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5 Self-Care Affirmations to Honor a Healthy, Happy Direction

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5 Self-Care Affirmations to Honor a Healthy, Happy Direction

Happiness is more of a direction than a zip code or the height of an achievement. With that in mind, read these self-care affirmations to help you walk in the direction that feels good in your heart. Not what you think "will" feel good, or "should" feel good.

“I stopped waiting for the world to give me what I wanted; I started giving it to myself.” ― Byron Katie

The words we speak to yourself during moments of frustration can support or hurt your chances of getting where you want to be.

Use these self-care affirmations to feel good while you’re doing whatever we’re doing. You'll end up doing what you’re doing with greater ease and joy.

5 Empowering and Uplifting Self-Care Affirmations

1. I treat myself with compassion.

When I’m in pain, I intend to treat myself with compassion, not more pain. I am a spiritual being walking a human path; that sometimes calls for struggle, and in these times an open heart. I honor myself for witnessing my fears and falls without identifying with them. I honor the light I keep and view myself with a little more love instead.

2. I believe in who I am.

I am willing to take a deeper breath right now. I am willing to inhale who I am and exhale who I’m not. I believe that I can feel totally different than how I’ve felt before, and I am willing to believe in who I can be. I am journeying towards the fullest expression of my truth; it is a worthwhile road to be on.

True self-care has a quality of reverence for the journey of being alive; it aims not to make everything perfect, but to deepen one's love along the way.

3. I am lightening my load.

As I walk in the direction of real happiness and inner freedom, I cast aside unwanted layers of illusion and pain. My suffering has been necessary for growth and now I am letting go of what no longer serves the evolution of my soul. Each step is a peace treaty.

4. I cherish the time I take to refill.

Rest, silence, and conscious breaths are normal parts of my everyday life. I regularly make space for what refuels my enthusiasm for being alive. Even if I only have ten seconds to replenish my existence, I welcome that life-giving moment and use it to feed my intentions.

Taking care of yourself is one of the best ways to take care of your relationships with others.

5. I take care of the world when I take care of myself.

I work on others by working through myself. I help others when I help myself. As I show up more fully in my own loving presence, I shine that light into the world around me. The light I sow is a reflection of what’s possible. The love I give to myself is a reflection of my connection to everything else.

. . .

Tell me:

Which of these affirmations did you need to tell yourself today?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!

With love,


P.S. Tell yourself the things you need to hear, every single day. Get my book Morning Affirmations: 200 Phrases for an Intentional and Openhearted Start to Your Day. You’re allowed to bloom… even after everything.

Comments on this post (7)

  • Jun 15, 2020

    Caitlin, it is my pleasure and honor. Thank you for letting me know this. I pray these words can support and lift your mom up in this time of pain and sadness. Wishing peace and light for your mom’s dad in his last days of this life and in whatever comes next. Take care of yourself, and email me anytime. x

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jun 15, 2020

    Thank you for writing what we all know we need, especially in times of pain. This was shared with my mom, who is caring for her father during his last days in a rural, isolated area on the Big Island of Hawaii, where hospice care is inaccessible due to geographic isolation. She needs this, so mahalo nui to you for providing the words for what we all pray she embraces.

    — Caitlin

  • May 25, 2020

    eileen, I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what you’ve been going through. My heart is with you, and I send you my love. Email me anytime <3

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Feb 24, 2020

    Emon, thank you! If you want to sign up to get posts like these as emails, you can do that right here: :)

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Feb 24, 2020

    Anne, so glad this one spoke to you!

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Feb 24, 2020

    I totally love these affirmations. I realllly Love this. Please do send me this on a daily basis. I am very thankful to you , Jennifer. I express my gratitude to you.

    Yours lovely

    — Emon

  • Jan 18, 2020

    I liked the second one today – I believe in who I am

    — Anne Buchanan

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