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December 5, 2023

In life, there is one relationship that is arguably of utmost importance – the one we foster with ourselves. This relationship serves as a blueprint for all other relationships, shaping how we engage with others and the world as a whole.

A strong relationship with our very own being begins with self love. Unfortunately, many of us weren’t taught how to genuinely love ourselves. While the origins of this lack of self love is unique and intricate for each of us, self love affirmations may be a valuable tool for developing a compassionate alliance with our own being.

As our sense of self love grows, so does our overall well-being. When rooted in self love, we are more likely to make choices that nurture the mind, body, and spirit. So, may these 100+ affirmations for self love help pave a path of self-care, confidence, and wellness ahead.

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100+ Self Love Affirmations

  • I am worthy of love and acceptance.
  • I am enough just as I am.
  • I love and respect myself unconditionally.
  • My worth is not determined by the opinions of others.
  • I am proud of the person I am becoming.
  • I am deserving of all the good things life has to offer.
  • I radiate confidence, self-respect, and harmony.
  • I choose to accept myself unconditionally.
  • My growth comes from a place of self-love.
  • I am willing to receive love - from within and around me.
  • I forgive myself for past mistakes.
  • My worth is inherent; it is unconditional.
  • Each day, self-acceptance grows within me.
  • I am at peace with myself in this present moment.
  • I move through space and places that nourish me.
  • I make decisions aligned with my wellbeing.
  • I release the tendency to compare myself to others.
  • I give myself permission to be honest and authentic.
  • I am happy with who I am and who I am becoming.
  • I am grateful for the unique qualities that make me who I am.
  • I am confident in my abilities.
  • I have a loving, supportive relationship with myself.
  • I choose self-love and self-celebration.
  • I am a cherished member of the earth.
  • I honor the true essence of who I am.
  • I tend to my fears with care and kindness.
  • I trust the unfolding journey before me.
  • There is a deep well of self love within me.
  • I choose thoughts that nourish me.
  • I am the architect of my own life.
  • I am my own source of love, inspiration, and confidence.
  • I am capable, strong, and resilient.
  • I celebrate myself and my accomplishments.
  • I release negative thoughts and beliefs.
  • I am comfortable in my own skin.
  • I inhale love and exhale doubt.
  • I am at peace with my imperfections.
  • I believe in my dreams and my capacity to achieve them.
  • I am constantly growing and improving.
  • I am deserving of love and kindness.
  • I speak to myself with care and compassion.
  • I treat myself with kindness and respect.
  • I tend to even my inner critic with kindness.
  • I deserve a life of happiness and fulfillment.
  • I am worthy of all the good things life has to offer.
  • I am proud of the progress I've made.
  • I am comfortable expressing my needs and desires.
  • I honour my unique, authentic voice.
  • I love my authentic self.
  • I am open to the beauty this life has to offer.
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  • I am confident in my decisions and trust my intuition.
  • I am loved and cherished by the universe.
  • I am willing to make mistakes.
  • My mistakes do not define me.
  • I am anchored in self-compassion.
  • I prioritize my wellbeing.
  • I am confident, courageous, and compassionate.
  • I treat my body, mind, and spirit as sacred.
  • I make time to take care of my body and mind.
  • I release the need to be approved by others.
  • I am loving and compassionate with myself and others.
  • I deserve a life of wonder and beauty.
  • I am patient, gentle, and respectful towards myself.
  • Love and kindness begins within me.
  • I give myself the kindness and care I seek.
  • I offer myself the same care that I offer to loved ones.
  • I set myself free with self-forgiveness.
  • I am at peace with who I am.
  • I appreciate how far I’ve come and how much I’ve grown.
  • I am grateful for my inner strength and resilience.
  • I speak to myself with wisdom and grace.
  • I surround myself with kind and supportive people.
  • I accept the whole of me.
  • I treat my body with tenderness.
  • My heart is loving and understanding.
  • I am deserving of my own compassion.
  • I embrace boundless love.
  • I trust the timing of my life.
  • I am a beautiful person, inside and out.
  • A foundation of self-love is supporting me.
  • I am grateful for my body and all it does for me.
  • I am deserving of joy and happiness.
  • I am proud of my accomplishments, large and small.
  • I honor my inner wisdom.
  • I release the need to be perfect.
  • I am perfectly imperfect.
  • I choose to see by beauty and my light.
  • I am confident in who I am around others.
  • I speak with confidence, grace, and ease.
  • My heart is a sanctuary of self-love and care.
  • I am writing a story that is based on self-love.
  • I choose self-love over self-doubt.
  • I act in ways that are aligned with self-love.
  • I give and receive love in equal measure.
  • I am wise, wonderful, and beautiful.
  • My capacity for self-love is growing and growing.
  • I am guided by a compassionate inner voice.
  • I am gentle with myself during times of challenge.
  • I let go of what does not serve me.
  • Self-love empowers me to make healthy choices.
  • I show up in the world with confidence.
  • I am uniquely me, and that is enough.
  • I am my very own wise and loving friend.
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Do Affirmations Work for Self-Love?

The efficacy of positive affirmations for self love varies from person to person. With that said, there is research to show that self-affirmations can have a positive impact on self esteem and overall well-being. 

For example, one study looked at the impact of receiving positive affirmations via text message or mobile app. Participants received two affirmations daily for two weeks. At the end of the study, participants reported higher levels of self esteem, flourishing, and life satisfaction as compared to their reports from the start.

It’s important to recognize that there are multiple contributing factors to how effective positive affirmations are. For example, one’s mental health, specific goals, and challenges can make positive affirmations more or less beneficial to some than others. It is important to find and utilize wellness tools that make sense for who we are and what we need. Positive affirmations are never a substitute for professional healthcare.

How Should I Use Self-Love Affirmations?

There are a number of practices you can consider to utilize self love affirmations. You might choose one or two from the following list and incorporate them into your daily routine for a couple of weeks.

  • Morning Repetition: When you wake each morning, ask yourself: “What affirmation about self love would be most supportive for me today?” Identify a single affirmation and repeat it to yourself three to five times, perhaps in the mirror. Come back to it throughout the day as needed.
  • Before Self-Critical Situations: If there are situations in your life where you are often self-critical, take some time before entering these situations (where you can foresee them) to repeat an affirmation that supports you. For instance, if you tend to doubt yourself before meeting with clients or your boss, you might anchor yourself in a positive affirmation like: “I am confident in who I am around others.”
  • Bedtime Self Love Practice: Before closing your eyes at night, choose an affirmation that feels uplifting. When your head hits the pillow, take three to five clearing breaths. Then, repeating your favorite affirmation as many times as you’d like before drifting off to sleep.

When using daily affirmations for self love, check in with yourself on a daily basis. Get curious about whether or not these practices and phrases are supporting you. Honor your unique journey of personal growth.

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We are worthy of the very same love and care we freely give to others. Sometimes, reminders in the form of self love affirmations are useful to reinforce this truth.

So, if you’re looking to develop a more supportive and self-loving relationship with yourself, consider using these affirmations for self love in your daily routine. Be patient and gentle with yourself on this journey. Overtime, may you uncover the deep well of self love that is within you.

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About the author 

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]