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130+ Must-Use Affirmations For Confidence and Self Love

These positive affirmations for confidence and self-love will comfort you, and ground you as you work on your self-love journey.

Have you heard about mantras? They are powerful! And a great way to turn your attitude and mindset around.

Meditation expert Dr. Deepak Chopra explains that “the mantra takes you away from thought processes [your internal dialogue]. There are moments where there is no mantra and no thought. These moments are referred to as transcendence.”

Mantras can help put you in a positive mindset, help you get through tough situations, and help decrease stress and anxiety. Many successful people use affirmations and mantras to bolster their confidence and a positive mindset.

If you need some extra help with self-love and self confidence, there are lots of positive affirmations for that too. Here are some that will help you shake any self-doubt you may be holding onto.

Pick your favorite one and start with that. Or, say a different one each day to guarantee you start your day with the best mindset, and with all of the self-love you should be giving yourself!

Affirmations are a powerful tool to turn negative thoughts into positive statements.

They can turn a bad day around and help improve low self-esteem. You don’t have anything to lose by trying them out! Make it part of your daily routine and you’ll start seeing positive changes from these loving affirmations as you free yourself from negative beliefs.

90+ Affirmations For Confidence and Self Love

Use these daily affirmations as a way to combat negative self-talk and improve your self esteem.

Some of the good things about affirmations are that you can have them in your back pocket for when you need them and that they can help you get through hard moments.

The first step is to start saying them and see what happens!

“I am resilient.”

Resiliency is born in the hard moments. You can push through.

“You are doing as best as you can.”

With what you have right now, you are doing the best you can.

“I am here and that matters.”

Just existing matters. The small work matters.

“It’s ok to feel what you need to feel. Sit through this moment and breathe.”

You are allowed to feel whatever emotion you need to feel.

“I am evolving every day.”

You are not the same person you were yesterday and you’ll never again be the exact same person you are right now.

“You are capable of anything you put your mind to.”

Encourage yourself, don’t bring yourself down.

“Calmness washes over me with every deep breath I take.”

Invite peace into your life with this calming mantra.

“You can do anything, but you don’t have to do everything.”

Remind yourself of this when you feel overwhelmed with a raging to-do list.

“My struggles are opportunities.”

Seeing a struggle as an opportunity for growth can empower you to see struggles in a new light.

“I am learning from my mistakes.”

We all make mistakes and we all learn from them. It’s only human.

“This too shall pass.”

A cliché that’s come in handy for many years.

“I am worthy of love. Hold on just a little bit longer. Dust yourself off and try again. Bit by bit is how real, lasting change happens. Keep chipping away at the task. You got this! Yes, I can!”

Remind yourself that you are worthy in the hardest moments.

“‘I am safe. I am calm. I trust.”

Safety is something that is easy to take for granted. Reassuring your mind that you are safe can be calming.

“Take it one day at a time.”

Don’t worry about the day after tomorrow, worry about right now.

“Small progress is still progress.”

Every step counts.

“Stay present. Get grounded. You are powerful.”

Being present can eliminate a lot of our stress and worry.

“My breathing is anchored from within my core and this breathing is relaxing to my body and mind.”

There’s a reason breathing plays such a role in anxiety. Tapping into calming breath can be transformative.

“I am in control of my life.”

You can’t control everything but you can control your own decisions.

“Despite how I feel, I understand this feeling and situation are temporary.”

Our emotions are temporary, they are not who we are.

“I am calm and relaxed in all situations.”

Speak into existence who you want to be.

“I believe in my ability to get through tough times.”

Reassurance that you believe in yourself is powerful.

“I am breathing slowly and deeply, filling myself with calmness.”

Again, breath is a tool.

“No one is perfect.”

Absolutely no one is perfect. That’s just a fact.

“I have a lot to offer.”

And don’t think otherwise!

“I choose to move my focus on happy experiences.”

You get to choose what you focus on. Make it count.

“I am gradually opening up to feel inner peace.”

The more you open up, the more peace you’ll find.

“Serenity, tranquillity, and other pleasurable emotions engulf my being.”

Flip the switch on your emotions.

“I embrace positive thoughts.”

Not all of our thoughts are positive and that’s okay. We can let the negative ones pass as we embrace the positive ones.

“I have power over my thoughts and emotions. I will not let them control or define me.”

Say that again!

“My tension is melting away.”

Visualize it leaving you.

“I cherish my relationship with myself.”

You are your own number one.

“This situation will pass, so I choose to deal with it calmly.”

Another great one to say in hard moments.

“There are some things I can’t change, and I’m OKAY with that.”

You might need to repeat this one a lot.

“You are enough.”

A top favorite. Reminding yourself that you are enough takes off a lot of pressure.

“I accept myself and bring peace to my mind and heart.”

Another one that embraces you for who you are.

“You are strong. You are fearless. You are beautiful. You will heal. You will get through this.”

Tape this one on your bathroom mirror.

“I can deal with whatever comes my way.”

A mantra of strength.

“I am a good person who deserves happiness, health, and peace.”

Yes, you are!

“My goal is progress, not perfection.”

Every day, the goal is progress. Perfect doesn’t exist.

“I am willing to keep going, when things get tough, to achieve the success I deserve.”

One foot in front of the other is how goals are accomplished.

“I am proud of myself.”

Tell yourself this daily.

“Feeling relaxed is my normal state.”

Even if you are an anxious person by nature, even the mention of “relaxing” can help you tone it down.

“I am a positive person who attracts positive things into my life.”

A personal favorite.

“With each passing moment, I am feeling calmer.”

Every moment is a chance to be someone new.

“I allow myself time to heal.”

Time is grace.

“I am capable of achieving my goals.”

Yes, you are!

“I am attracting positive healing energy to myself.”

Energy is powerful. Attract what is powerful to you.

“I am becoming the person I want to be.”

Every moment, you are moving close and closer to who you are meant to be.

“I honor my life’s path.”

You are on a beautiful journey.

“I am grateful for everything I have.”

A reminder to focus on what you do have, not what you don’t.

“I love myself, unconditionally.”

The most important one of all. Unconditional love is at the root of happiness.

“I am not my feelings. This is temporary. I make small steps I am proud of.”

A great one to remember in difficult times.

“Today I will show myself some loving-kindness.”

Kindness is something we all owe ourselves a little more of.

“I commit to get out of my head and get into the world.”

This one can be motivating because a lot of times we shape our realities by our negative thoughts.

“I respect myself and treat myself with kindness and love.”

Self-respect is a top priotity.

“I control my fears, they do not control me.”

Keep this one in your back pocket for when times are tough.

“I release myself from the weight of my regrets.”

You are not your past.

“My past does not determine my future.”

Right on.

“I follow my own expectations, not the expectations of others.”

You are not limited by what others think of you, only of what you think of yourself.

“The truth is I am blessed, loved, and supported.”

A reminder of the truth when we forget.

“I am grateful for my life.”

Everything starts with gratitude.

“I am living in the present moment.”

The only moment that really exists is now. Make it count.

“I choose to be happy.”

Happiness is a choice and you make that choice each and

“Like everyone, I have both strengths and weaknesses.”

And that is okay!

“I respect my limitations and am grateful for the capabilities that I have.”

Knowing your limits is key to setting healthy boundaries. This can be helpful for your mental health.

“Today, and every day, I choose joy.”

A great mantra to start your day with.

“I accept every part of me — imperfections and all.”

They are not good nor bad, they just are. Social media can make it feel like it’s shameful to have imperfections but it’s actually what makes us unique.

“I have all that I need to get through this day.”

Another one to keep in your back pocket for hard times.

“I appreciate my life and find things to be grateful for.”

Gratitude is the attitude.

“I did not get up today to “just” be average. I will excel!”

Reach for the stars!

“I have all I need to live a happy life.”

Yes, you do.

“I will stand my ground and defend myself.”

You have a right to protect yourself.

“I will not allow myself to be a doormat.”

A great one to keep in mind in personal relationships.

“I am allowed to make mistakes and I will learn from them.”

Mistakes are part of life and how we learn and grow.

“My life does not have to be perfect to be great. I love my life.”

I love this one so much. There is beauty in the mundane.

“I love me.”

Self-love changes everything.

“I wake up grateful and overwhelmed with love for myself each morning.”

Gratitude is so powerful and can change the way you think about most situations.

“I let go of all the criticism and self-hate holding me back.”

We sometimes get so caught up in what other people think that we can’t move forward.

“I trust my intuition and I am always guided to make wise decisions.”

Trusting yourself is crucial for happiness.

“As my body and mind become more relaxed, I can problem-solve more effectively.”

Relaxation is the way!

“I trust the Universe is looking out for my higher good.”

Sometimes it’s easier when you don’t have to believe in just yourself.

“I give myself space to express my feelings and emotions when I need to.”

You are allowed to have feelings and to express them.

“All is well in my world. I am calm, happy, and content.”

Even if it’s not, this can remind you to be grateful.

“Happiness flows from me.”

You are just a fountain of happiness.

“I have a lot to offer this world. I am a gift.”

Yes, you do!

“I am grateful for this body I get to call home, and it is worthy of love.”

It is.

“I will care for myself as much as I care for others.”

It’s easy to put others first but it’s key that we set healthy boundaries and remember that we matter ourselves.

“My mistakes have made me a stronger person and I learn and grow from them every day.”

Mistakes are just tools.

“I am filled with appreciation and gratitude for this life I get to live.”

Appreciation and gratitude can give you a new outlook on any situation.

“I have limitless potential.”

You are a being with unlimited opportunities for growth.

“Creativity and good ideas flow through me on a daily basis.”

You are a creative being!

“I am always expanding my horizons and growing as a person.”

Growth is key to a happy life.

“I open myself up to new and wonderful experiences.”

The world is your oyster!

“I am loved, supported, and appreciated.”

Remembering this can help you in tough times.

“I trust my gut and follow my intuition.”

The gut is the second brain. It always knows and it is in our best interest to listen to it.

20 Specific Affirmations To Use For Confidence

  1. I am resilient and bounce back from setbacks with even greater strength.
  2. I am deserving of love, respect, and admiration.
  3. I am confident in expressing my thoughts and opinions.
  4. I am confident in my ability to handle any situation.
  5. I am confident in my appearance and feel comfortable in my own skin.
  6. I am worthy of success and embrace the abundance that comes my way.
  7. I release all self-doubt and embrace my limitless potential.
  8. I am confident in my ability to learn and grow.
  9. I trust myself to handle challenges with grace and resilience.
  10. I am confident in my ability to create positive change in the world.
  11. I deserve happiness and allow myself to experience it fully.

20 Specific Affirmations To Use For Self-Love

  1. I am worthy of love and kindness, including from myself.
  2. I deeply love and accept myself as I am, flaws and all.
  3. I prioritize my well-being and make self-care a daily practice.
  4. I deserve happiness and allow myself to experience it fully.
  5. I am deserving of love, respect, and compassion from myself and others.
  6. I forgive myself for past mistakes and release any lingering guilt or shame.
  7. I am enough exactly as I am, and I don’t need to prove my worth to anyone.
  8. I embrace my uniqueness and celebrate my individuality.
  9. I am deserving of my own love and affection.
  10. I choose to let go of self-judgment and embrace self-acceptance.
  11. I am worthy of setting boundaries and prioritizing my needs.
  12. I am grateful for my body and treat it with love and care.
  13. I am proud of who I am and all that I have accomplished.
  14. I trust my intuition and make choices that align with my highest good.
  15. I release negative self-talk and replace it with uplifting and positive thoughts.
  16. I honor my emotions and give myself permission to feel and process them.
  17. I am deserving of happiness and fulfillment in all areas of my life.
  18. I am deserving of love and surround myself with people who uplift and support me.
  19. I choose to focus on my strengths and celebrate my achievements.
  20. I love and accept myself unconditionally.

In Summary: Affirmations For Confidence and Self Love

Affirmations are powerful tools that tap into the subconscious mind. By repeating positive statements to yourself, you can change the way you think and feel about yourself.

It’s one of the best ways that can lead to improved confidence and self-love. If you are looking for some affirmations to get started with, the list above is a great place to start. Remember, the more you repeat them, the more likely you are to believe them. Use at least one every single day and you’ll see benefits almost immediately.

One of the great things about affirmations is that you can use them in different ways. Whip them out in tough moments or tape them to your mirror. Or keep a journal of them. Once you start using them, though, you’ll see amazing things happen to your self worth.

We hope these positive self-love affirmations were helpful! Do you have any favorite affirmations for self-love? Share it with us in the comments! 

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Michelle Ioannou

Michelle graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelors of Arts '13 and a Master of Arts '14. She's currently working in corporate America with a side of freelance writing. She wants you to learn from her experiences and mistakes so your 20s can be your best decade. When she's not working, she's likely planning her escape to a tropical island.