would solve all of my problems.
To help build self-esteem, I made my own list of affirmations. I’ve included what I call my Level 1 affirmations, designed to help spread positive thoughts and Level 2, designed for self-love.
Feel free to use them, change them and build on them however you see fit.
Level 1: Positivity
I am conscious of this moment.
I invite peace into my life and into my mind.
I am thankful for the life that I am living.
I am grateful for my mind, body and soul.
I take responsibility for the person that I am.
I will treat myself with respect.
I will express my needs and feelings.
I believe in my abilities and my ideas.
I am learning to improve each day.
I have the strength to follow my inner voice.
I will choose what gives me happiness.
I am capable of living the life that I dream of.
I can achieve all of my goals.
I know that I can succeed.
I am the only me.
Level 2: Self-Love
I love the person that I am.
I love the person that I am becoming.
I have faith in myself and my decisions.
I am in control of my life.
I will conquer any hurdle that lies in my path.
Use once a day at minimum, until desired affect is reached.
Take with kindness. Practice with fragility.
By Jasman Sahota