It has been a long, hard road recovering from bipolar and borderline personality disorder. From my diagnosis of bipolar 1 disorder in 2017, I find that having affirmations helps to rewire my brain into a healthier place.

The word affirmation comes from the Latin verb affirmare, meaning “to make steady, strengthen.” Through saying these affirmations aloud, they help me believe the potential of the action I desire to manifest.

Repeat Affirmations Daily

Through repeating the affirmations daily, I slowly believed in myself that I could change my future. I could make my tomorrows different from my yesterdays. I could change my today.

I remember that when I was suicidal, I would whisper to myself, “I matter,” and “I am meant to live.”

There were many times when I felt like I was extraneous and not needed in the world. It coincided with moments that I would feel hopeless. I would tell myself, “I am needed and I can do it.”

When I was getting too perfectionistic and lashing out at myself for not being enough and for not doing enough, I would say, “It’s okay to make mistakes and learn from them.”

My personal favorite is, “Every day, I am getting better and better.” I honestly believe that I am getting better from my disorders and am healing my life.

Many trauma survivors (myself included) intrinsically believe that they are bad. I believed that I was a bad person and didn’t deserve all the good things that was happening in my life, like having a job and a family who loved me. That’s why saying, “I am good,” is so important.

There would also be moments when I would be impatient with the healing journey. I didn’t know all the answers right away. I had a therapy session when I realized that I didn’t know if I wanted to go back to full-time work, at least in the traditional sense. Leaving the house in the morning, going to a job, and coming back at night. It left me in tears. But that’s why I tell myself daily, “It’s okay to not know the answer right now. It’s a process.”

Here are my top 23 affirmations I tell myself daily to heal myself. Feel free to drop a comment and let me know what your top affirmation is!

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23 Affirmations

 

  1. Every day, I am getting better and better.
  2. I am needed and I can do it.
  3. It’s okay to not know the answer right now. It’s a process.
  4. It’s okay to make mistakes.
  5. It’s okay to make mistakes and learn from them.
  6. Even though I am so afraid and am feeling so much fear, I also feel love and am loved.
  7. Everything will be okay.
  8. Being in my core self is an act of self-love.
  9. I am good.
  10. I am held.
  11. I am loved.
  12. I love you so much (to yourself).
  13. I am learning to love unconditionally.
  14. I can heal.
  15. I am meant to live.
  16. Take it easy on yourself.
  17. I am worthy of being peaceful.
  18. I love my body.
  19. Healing is a process.
  20. We are all in this together.
  21. I matter.
  22. It’s okay to experience and enjoy pleasure.
  23. It is okay to be broken because the light can get in.

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