28 Affirmations for Self Worth to Boost Self Confidence & Live the Life You Desire

28 Affirmations for Self Worth - Life Dreamery

Self worth is a funny thing, isn’t it?

Why is it that some of us struggle with the idea that we have intrinsic worth?

Not just worthy of love and abundance and the big “extras”, but worthy of taking up space. Of being seen and heard. Of being alive.

Crazy, huh?

Especially when we might have plenty of evidence in our lives that we are worthy. 

But self worth issues are unfortunately something that many of us deal with. And it's one of the biggest things that holds us back from living full out and achieving what we desire.

It’s definitely been one of my biggest stumbling blocks. And one that I’ve been working on more and more lately.

And since I’m not the only one, and I know that so many people deal with self worth issues to varying degrees, I thought I’d share some of what I’ve been doing to overcome this in my own life. 

And share some of my favorite affirmations for self worth 

In case it might help you or someone you know.

Plus, I’ve recently recommitted to speaking my authentic truth if it can help others. Even if it feels uncomfortable.

What does all of this have to do with vision boards, manifestation, achieving goals, and living your best life? More than you might think! (So much!) It has a huge impact on our quality of life. Plus, we can only achieve and maintain to the level that we feel we are worthy of. 

So as we do the work to raise our beliefs of worthiness, we are increasing our capacity to receive and hold more goodness in our life and we are raising our vibration to better match that which we desire.

Affirmations are just one way to raise self worth and overcome blocks and limiting beliefs that can prevent it.

There are plenty of others, too.

Mindfulness practices and meditation can help, as can a regular gratitude practice

Doing the work to heal traumas is an important step and can be done with therapy, shadow work, energy healing, somatic work, plant medicine, etc.

Making a vision board is like making a visual affirmation of the life you desire, and something I do regularly. I highly recommend it! Pursuing goals that are meaningful to you can make a big difference in your self concept. 

Understanding your unique personality and blueprint (through astrology or the enneagram, for example) can increase self acceptance.

Movement and self care practices are important.

And curating your environment and the people you surround yourself with can make a big difference as well.

This post is about using affirmations to improve a sense of self worth because they are one of the easiest tools to incorporate into your life. 

I have so many reasons to have high self worth and on a day to day basis I tend to have good self esteem and confidence.

I have a wonderful life in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, two amazing daughters I am so proud of, a wonderful new relationship, incredible friends, several published best-selling books, plenty of awards, a good education, and a lot of professional success. I founded and authored a blog and business that has achieved incredible success.

But self worth is an issue that I bump up against time and again.

It’s something that derails me when I least expect it. It causes me to doubt myself too often. It causes me to sabotage my relationships and my success. And I’ve recently learned not only how much it affects me but also unearthed some of the basic root causes of my lack of self worth. So I’m working on it big time right now using affirmations and other tools.


What are affirmations?

The dictionary defines an affirmation as “the action or process of affirming something.” They are positive statements that you can use to override negative thought patterns and unwanted actions, helping you to change them to positive and desirable beliefs and actions that better support who you want to be and how you want to live. 

Why use affirmations?

As I said earlier, affirmations are one of the easiest ways to overcome thought patterns and beliefs that are negatively affecting your life. And when I say easy, I mean that they are a simple tool that anyone can easily use and implement in their life right now.

How to use affirmations?

To use affirmations effectively, repetition is key. You’re basically reprogramming a thought pattern that you’ve been thinking for years. It will likely take some repetition and time to change it to a new desired thought pattern.

Repeat your affirmations daily.

And do it with as much feeling as possible.

You can focus on one affirmation at a time or a handful. But I’d suggest against trying to change 50 beliefs at once.

As you notice your beliefs and actions changing, you can switch your affirmations.

Different affirmation methods and tools

There are multiple affirmation methods. Choose one or two that work for you.

  • Write your affirmations down regularly, such as in a journal.
  • Speak them out loud, such as in the mirror, in the shower, or while driving your car alone.
  • Say your affirmations silently in your head.
  • Write them on Post-It notes and post them around your house or office (mirror, fridge, computer, etc). 
  • Or, my favorite—listen to an audio of yourself saying the affirmations out loud. I use and love the Think Up app for this.
  • There are affirmation apps that allow you to schedule affirmation reminders to pop up on your phone.
  • You can buy affirmation cards (I love the I Am Everything Affirmation Card Deck that a friend gifted me for my birthday last month) or make your own.

28 Affirmations for Self Worth

  1. I always have been, and always will be, more than enough just as I am.
  2. I am worthy just for being myself.
  3. I am proud of my uniqueness and authenticity.
  4. I speak and live my truth regardless of others’ opinions.
  5. I am true to myself, always.
  6. I fully accept and love myself as I am.
  7. I am worthy of love, acceptance, and support from others.
  8. I am allowed to take up space and to be seen and heard.
  9. I know my value and will not diminish my light for anything or anyone.
  10. I easily release any thoughts and feelings that do not serve me.
  11. My very existence makes this world a better place.
  12. I contribute positively to the world by being myself and doing what I love.
  13. I am grateful for my past, content with the present, and looking forward to the future.
  14. I am grateful for this human experience. The world is an incredible place and I am so thankful to be a part of it.
  15. I have a right to my own thoughts, feelings, and beliefs and stay true to them regardless of what others may think.
  16. My thoughts and opinions are as valid as anyone else's and I share them openly.
  17. I am capable of greatness and have the resources, skills, strength, and courage to achieve my goals.
  18. I have the power to make a difference in the world.
  19. I am strong and resilient enough to handle anything that life hands me.
  20. Life is one big experiment. I can try new things and accept that mistakes are simply lessons to learn along the way.
  21. I can set boundaries that work for me without making excuses. 
  22. I take care of myself first, knowing that I’ll be better able to care for others when my cup is full.
  23. My wishes and needs matter and I fulfill them with joy and dedication.
  24. I own my own power and recognize the strength inside me.
  25. I deserve to live the life of my dreams.
  26. I have the power to attract and create anything I desire in this life.
  27. I believe in myself.
  28. I am joyful and courageous in the pursuit of what sets my soul on fire.

Use any of those affirmations that feel relevant to you and the beliefs that you want to change.

And, of course, modify any of those affirmations to make them yours.

Or create your own.

How to create your own affirmations

Think of a belief, thought pattern, or habit that you’d like to change. What is the belief that you’d like to have instead? Write it down as a present tense “I am” statement. 

And make it positive.

For example, instead of saying “I am not a lazy couch potato,” say, “I am full of energy and action.” Because your mind doesn't hear the "not," your mind hears the "lazy couch potato." (I know you wouldn't actually use that as an affirmation, but was just wanted to give an obvious example.)

Results of using affirmations

By using your affirmations regularly, you change your thought patterns, your beliefs, your actions, and your life.

You boost your self esteem.

Your confidence increases.

You affirm your sense of personal value and worth.

And you show up differently for yourself and the world.

Jean Van't Hul, Life & Business Coach

I help dreamers and doers live their best lives, create success on their own terms, and build businesses that thrive. I am a life and business coach, astrologer, and a vision board workshop facilitator.

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