Building a Healthier Self-Image with Positive Affirmations
As the saying goes, we are our own worst critics—but with a shift in perspective, we can learn to be our own biggest cheerleaders and supporters too. By repeating positive phrases to yourself each day, you can help to build a better relationship with yourself, promoting a healthier self-image.
What are Positive Affirmations?
Affirmations are positive statements and phrases that can help you to challenge negative and self-sabotaging thoughts. As you continue to repeat positive phrases to yourself, the more you believe them to be true and begin to make positive behavioral changes to exude them.
While many people think of affirmation as a magical process, there’s scientific evidence to support the claims that there are long-lasting effects of using affirmations. Studies suggest that affirming can help you to maintain your sense of self-integrity, and changes how we process information about ourselves.
Some of the many benefits of practicing daily affirmations include:
Reducing stress levels
Increasing confidence and self-esteem
Increasing in positive behaviors
Making you less likely to dismiss criticism
Making you more likely to make positive behavioral changes
Links to improved work and academic performance
Self-Love Affirmations to Try
One specific area where affirmations can be helpful is cultivating a relationship with yourself. By practicing positive affirmations as they relate to you and how you view yourself, you can feel better about yourself and be more confident in different areas of your life.
Whether you decide to recite them in a mirror or write them down in a journal, some positive affirmations you can try include:
I am enough.
I am not my diagnosis.
I love who I am.
My feelings are valid.
Healing is possible.
I am worthy of love.
I am strong.
I accept myself for who I am.
I believe in myself.
I am beautiful.
I am proud of who I am.
I am loved.
I am resilient.
I allow myself to feel.
I respect myself.
I am not my flaws.
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