Many of us are prone to using negative language when speaking about ourselves, and this is only made worse with low self-esteem. A lot of us have distorted perceptions of ourselves, sometimes imprinted in our subconscious when we are criticised, by others and by ourselves.
Positive self-esteem affirmations are a simple but effective approach to changing the narrative; they can boost your self-esteem and improve your negative self-perception by allowing us to choose words that will help us build confidence, rather than focusing on negative self-talk.
How Can Self-Esteem Affirmations Help Me?
Self-esteem is, in essence, the opinion we have of ourselves. As noted above, if you are prone to negative self-image and self-criticism, self-esteem affirmations allow you to focus on positive opinions of yourself instead. Affirmations in particular can easily be added to a daily habit. They may not immediately work but instead build up over time and can help strengthen the bond you have with yourself.
In contrast to other types of affirmations, self-esteem based statements tackle specific negative thoughts you have about yourself and challenge them. Keep reading to learn how to write your own self-esteem affirmations, as well as examples and premade ones.
How Should I Practice Affirmations For Self-Esteem?
There are many ways to practice self-esteem affirmations! Some find it best to speak these affirmations out loud to themselves, often in front of a mirror. Another way to use these affirmations is to write them down in a notebook or on affirmation cards you can use on the go.
While it’s advised to do this daily (usually in the morning) to form a good habit, you can use these self-esteem affirmations at any point you are feeling you are in need of a self-worth boost.
Positive Self-Esteem Affirmations Examples
- I am worthy of my love.
- I am comfortable being myself.
- People appreciate my opinions.
- All I need for success if already with me.
- I learn to love myself more each day.
- I am empowered to speak my truth.
- No one is perfect and I should not put unrealistic expectations on myself.
- I am courageous; I have nothing to fear.
- There are endless opportunities for me.
- The more I let go of self-hate, the more I can accept self-love.
- People value my input.
- I open myself to positivity, and confidence, and love.
- My body and mind are beautiful.
- Many people admire and love me.
- I accept myself as I am and so will others.
- Self-love is important.
- I radiate positivity and choose confidence.
- I am smart, capable and strong.
- Worrying about what other people think is a waste of time when it comes to living MY life.
- I release my limiting beliefs.