16 Perfect Affirmations for Your Self Care Routine

16 Perfect Affirmations for Your Self Care Routine

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Positive affirmations can help improve your self care routine by helping you prioritize yourself. Using these phrases can remind you of the good things in your life. Plus, they’ll help you take care of yourself and spend time focusing on these self care ideas.

It’s easy to fall into negative habits, including putting yourself down or telling yourself you don’t deserve self care. However, you deserve time each day to focus on yourself, doing things you love or relaxing. You must prioritize yourself and spend time focusing on self care if you want to be happy.

Affirmations are most powerful when you say them out loud, and you can try looking in a mirror as you repeat them. If you can’t say them out loud, you can repeat them in your mind instead. Either way, they will help you along with your self care plan.

Affirmations to Add to Your Self Care Routine

Consider writing your favorite affirmation down and posting them in an area you frequently see. With constant reminders and positivity running through your mind, your self care routine will improve. You’ll notice that all other areas of your life improve, too.

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1. I know that my life is a gift, and I enjoy every minute of it.

This phrase reaffirms how great life is when you look for all the good parts of it. You aren’t guaranteed another day, so embrace the life you’ve been given and make the most of it. When you can enjoy every minute of your life, you’ll find that it all becomes easier as you become more resilient.

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If you add this affirmation to your self care routine, you’ll start finding the joy right away. The time spent on yourself will help you appreciate your body along with another day to live in it. Then, you’ll feel positive and more fulfilled as you go about the rest of your day.

2. I am thankful for all of the things that I can do.

You only get one body and mind, so be thankful for what you can do with it—express gratitude for living freely and doing all of the things you need or love to do. When you’re grateful for these things, you’ll find joy in the other aspects of life that you overlooked before.

3. I am well-rested and relaxed.

If you tell yourself that you’re well-rested and relaxed, you’ll begin to feel that way. You believe the words you speak and the thoughts that go through your mind. Make sure you stay positive so that you’re constantly reaffirming good things in your life.

4. I listen to and trust my body.

If you listen to signs from your body, you’ll likely know when something is wrong. Once you recognize the signal, trust that you must quickly change to improve your health and well-being. Sometimes, it might be as simple as getting more sleep, but don’t ignore more significant issues.

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5. I feel negativity leave my body as positivity takes over.

As you repeat this affirmation, visualize the negativity flowing out through your toes and fingertips. Visualization helps you feel better and experience positivity sooner. As the negativity leaves, begin thinking positive thoughts about the situation that you are in right now.

6. I embrace my imperfections and love myself fully.

Everyone has imperfections, and these unique qualities are worth embracing. If everyone were the same, the world wouldn’t be the exciting place that it is. As you go through your self care routine, use this affirmation to learn to love yourself fully.

7. I practice self-love because I deserve love and happiness.

You don’t need anyone else to give you the love that you deserve. Practice self-love, and you’ll always experience love and happiness, no matter who is in your life. When you can turn to yourself for love, you’ll never feel lonely again.

Adding this affirmation to your self care routine reaffirms your value and worth. It reminds you that you deserve love and that you have everything you need already.

8. I have already done so much, so I know that I can handle anything.

Think of all that you have accomplished so far in life. You have gotten through everything in the past, and you’ll only continue overcoming things now and in the future. When you add this affirmation to your routine, you’ll feel more confident as you go about your day.

As you repeat the affirmation, think of the things you are most proud of in your life. Plus, think of all the things you have overcome to get to the place you’re in today.

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9. I am kind to myself and my body.

When you are kind to yourself, you’ll take better care of your mind and body. By using this affirmation during self-care, you’ll embrace your time a little more thoroughly. Then, you’ll be more likely to take breaks to take care of yourself throughout the day.

Once you start being more kind to yourself, you’ll notice improvements in all areas of your life. You’ll think clearer and more positively, and you’ll physically feel better.

10. I take care of my body because it takes care of me.

This affirmation reminds you that taking care of your body is essential. Your body is what keeps you alive, so you must put in the effort and take the time to take care of yourself. Repeat this affirmation during your self care time to ensure that you remain mindful throughout the experience.

11. I try new things and learn from my experiences.

Try some new self care activities to encourage yourself to try new things. When you’re relaxed, you’ll be more open to new things, so using this affirmation can further your courage. Remind yourself that you’ll learn from your experience and get better each time you try.

12. I am happy with who I am, and I don’t need to change.

There is no better feeling than being entirely happy with who you are. You can be pleased with yourself despite your imperfections because we are all still learning. Stop waiting for perfections to embrace who you are, and use this affirmation to become happier with yourself.

13. I am a strong person, and I’m only getting stronger.

You are strong enough to get through anything, and now is the perfect time to remind yourself of that. As you go through your self care routine, this affirmation will help you recognize your inner strength. Then, you’ll begin building on that strength, developing it to help you get through hard times later on.

14. I take care of myself with healthy foods to fuel my body.

Self-care is about more than pampering yourself and spending time relaxing. Taking care of yourself is also about eating healthy foods that give you sustainable nutrients. As you improve your diet, you’ll notice that you have more energy and feel better overall.

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Many people don’t realize or acknowledge that the foods they choose to eat can affect their well-being. This affirmation will keep that fact at the forefront of your mind as you go through your day. Once you make a habit of choosing healthy foods, you will notice a drastic improvement in your life.

15. I permit myself to relax and have fun.

Sometimes you might need permission to have fun and let loose. If you struggle to relax during your self care time, use this affirmation until you feel the tension ease up. Your mind might race with thoughts of work or other life problems, but push them away and focus on the present.

As you focus on what you’re doing at the moment, you’ll become more aware of your positive thoughts. Repeat this affirmation as you begin your self care time, and you’ll find that relaxation and fun come a little easier.

16. I find and embrace the joy in each day.

Your self care routine might be the highlight of your day, and that is okay. Using this affirmation during your routine can help you embrace the joy that comes along with self care. Plus, the phrase will help you recognize joyful moments throughout the day, too.

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Final Thoughts on Affirmations to Add to Your Self Care Routine

Let’s end with this thoughtful self-care quote and a few final notes:

“Be you, love you. All ways, always.”
― Alexandra Elle

Your self care routine is a necessary time to focus on positivity and self-improvement. Using these affirmations during your self care time can help you relax and make you feel comfortable taking time for yourself. Plus, they remind you of what self care truly means.

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Make the most of your self care routine by implementing some of these positive affirmations. They’ll help you embrace the time to focus on yourself, and you’ll get in touch with your innermost thoughts and feelings. Then, you can improve all areas of your life as you address any issues or stressors.

Your self care routine can set the tone for your entire week, so make sure it’s a beneficial experience. Adjust the affirmations to customize them for your situation, or use them just as they are. Either way, you’ll notice the life-changing improvements that come along with positive affirmations.

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Sarah Barkley is a lifestyle blogger and freelance writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Literature from Baker College. She is experienced in all things related to parenting, marriage, and life as a millennial parent, but loves to learn new things. She enjoys the research that goes into a strong article, and no topic is off-limits to Sarah. When she isn't writing, she is immersed in a book or watching Gilmore Girls. Sarah loves reading classic novels but also enjoys a good thriller.

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