Affirmations: My Feelings Are Valid

Affirmations and reflection questions are power items to have in your action toolbox. Mindfulness and positive self-talk are promoted through daily use of affirmations. Reflection questions also promote self-auditing and accountability. This set centers on the validation of your feelings. You can read more on that topic in the article 'Four Ways to Validate Your Feelings'.
  • I love and accept myself.
  • I stay calm. I distinguish between myself and what I am feeling. I give myself time to sort things out when I am overwhelmed. I take a walk around on the block or sleep on it.
  • I am honest with myself. I examine my personal biases and blind spots. I acknowledge my intentions.
  • I put my feelings into words. I tell myself that it is okay to be sad or angry. I write in a journal or call a friend who I can count on for constructive feedback. Expressing my feelings helps me to understand them and put them in perspective.
  • I learn how to encourage and motivate myself. I enjoy praise from others, but it is more important that I approve of myself. My confidence is strong and stable.

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  • I increase my self-awareness. When I have feelings that are conflicted or unexpected, I search for the reasons behind them.
  • I live consciously. I read about psychology and personal development.
  • I make sound decisions. I listen to my head and my heart. I balance logic and emotion. I take responsibility for my behavior.
  • I give myself credit for making an effort. Each time I try to validate myself or others, I become more skillful. I focus on progress rather than perfection.
  • Today, I treat myself with kindness and understanding. I manage strong emotions by accepting them and making wise choices that help me to be happy and successful.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What is the difference between justifying my experiences and validating them?
  2. How does anger affect my ability to make wise decisions?
  3. How does validating others strengthen my relationships?

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  • Angel Lewis

    A bit about me. I was born and raised in rural North Carolina, and currently call Virginia home. My passion for writing was awakened while attending Guilford College (Greensboro, NC). In 2021, I published my first book 'My Self-Care Plan: 12 Monthly Strategies That Will Transform Your Life'. It inspires readers to make self-care a priority during the next 12 months so that they can live their best life possible. The spring of 2022 saw the release of 'Ready. Set. Fly!' my debut children’s book that encourages self-belief and perseverance.

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