21 Affirmations That Will Make You Feel Fiercely Confident!
I love affirmations.
I believe they are a powerful tool in changing the stories we have previously told ourselves, or have been told by others. The more we say something, the more our brains hear it, obviously. When we repeatedly hear the same message, it begins to embed in our subconscious mind, effectively programming our mind to believe whatever it is being told. Something else I love is confidence. To see someone stand in their power, owning all that they are and not only believing in themselves, but backing themselves too, is such a wonderful thing.
Unfortunately, confidence doesn’t always come easy.
In fact, for some people it is a very difficult thing to build up. Even if you are a normally confident person, sometimes confidence ebbs and flows, or you can feel more confident in one aspect of your life than others.
There are many reasons our self-confidence can change throughout our lives, from experiences and life events to influences and expectations from others. Often influences from other people could be as simple and accidental as a family member mentioning that you weren’t very good at something as a child, or being laughed at for something that didn’t go as planned.
At the other end of the spectrum, low self-confidence could be a by-product of a volatile relationship where someone intentionally tried to put you down, or make you believe that you were less worthy than you really are. Life events such as losing a job, having a baby, or even aging, are all examples of things that can also rock our self-confidence boat.
Confidence is powerful. Confidence is sexy. Confidence is the best outfit you can wear, so try it on for size and rock it gorgeous.
Whether you are wanting to improve your self-confidence at work, or in your relationship, or maybe just boost your self-esteem in general, here are 21 of my favourite affirmations to make you feel fiercely confident!
I am powerful.
Everything I desire is possible.
I breathe in confidence and breathe out fear.
I am in charge of how I feel today.
My self-esteem is solid and unbreakable.
I have the power to create the life I want.
I deserve the best, and I now accept it.
All I need is already within me.
I am fiercely capable.
Every challenge is a gift.
Amazing opportunities exist for me.
I am beautiful, inside and out.
I believe in myself.
I create positive and supportive connections.
I accept and love all of me.
I am energetic and enthusiastic.
I am flexible and adapt to change easily.
I am surrounded by love.
I have confidence in every decision I make.
I trust my intuition.
I have the ability to achieve my dreams.
Now you have these affirmations, it’s time to give them some oomph, some heart, and use them.
There is no right or wrong way to use affirmations, however I have tried many things over the years and have found some simple things that work for me – and they might just work for you too!
Perhaps the most important, is to say your affirmations out loud, often. I suggest 3-5mins, 3 times a day. Nine to twelve minutes a day is not much, but when you are reading your affirmations, you can fit a whole lot of repetition in that time, which is exactly what you want. The more often, the better.
You can also write, or print your affirmations and place them in prominent areas of your home or office – even in your car! The more often you see/read/say them, the better.
In addition to repetition, I believe that connection is important. These words you are about to imbed are important.
They shouldn’t be read half-heartedly as you are doing 10 other things. Be deliberate and heartfelt throughout the process. And if you can do it in front of a mirror, even better! Place your hand over your heart (or womb, or both) and breathe. A big deep inhale and exhale between each affirmation. Look into your own eyes. Repeat… And, not only will you be an affirmation pro in no time, you will also become fiercely confident in no time!