There are days when the voice of self doubt seems louder than anything else. Whether you’ve missed out on an opportunity you really wanted or you made a mistake, self doubt creeps in and overshadows everything.

Self doubt only serves to paralyze and stop progress. The more we listen to it, the more we talk ourselves out of moving forward. That’s why we need to break the cycle.

Fortunately, you don’t have to get stuck. Rather than giving in negative thoughts, replace them with positive ones. It helps when you have them at the ready. That way you can immediately substitute a negative thought for a positive, encouraging one.

Here are 60 positive affirmations for you to meditate on. They’ll help reinforce positive thought patterns, keep you moving forward and shake off setbacks. More than anything, they’ll remind you of how awesome you are and what you’re capable of.

  1. I believe in myself
  2. I’m worthy of my success
  3. Hard times make me stronger
  4. I’m responsible for my joy and happiness
  5. I’m not perfect, I’m just human
  6. I deserve to be happy
  7. I can reach my goals
  8. I’m beautifully and wonderfully made
  9. I believe that good things are possible for me
  10. I accept who I am
  11. There’s a season for everything: difficult circumstances come and go
  12. I won’t say no out of fear
  13. I’m doing my best
  14. I’m grateful for everything I have
  15. I deserve to refuel my body and care for myself
  16. I was made to fulfill a purpose
  17. I have the power to do anything I put my mind to
  18. I’m strong and courageous
  19. I’m beautiful
  20. I deserve complete and unconditional love
  21. All things work together for my good
  22. I’m enough
  23. I deserve respect
  24. I’m proud of my uniqueness
  25. I’m worth it
  26. I have the strength to face challenges head on
  27. My past doesn’t define my future
  28. I choose to find the joy in each day
  29. I’m a child of God, He’s always with me
  30. I’m smart and confident
  31. I love myself completely and wholly
  32. I’m blessed
  33. I know that it’s OK to fail as long as I get back up again
  34. I can adapt to whatever comes my way
  35. I’m complete in Christ
  36. I’m authentic, genuine
  37. I choose happiness over fear
  38. I won’t allow the actions or words of others to define how I view myself
  39. I’m ready to step out of my comfort zone
  40. I’m a complex person and that’s OK
  41. I know that there’s a wonderful plan for me
  42. I’m God’s work of art
  43. I forgive myself
  44. I trust myself and have faith in my abilities
  45. I choose to fill my life with joy and positivity
  46. I choose to let go of past hurts
  47. Money doesn’t define my happiness
  48. I work hard and deserve the credit I get
  49. I’m a good mother
  50. I’m confident in my knowledge and understanding of things
  51. I’m passionate and enthusiastic
  52. I’m bold and ask questions when I don’t understand something
  53. I’m open to opportunity
  54. I learn from my mistakes
  55. I’ve been chosen to bear fruit and be successful
  56. My future holds endless possibilities
  57. I refuse to worry about the things that are out of my control
  58. I value my health
  59. I’m wonder woman
  60. I don’t have to compare myself to other people

So there you have it, 60 affirmations to help you get out of the cycle of self doubt. But it’s not enough to just read them and then go about your day. They have to soak into your psyche so that you automatically turn to them and cut off negative thought patterns before they have a chance to take root.

Having said that, I have a mini assignment for you. Pick your top 5-10 quotes and write them down on brightly coloured sticky notes. Post them in places you spend a lot of time. Put one note near your sink so you can read your quotes while doing the dishes. Put one note on your bathroom mirror so you can read it while doing your hair and makeup. Choose a spot that works for you.

Rotate and choose 5-10 new quotes for the next week.

Next, say them out loud. Yes, I know it might feel funny at first but speaking your positive daily affirmations aloud does wonders for long-term well-being. You’ll rewire your brain to hold on to the positive instead of defaulting to negative thoughts.

Give it a try and share your thoughts in the comments.