November 17, 2020
Reciting self love affirmations daily leads to a happier, successful, and confident version of you.
It’s no wonder that positive self love affirmations are such a wonderful tool for finding your place in this vast universe.
In a world where the prevailing narrative is to always love thy neighbors, we often get lost in the idea of self-love.
We mistakenly think that to prioritize ourselves means to abandon our moral obligation of always being there for other people.
It’s time to change this mindset.
Self love is taking care of yourself first so that your soul is nourished enough to be the good person that you are aiming to be.
You cannot give love when you are running out of your own. Self-love is your fuel to accomplish great things.
But why is it so hard to genuinely love ourselves?
It’s because humans are inherently insecure. We are built to notice what we lack more than what we have. Even the mundane task of standing in front of a mirror can trigger us to find faults in ourselves, especially our bodies.
“Oh, I got pimples.”
“I’m not skinny enough.”
“I hate my skin color.”
Sounds familiar? This is all of us. Our obsession to be perfect hinders us to appreciate our true potential. Consequently, we then find it hard to build a loving and accepting relationship with ourselves.
Comparing ourselves with other people is another universal habit that we all share. Because we are blinded by our own insecurities, it is easier for us to look at other people and put them on a pedestal.
Sadly, it is always a case of the grass is always greener on the other side. We are so used to putting ourselves down that all we ever have space for is envy.
It is vital to cultivate self-love for you to unlock your untapped potential. When you finally begin to love yourself, you will be surprised at how much you can actually do.
Because you’re already free of doubts and insecurities, you will feel much braver in trying new things.
You will develop trust in yourself, and realize that you don’t need to always pit your achievements against other people’s.
You just do you.
Another importance of developing self-love is that you become independent.
You don’t need other people’s approval because you know your worth.
Rejections don’t always faze you because you know that setbacks are nothing compared to your potential. You can’t help it, you’re just really confident about yourself!
Lastly, loving yourself allows you to love others more. It may sound cliché, but it’s true. You really cannot give anything that you don’t even have for yourself.
The more you try loving others without loving yourself first, the more that you will fail. Your lack of self-love will always be reflected in your words and actions.
This is why your relationships are bound to crumble. A river with no water is nothing but dead.
Positive affirmations for self-love can help you on this journey.
These 30 powerful self love affirmations will shift your perception about yourself and your life as a whole.
The first thing that you need to do is to accept the fact that you are not perfect (and nobody is!).
Get to know yourself more by listing your insecurities. This way, you are aware of the areas that you feel less confident about.
You can either work on developing a certain aspect, or accept the fact that it is something that is beyond your capacity – and that’s totally okay.
You can also include negative past experiences that continue to bother you at present.
Now that you have an idea of areas where you lack self-love, it is time to cover them up with a matching affirmation.
You need to find or create an affirmation that directly counters your insecurity.
For example, if you are insecure about some of your physical characteristics, you can address it by saying that you are wonderfully and uniquely made. Your imperfections are a part of who you are.
Self-love affirmations are not one-time magic spells.
Just like meditative utterances like prayers and wishes, these affirmations are meant to be integrated into your daily routine.
It’s not enough that you’ve said them once.
Treat them as your daily reminder to not forget to show yourself some love. If possible, you can even repeat these affirmations twice or thrice a day!
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As mentioned, these affirmations for self-love are a form of meditation. This is why it is important that you are in the right mental and spiritual state when you utter these affirmations.
The effectiveness of these affirmations lies in your intentions. If you just utter these powerful affirmations in passing, best believe that they will not cause any positive result.
You need to get in the zone and deeply connect with what you’re saying. You can also practice doing breathing exercises to help you meditate.
Lastly, you need to share these self-love affirmations with the people around you.
This way, they can be aware of your journey and offer support. Having people echo your affirmations is integral in developing self-love.
If your family and friends reinforce these positive affirmations, it creates a different type of trust and confidence within you.
It’s because it lets you know that these people believe that you deserve love, among many other good things.
What’s your favorite self-love affirmation? Let us know in the comments below!
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