Inside: Let these 30 daily affirmations for women give you the emotional strength to take charge of your life and well-being.
To be honest, I was pretty skeptical of affirmations until I recently read the book Sex Comedy God by Pete Holmes.
I always thought of affirmations as some type of “woo-hoo” pseudo mysticism.
That is until I read about Pete Holmes meditating with the mantra “Yes, thank you.” Essentially, he’s inviting the universe into his thoughts and practicing gratitude for the things he’s been given.
I decided to try it out for myself and about a month ago I started using the phrase, “I am getting better” while meditating and praying.
Now, I’m not claiming that I’ve been miraculously healed from ALS. However, concentrating and envisioning my body healing definitely makes me feel better, even if it’s only for a brief period of time.
Before we get started, let’s look at what exactly are affirmations…
What are affirmations?
According to research conducted by the National Science Foundation around 80% of our thoughts are negative.
Think about that…
For nearly 13 of the 16 hours we’re awake, we are ruminating over negative thoughts. Given those odds, it’s no wonder we’re prone to anxiety and depression.
So, how can we help get these negative thoughts under control?
Well, among other things, Positive Affirmations.
Affirmations are positive, present-tense statements that you repeat to yourself in order to affirm whatever it is that you want. Basically, it’s a positive declaration that you believe in.
Some examples include:
- I am in charge of how I feel, and I am choosing happiness.
- I have a healthy body, tranquil mind and a vibrant soul.
- I am enough.
Do affirmations really work?
Studies show that affirmations work for some, but may not work for others.
Essentially, if you already have healthy self-esteem, then repeating an affirmation will just reaffirm what you already believe.
For example, if you believe that you’re good in interviews, then repeating an affirmation like, “I will ace this interview today” would give you an extra boost of confidence. So, in this way, affirmations do help.
However, even if you’re lacking in self-confidence, there’s still hope.
Neuroplasticity is your brain’s ability to change and adapt to different circumstances by forming new neural connections over time. (If you’ve experienced any kind of trauma, I highly recommend reading up on your plasticity!)
This is because your brain sometimes mixes up the difference between reality and imagination, which can surprisingly work to your benefit.
Creating a mental image of yourself doing something — like receiving a hopeful diagnosis or competing well in a sporting match — activates many of the same brain areas that actually experiencing these situations would.
According to healthline, “Regular repetition of affirming statements about yourself can encourage your brain to take these positive affirmations as fact. When you truly believe you can do something, your actions often follow.”
How many affirmations should I say a day?
Choose 1-3 affirmations and repeat them out loud, for about five minutes, at least three times a day. You can repeat them at any time of day or even when doing a simple task like brushing your teeth.
I use affirmations after meditating when I’m in a calm state and primed for visualization.
30 Daily Affirmations for Women Seeking Strength & Acceptance in 2021
- I am aligned with my highest self.
- I love and respect myself.
- I am worthy of love.
- I believe in myself.
- I am ready to learn.
- I am ready for change.
- I am beautiful, inside and out.
- My ideas matter.
- I am getting better.
- I trust myself.
- I am in charge of my happiness.
- I am not a victim.
- I am worthy of it getting paid what I deserve.
- I will find true love.
- I am happy with myself as I am.
- My body is healthy.
- I am calm and at ease.
- Love flows easily and through me.
- I am free of limiting beliefs.
- I have everything I need.
- I am the woman I’ve always wanted to be.
- I am safe and in control.
- There are no obstacles I can’t overcome.
- I am calm, happy and content.
- I welcome miracles into my life.
- Every fiber of my being radiates positive energy.
- Everything I need is already within me.
- I am a magnet for healthy, uplifting, and empowering energy.
- I attract abundance and prosperity with ease.
- The possibilities in my life are infinite.
Final Thoughts on 30 Daily Affirmations for Women Seeking Strength & Acceptance in 2021
I hope you found some options for daily affirmations for women that will work for you. Repeating any of these throughout the day will help you find strength and acceptance with the circumstances happening in your life.
Allie Schmidt is a rare disease advocate and disabled mom living with motor neuron disease. She founded Disability Dame in 2020 to provide tips to other moms living with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
In her spare time, you can find her traveling with her husband (she's been to 38 states and 16 countries!), watching reruns of Survivor, or tending to her near-constant sunburn from spending too much time outside. You can follow her adventures here.