50 Positive Affirmations

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My mentee @BeliefHopeTrust has been given homework and I always say I LOVE HOMEWORK!!!! I think homework is fun, especially when it has to do with our own lives. I know this may be weird, but I have also always loved therapy. I truly love the process of working through things. I think that has been a strength in my life and recovery. So I decided I would do the homework she was given, which is to write a list of affirmations. I think as a mentor it is important to show you can do the work your mentee does. It also gives you the perspective of how you approach the process, even in strong recovery. I LOVE affirmations, and have written on them before, and think it is important to re-visit affirmations, add to them, or adjust as needed. I also love how affirmations make us look positively at ourselves, and I know many people struggle with this, so I challenge you to write a list of affirmations and contribute to this post!

At first this was hard to find a place to start. I started with number 50. I accept ALL of who I am. I think this is an important place to start for me, because that is what I promote all the time with ViR. I love self-acceptance, self-love, body acceptance, and nourishing ourselves to get to a place where this is an investment in our daily lives.

So here are 50 affirmations I think are most important to me at this point in my life. I need to read and re-read these daily. Mainly because I do struggle in some areas, and those are the affirmations I need most. I like to write these on cards to carry with me, or write them on the mirror with lipstick, any way to SEE them and repeat them as needed. Also – the picture at the top of this post is a wonderful resource! There are 36 affirmations by Jenn Gibson.  You can also download the cards for free here! I hope this inspires you to write your own list of affirmations based on your needs right now!

  1. As I get older I get more and more confident with all of who I am
  2. I am worth my own self-love, self-acceptance
  3. I am a ROCKSTAR!!!!
  4. I live for recovery because giving back helps my own recovery & my recovery is a priority in my life
  5. I am more than a body, I am body, mind and soul
  6. When stressed I will take a break, a nap, a bath, and re-charge my batteries
  7. I do not need a job title for what I do on a daily basis, I will not be limited by titles
  8. My body is a temple and I shall treat it with respect, kindness, appreciation and love
  9. I am capable of doing anything I put my efforts towards
  10. My life matters
  11. I am a loyal, supportive, and humbled friend
  12. I do not limit myself in how I see myself, what I will do in this world
  13. My health is an investment in my life
  14. I am more than a number on a scale, or a size for clothing, I refuse to let it affect my self worth and body image
  15. I am not a burden when I ask for help and support
  16. My life is full of gifts, blessings and joy
  17. I am surrounded by loving, caring and supportive people
  18. I am capable of allowing myself to feel my feelings, and let them pass naturally without overanalyzing
  19. When I feel an overwhelming emotion, I can sit with it, let go, repeat the serenity prayer, and let it pass
  20. I deserve respect, and communicate boundaries in my relationships to help create healthy communication skills
  21. I daily am learning more and more healthy coping skills
  22. When I seek guidance, I ask the Universe for help, I send my question to my dreams to sleep, ponder and wake with a new perspective
  23. I choose to forgive myself for mistakes made and learn from each one
  24. I am a dynamic individual, unique and creative and have value
  25. I express my needs, feelings, and communicate them in a respectful manner
  26. I rely on my inner gut feelings, to help guide me towards the life I want to live
  27. I can succeed in this world
  28. I am empowered by the ability to choose in any moment
  29. I am passionate, opinionated, and strong and am not afraid to use my voice
  30. A bad moment doesn’t mean I am bad, or that my day cannot and will not change paths
  31. I am empowered in my journey to pursue all my dreams and goals
  32. I do not give power to the SHOULD monster
  33. I am responsible and accountable for my actions and choices
  34. I learn every day more about who I am, what I want to pursue in life
  35. My passions in life are a strength
  36. I have a voice
  37. I am sober, happy, and no longer trapped by my struggles, but empowered by my choices
  38. I embrace opportunities as they come
  39. I challenge and face my fears, always trying to break outside the norm of who I am
  40. I accept anxiety will happen, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming, and I can breathe and find inner balance
  41. I love my body, my scars, my wrinkles, my thighs, my butt, because they all represent LIVING!
  42. I do not worry about tomorrow when I am living for today
  43. I am creating my life, not reacting to it
  44. I have the courage to be open to new opportunities
  45. I am more than enough
  46. My job allows me freedom to pursue my dreams, and it is perfect for what I need right now
  47. I am NOT a victim, I am an empowered person
  48. It’s easy for me to express my needs and feelings
  49. I have the courage to let go of control
  50. I accept ALL of who I am!

What are some of you personal positive affirmations???? I challenge you to write your own list!

13 Responses to 50 Positive Affirmations
  1. Jenn Sternecker
    January 27, 2011 | 5:54 pm

    As I told you yesterday, and as you have on here…YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR! I am so impressed that you came up with 50! I struggled with my 25! You never fail to inspire me.

    • ViR
      January 27, 2011 | 9:08 pm

      THank you Jenn – I am so PROUD of you for making your list!!!

  2. Erica
    January 27, 2011 | 8:17 pm

    This is completely AWESOME!!! My affirmation today is, ‘Just keep swimming.’

    • ViR
      January 27, 2011 | 9:07 pm

      I LOVE that!!! Such a great metaphor!

  3. steff (steffsays)
    January 27, 2011 | 8:26 pm

    such a great list. my personal faves are numbers 3,29, 41, and of course 50. :)

    • ViR
      January 27, 2011 | 9:06 pm

      Steff I am ALWAYS saying I am a rockstar. At first it was just funny and now it truly is a huge pat on my own back and feeds my self esteem. I know that when I say it I FEEL more confident. So in the beginning I acted as if and now it comes naturally :)

  4. LovesCatsinCA
    January 28, 2011 | 3:08 am

    Wow, thanks for this!

    I really resonate with Sandra Anne Taylor’s 28 Days to a More Magnetic Life and here are some affirmations that are parts of hers… (sometimes they’re 2 sentences and I picked one…)

    I am truly blessed.

    I am learning to love and accept myself just as I am.

    I truly believe in my ability to accomplish my desires.

    I believe in myself and in my eternal worth.

    I intend to live each day in joy–and to appreciate the pleasure in the present moment.

    Every time I look in the mirror, I see value there and know that I am worthy.

    ***

    Now keeping in mind that I am more of a stress eater working on not eating when I’m not hungry, one of my favorites that keeps me from eating when I’m not hungry is this BUT LATER READERS SKIP THIS IF IT WILL TRIGGER YOU TO SEE A WEIGHT LOSS ONE:

    Thin is a choice, thin is MY choice.

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  6. betherann
    January 30, 2011 | 2:02 pm

    Great post! I’m bookmarking this so I can use these affirmations when I need ‘em.

  7. Melissa Anderson
    January 31, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    Love this! I’m totally going to revisit this!

  8. Nina
    February 2, 2011 | 3:32 am

    I love this! I just posted some affirmations on my site too.
    One of the things that helped me most to recover from my eating disorder was repeating positive affirmations as if they were already true – like: “I am a normal eater” “I am completely recovered from all eating disorders”… and the weird thing is that it all came true. You have to put belief and emotion into it as well

  9. Tara
    February 20, 2011 | 4:54 pm

    thank you–i love your work and the ways in which you share your process and experiences in recovery. you’re super inspirational!

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