Much to popular belief, “self-care” isn’t just about bath-bombs, getting your nails done and cutting your hair after having a small identity crisis (surprising, I know).
According to trusty Wikipedia, “self-care is any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated.”
When it comes to being in control and self-initiating certain rituals in our lives, using positive and reassuring affirmations/mantras can be a wonderful way to start all our personal “self-care” journeys.
Affirmations or mantras are positive statements and thoughts that you repeat to yourself when you’re faced with challenges or negative feelings. These positive mental repetitions can actually reprogram your personal thinking patterns, which over time, will allow you to think and act differently.
Researchers suggest that people dealing with negative thoughts spend a few minutes every day thinking about their best qualities before dealing with stressful or everyday occurrences. Doing so can calm your nerves, increase confidence, and improve your overall chances of a successful outcome.
Whether you’re trying to boost your confidence, control negative thoughts, improve productivity or overcome a bad habit, self-affirmations are an incredibly productive way to keep yourself motivated and overcome the anxiety of self-doubt.
Here is a list of 20 positive self-affirmations/mantras that can be used or inspire you to create your own;
I radiate beauty, charm, and grace.
I take pleasure in my own solitude.
I compare myself only to my highest self.
The past has no power over me anymore.
I forgive myself for the mistakes I have made.
I choose friends who approve of me and love me.
I know my wisdom guides me to the right decision.
I breathe in calmness and breathe out nervousness.
My life is only just beginning and full of possibilities.
I cannot give up until I have tried every conceivable way.
Money and security come to me easily and effortlessly.
I am grateful for my body and all that it allows me to do.
I am more than good enough, and I get better every day.
I choose to find hopeful and optimistic ways to look at this.
I acknowledge my own self-worth; my confidence is soaring.
I love my family even if they do not understand me completely.
I take comfort in the fact that I can always leave this situation.
I am intelligent, hardworking and can do whatever I set my mind to.
I am at peace with all that has happened, will happen and is happening.
I will overcome my hardships; I will improve my situation and I will find my happiness.