I have been hand lettering a daily affirmation since the beginning of 2022 and it’s amazing! It has changed me. I love myself more. I don’t have as much negative self-talk and I notice when I am being negative about myself. I didn’t realize how powerful positive self-talk can be. I have compiled some self-love quotes and affirmations for you! I will also share some ways to use them at the end!
10 Self Love Quotes
“Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” -Louise Hay
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” Lucille Ball
“Love is not something you deserve only if you reach a goal.” -Matt Haig (The Comfort Book)
“You are an artist and your life is your unfolding ever-changing, masterpiece.” -Jacob Nordby (The Creative Cure)
“Comparison has no place in the particular art form of being you.” -Jacob Nordby (The Creative Cure)
“The words you speak become the house you live in.” -Hafiz
“Have the courage to love yourself as you are right now.” -Sarah Ensign (that’s me!)
“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” -John Wooden
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw
“If you’re always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be.” -Maya Angelou
10 Self Love Affirmations
I am my own safe space.
I will say yes to loving myself today.
I’m doing enough.
What I have is all I need to be me.
I don’t need validation to be worthy.
I’m doing just right for my life.
I have come so far.
It’s ok to indulge in myself.
I am right where I need to be.
My path is unfolding in the most beautiful way.
What do you do with self-love quotes and affirmations?
I’ve been hand lettering since 2016 and the very first thing I learned was how powerful words can be. When you are making beautiful words beautiful, the words can kind of become true in your life. Here are a few ideas of what you can do with self-love quotes and affirmations to bring them into your life:
- Say them out loud to yourself.
- Write them down.
- Hand letter them and make them beautiful.
- Add them to your journal.
- Print them out and tape them on your mirror.
Want to start a hand lettering journal?
I have a hand lettering journal where I use my hand lettering as self-care. I use calligraphy and hand lettering as a way to unwind and destress. I use it as a way to work through big emotions, whether that’s happy or sad. My favorite journal to use is from Archer and Olive (use code: “ensigninsights” to save, this is my affiliate link).
My hand lettering journal is full of quotes. Sometimes I spend 5 minutes on a quote and sometimes I spend 3 days on a quote. I like to find quotes that are applicable to my life each day. I find quotes in books or podcasts I’m listening to. And even in songs or movies. I have a running list of quotes that I love so I can always go back to them when I need some quote inspiration.
As for affirmations, a lot of the time I just sit down and think, “what do I need to hear right now?” That’s how I come up with affirmations. I think about what I would want a friend to tell me. And in that way, I’m improving my positive self-talk and becoming my own best friend. It’s been amazing!
My hand lettering journal started in a place of desperation and has become a huge part of my life. If you want to learn more and start your own, you can join the Lettering Library and get monthly journal challenges. You won’t have to question what to letter and you can start using hand lettering to become the best version of yourself.
If you don’t know how to hand letter, that’s ok! There are lots of freebies and resources in the Lettering Library. I can’t wait to see you there!