For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of positive affirmations. And since starting my recovery journey they’ve become an integral part of my daily routine.
Are positive affirmations a part of your daily routine yet? If not, here are 5 great affirmations to start with:
5 positive affirmations:
1. “You’ve got this!”
When you wake up in the morning, get in the habit of telling yourself “you’ve got this!” You can even get creative with this and decorate a cute little notecard to put by your bed to remind you of this!
This simple affirmation has helped me immensely, not just in recovery but in everyday tasks such as going to work, driving my car, and even getting out of bed.
2. “I believe in me”
This is another one I tell myself as soon as I wake up. It’s inspired by one of my favorite songs by Demi Lovato called “Believe in Me.”
I first discovered this song shortly after I began struggling with body image. As I tried to shift my thinking, I listened to this song everyday to the point where it became my anthem of sorts.
Try it out and see how your mindset begins to shift!
3. “Be brave”
We all need to remind ourselves to be brave. Whether you’re in need of bravery to challenge your eating disorder, step out of your comfort zone socially, or something else – just tell yourself to be brave.
Own that warrior spirit each time you say, “be brave.”
4. “Feel the fear and do it anyway”
There are a lot of things in recovery (and life!) that are scary. But sometimes, you need to challenge that fear and do it anyway.
It might be eating something that’s been on your forbidden food list for too many years to count, going out to eat with friends after a movie, or accepting that invitation to the party because you know you’ll have fun if you can just get yourself there.
But in doing these things, you don’t need to pretend you aren’t fearful. Acknowledge your feelings. Feel the fear. But do it anyway.
5. “Never lose hope”
Sometimes it can feel as though recovery will never get easier. But it will. And it is so important to never lose hope on this journey.
Let the simple phrase “never lose hope” be your guiding light in moments when hope is running out.
Recovery from an eating disorder is hard. So hard.
That’s why it’s important to remind ourselves of our strength and worth. Thankfully, affirmations can really help!
Do you have any other positive affirmations to add to the list? Let me know in the comments below.