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Affirmations are powerful tools that we can use to help us challenge and overcome thoughts that are rooted in self-sabotage and low self-esteem. When we practice affirmations daily, we can begin to take charge of our thoughts, change our thinking patterns, and ultimately foster positive change in our life. As mentioned in one of my earlier blogs, any thoughts or habits that we practice in repetition allows for our brain to re-wire itself. That is why practicing affirmations daily can be so good for our mental health. If confidence is something that you are struggling with, affirmations can be an effective tool in increasing it. Here are 20 affirmations that you can use to begin building your confidence:
I can overcome every obstacle that is in my way.
It is ok to step outside of my comfort zone.
I can embrace my imperfections and flaws.
Everyday I am becoming an even better version of myself than before.
I believe in my abilities and can express my authentic self with ease.
I love and accept myself as I am.
Everything in my life works.
I am safe to be my authentic self.
All that I need to create the life that I dream of is already within me.
I release negative self-talk and choose to speak to myself with kindness and respect.
I release all anger, guilt, and fear.
I am safe and at peace with the process of my life.
I find compassion and love everywhere I go.
Love is everywhere around me.
I stand up for my values.
Today I am filled with joy and energy.
My future is a projection of what I envision and my actions now.
The potential that I have to succeed is infinite.
Life is filled with endless opportunities for me.
I am deeply loved and supported.
It is important to note that it is normal for our confidence to fluctuate throughout our life. Sometimes we go through difficult experiences or chapters in our life that can cause our self-esteem to take a dip. We won't feel confident every day. If low self-esteem is something that you struggle with, it can be helpful to explore any barriers that may be getting in the way of feeling your best with a therapist. In my practice, I work with women who struggle with low-self esteem and help them to feel more empowered to live life on their terms. See the contact page of my website if you are interested in setting up a complimentary consultation.
DISCLAIMER: The content of this blog does not substitute for mental health services. These are my personal thoughts gained from my experiences and education as a psychotherapist. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.