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99 Self-Love Affirmations for Healing and Confidence

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Self-love affirmations are a powerful tool to help you fill your own cup. 

It starts with these little daily acts of love you give yourself.

Most of us begin our lives thinking that external sources can love, understand, forgive, appreciate, and see us for who we truly are. (Don’t worry; it happens to the majority of us!) 

When we turn our gaze inward, we realize the true source of power lies within us. From this place, we can begin to show up in our lives as complete, whole, and confident human beings. 

I’m excited for you! By being here, reading, researching self-love affirmations, and working on yourself, you’re at the precipice of change. So, let’s get started, shall we?

What is Self-Love?

Self-love is the ability to accept, appreciate, and view yourself positively. It is the foundation of your being and the magic ingredient to the quality of your life. The energy of love houses qualities such as kindness, joy, acceptance, support, forgiveness, compassion, nurture, intuition, growth, expansion, and unconditional love. 

Self-love expert and speaker Christine Arylo breaks down self-love into ten areas, making it more practical to grasp.

  • self-care
  • self-respect
  • self-honor
  • self-honesty/awareness
  • self-acceptance
  • self-compassion/forgiveness
  • self-trust 
  • self-esteem 
  • self-empowerment 
  • self-pleasure 
  • self-expression 

I’ll add a couple more: self-worth (acceptance) and self-gratitude (appreciation/honor.)

If you’re on the fence about self-love practices, let me mention that self-love was once considered selfish and narcissistic. But this isn’t true. Narcissism derives from not having self-love. That means if you crack open their ego, you’ll find shame rooted at the center of their being, and the remedy is self-love. 

Furthermore, self-love significantly impacts your well-being and dictates your ability to give and receive, manifest your life easily, and have the courage to pursue your dreams. 

If you have struggled to change behavioral patterns or cycled through the same unwanted situations, you can put money on it and bet it traces back to the original culprit—lack of self-love. 

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What are Affirmations?

Affirmations are positive phrases or mantras you repeatedly write or say aloud to overcome a limiting belief. It’s a simple tool to help raise your vibration and overcome negative self-talk. 

The Law of Attraction states that “like attracts like.” Your vibration is a collection of your beliefs, thoughts, and emotions. Daily self-love affirmations can heal the roots of most of life’s problems. 

You’ll be able to attract more love, positive situations, and people into your life. Think of self-love work as shedding the layers that no longer serve you and transmuting your vibration from fear to love. 

Common human struggles that self-love can heal are procrastination, trouble setting boundaries, self-doubt, trouble saving and making money, toxic relationships, and the list goes on with various struggles of the human condition. 

Related Content: Learn more about The Law of Vibration here.

How Do Self-Love Affirmations Work?

Practicing self-love affirmations may not solve all of your problems or be a miracle pill, but affirmations work by training you to think, feel, and, therefore, act differently, allowing you to control and direct your thoughts toward more empowering and positive vibrations. 

Moreover, practicing daily affirmations works by reprogramming your subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind holds all of our programs and memories—it’s our operating system. According to stem cell biologist Dr. Bruce H. Lipton, we spend 95% of our time in our subconscious mind and 5% in our conscious mind.


“I say what in your life comes easily to you is there because you have programs to support that. Anything that you struggle to get to, that is because you have programs that don’t support that.” — Dr. Bruce H. Lipton.

The science of neuroplasticity and epigenetics proves that our brains can fire new neuropathways, allowing our minds to expand, grow, and operate differently over time.

Additionally, according to spiritual researcher Dr. David R. Hawkins’s Map of Consciousness, you are changing! 

Let me explain.

When a person works on personal growth and affirms, there is a critical shift in consciousness—the individual shifts from force (surviving and struggling) to power (personal empowerment). 

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How to Use Self-Love Affirmations: 3 Ways

You can practice self-love affirmations in various ways, but we’ll go over the three most popular and effective ways to practice affirmations. 

With affirmations, consistency is key. Because the subconscious mind learns by habituation, practicing 10 minutes daily over a long period rather than once a week for 2 hours is better. But don’t let that hold you back; a little is better than none. 

1. Repeat Self-Love Affirmations Aloud in The Mirror

Repeating affirmations in the mirror is the most popular way to practice affirmations. Looking in the mirror allows you to connect with yourself and see what thoughts are in your head when you look in the mirror. Are you thinking negative thoughts, such as judging your image?

2. Write Self-Love Affirmations In a Journal

Writing out self-love affirmations in a journal is another effective way to practice affirmations. Scripting your affirmations might work better depending on how you absorb the material. Ideally, I like using both. But experiment and see what works for you. An easy way to start is to choose 5 to 10 affirmations you resonate with and write each affirmation ten times daily. You can do this practice 1 to 3 times daily.

3. Repeat Self-love Affirmations In Your Head

Another great way is to repeat your affirmation or mantra in your head. This method is useful when you are at work, in a stressful situation, in a meeting at work, or before bed.

99 Self-love Affirmations

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Practicing affirmations might feel odd at first because, naturally, your body is not used to it, but stick with it. I promise it gets better and more comfortable over time. Choose 5-10 affirmations you resonate with below and go for it.

Also, try writing your own affirmations. It will be more personal to your life and situation. If you’re interested, check out my complete guide on writing affirmations here. 

Okay, I think that we have just about covered everything. 

Voila! Here are the affirmations below. 

Gratitude Affirmations for Self-Love

  1. I am grateful for my body and how hard it works for me every day.
  2. The Universe has my back!
  3. I am safe, and the Universe is always taking care of me. 
  4. I am grateful for my connection to the Universe. I feel calm, grounded, and centered. 
  5. I am grateful for all the love that surrounds me.

Related Content: 69 Gratitude Affirmations for Happiness and Wellbeing

Self-love Affirmations for Healing After a Breakup

  1. I let go of the past and forgive myself and my ex. I forgive to move on and live in the present.
  2. I am worthy of being alive. 
  3. I am loved.
  4. I am worthy, whole, and complete. 
  5. My self-worth depends on what I think about myself, not external circumstances, and I work to seek growth in my character.
  6. The breakup does not define me.
  7. I forgive myself for the mistakes I made in the relationship and use the relationship as a learning and growing lesson.
  8. I am happy to be alone now to work on myself and find who I am again.
  9. I forgive my ex and let go of them.
  10. I know I am not happy for them because I have to understand my needs, but eventually, I will let go of them and wish them happiness.
  11. I let go of the pain and disappointment. 
  12. I release my ex from my thoughts and vibration.

Related Content: How to Let Go of an Ex in 5 Steps

Affirmations for Self-Care, Self-Pleasure, and Well-being

  1. I care for myself.
  2. I prioritize my well-being.
  3. I love and respect my body.
  4. I nurture and take care of my body.
  5. I care for myself like the best mom would take care of me.
  6. My needs matter.
  7. I listen to my body intuitively and eat without judgment.
  8. I let go of guilt and prioritize my needs and wants.
  9. I will always take care of myself and keep myself safe and secure.
  10. I care for and love my body and do my best to keep it healthy.
  11. I let go of stress to prioritize my mental health.
  12. I genuinely care for myself. 
  13. I genuinely want to see myself succeed because I deserve it.
  14. I want to see my dreams come true because I deserve it. 
  15. I genuinely care for myself by not blaming myself for other people’s actions. I can only take responsibility for my actions and behaviors. 
  16. I love my body and accept its imperfections.
  17. I live effortlessly, relax, and flow with nature and my life.
  18. I love putting time into my hobbies and creative pursuits.
  19. I give myself permission to be happy and make decisions in alignment with my happiness.
  20. I let myself relax and enjoy my free time with friends and family.
  21. I treat myself and others kindly.

Affirmations for Self-Respect and Honor 

  1. I respect myself. 
  2. I respect that I am a growth-oriented person and always willing to look at my flaws and mistakes.
  3. When others don’t treat me respectfully, this reflects their character, not mine.
  4. I respect my body by listening and trusting the message it gives me.
  5. I follow through with my words so I can respect myself.
  6. I respect myself enough to know my boundaries and communicate them to others respectfully. 
  7. I respect myself enough to drop negative thinking and sabotage myself.
  8. I respect myself enough to believe in my abilities and dreams.
  9. I respect myself enough not to put others on a pedestal or idolize others.
  10. I respect myself enough not to put myself down.
  11. I honor my needs while honoring the needs of others. I believe in win-win relationships. 
  12. I honor my life and the gift I’ve been given to live my life purposefully.
  13. I honor each moment of the day by being present.
  14. I value my life and vow to make the most of it.
  15. I honor my dreams and commitments.
  16. I honor and respect my time and other people’s time by showing up on time. 
  17. I honor myself by not gaslighting and creating doubt in my head.
  18. I honor myself by not ignoring, betraying, or abandoning myself. 

Affirmations for Self-Honesty and Awareness 

  1. I am honest with myself by only staying in relationships that are right for me.
  2. I am honest with myself by taking actions that align with my instincts.
  3. I am honest with myself and respectfully communicate my needs to others. 
  4. I am honest with myself and correct my flaws and shortcomings where needed. 
  5. I know my abilities and work to see myself in a neutral light. 

Affirmations for Self-Acceptance and Self-Worth

  1. I am worthy.
  2. I accept myself wholeheartedly.
  3. I accept my past, present, and future. 
  4. I accept where I am today and have an optimistic view of my future. 
  5. I approve of myself regardless of my strengths and weaknesses.
  6. I unconditionally love myself regardless of achievements and outcomes.
  7. I love and approve of myself regardless of other people’s judgments.
  8. I don’t seek approval, praise, or validation from others. I am learning how to reflect and develop an ability to look at myself through a clear lens.
  9. I accept all of my craziness and enthusiasm for life.
  10. I accept my ego and love it for what it is.
  11. I accept all of my flaws and shadows.
  12. I let go of any harsh judgments I have on myself and others. 

Affirmations for Self-Compassion and Forgiveness 

  1. I forgive myself and will not allow myself to be hard on myself. 
  2. I release resistance and speak kindly to myself.
  3. I forgive myself for my past mistakes. We all make mistakes and have a limitless potential to change. 
  4. I let go of resentment and forgive myself for my past mistakes. 

Affirmations for Self-Trust 

  1. I trust in my ability to see clearly.
  2. I trust in my decision-making abilities.
  3. I trust my internal guidance.
  4. I trust my view and take on a situation.
  5. I go about my life intuitively and trust my connection to the Universe.
  6. I trust in my word and work to live in alignment with my values and beliefs. 

Affirmations for Self-Esteem, Confidence, and Empowerment

  1. My self-esteem is rooted in the person I am today, not my past failures or future achievements.
  2. I am confident.
  3. My self-esteem derives from what I think of myself and not other people’s perceptions of me.
  4. I know in life, there is rejection, but this is not a reflection of my self-worth. 
  5. I love money and creating wealth, but my self-esteem and self-worth are much more than the material world. 
  6. I am confident I can hit my money milestones and goals.
  7. I am confident and empowered to go after my goals and dreams.
  8. I know if I work little by little every day, my confidence in my chosen field will lead me to mastery.

Affirmations for Self-Expression

  1. I am confident and express my needs to others respectfully.
  2. My voice is worthy of being heard.
  3. People love to hear what I have to say.
  4. I respect my voice and my truth.
  5. When I speak my truth, the right people won’t abandon me.
  6. I understand my needs and speak my truth confidently.
  7. My fear of abandonment is irrational; I am worthy to speak up for my needs.
  8. I understand myself and listen to myself.

Closing Thoughts on Self-Love Affirmations

I hope that this article helped you on your self-love journey. Please feel free to change the affirmations to fit your situation. Wishing you many blessings and so much love and joy!

You might also enjoy: 76 Affirmations to Attract Love, Romance, and Your Dream Relationship.

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Happy manifesting and much gratitude!

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