22 Affirmations for the Soul

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”

― Roy T. Bennett

What are Affirmations?

Affirmations are short and powerful statements or phrases that encourage and motivate a person while provoking an optimistic mindset. Affirmations are often used to affirm and build yourself. I am a huge believer that all thoughts and words have power. When you have a recurrence of certain thoughts and words, this may create your reality, for better or worse. Affirmations have the ability to change your thought patterns and aid in overcoming negative self-talk.

Being Intentional with Affirmations

As mentioned earlier, recurring thoughts and words have the power to create your reality. Therefore, when choosing affirmations, you must be intentional by dedicating time to saying them, whether it is saying them out loud, thinking about them, or reading them. Personally, I read a list of affirmations that I resonate with every morning before I start my day. It doesn’t guarantee me a positive day, but it does mentally prepare me to conquer the day, whatever may happen. Also, it is important to not only be specific in what you want in your affirmations, but to use them in present tense and not as if we are waiting for them to happen (we want results, and we want them now).

Does Affirmations Work?

I believe this depends on a person’s perspective. Some may sense a change in their mindset after regularly saying affirmations, while others may say it’s a hoax. My thoughts? I feel that this universe is too vast to not remain open to alternative methods that may accelerate my healing journey. Affirmations don’t make my days any easier, but they help me cope and prevent me from staying in a dark place. Affirmations provide me the courage to be openly vulnerable with you all, and not even bat an eye. Seriously. I can write a whole emotional post, cry about it, and then be completely chipper after LOL. Affirmations have given me something I deprived myself of for so long- empowerment.

Want to try affirmations but don’t know where to begin? Here are 22 affirmations that resonate with me to spark and uplift your soul:

  1. You radiate love and happiness.
  2. Resting is needed. You are entitled to it and deserving of it.
  3. I do not need the company of others to feel complete. I am more than enough and enjoy being in my own solitude.
  4. I am safe and I am well.
  5. I am healthy and I am loved.
  6. My imperfections are what make me unique and beautiful.
  7. I choose to move my focus on happy experiences.
  8. Despite how I feel, I understand this feeling and situation are temporary.
  9. My peace is my power.
  10. Today, and every day, I choose joy.
  11. I am inhaling confidence and exhaling fear.
  12. I am accepting myself unconditionally.
  13. I respect myself and treat myself with kindness and love.
  14. Success is defined by my willingness to keep going.
  15. I respect my limitations and am grateful for the capabilities that I have.
  16. My body does not determine my worth.
  17. I will care and treat myself gently through the process of healing.
  18. No matter what, I’ll see the beautiful truth about myself.
  19. I decided to free everything which weigh me down.
  20. I’m inhaling strength with every breath I take and exhaling my fear.
  21. I am creative enough to express myself.
  22. I am content with what I have. I rejoice in the way things are. I realize that there is nothing lacking. The whole world belongs to me.
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I hope these affirmations have inspired you to adapt them into your lifestyle. With an open mind, infinite opportunities are possible. We often place so much of our energy to negative situations in our life. Why not take that power back and invest it in something that may turn your reality into a more positive experience? Sending much love to you all ❤

Do you practice affirmations? What are some of your favorite affirmations? Let me know in the comments! I would love to hear from you.

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48 thoughts on “22 Affirmations for the Soul

  1. I recently moved started researching the science behind affirmations, and the evidence does seem to support that effectiveness. Unfortunately for me, I seem to be the acception to the rule, as they don’t really help me. I guess I learnt to ignore my barrage of negative thoughts so well that positive ones became ineffective as a byproduct

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    1. I’m sorry to hear! Especially because it’s something that you cannot control- either it works or it doesn’t. Are there other ways that allow you to channel positive thoughts that do work for you?

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  2. i love how you mentioned to be intentional with your affirmations because what we think can most certainly become a reality. i’m someone who believes affirmations to work. it’s like a fake it until you make it type thing for me. they teach me to remain grateful and positive even when life is being challenging.

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  3. I love these affirmations and the positivity from which they stem from. I’ll be saving this post to use these regularly. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Oh I love this! I’ve always been a little skeptical of affirmations but you’ve persuaded me to give them a go – it’s great they give you that feeling of empowerment! I think 16 is something I could really do with remembering and I’m currently working on 19 and letting things go. Thank you so much for sharing x

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    1. “I am safe and I am well” definitely helps me step back from the ledge when I’m spiraling with anxiety. I love the sense of gratitude I get my regularly saying affirmations. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Penny!


  5. I love affirmations and using them. They’ve helped me on those difficult days as well as those days I needed an extra push. This is a great post and I agree that everyone should be using them a lot more. I love all of these. My favorite on your list has to be #16. I have to use that one. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  6. You’ve shared some great affirmations here lovely, thank you so much. I find affirmations really interesting, I’ve just started getting into doing them and it’s something I’ll defiantly be adding to my everyday life. These are great to help kick start that. Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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  7. Affirmation motives and inspires and encourage us to take action and to realize our goal I love your list of affirmation I’m going to atleast try to set a goal of getting more in to it every morning

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  8. good post! I am one of those who use affirmations from time to time, because they help me to move forward, to overcome certain situations in my moments of vulnerability. They help me to believe in myself, to accept myself, to develop myself, to embrace my life. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. How did I miss this post?! I recently got into Affirmations myself and did a post about it. It’s great to see you found how Affirmations work for you. For me it’s really been about challenging my hidden limiting beliefs and change my mindset slowly. Def gonna use some of those you suggested!

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