Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Amazing Affirmations and Tips for Self-validation

Amazing Affirmations and Tips for Self-care

Research reported in Clinical Psychological Science indicates that taking time to think kind thoughts about ourselves has psychological and physical benefits.

Post updated 4/6/22

Being loving and gentle with ourselves helps us see ourselves more honestly, and admit our shortcomings and assets. 

Self-love encourages us to be flexible, and gives us confidence and freedom to change aspects of our makeup that no longer serve us well. 

Are you considerate, tender, and supportive  of yourself all the time?

At various moments during the last couple of weeks, I have gotten in my own way. I felt emotionally drained and unhappy. 

I know I'm not alone in feeling off-kilter. It appears that most of my friends, family, business contacts, and acquaintances are finding it hard to find peace and feel centered in the midst of the world situation. There is so much uncertainty. 

Yet, I haven't felt stuck in despair.

One of the most amazing methods I continue to use to  center myself is to recite and repeat affirmations aloud daily. I write out new ones or use ones that are tried and true. 

I've discovered from personal experience and research, conducted as a health and lifestyle writer, that affirmations have healing power, and research backs this up

When we express these positive statements aloud each day, it puts a positive spin on things, elevates  mood, and comforts us. 

This post presents 

Amazing Affirmations and Tips for Self-validation 

Why is that important?

Self-validation means to accept our internal experience as it is, and acknowledge we have a right to think and feel as we do in each moment. 

When we honor and cherish ourselves, even the fear of identifying and owning difficult emotions and working through them, can be overcome. 

We also need to get in touch with how often and to whom we go to for validation. This knowledge helps us understand our motives better. 

Do we rely on others more than we count on ourselves for approval and to make us feel worthy?

This post shows us ways to surrender thoughts, ideas, and expectations that other people, places, and institutions can see and acknowledge our true value. 

Additional ideas will show us ways to accept full responsibility for validating ourselves.

Let's devote attention and look inward to identify and feel anger, sadness, grief, anxiety, self-consciousness and doubt. Let's be more authentic, and admit we're having a difficult time. 

When we don't stuff, minimize, or label our feeling as bad, eventually they pass. That clear space we've created helps us get along better with ourselves and others. 

Another technique that helps center us, is to take steps to improve the quality of our self-talk. 

The words we use when we refer to our thoughts, feelings, and actions or inaction, helps us notice a lack of motivation, depression, boredom, progress, strengths, self-judgment, and successes. 

We humans are social animals, and a basic need is to seek and want companionship from others. 

However, when we buy into negative chatter either from ourselves or others, we do ourselves a disservice. Read more at 5 Things to Do to Change Negative Self-chatter.

Treating ourselves with self-compassion is an especially helpful self-care practice, especially when we can't seem to complete projects, make mistakes, feel vulnerable, or less than. See 9 Practices to Help You See You are Enough for additional ways to take better care of ourselves.

I believe treating ourselves with self-compassion and high regard is the most powerful self-care policy we can ever adopt.

Self-compassion, Affirm Goodness

Tip: Write a love letter to yourself. Why not include pictures of you and the things you love to do? Record many reasons why you are so in love with you.

10 Amazing Affirmations and Tips 
for Self-Validation

1. My breath is my superpower, and I breathe-in self-love and release all traces of self- doubt and disapproval.

2. I look inward for my sense of self-worth, joy, and approval

3. I treat myself with self-compassion and high regard, because I know it's the most powerful self-care practice I can ever adopt.

4. Any path I choose is an adventure and an opportunity for personal growth.

5. I acknowledge and accept painful and joyous feelings and know my emotions indicate I am a passionate person.

6. I'm mindful of my thoughts, feelings, and actions, and experience them with a nonjudgmental attitude.

7. I am worthy of self-care and set aside time each day to have fun, relax, and nurture mind, body, and spirit.

8. I look in the mirror and see someone who is authentic, courageous, and willing to do what it takes to grow and prosper each day.

9. My thoughts influence how happy I feel and I choose to feel joy right now!

10. I radiate health, happiness, harmony, and thrive. 

Click on the following link to see additional affirmations I wrote. They highlight things to say to  Create Positive Energy and Health with Affirmations.

Include self-care practices such as prayer, meditation, exercise, and journal writing to daily or weekly routines. When we use any, it helps reduce stress, and renews joy in daily living. 

Do as many or as few as you like. Each one helps us feel more grounded and present in today.

A big advantage of slowing down to look inward, is it helps us connect to our personal vision and principles. 

Taking time to tap into our higher wisdom, shifts our focus from dependency on others to increased self-sufficiency.

Another important key to self-validation is to find a calling/purpose and go after it. 

Some great ways to start on that are to investigate fields of study, take courses, get a degree, and/or work or volunteer in an area that intrigues us. 

We feel greater life satisfaction when we pursue our own dreams, sense the value in what we do, and shine our light freely. Let's sparkle so the unique beauty that is inside can be seen, especially by us.

Knowing and aligning with our life purpose allows us to focus on what is truly important to us, rather than seek approval or direction from others.

We can make the decision, fresh each day, to use affirmations and healthy lifestyle tips to enhance our sense of well-being, self-sufficiency, and self-compassion to enrich our lives.

Do you say affirmations for self-validation? Is it a regular practice? Please comment in the space provided below.

Which self-care tips resonate with you? Please share your ideas about that in the comments section below.

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Wishing you a happy day and many chances to affirm your goodness. 

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  1. Hi Nan, great post I love number 4, pinned.

    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Let the party of life be an adventure. Hugs, Nan

  2. It's hard to be supportive of myself at times. My body and health issues have let me down BIG time. Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 14, open July 1 to 26. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.

    1. Thanks to you Dee for hosting this swell link party. Hang in there for yourself. You are so worth it.

    2. Number 5 is me - I acknowledge and accept painful and joyous feelings and know my emotions indicate I am a passionate person.

  3. Hi Nancy - some great suggestions here and a lot of wisdom. I'm not really good at mantras or affirmations, but I totally agree with the idea of positive self talk and silencing the negative commentary that we are so quick to use on ourselves. It's good to finally understand how much our thoughts affect our outlook and our responses.

    1. Thanks Leanne for hosting #MLSTL and your comment. Appreciate the support and wish you a beautiful day.

  4. I'm so sorry you are going through fires as well as the pandemic, Nancy. That must be so stressful and frightening. I am a huge fan of affirmations, and find them very effective. I love the ones you have shared here - they are so encouraging. I especially like number 4. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Community. Please do take care. Thinking of you.

    1. Thanks April for your kind words. Good to know you are a fan of affirmations and find them very effective. Happy to say the Bighorn Fire is now 58% contained and we had a little rain yesterday which helped matters. Let's think positively and all take care.

    2. Hi Nan, I especially like tips 5 and 6. Allowing myself to feel positive and negative emotions without judging them is a relatively new practice for me. The reward is the joy in savoring positive emotions and negative emotions that pass more rapidly.

    3. Thanks Beth for sharing your process. Appreciate that you relate to #5 and 6. Have a beautiful weekend and stay safe and well.

  5. I love all of these affirmations, Nancy. For some reason, this one particularly jumped out at me: Any path I choose is an adventure and an opportunity for personal growth. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Christie for the visit and kind comment. Wishing you many adventures and opportunities for personal growth.

  6. It's wonderful that there are many ways for us to find our self-worth and worthiness. For me, my way is participating in creating a better world. There are so many ways to make that happen too! I am most happy when I learn things that I care about and then share them with others who are interested. Whether it's affirmations, volunteering, sharing empathy with others, we can all increase our own sense of self-worth and love by our participation with ourselves and our world.

    1. I think life can be so much more meaningful, when we feel our worthiness and share it with the world. Thanks for the comment and visit and stay safe and well. N

  7. Affirmations have the ability to reground me in hope and faith, that whatever happens I got this., So I agree with you. Thanks for sharing at the senior salon pit stop Julie Syl xoxo

    1. Thanks Julie. So glad affirmations help you. Love the SSPT party! Wishing you a gorgeous day.