Being a victim of domestic violence can completely shatter your self-esteem and self-confidence. Daily positive affirmations were one of my first steps in releasing myself from my negative self-image and regaining confidence in myself. Here are some of the positive affirmations I used:
- I love and accept myself just the way I am
- I deserve to be happy, healthy and successful
- I am going to be an even happier person today
- I deserve the very best life has to offer
- I am perfect just as I am
Think about your good qualities and reinforce them with yourself. And yes, you have many, many good qualities. For example, if you have found this site to escape an abusive relationship, you are proactive and possess a desire to learn. Perhaps your desire to escape is driven by your love and desire to protect your children. That shows you are caring and generous – you have a genuine concern for the welfare of others, despite your own circumstances. These are beautiful qualities to have, and I’m sure you can think of many more to add to these.
Look at yourself in a mirror as you recite these affirmations. Look yourself in the eyes and tell yourself how beautiful you are, inside and out. You deserve the best life has to offer. You deserve love. You deserve respect. You deserve to be HAPPY.
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