The following are a collection of some of my favorite quotes and affirmations that embody self-love and self-worth. I hope a few of these ‘love notes’ ring true with you.
Imagine if we obsessed over the things we loved about ourselves.
Many of us, especially women, tend to have this never-ending nagging voice pointing out all of our flaws. It can become an obsessive loop of ‘my ass is too big’, ‘I hate my legs’, ‘I’m so fat’. Imagine though, if that voice instead obsessed over our best features: ‘my eyes are the nicest shade of green’, ‘my body is strong’, ‘I love my curves’. It would certainly change a few things.
You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to others.
As an empath, I have been terribly guilty of this one myself. I can feel what others are going through and always try to be there for them. I want those around me to feel loved, to know their worth, and to know that they are never alone. When it came to loving myself, knowing my worth, or dealing with feelings of loneliness or isolation however, I always fell short. You are just as important, just as loved, just as worthy, so don’t forget to show that same love and support to yourself.
Never let the opinions of others become the measure of your self-worth.
Every heard the phrase “opinions are like assholes…”? Everyone has one. In this digital age, I’ve noticed more and more people feel like expressing their opinions as if theirs is the only correct one and everyone else should listen closely. Every person’s opinion is based on their unique perspective though, and should never be your truth. Only you truly know yourself, your vision, your importance, and your worth. Don’t allow anyone to tear you down or make you feel any less than the perfect individual you are.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Believe it or not, you have complete control over how you choose to feel. It can be tricky, especially when emotions can swell and become overwhelming at times, but you choose to be offended, or to feel less important, or to allow others to get under your skin. I very strongly believe that all life is equal, that no one is better than or less than another. Live your truth and don’t allow anyone make you feel like you aren’t worthy of spectacular things.
Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.
This one is fairly deep and a bit much to unpack in a short paragraph. I’ll do my best to keep this short and sweet and perhaps delve in a bit deeper in a later article. So, the tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) here is that what you lack in your relationship with yourself, you will seek to fill that hole from others. No one else can give you that fulfillment. No one can accurately fill those voids. If you don’t love yourself and know your worth, you’ve subconsciously set conditions on your relationships with others. They must show you that love and make you feel important, which can drain and tear apart a relationship over time. It all starts with you.
maturity is learning to walk away from the people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals and self-worth.
This one goes along with the “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Unfortunately, you sometimes have to cut out the poison as it were, and remove toxic people from your life. If you found a mosquito on your arm sucking out your blood, you’d flick it away. Why do we allow people to suck our energy, to make us feel less than, to put us down and trample upon us? Flick them away. Keep on strutting.
What are your favorite quotes? Any that you think we should add here?