Self Esteem Affirmations

by May Bleeker, 26 February 2009 (updated 30 July 2012)

Self esteem affirmations are positive statements you make about yourself, all of which relate to self esteem in some way.

The best positive statements are ones that counteract limiting beliefs you might already have. For example: If your belief is:

I am not very talented.

A good positive affirmation would be:

I easily find and explore my talents.

This affirmation deals with exactly the same thing as the limiting belief (talent), but it is positive. And if it were true it would cancel out the limiting belief directly.

The reason I didn't suggest using: I am very talented is because if you don't believe the affirmation and it brings up negative thoughts or feelings every time you use it (e.g. Oh, thats not true, I'm not very talented), it will not be effective.

I trust in the purpose of life. I am safe. All is well. Affirmations

You don't need to believe the affirmation for it to work, but it is harder to overcome a negative belief if every time you suggest a new, more positive idea, it brings up more negative ideas with it.

The more believable it is, the easier you will find working with it. Sometimes you have to work towards the belief you really want in a step by step way, by choosing beliefs that are in line with it, but that are easier for you to believe and work with.

Tips for using affirmations and the effective affirmations page describe the methods that bring the most success in working with affirmations. Read these tips and the ones below before working with your chosen statements.

Some Self Esteem Affirmations For You to Try

My choices are for my highest good and for the highest good of others.

I lovingly explore the world and my existence.

My self awareness grows every day.

I am healthy, fit and strong in every way.

I am loved.

I am free.

I easily let go of tendencies that limit my perceptions.

I am a loving human being.

I find joy in being myself.

I am more than enough.

I am becoming physically, mentally and emotionally fitter and stronger.

I choose what brings me confidence, happiness and freedom.

I am calm and relaxed.

I find love in the little things.

I am in the process of becoming confident and assertive.

I easily choose the things that support my well-being.

Every day my trust in my self increases.

I rest in the knowledge that I am safe.

I get what I need without hurting others.

I am able to choose what is in my highest good.

My self awareness grows every day.

I am open to new experiences that are helpful to me.

I trust myself.

The power of choice is mine.

New self esteem affirmations are often added to this list. If you found these helpful, bookmark this page to check back for new additions.

Tip: Choose a self esteem affirmation that feels right for you, write it on a card and put it near your bedside. Repeat it to yourself in the morning after you wake up and at night before you go to sleep. Read how to use affirmations effectively , for more tips.

Create your own
You can also make your own affirmations by choosing something that you want to bring into your life and writing a positive statement about it. e.g. if you want more love in your life, or a loving partner, you could write:

My life is full of love. I am in the process of finding a loving life partner.

Find a way to put your heart into it and you will be astonished at the changes that come about in your life over time.

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
- Muhammad Ali

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