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35 Confidence-Boosting Affirmations for when You Feel Small

Little shots of confidence for when you need to feel bigger than what's getting you down.

Sometimes we encounter situations that make us feel small or like we aren't enough. I describe this emotion as feeling "deflated" because it makes me want to hang my head low, fold my arms, and curl into myself. Unintentionally, I physically match what's going on in my head by making myself smaller. Let me know if you can relate!

When I feel deflated and small, these are the affirmations that reignite my confidence.

  1. Take a deep breath, inflate yourself, stand up straight, and speak your mind with vim.

  2. I am a human being and I'm meant to take up space.

  3. I will fake the confidence if I have to, but I will stand up for myself.

  4. I am already whole.

  5. No one else would hold their tongue to spare my feelings, so I will not give others that luxury where it is not due.

  6. I can do whatever I put my mind to.

  7. The universe is on my side.

  8. I put out good things into the world, and that goodness will find its way back to me.

  9. I am qualified for the tasks before me, no matter how lofty they may seem.

  10. I know more than I think I know. And what I don't know, I will simply learn.

  11. I don't do things in halves.

  12. I care a lot, no one can ever convince me that that is a weakness.

  13. I don't expect the world to change on its own. I fight for the change I want to see, even if it's uncomfortable.

  14. I can always start again.

  15. I am loved more than I will ever know.

  16. I have to take my future into my own hands.

  17. I have to at least try.

  18. I deserve everything I want in life.

  19. I love the person I am becoming.

  20. I constantly aspire to improve myself.

  21. My emotions matter.

  22. I believe in myself and for that, the whole universe conspires in my favor.

  23. Comparison is a losing game.

  24. There is nothing I can't overcome.

  25. I trust the process.

  26. The most important things in life exist in abundance. There is room for everyone to succeed.

  27. I may not be where I want to be, but I am not where I once was.

  28. I that I need to succeed is within me.

  29. No matter what, I'm going to be ok.

  30. I'm going to do my best, there is no alternative.

  31. I'm in love with my future.

  32. While things may be painful right now, one day I will look back at this time fondly.

  33. Time will heal all my wounds.

  34. People gravitate toward my ambition and positivity.

  35. I have a whole beautiful life ahead of me.


Thanks for reading all the way to the end, I really appreciate it! I hope you found this useful :) If you like this post, you can check out some similar ones below. As always, catch me on socials if you want to see more pics or more of my day-to-day life!



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