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Self-affirmations are based on a psychological theory that describes how people process information or experiences that are threatening to their self-concept. They were first popularized by Claude Steele in the late 1980s, and state that if individuals focus on values and ideas that are important to them personally, they might be more resilient in difficult times.


I have compiled a list of my favorite self-affirmations (and a couple quotes):

  • “I love what I see in my reflection.”
  • “I am beautiful.”
  • “I am powerful.”
  • “I am love/loving/lovable/loved.” (You pick whichever applies most to you.)
  • “Because I accept and love myself, others will accept and love me.”
  • “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it is going to be a butterfly.” (Cheesy as it is, this one helps me when I’m going through hard times.)
  • “Smile as a cause, not as an effect.”
  • “If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.”
  • “Don’t be afraid to go where you’ve never gone and do what you’ve never done, because both are necessary to have what you’ve never had and be who you’ve never been.”
  • “He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” (This Nietzsche quote is one of my favorite quotes ever.)
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This is a project that I started alone, but soon realized would be even better if I included the women (and men) in my life to compile this list. Here is what they contributed:

  • I am healthy. I am beautiful. I am passion.
  • I am living in my highest potential.
  • I am confident.
  • I am every woman!
  • I am worthy of everything I want and have.
  • I am proud, I am loved, I am myself, and I am awesome.
  • I am happy.
  • I am Me.
  • I am smart.
  • I am happy, healthy, and whole.
  • I am compassionate.
  • I am enough.
  • I am fabulous!
  • I am powerful.
  • I am at peace.
  • I am kind, I am smiling, I am loved.
  • I am authentic.
  • By letting my own light shine, I give others permission to do the same.
  • I take care of my body because I am worth it.
  • I love myself unconditionally.

And, always remember, YOU ARE AWESOME!


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