The benefits of self-love are endless. It creates a healthy emotional environment and this reflects how you feel physically too.
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Here is a list of amazing self-love affirmations you should be telling yourself every day.
‘I’m in love with the person in the mirror’
We don’t always love the person starring back at us in the mirror. Most of us are quick to notice the flaws and obsess over the ‘negative’ details before appreciating the good.
Self-love is about appreciating your flaws and being grateful even for those imperfections. It’s not easy, but it’s totally possible.
‘Loving myself makes me unstoppable’
Someone who loves themselves radiates confidence. You open yourself up to many possibilities because you appreciate what you have to offer the world.
This is empowering because you’ll be able to focus on your dreams and bounce back when someone or something tries to put you down.
‘I don’t just like me, I love me’
Saying that you like yourself brings a feeling of disconnection in a way. But saying that you love yourself shows that you have unified all aspects of yourself from your flaws to your mistakes and strengths.
From today, don’t just tolerate yourself. Instead, love yourself totally.
‘Love and acceptance starts with me’
It’s difficult to love and accept other people when we can’t do it for ourselves in the first place.
Many people today exude self-hate by criticizing others and rejecting them for who they are. This happens because of the struggle within themselves.
To break this pattern, we must learn to accept ourselves and appreciate who we are so that in turn, we truly appreciate others.
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‘I’m fearfully and wonderfully made’
You have been created in a unique way and this is what gives life its flavour. Remembering this everyday will reinforce how you feel about yourself and liberate you from trying too hard to fit in.
Whenever you look in the mirror, tell yourself that you are fearfully and wonderfully made because it’s true.
‘If I don’t value me, who will?’
This quote doesn’t mean that no one can value you if you don’t value yourself. It means that the lack of self-love will create a barrier in such a way that you won’t be able to deeply understand the positive things people say about you.
Self-love therefore breaks down your insecurities and barriers and helps you to see what others see in you.
‘I am my own best friend’
No one can understand you better than you. Even those who are closest to you only know bits of who you are so you’re the only one who can deeply understand yourself.
Form the habit of understanding yourself everyday so that you’ll be in touch with your feelings and emotions.
You’ll be more compassionate and understanding towards yourself so that you encourage yourself more and be your greatest cheerleader.
‘From today henceforth, I choose to love me’
Loving ourselves isn’t an easy task. It requires us to look deeply into ourselves and celebrate our flaws just as much as we celebrate our strengths.
In order to begin the journey to self-love, you must first make the active decision to do so.
Affirm that you have made the decision to love yourself and take steps towards falling in love with yourself.
‘One of the greatest regrets, is not loving yourself more’
Self-hate only creates a negative chain reaction. It creates toxic habits and opens up your boundaries in a negative way.
These patterns can haunt you later on when you know better and wish you could change the past.
Break this pattern before it starts by loving yourself more.
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