20 Self-Love Positive Daily Affirmations for Women

| WRITTEN BY: Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN

Are you looking for self-love positive daily affirmations to bring more joy to your day? Here are 20 affirmations to give yourself the love you deserve.

The moment your eyes open in the morning, does the rush of everything on your to-do list have a hold on you? Make lunches, take the kids to school, present at work, meet your deadlines, pay the bills… the list goes on.

How often do you actually take a moment to appreciate all that you do and to give yourself a pat on the back? It’s a lot of work taking care of yourself and the people that you love. You’re likely showering those around you with love, but do you ever tell yourself those self-love positive daily affirmations?

My Own Experience with Burnout and Lack of Self-Support

When I was in the thick of burnout, the last thing I felt capable of was finding positive words of affirmation and saying them to myself. Forget about believing them. I felt like I was already picking up the fragments of everything else in my life. And there was nothing left in my tank.

But looking back, even just focusing on one self-love positive daily affirmation could have been something to hold onto. To lift me up. Because after all, our health isn’t just physical, it’s our mental and emotional well-being too. 

So, I’ve created a list of 20 self-love positive affirmations for women to help you on your journey toward more self-love, self-compassion, and inner joy.

Remember, small steps can get you to the top of the mountain. 

Research Around Positive Affirmations

Research shows that “affirmations can decrease stress, increase well being, improve academic performance and make people more open to behavior change.” There is also a connection between affirmation and neural reward pathways. So even just a minute each day devoted to these affirmations can lead to positive changes mentally.

20 Self-Love Positive Daily Affirmations

 Here are 20 powerful affirmations to start saying and believing for more self love.

  1. I love myself.
  2. I deserve joy and happiness. 
  3. Good things are coming my way.
  4. I am doing an amazing job.
  5. My beauty radiates from within.
  6. I appreciate each unique part of myself, inside and out.
  7. I am perfectly imperfect. 
  8. I am worthy of success.
  9. I am learning to be my best self.
  10. My actions align with my values, and I’m proud of what I’m accomplishing.
  11. I am proud of my growth from life’s experiences.
  12. I will accomplish anything I put my mind to.
  13. I am strong and capable.
  14. I love my body and all that it provides for me.
  15. I am my own best friend.
  16. I have unique gifts to share with others.
  17. I celebrate all that I am.
  18. I am a priority.
  19. I am worthy of self-care.
  20. I appreciate my life.
20 positive daily affirmations for women

Why These Affirmations are Important

Women are often the hardest on themselves. Imagine saying some of the things you say to yourself to a friend instead. Would you feel comfortable saying them? Or have you gotten too comfortable with negative self-talk?

Unfortunately, the negative inner voice women have is all too common. It’s draining and unnecessary and blunts you from being your best self. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t change that narrative and learn to be your own best friend.

Taking Action with Affirmations

Use gratitude and self-love as a way to find the light during darker times. At the beginning or end of each day, write down or verbalize one positive affirmation.

If there is an affirmation that really resonates, stick to only one for a while. Then move onto another when the timing feels right. I’d love to hear which affirmation resonated the most with you!

More Resources for Self-Love

For more about prioritizing yourself to help with self-love, keep reading:

My book, From Burnout to Balance, also provides key strategies to overcome burnout and show yourself love through new lifestyle habits and healthy eating.

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