Self Love Affirmations: Habits To Love Yourself Again

May 28, 2021
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Hey guys! No one knows what goes on behind closed doors, and no one knows the struggles of daily life. It can be difficult to take the time out for self-care when so many other things are at the forefront of your mind. Here is the ultimate guide on how to prioritise yourself, and how it does not need to be a difficult or expensive task. Yes to positivity affirmations and self love affirmations!

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Self Love Affirmations

See What Others See

Make a list. Turning mental thoughts into a written word can help to make everything more logical, and more honest. It sounds a cliche but look at yourself from your loved one’s perspective. What do they love about you? What are your unique quirks and skills? Are you empathetic, funny, happy and smiley, or the perfect one to have a great chat with? Acknowledge that you do have strengths that people LOVE, and take full credit.

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Note Your Benefits

In a similar stream – note what you love about yourself. Loving yourself can be such a challenge even when it shouldn’t. Even if it is a matter of putting people first, that is an admirable trait that many people do not have. What are you proud of? What have you achieved? However little, however minor it may seem, self love begins with you appreciating yourself. Make note in a journal of all you have to offer and what you provide, as well as your benefits.

Where Do You Want To Be?

Formulate an idea of what do you want to achieve. Self love affirmations are all about knowing what you need, this is different for everyone. Understand that some elements will take time, and others can literally change overnight.

Distance yourself slightly from reality. What I mean with this – say you have to do something you do not want to do. You will find every excuse to not do it right? Setting expectations of yourself can be the same thing; finding reasons why you do not deserve to be in the place you want to be. If you distance yourself from this (like you are writing self love affirmations in an audit for someone else) you may be more critical, which may be exactly what you need.

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Adressing Your Flaws

There are constructive ways of doing this and detrimental ways of doing this. For example, I could get bogged down by the fact that I am small (I am 5ft 4, and my Boyfriend is 6ft 2). However, there is nothing I can do about it (apart from high shoes), so it is a factor that I should not worry about trying to fix. Break down what factors you do not like about yourself, and whether they are factors that can change. Address everything within the realm of possibility, and I am sure that a lot of what you want to change is possible.

Boosting Your Confidence

This is not an overnight miracle, but boosting your confidence will make you want to change. You deserve to be happy, but you have to believe in yourself to want to make these changes. It starts with being the person you want to be and pushing your limits little by little. Gradually, you will begin to love yourself as you believe in yourself more.

Go At Your Own Pace

Weeks, months or years, self love is an individual journey. Even after years, you will always be tweaking the way you are and the way you behave. The aim is to continually improve. Gradual self love is the most natural way of achieving your goals – if you wake up one morning and try to achieve 100% by dinner time then you are going way too quick. Go at a pace that suits you and is completely natural, to the point that you do not even realise that you are self-evaluating.

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Start With Being True To Yourself

Have goals that you really want to achieve, don’t try to become an artificial version of yourself. Being fake happy will wear off, and the novelty and fallacy of it can be hard to bounce back from. Do not try and create a you that 1. you cannot keep up with and 2. does not put self love at the forefront. Do not lose weight because “all of your friends are thin”, do it because you WANT TO, and if you don’t, THAT’S FINE. We teach kids not to give in to peer pressure, yet adults are so much worse at it. If you are happy with certain aspects of yourself, do not change it!

Don’t Compare

We live in the age of social media, and it is more of a curse than a blessing. Yes, there is a growing rise of positivity and acceptance, but trolling and negativity will always be there. The best self love affirmations begin with loving others as much as yourself. An influencer showing all of their belly rolls on Instagram? Embrace it! Someone else filling every part of their face with collagen? Give them a compliment! Appreciate the choices others make, and how they perceive self love, just like you would want others to do you to. Make the most of mass media to appreciate different walks of life and how everyone doesn’t think the same way. The differences between us are a good thing!

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Don’t be Too Harsh On Yourself

It can be so easy to set a list of requirements of the person you want to be, with all of your flaws attached. History and life experience can tell you, however, that this is simply not healthy. Any form of putting yourself down on a regular basis about minor and major items can be so damaging to your mental health. Start to focus on what you want to achieve, bit by bit, and begin to formulate a better you. Maybe you don’t even need to change – self love can be all about bringing out the good in you, and fully acknowledging it.

Find Others Similar To You

We all have met people that don’t help towards our self love journey right? Aren’t they a pain? Self-love should involve you prioritising what is important, and this could involve trying to get remove negativity from your life. You shouldn’t have to be delaying any forms of self-love by others that will not let you enjoy the process. Find like-minded individuals that will lift you up and appreciate the fact that you are trying to better yourself, rather than bringing you down. It will make everything so much easier!

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Do More of What Makes You Happy

Make sure there is enough time for you to do what you want. Love yourself by spending your time the way you want! Time can be difficult to find, but rework your plans to insert some 1-1 time with yourself, it is great for increasing happiness levels!

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Physically Look After Yourself

After lockdown, it can be difficult to maintain your appearance. However, things as simple as showering more often, brushing your hair, getting outside clothes on can make it so much easier to feel better about yourself. When we are down, the little things become such a challenge. One of the most important self love affirmations is to truly look after yourself, and give yourself the self-care you need.

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Get Yourself Out There

Pushing your limits is a natural part of being the person you want to be. Do not be put off by things you find too daunting or uncomfortable, because some innate part of you may love it. Physical and mental handicaps should never stop you from embracing your true self and getting out there, so embrace it as a part of you and gets on with it! A gentle nudge may be all you need. Just check out single disabled, it is clear proof that your health should NEVER impact your chances to find love, and how dating is inclusive to all!

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Different is Good

Do not listen to anyone that states otherwise. We live in a democracy where we have free will and freedom of speech, as well as self-expression – make the most of it! Self love will only go so far if there are parts you want to hide to come across as more “normal”. Normal is relative and differs from person to person, so chances are, there are others thinking exactly the same as you. Wear bright colours, style your hair differently, listen to abstract music – be true to yourself. Start loving yourself. Be beautiful inside and out! And if someone does not like it, but it is a part of you, then they need a chatting to. Be proud of what makes you YOU, and don’t stop when opposition arises. Be comfortable in defending your thoughts and being proud of who you are!

30 Self Love Affirmations To Keep You Going!

Love Quotes:

Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.

Be yourself. An original is so much better than a copy.

Stop underestimating yourself.

You are free, you are powerful, you are good, you are love, you have value, you have a purpose. All is well.

Believe in yourself a little more.

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.

Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.

Never give up on anyone. And that includes not giving up on yourself.

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.

Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.

Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.

Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.

Self-love seems so often unrequited.

Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.

I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself.

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.

Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.

Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here.

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.

What are your favourite self love affirmations?

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    Tiffany McCullough - Metaphysical Mama
    May 28, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Wonderful post! These are all really great habits! I definitely need to start taking more time to do the things that make me happy. Thanks for sharing and I love the affirmations!

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    May 28, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Very good advice here. I like that you pointed out that addressing flaws can be done in constructive or a negative way. You’re so right that if you’re going to focus on change, you need to ensure it’s something that can be changed,

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      Sophia Patel
      May 28, 2021 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you so much! Bettering yourself has to be gradual and gentle, to avoid further damage. Thanks for reading!

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    May 28, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    “Do More of What Makes You Happy”

    This always seems like the most difficult one, but is also one of the most important things to do to take care of yourself. I always work hard to make sure everyone else is happy, but stopping and doing what makes me happy is so important. Without doing that, you forget why you work so hard. And what you are working for.

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      Sophia Patel
      May 28, 2021 at 8:56 pm

      you are so right! If you don’t look after yourself, you can only help others so much. thanks for reading!x

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    May 29, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Lovely post here – self love is so important! I especially love your tip about noting down what you like about yourself – I feel like this would promote a lot more positivity if I started doing this! Thanks so much for sharing!

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:40 pm

      thank you so much! You are so right, it is such a great habit to get into! Thanks for reading!

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    May 29, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    WOW this post is packed with amazing information and suggestions! This is such an important topic and one that often people don’t really take the time to do with themselves. I really loved the quote ” It sounds a cliche but look at yourself from your loved one’s perspective. ” this is something I really struggle with and have been working on recently. Thanks for sharing this great list!

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:39 pm

      you are so kind! You are so right, self love always comes across as selfish, but it definitely shouldn’t be. Thanks for reading!

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    May 29, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you for sharing your affirmations here, I love this! I agree that we all need to invest in self-love at the moment and look after ourselves 🙂

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:37 pm

      you’re so right! Its not a selfish habit, but a useful one! Thanks for reading!

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    May 29, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Great post and great advice! This year, I decided to dress and act more “girly” and feminine, which is something I was hesitant about before. So I really like the advice do more things that make you happy.

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks so much! I really love that you are pushing your comfort zone, and embracing it! Thanks for reading!

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    May 30, 2021 at 11:21 am

    These are so true. Thank you for sharing

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    Della Driscoll
    May 30, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    What a brilliant post! It’s so important to take care of yourself in every way and I love the affirmations xx

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      you’re so right!Thanks for reading!

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    May 30, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Great post! I love all the suggestions. A lot of the time we forget what it is that makes us happy because we focus too much on others needs, so rediscovering our path is crutial! Thanks for reminding us what is truly important 😊

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      you’re so right, looking after yourself shouldn’t be selfish! Thanks for reading!

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    May 31, 2021 at 12:14 am

    I struggle so much with self love. I have days were I feel confident in myself and then I have days where I don’t. Most of the time I try to stay confident and try to have self love. Great tips.

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:31 pm

      totally relate, it can be so difficult sometimes to pretend to be the person you want to be. I hope this just helped a little to be happy in your own skin! Thanks for reading!

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    June 2, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Those are all amazing reminders and quotes!! Go at your own pace and don’t compare yourself are things I struggle with a lot especially in my blogging journey!

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      too right, blogging can be double edged for sure! Keep going gal, you can do it! Thanks for reading!

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    June 2, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    I love this post. Some amazing true affirmations that everyone needs to be reminded of. Thank you so much for sharing x

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:29 pm

      i am so glad, Thanks for reading!x

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    The Twinsight | Lifestyle Blog
    June 2, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I loved every single point that you mentioned. The self love affirmations at the end were so encouraging. Thanks so much for sharing! x

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:29 pm

      i am so glad this was helpful! Thanks for reading!x

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    June 3, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Oh, I sooo needed this post today. Had a negative morning and this post cheered me up. For me, physically caring for myself is very important: exercise, dressing in clothes that make me feel good. Those things give me a little extra pep in my step. I loved the quote: Loving yourself isn’t vanity it’s sanity.

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:28 pm

      you have made my day! Moments like those you definitely need someone to reassure you, am I am so glad this helped! Thanks for reading!

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    Simona ~ The Grumpy Olive
    June 3, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    These were some great affirmations Sophia, thank you for sharing x

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:26 pm

      i am so glad!Thanks for reading!x

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    June 4, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Great post with wonderful affirmations to declare over yourself. Every step forward whether small or big daily leads you toward success. Go at your pace while you appreciate and enjoy things you love. 😊

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      Sophia Patel
      June 7, 2021 at 8:19 pm

      you are so right! Thanks for reading!

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