I have always loved a good inspirational quote (which you can see by the variety of quote posts here on Write Change Grow). But I haven’t always been a big fan of affirmations. Until now. These 55 affirmations for self-worth have me looking at affirmations in a new light.
I believe the power of affirmations lies in our ability to personalize them so that what we are saying to ourselves has personal meaning. It helps to believe the affirmation or at least on some level believe in the affirmation. When there is a level of belief (even if it’s a low level), we have something to build on. When we personalize affirmations we give them more power to help us.
If you hate yourself, standing in front of a mirror saying you love yourself, won’t make much of a difference. More likely repeatedly saying things you don’t even remotely believe in could make you feel like a fraud, which will only make the self-loathing worse.
The best affirmations for self-worth are the ones that resonate with you in some way. Affirmations are powerful when we can relate to them. With the 55 self-worth affirmations below, feel free to change the words so that they are personalized for you!
Repetition is a powerful part of affirmations. After all, repetition is how we get in trouble with negative thoughts in the first place. A negative thought gets stuck in our head and we keep repeating it over and over again.
If we are going to be repeating something in our heads, it might as well be a positive self-worth affirmation. Repeating affirmations for self-worth as well as taking intentional and focused actions in your life will go a long way to having a rock-solid sense of self-worth.
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Let’s dive into 55 affirmations for self-worth.
1. I am worthy of love just the way I am right now.
2. I am lovable (even on my darkest days).
3. I am enough (even on my bad days when I feel like I’m not).
4. I am enough. I always have been and always will be enough.
5. My self-worth is my inner core and my inner light.
Related posts to help with your self-worth –
- 12 Things to Remember When You Feel Not Good Enough
- 10 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Self-Worth and Self-Esteem
- 10 Ways High Self-Esteem and Self-Worth Have a Huge Impact on Your Life
6. I am working towards making self-love a priority in my life.
7. Self-discovery is an important part of my life. I enjoy learning more about myself.
8. I show myself self-compassion (which means not beating myself for every little thing).
9. I know my values and live my values and not anyone else’s.
10. My self-worth is not based on my physical looks.
11. My self-worth is not defined by how much I weigh.
12. My self-worth does not change regardless of whether I am a size 8 or a size 14 (substitute your own numbers here).
13. I am beautiful even though I have wrinkles and grey hair (sparkles as my hairdresser calls them). Again, feel free to customize this one to work for you.
Books to help with your self-worth –
- You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
- Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before: Everyday Tools for Lifes Ups and Downs by Dr. Julie Smith
- How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back from Happiness by Andrea Owen
- How Are You, Really?: Living Your Truth, One Answer at A Time by Jenna Kutcher
14. My self-worth is not defined by what someone else thinks of how I look or act.
15. My self-worth has nothing to do with my age.
16. I am proud of my achievements and what I have achieved so far in my life.
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17. I am proud of my ability to bounce back from setbacks (even if it sometimes takes longer than I would like).
18. I am aware of my flaws and weaknesses (though they do not define who I am).
19. I am confident in my ability to overcome obstacles.
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20. I am confident in my ability to stand up for myself when required (even when doing so makes me nervous or feels hard).
21. I validate myself from within and don’t seek outside validation from other people.
22. I do not need other people to tell me I am lovable (I already believe that about myself).
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23. I am not defined by what I do for a living or how much money I make.
24. I am confident that I am good at my job.
25. I respect my body enough to rest when I need to and not feel guilty about it.
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26. My self-worth still exists on the days I am sick on the couch in my pajamas. (I have a chronic illness so this one is particularly important to me. Again customize these self-worth affirmations for whatever works for you).
27. I respect my body and seek medical help when I need it.
Related posts for valuing yourself
- 10 Important Ways to Make Yourself a Priority
- 12 Ways to Show Up For Yourself
- How to Live for Yourself and Not For Others
28. I believe in myself even on the days when I struggle with self-doubt.
29. I understand self-doubt is a normal part of being human.
30. I take action despite my self-doubt.
If you are struggling with self-doubt, CreativeLive has an excellent course – How to Break the Habit of Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence by Mel Robbins. I took this course myself a while back and got a lot out of it. You can read my review of the course here.
31. I have weaknesses and flaws (like everyone else) but I choose to focus on my strengths instead of obsessing over my flaws.
32. I deserve to have fun, joy, and laughter in my life.
33. I am capable of achieving my goals despite my health issues (you might not have health issues so feel free to substitute in whatever you think is holding you back. That might be your fears, excuses, bad habits, or what you consider your circumstances).
34. I am capable of achieving my goals even if it takes longer than I had hoped.
35. I take responsibility for my life and don’t blame people for my problems.
36. I embrace my uniqueness and treat it as a blessing and not a burden.
37. I know my worth even when I am left out or not included or feel left behind in life.
My favorite self-improvement books by motivational speaker Brendon Burchard –
- High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard
- The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Makes You Feel Alive by Brendon Burchard
- The Motivation Manifesto: 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power by Brendon Burchard
38. I believe in my ability to work through my problems even when they feel overwhelming.
39. I am a good person even when I am feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
40. I define my own worth. I don’t let anyone else define it for me. Not even my family.
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41. I make my own choices in life (even the hard ones).
42. I can achieve what I want when I set my mind to it. I understand clarity and focus are the key.
43. I believe in my ability to work through fear and come out the other side a stronger person.
44. I can feel fear and still know my worth.
45. Even when I am sad my self-worth is intact (even if it feels a little fragile).
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46. I deserve to spend time doing what I enjoy.
47. I deserve to spend quality time with the important people in my life.
48. I deserve the closest people in my life to support me. Just as I support them.
49. I love my family but they do not define who I am (only I get to do that).
50. My mistakes from the past do not diminish my self-worth.
51. I own my mistakes but I am not defined by them.
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52. I forgive myself for my past mistakes.
53. Being single does not influence my self-worth. My self-worth is not defined by being part of a couple.
54. My self-worth is not determined by my relationship status.
55. Striving for improvement doesn’t mean I don’t love myself as I am right now.
You can use these affirmations for self-worth every day or you can use them at times when you really need them. For best results, I recommend both.
Use these affirmations for self-worth when your self-worth and confidence need a boost. Believe in the words when you say them. Believe in the power of your words and in your ability to move your life forward. Your words have immense power in your life, so use them wisely.
Make sure you check out Mel’s course over on CreativeLive. 🙂
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