Whenever I begin to write my blogs, I silently ask myself what would be the most useful and helpful for the people who will read it. I then think about my life: the main themes, challenges, and lessons that have been popping up. Of course, current events also undoubtedly influences our lives day in and day out. With that being said, this week I got the hit that we could all use a self-love boost.
As we know, love is the root and foundation of everything in our lives. Often times, we are too happy to share the love for everyone and everything else, but fall short when it comes to ourselves. Self-love is important. Self-love isn’t just a nice theory to write about every once and a while. It IS necessary and crucial for happy, purposeful, and meaningful living.
You are worthy of the love that you so freely share with others. Now more than ever, we need to focus on love, starting from within and emanating out to everyone else in the world. We must do the work on ourselves to bring about the kind of world we wish to create and live in.
When we begin to truly love ourselves everything changes. Make the decision today to love yourself, and never let it be open for discussion again. The love that you cultivate for yourself will be the foundation for everything else you desire in life.
As we know, our thoughts are very powerful and can create the change we wish to see, so what better way to kick start our self-love journey than with some powerful affirmations to bring you into that loving place.
These five affirmations are powerful, meaningful, and effective. They have served me and continue to benefit me in my journey to fully loving myself.
- I love myself fully and completely.
- It is safe for me to trust my thoughts, beliefs, and desires.
- My body is a healthy and supportive home. It takes care of me always.
- I am worthy of love, happiness, and peace of mind.
- My life is purposeful, meaningful, and a powerful force in this world.
I hope you take these affirmations, tweak them so that they suit you, help you feel aligned, and use them often on your journey.
My desire is that these will help you shift any negative thoughts about yourself back to love and help you to feel more at ease, content, and at peace. Remember, loving yourself is not selfish, it is required. Just as you absolutely benefit greatly by cultivating self-love, so does our world. It starts with us!
Let me know what other affirmations you have been using, and keep me posted on your progress!
Michelle is Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life's Creative Director and resident writer. She has a degree in Journalism from Indiana University and is also a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and registered yoga teacher with trainings with Anuttara Yoga Shala and Strala Yoga. Michelle has a deep desire to help people find happiness in all areas of their lives, and truly believes the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life movement will bring lasting change to the world. Michelle splits her time between Florida and New York City and loves connecting with people from all over the world. If you'd like to contact her, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org