Daily Affirmations to Boost Self-Confidence

As human beings, we have anywhere between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts per a day, which means we have 35 to 48 thoughts per a minute! These thoughts are composed of both messages from our hearts and our heads, often creating a mess of feelings intertwined with our perceived logic. How often do we take a moment and pay attention to the weight of our thoughts and consider how they are affecting us? If we stop and take a moment to examine our self-talk we might be surprised at how cruel we can be to ourselves. When we realize that we are being especially cruel, it is so important to balance out that negativity with positivity. Studies have shown that when someone repeats positive affirmations enough, they will start to believe them and make positive changes in their life. It may seem silly at first, but you will find that this simple trick will not only change the way you think, but the way you are perceived as well. There are many different lists of positive affirmations out there, for many different purposes, but I wanted to share with you one that I personally love for building self-esteem and confidence:

What I Am

  1. I am lovable and capable.
  2. I fully accept and believe in myself the way I am.
  3. I am a unique and special person. There is no one else quite like me in the entire world.
  4. I accept all of the different parts of myself.
  5. I’m already worthy as a person. I don’t have to prove myself.
  6. My feelings and needs are important.
  7. It’s okay to think about what I need.
  8. It’s good for me to take time for myself.
  9. I have many good qualities.
  10. I believe in my capabilities and value the unique talents I can offer the world.
  11. I am a person of high integrity and sincere purpose.
  12. I trust in my ability to succeed at my goals.
  13. I am a valuable and important person, worthy of the respect of others.
  14. Others perceive me as a good and likable person.
  15. When other people get to know me, they like me.
  16. Other people like to be around me. They like to hear what I have to say and know what I think.
  17. Others recognize that I have a lot to offer.
  18. I deserve to be supported by those people who care for me.
  19. I deserve the respect of others.
  20. I trust and respect myself and am worthy of the respect of others.
  21. I now receive assistance and cooperation from others.
  22. I’m optimistic about life. I look forward  and enjoy new challenges.
  23. I know what my values are and am confident of the decisions I make.
  24. I easily accept compliments and praise from others.
  25. I take pride in what I’ve accomplished and look forward to what I intend to achieve.
  26. I believe in my ability to succeed.
  27. I love myself just the way I am.
  28. I don’t have to be perfect to be loved.
  29. The more I love myself, the more I am able to love others.

What I Am Learning

  1. I am learning to love myself more every day.
  2. I am learning to believe in my unique worth and capabilities.
  3. I am learning to trust myself (and others).
  4. I am learning to recognize and take care of my needs.
  5. I am learning that my feelings and needs are just as important as anyone else’s.
  6. I am learning to ask others for what I need.
  7. I am learning that it is okay to say no to others when I need to.
  8. I am learning to to take life one day at a time.
  9. I am learning to approach my goals one day at a time.
  10. I am learning too take better care of myself.
  11. I am learning how to take more time for myself each day.
  12. I am learning to let go of doubts and fear.
  13. I am learning to let go of worry.
  14. I am learning to let go of guilt (or shame).
  15. I am learning to respect and like me.
  16. I am learning how to be more comfortable around others.
  17. I am learning to feel more confident in ____________.
  18. I am learning that I have a right to be ____________.
  19. I am learning that it is okay to make mistakes.
  20. I am learning that I don’t have to be perfect to be loved.
  21. I am learning to accept myself the way I am.

This list is most effective when read once a day. After reading over these affirmations, try making a list of things you have succeeded at. You might surprise yourself at how much you have accomplished. These things can be small things or big things. They can be things you feel you are a success at, or have been a success at, or have done successfully. Write down everything that has meaning for you, even if it might not to someone else. This exercise allows for you to acknowledge yourself and your abilities, which then in turn increases your energy for being more productive.

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