20 Positive Affirmations to Tell Yourself Each Day

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A lot of the time, if we listen to the conversations within ourselves, the things we say aren’t always kind, especially when things aren’t going quite according to plan. We have a tendency to beat ourselves up for the smallest mistakes and don’t give ourselves enough credit when we do something right.

Unfortunately, studies have shown that we have a predisposition to bias towards negativity, with our brains wired to having a greater sensitivity to negative over positive events. Over time, we start to believe the things we tell ourselves – whether they are true or not.

The good thing is that we are equipped with the innate ability to change the conversation we have with ourselves – by acknowledging our inner critic and replacing these negative “truths” that we may have learned, observed or inherited with the positive. Your life is the result of your decisions – and we can make a decision to turn our self-limiting thoughts into positive, reaffirming ones.

Here are 20 positive affirmations to start telling ourselves each day:

1. I am enough.

2. I am free to create the life that I want.

3. My life is full of opportunities and they are there for me to take hold of.

4. I am comfortable in my own skin.

5. There is no limit to what I can achieve.

6. I forgive the ones who have hurt me.

7. My mistakes do not define me.

8. I am allowed to take as much time as I need to heal.

9. I am in charge of my own happiness.

10. I am capable of making my own decisions.

11. I am in control of how I react to others.

12. I deserve happiness.

13. I am worthy.

14. I have the power to create or change things.

15. Negative thoughts only have the power I allow them.

16. I choose to see the good in everyone.

17.  I choose gratitude.

18. I will take challenges as life lessons.

19. I have a right to be treated with respect.

20. I don’t need someone else’s opinions to define me.

Dominique Nguyen