Self-love affirmations for 2023
We are more than halfway into January, which can sometimes feel like the longest month of the year following the busy (& expensive) Holiday season.
Here are some affirmations to take with you into this year, to remind you of your worth, and hopefully help lift you up on days you need a little extra love:
I am enough and always have been.
You are enough, and always have been.
You are unique. You have something to offer the world that no one else can offer just by being you. Your presence matters in this life, so allow yourself to feel valued by others so that they recognize their own worthiness as well.
Treat yourself kindly and compassionately, because you deserve it!
Nobody has life figured out.
Imposter syndrome is hard to avoid with social media. But truthfully, nobody really knows what they are doing. We are all figuring it out as we go. So keep that in mind on those days you are being extra hard on yourself or find yourself comparing your low moments to someone else's best moments.
I treat my body with respect.
Be kind to yourself: When was the last time that you told yourself “I am beautiful just as I am?”
If this isn't something that comes naturally, start small - say something nice about yourself in front of a mirror once a day.
Try out the TikTok trend - find a picture of yourself as a child and remember when you talk negatively about yourself, you are talking negatively about them!
Pictured: Model in the grey Mineral Brief and Tata Bralette, size Pineapple (2XL).
I will say no to things that don't serve me.
You don't have to do anything you don't want to do.
You are in charge of your life, and if it doesn't feel right, don't do it. You can say no to things that don't serve you.
I don't need to fit others' expectations of me; who I am is enough.
You are enough. If the people in your life can't see that, you are likely surrounding yourself with the wrong people.
Have confidence in yourself and be true to who you are.
Today, I will choose to be kind to myself.
What does it mean to be kind to yourself? It means making the choice in your mind and heart that you deserve love and compassion. You can do this by:
- Acknowledging your feelings and accepting them as they are, even when they aren’t what you want or expect.
- Lifting up your accomplishments instead of dwelling on the things that went wrong (or didn’t go right).
- Praising yourself for small victories and moments of greatness, no matter how insignificant they may seem in the grand scheme of things!
If you struggle with the above, it can help to write in a journal and go through each of these points. Putting pen to paper can help you better process your feelings.
Nobody else's opinion affects me today.
You can't control what other people do or say, but you can control your reaction to it. Try not to let anyone bring you down!
My worth is not tied to how hard I'm working at any given moment.
Your worth is not tied to how hard you’re working at any given moment.
Your worth is not tied to how much you earn.
Your worth is not tied to how much you do for others.
You are allowed to have times to yourself, where you do nothing. Take the rest when you need it, don't feel the pressure to always be working on something.
It is in the moments of quietness when you can rest, acknowledge, reflect, and grow.
Today, I believe in myself.
Believing in yourself is the most important thing you can do. It’s the difference between feeling miserable, lost and alone or feeling confident, self-assured and on a path to greatness.
If you don’t believe in yourself, then who will? If you don’t believe that your dreams can come true then why should anyone else? The only person who will ever change your life is YOU!
You are enough and you can do anything you set your mind to!
You are not defined by what other people think of you. You are unique, special, and worthy of love and respect.
Embrace the feelings that come along with the good, the bad and the ugly. Remember, no matter where you are in life, we all experience the feelings that come along with these three things.
So try to stop comparing, and start expressing gratitude for things you have in life, even the 'bad'. Take the lessons, and continue to learn to love and bet on yourself.
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