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.
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.