7 Affirmations to Embrace High Sensitivity

How can we live authentically as Highly Sensitive People?

Here are 7 of my favorite affirmations that can help us to let go of false comparisons, and allow us to live in truth, abundance, and acceptance Highly Sensitive People.

Positive affirmations are positive phrases or statements used to challenge and eliminate negative or unhelpful thoughts that can hold us back as HSPs. 

Practicing positive affirmations is extremely simple, but it does require regular practice.

1. I trust myself and I am perfect just as I am.

If you begin to feel insecurity and self-doubt creeping into your life, keep in mind that reliance and belief in yourself are foundational to a peaceful HSP existence. Perfection is not about how the rest of the world sees us, it is about how we trust in ourselves.

2. My life is abundant and full of joy.

Gratitude is the root of happiness. When we can learn to focus on the positive in our lives – a warm bed, food on the table, loving family and friends – fretting over how others see us quickly begins to lose importance. 

3. I accept that I always do my best.

If we parallel our best to someone else’s we will never be fulfilled. It is only when we look at ourselves with kindness and compassion that can we leave the fear of rejection and failure behind. 

4. I am grateful for my body and how it serves me.

If you woke up today my highly sensitive friend, you are triumphant. When we think of those who may be struggling with health concerns and other life-changing challenges, and even if we are walking those paths ourselves, we can find small ways to be thankful that the body we were given has granted us another day on this magnificent planet.  

Everything we need is already inside of us,

we just have to be open and willing to learn on our journey.

5. I recognize my wins today, no matter how great or small.

As HSPs too often we internalize the criticism of others whose perspective on our journey is skewed at best. Someone else’s commentary on our abilities and goals is immaterial to what we know to be our true selves. 

6. I am worthy of love and compassion.

Remember that we are in control of our thoughts and we have the ability to love ourselves unconditionally. We live much of our lives inside our own heads, and our thoughts can be overwhelmingly negative. We must remain vigilant and mindful to cultivate unconditional self-love. 

7. I honor my journey.

At times it can be difficult when we are struggling to pick ourselves up and keep trying. But when we accept that anything we are reaching for is about progress and not perfection we grow a bit wiser each and everyday. Each time we rise from a life lesson (some call these “failures”) we become more resilient by embracing the present moment as a new opportunity to renew our commitment to our mental and physical health.

It’s human nature to look outside of ourselves for confirmation for our worth, but authentic joy only comes from within and the unique perspective we hold of our place in the world. Comparison holds no real value or fulfillment to who we truly are, and when we try to parallel our journey to another we are destined for unhappiness. 

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

Dalai Lama

Everything we need is already inside of us, we just have to be open and willing to learn on our journey.

When we understand this, when we’re ready to let go of comparing our own highly sensitive journeys to others,  we allow ourselves to tune inward. Then we’re able to do the work of embracing joy, and for most of us this is work… hard life long work.

But with this work we we become more aware of our inner voice, that place inside of us that no one else can hear. Where we can listen, and engage with our true self.

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