When negativity and intrusive thoughts are bombarding me, I sometimes find reading self-affirming statements helps.
The following list of self-affirming statements was taken from a book. I modified a number of them to wording that I preferred. You can, of course, modify any of these to any wording that you prefer, or leave them as is.
“I am fine just the way I am.”
“I am worth it.”
“I have always been worth it and I always will be.”
“I might have some faults, and I am still a good person.”
“I care about myself and other people.”
“I accept who I am.”
“I love myself.”
“I am a good person, not a mistake.”
“I’m good and nobody’s perfect.”
“I embrace both my good qualities and my bad qualities.”
“Today I take responsibility for everything I do and say.”
“I’m becoming a better person every day.”
“I’m doing my best and I can do better.”
“I’m a sensitive person who experiences the world differently.”
“Each day I do the best that I can.”
“Even though I forget sometimes I am still a good person.”
“Even though bad things happened to me they don’t make me a bad person.”
“Even though I have made mistakes I am still a good person.”
“I am here for a reason.”
“There’s a purpose in my life, even though I might not always see it.”
“I accept myself.”
– Use any statements or quotes of your own that might help – Use google for ideas as well
To help me refer to them quickly, I decided to make it into a small art project. I picked up some coloured index cards and coloured markers to create a “deck” of cards I could quickly get to and use when I needed them.
I used purple cards and markers for statements and quotes.
These cards are going into my care kit. I would have decorated them further but my drawing was not so great so I just kept them straight forward with the statement for now. I have other cards I created that will go in the kit as well. (I’ll be posting those separately)
If anyone would like to know the name of the book, just let me know and I can look it up in my notes.