Bringing in February With Words of Empowerment

February. The month of love. With Valentine’s Day coming up, you’re sure to hear about all of the different ways to spoil those you love. But what about the person you should love most? Yourself! In martial arts, having a strong sense of self and feeling empowered is very important to achieve your goals.

Have you ever regretted not doing something because you psyched yourself out? Whether it be asking someone out on a date, confronting a family member, or asking the boss for a raise, we tend to overestimate how bad the consequences really are.

“We all talk to ourselves. A major key to success exists in what we say to ourselves, which helps to shape our attitude and mindset.”

– Darren Johnson

In other words, we “think too much” about what could happen and convince ourselves that these actions are not worth the trouble.

However, people are much more mentally resilient than they often give themselves credit for.

What Are Self-Affirmations?

Self-affirmations are statements that we tell ourselves in order to spark self-change. They are designed to alter our beliefs about ourselves such that they are more positive.

When we are conscious of our attitudes towards the self, we can make an effort to eliminate negative thoughts. When we become more aware of ourselves, we are able to be mindful of surrounding ourselves with positive things.

Daily Affirmations for Empowerment

Give the following daily affirmations from a try and see if they make a difference in your daily feelings toward yourself and your goals. See if they help you with your martial arts goals!

  1. “I am worthy.”
    Simple but powerful. This affirmation reminds you that you have every right to ask to receive everything you want, no matter what undermining messages you may have received in earlier life.
  2. “I have all the power I need.”
    Sometimes, we think we need to rely on others in order to get what we want. While other people can be great resources and supporters, it’s important to understand that you have everything you need inside.
  3. “I make my dreams my reality.”
    A statement like this is a good way to quickly reflect on the truth of the Law of Attraction. And to turn your attention to your endless ability to shape the world around you.
  4. “I give my unique gifts to the world.”
    Instead of comparing yourself to other people and worrying that you come up short, see that no one can give the world what you do. Rejoice in the fact that you are enriching that world every day.
  5. “I contain multitudes.”
    You will sometimes have mixed feelings, and you will change and evolve over time. Both of these things are okay! They simply reflect your complexity. Respect and honor your many facets, and all they have to teach you.
  6. “I will be my own best advocate.”
    Just as you already have all the power you need, you should feel confident about advocating for your needs and goals. You don’t need to apologize to anyone for pursuing respect and success. This affirmation helps you stay in tune with that idea.
  7. “I have the strength to succeed.”
    These words are useful whether you need to empower yourself to work towards abundance, romance, a rich career or something else entirely. This is a quick affirmation to use when you’re feeling a little wobbly.
  8. “I am the author of my own destiny.”
    No one else gets to decide what’s best for you, what you want, or how you pursue it. Say this sentence to combat the underlying worry that you need to please others or that you should bow to their expertise in matters of your own happiness.
  9. I am responsible for my own happiness.
    Likewise, no one gets to take away your joy. Plus, no one can be blamed for preventing you from having it. Happiness is a choice, and it’s one you can make today.
  10. “I give and receive love each day.”
    Compassion and love boost your vibrational frequency and attract better things into your life, so a morning affirmation like this sets you up for a day of reciprocal positivity.
  11. “I will triumph over all challenges.”
    There is nothing you can’t overcome! However, sometimes you need to hear yourself say this out loud before you remember that it really is true.
  12. “I have the power to choose.”
    Sometimes, it can feel like you’re being forced into a corner, by people or by circumstance. However, your own manifestation abilities mean that you can always choose to do something different. Plus, realizing this is freeing.
  13. “To take care of others, I need to take care of myself.”
    Whenever you feel like you’re draining your own resources to meet the needs of others, this affirmation can push you to see that you need to put your self-care first.
  14. “I believe in myself.”
    Finally, sometimes the simplest affirmations are the very best. If you verbalize your trust and belief in yourself often enough, it will become the bedrock upon which all your other decisions are made.

Daily Affirmations for Kids

While many of the affirmations above can work for kids, they might seem a bit in-depth for some of our younger ones. Here are some simpler affirmations that work wonders. I personally like to say these out loud on our car ride to school each morning.

  1. I am loved.
  2. I listen to my heart.
  3. I am safe.
  4. I have lots of friends who love me.
  5. My dreams are coming true.
  6. I am helpful.
  7. I am friendly.
  8. Every problem has an answer.
  9. I am kind.
  10. I can do it.
  11. I play well with others.
  12. I’m intelligent.
  13. I learn from my mistakes.
  14. I act responsibly.
  15. I am calm.
  16. I love myself even though I sometimes fail.
  17. Every day brings new opportunities.
  18. I accept and love myself.
  19. I am kind.
  20. I am relaxed.
  21. I have faith in myself.
  22. I am brave.
  23. I have trust in myself.
  24. I am generous.
  25. I am loving.
  26. I meet great decisions.
  27. I am kind to all.
  28. I am protected.
  29. Whatever I do, I give my best.
  30. I am exactly where I need to be.
  31. I trust in my abilities.
  32. I solve problems.
  33. I am unique.
  34. I have lots of energy.
  35. I am peaceful.
  36. I can become whatever I want to be.
  37. I embrace change.
  38. I make friends easily.
  39. My intuition is a guide showing me the right direction.
  40. I accomplish great results.
  41. I have a beautiful imagination.
  42. I am confident.
  43. I welcome the unfoldment of events.
  44. I am caring.
  45. I find creative solutions to my problems.
  46. I think positive.
  47. I am thankful.
  48. I am courageous.
  49. I am gentle with myself and others.
  50. I am whole.
  51. I enjoy testing new ideas.
  52. I have courage.
  53. I have happy thoughts.
  54. I forgive others for their mistakes.
  55. I reach my goals.
  56. Problems are challenges to better me.
  57. I get better and better every day.
  58. I discover the beauty in everything.
  59. I have positive thoughts.
  60. I am in charge of my life.
  61. All is well.
  62. I enjoy discovering something new.
  63. My family and friends love me for who I am.
  64. I am a good friend to myself.
  65. I enjoy learning.
  66. I have many good friends.
  67. I am very creative.
  68. I believe in my abilities.
  69. I am persistent.
  70. I understand complex problems quickly.
  71. I am forgiving.
  72. I am honest.
  73. I am trustworthy.
  74. I always find ways to overcome challenges
  75. I am compassionate.
  76. I listen to my inner wisdom.
  77. I am open to new and exciting possibilities
  78. I make friends easily
  79. I am growing up well
  80. I give freely.
  81. I am a good influence on others.
  82. I am carrying.
  83. I draw inspiration from life and my role models.
  84. I am awesome.
  85. I have good friends.
  86. I am a good friend.
  87. I am thoughtful and kind.
  88. I enjoy spending time with myself.
  89. I am strong, inside and out.
  90. I am gentle.
  91. I reach for the stars.
  92. Miracles happen to me.
  93. I am joyful.
  94. I am patient.
  95. I am brave.
  96. I am perfect just the way I am.
  97. I keep my body healthy.
  98. I enjoy healthy food.
  99. I am ready to seize the opportunities of the day.
  100. I am awesome.
  101. I care about others.
  102. I feel joy in every corner of my body.
  103. I work hard.
  104. Life is fun.
  105. I meet the right decisions.
  106. I enjoy being cheerful.
  107. I am important.
  108. I can do anything.
  109. I am peaceful.
  110. I approve of myself.
  111. My heart guides me.
  112. I trust my intuition.
  113. I am thankful for being who I am.
  114. I see the good in myself.
  115. I enjoy being happy.
  116. I take pleasure in my life.
  117. I support others with love and kindness.
  118. I enjoy absorbing knowledge like a sponge.
  119. I am a winner.
  120. I am worthwhile of all the love and happiness in the world.
  121. I am proud myself.
  122. I take care of my responsibilities.
  123. I am beautiful.
  124. I like being challenged.
  125. I am a bright student.
  126. I play an important role in the world.
  127. I like myself.
  128. I am thoughtful.
  129. I trust the wisdom in me.
  130. I replace anger with compassion.
  131. I am optimistic.
  132. I am beautiful.
  133. I am excited of the unknown.
  134. I am full of energy.
  135. I respect other people.
  136. I learn from my mistakes.
  137. I love my family and friends.
  138. I receive all the help that I need.
  139. Everything works out just fine.
  140. Wonderful and awesome things happen to me.
  141. I am kind to others.
  142. I enjoy challenging myself.
  143. I forgive myself for making a mistake.
  144. I believe in myself.
  145. I believe in my dreams.
  146. I have the courage to be myself.
  147. I am okay with who I am.

Do you use daily affirmations? Let us know in the comments what your favorite ones are.

Jolene Rheault

Jolene works as a marketing professional but full-time as a mom. She lives in Highlands Ranch, CO with her 7-year-old son, husband, 2 cats, and a bearded dragon named Jerry.

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