You get to define what self-care means to you. These self-care affirmations are open invitations to imagine – and start living into – all the ways that serve your personal best.
Fall is a wonderful season to indulge in “comfort” self-care: meditation, reading, journaling, nature walks, friend talks, stretching, tea, deep breathing, saying nice things to yourself…
This is what these self-care affirmations are really about: living by choice, not by chance, and giving yourself a chance to choose something that better serves you in this season.
The beginning of a new month (especially the promise of September: a new season) stands out a little more clearly as a chance to start something new or release something old. You just know that change is in the air. It’s an opening to be a little more conscious about how we enter and end our days.
For me, self-care means first touching base with how balanced and free I feel inside. From there I take into account what I’ve been doing and neglecting, and how that might have been influencing my internal state of affairs. It usually comes back to the basics of nutrition, movement, sleep, expression, connection to nature and spirit, and routine in general.
I find that when I get back to a strict routine, a whole-food diet (plants, please), feeling good in the ways that I move my body, and feeling empowered by the words that I choose to turn into beliefs, then I feel at home wherever I go: in my skin.
Self-care can mean many things, depending on the person and the season.
These self-care affirmations were penned to help you craft a season where you’re consciously participating in your own energy and well-being, whatever that means for you.
Getting back home feels so good.
13 Self-Care Affirmations for a New Season
1. I allow myself to be love. I am here to better understand love: how to be loving and how to be love. I devote this season to loving where I have not been loving.
2. I am letting go of what feels fruitless. I am not afraid to say “no” to what I’ve been saying “yes” to. I am not afraid to say “yes” to something new.
3. I am living into my best and truest self. I give myself permission to dream about how the best version of me would be living. I align myself with this highest, innermost Self. I am connected, like the beginning of a path is connected to its destination. I think and speak and do today with this place in mind.
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4. I ask for what I need.Self-advocacy is speaking up lovingly for yourself: giving a voice to what you want and need from a place of respect and sincerity. #selfcare tell a friend
5. I love the process of becoming who I am (and unbecoming who I am not). I let go. I pick up. I stumble. I rise. I fight. I flow. I am one mosaic: many parts learning how to make a masterpiece.
6. I am willing to show up for myself, over and over again.
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7. I am in charge of my internal state of affairs. I am in charge of how I respond. I prioritize how I care. My inner light is always my priority.
8. Life is on my side – not just because I am alive, but because I am life. I am rooting for me: my growth, my joy, my nourishment, my freedom.If it feels like peace, it's probably worth exploring. #selfcare tell a friend
9. I only tell myself the things that I want to come true. I think and speak and act as though the universe is listening.
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10. Inner peace is at the top of my to-do list.
11. I choose to do less proving and more living; less comparing and more creating; less doubting and more loving.
12. I am allowed to transform perfection into progression. I can smile and breathe and enjoy life without having every puzzle piece perfectly in place. I do not need to earn grace.Above all, self-care is about simplifying where we spend our time and energy. #selfcare tell a friend
13. I give myself permission to pause for fresh air.
If you loved these, you’ll appreciate what I wrote about REAL self-care (the kind that fills you, not your schedule).
In the comments below, tell me:
Which of these self-care affirmations can you bring to life, and how would you love to change this season?
Share this with your people who are ready for something new.
September always feels like possibility to me.