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Neuroscience-Backed Affirmations for Boosting Self-Worth

Boost your self-worth by practising these affirmations with neuroscience-backed methods. With daily use, this will help you raise your self-esteem and radically transform your life.

It’s not about only thinking you’re worthy, it’s so much more than that. You can tell yourself every day you are worthy of great things but, if you don’t believe this on a subconscious level, your efforts will be continually sabotaged.

Your words need to be in alignment with your subconscious mindset.

Why use affirmations?

By using daily affirmations, you begin to reprogram your subconscious autopilot which will have powerful roll-on effects on the way you think, feel and behave.

Reprogramming your subconscious will allow you to release negative thinking patterns and behaviour. It will unlock the door to new opportunities, giving you the confidence you need to strive for more and accept nothing less. Having high self-esteem will open you up to new possibilities and allow you to finally step into your power. Practising these affirmations for self-worth will set you on the path towards the life of your dreams.

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Rewire your brain with positive affirmations!

What is self-worth, and how does it impact our lives?

Self-worth is your firm belief in your intrinsic value and worthiness as a human being. The degree to which you feel worthy is held in place by several beliefs and assumptions you hold in your subconscious. These beliefs and assumptions can shape your self-perception, influencing how you think, feel, and behave.

When you have a strong sense of self-worth, you are more likely to pursue your goals, take risks, and believe in your abilities. On the other hand, low self-worth can lead to self-doubt, fear of failure, and a reluctance to step outside of your comfort zone.

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Self-worth is your belief in your intrinsic value as a person.

High self-worth

Having a healthy sense of self will allow you to keep going when faced with life’s inevitable obstacles because your sense of self is unwavering; you measure your worth by who you are at your very core, not based on outside influences and events. Your values come from an internal measure that you’ve set for yourself.

Your happiness and fulfillment are more important to you than what others are saying, doing, or thinking. When faced with setbacks, you understand you have the personal power to respond to events based on your internal sources, which is the reflection of your true value, and that good things are coming.

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With high self-worth, your values come from an internal measure that you’ve set for yourself.

Low self-worth

Low self worth is an internal sense of unworthiness as we measure our worth using external sources, leaving our sense of self turbulent and fickle.

Negative self esteem can lead you to rely on external circumstances for your value, and you become paralysed by your negative beliefs. External factors, such as your relationship status, likes on social media, or your physical appearance, can lead you to seek validation from these sources. This can cause you the need to people please, constantly strive for perfection, and neglect your own needs as you stay in relationships that don’t serve you.

This is why reprogramming your subconscious into new patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving is the key to unlocking the life of your dreams. If you use these affirmations for self-worth, and repeat them every day, you can begin to create the life you deeply desire.

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With low self-worth, you measure your value based on external factors.

What is the subconscious mind?

The subconscious mind is our autopilot. Its role is to keep us safe and regulate vital bodily functions. Recent studies have shown that for 95-98% of our day, we are acting directly from our subconscious mind!

How is our subconscious programmed?

Our subconscious mind is programmed largely before the age of seven. At this stage of our development, we operate in a state of super learning and absorb everything we can from our environment. This state of learning occurs so we can upload huge amounts of information about our world and how it works.

We observe the behaviours of our caregivers, siblings and extended family and learn to distinguish between helpful and unhelpful social behaviours. When we are in this state of learning, we see life and the world through a narrow lens; black or white, safe or unsafe, growth or protection.

The behaviours, values, attitudes and beliefs of those closest to us are imprinted into our subconscious and become programs for how we think, feel and behave.

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The subconscious mind is your autopilot.

Why should you reprogram your subconscious?

Your mind is constantly processing and highlighting information that confirms your preexisting beliefs. So, if you have low self-worth, your inner critic will subconsciously look for things that affirm this – for example:

  • If you are being treated poorly by your friends, you will allow and accept this treatment because you believe you’re unworthy of better friendships.
  • You base your worth on what you see in the mirror, your external beauty.
  • You will disregard new ideas because your critical inner voice tells you you’re not capable of seeing them through.
  • You will not ask for that promotion because you do not feel deserving of it.
  • You will focus more on the negatives, such as past mistakes, rather than the positives, the lessons that can be learned from these mistakes.
  • You will tend to talk and think about yourself in a negative light, instead of using positive self-talk.

Using positive affirmations will reprogramme your subconscious which will reprogram your self-worth, raise your self-esteem and transform your life in the process.

How can it transform your life?

When you reprogram your subconscious you are giving your autopilot mind a new set of instructions for how to think, feel and behave when you are not paying your full attention. The subconscious kicks in when your conscious mind is engaged including when you are thinking, problem-solving, analysing and reacting. When you change the user manual for your subconscious new programs will begin playing out and new possibilities can now become your reality.

In his book, The Biology of Belief, Dr Bruce Lipton explains that the subconscious mind has one million times the processing capacity of the conscious mind and by harnessing its power we can create a new destiny for ourselves.

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Elevating your self-worth can transform your life!

How to harness the full power of your subconscious when using affirmations.

Positive affirmations for self-worth (also known as belief statements) are a great way to reprogram your subconscious mind and harness your personal power. By taking responsibility for yourself and acknowledging that you have the power to change and influence the events and circumstances of your own life, you can use affirmations to boost your self-esteem and overall well-being, including mental health and resilience.

While there are many different ways to reprogram the subconscious, affirmations are by far the cheapest and easiest to use. They do not require you to pay for a practitioner and they can be easily adapted to support you to overcome any issues that are in your way, playing an important role in boosting self esteem and maintaining it.

Affirmations work by using the conscious mind repetition to embed a new program into the subconscious.

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Reprogram your subconscious and harness your full power!

The subconscious is shaped in four major ways:

  1. Theta brain wave states give us direct access to the subconscious mind. The first seven years of our existence are key life moments, as we are in a constant theta brain wave state which is why we pick up many of our programs at this time.
  2. Extreme adversity – trauma. When we experience an event that our subconscious perceives as extremely dangerous it will create new programs and adapt old ones so that our autopilot can steer us away from similar danger in the future.
  3. Repetition – what we repeatedly think, do and believe we become.
  4. Whole brain-integrated state – this is what is used within the PSYCH-K method.

The old saying is that it takes twenty-one days to make or break a habit. However, exactly how long it takes is a little more complicated and depends on the individual. Research undertaken in the field of Neuroscience has provided us with a few tips to greatly enhance your ability to quickly and effectively use repetition to reprogram your subconscious mind.

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The subconscious is shaped in 4 key ways.

How to use Neuroscience to take affirmations to the next level

Affirmations, when used effectively, can help reshape our subconscious mind and boost our self-worth. By understanding how our subconscious is shaped and utilizing the power of repetition, we can enhance the effectiveness of affirmations.

Show yourself Compassion by using Positive Language

Say goodbye to your inner critic. For affirmations to be effective, the first step is to show yourself compassion by writing them in simple, concise, and positively framed language.

For example: ‘I deeply and completely know that I am deserving of love’. Rather than, ‘I no longer allow myself to believe that love passes me by’.

By positively reframing the affirmation, you are shifting your focus towards self-compassion and self worth. This allows your subconscious mind to internalize these positive beliefs more effectively and align them with your true desires. When you use positive language, you are affirming your worthiness and reminding yourself of the love and abundance that is available to you.

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Reframe your affirmations in a positive light – show yourself some compassion!

Shower yourself with compliments before bed

What you focus on before bed is what your mind carries into your theta brainwave state. This state is a shortcut to your subconscious mind so focusing your intention on a new way of being is a hack to integrating new programming. As you prepare for bed, take a moment to shower yourself with compliments. Let the last thoughts before sleep be of your positive qualities and ones of self-appreciation and self-empowerment. By deliberately directing your focus towards positive affirmations, you are planting seeds of self-worth in your subconscious mind. These seeds will then be nurtured and flourish as you enter the theta brainwave state during sleep.

Think of compliments that resonate with your true desires and aspirations. Say them aloud or silently repeat them in your mind. For example, “I am confident and capable”, and “I am worthy of success and happiness”. As you sleep you access a theta brain state, which is a hack to your subconscious mind. You begin to file away important information from your day into the appropriate part of your mind for safekeeping.

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Add affirmations to your bedtime routine for maximum power!

Combine affirmations with elevated emotions

To add some extra power bring an elevated emotion to the body like joy, peace, love or gratitude whilst repeating these statements.

By combining affirmations with elevated emotions, you can accelerate the process of reprogramming your subconscious mind. Neuroscientist Dr. Joe Dispenza and Brain Coach Jim Kwik have found that when positive emotions such as joy, peace, love, or gratitude are present in the body while repeating affirmations, new neural pathways are created more rapidly.

This occurs because elevated emotions create a strong chemical reaction, a kind of chemical boost at the synapse of the neuron which is where memory is created. By harnessing the power of your subconscious mind, you can unlock a new way of being.

So, as you shower yourself with compliments before bed, remember to bring an elevated emotion into your being. Feel the joy of recognizing your worth and capability. Experience the peace that comes from knowing you are deserving of success and happiness.

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Combine your affirmations with elevated emotions!

Think worthy thoughts, take worthy action

  1. Choose a handful of affirmations that feel particularly empowering for you and are aligned with what you are currently working on within yourself.
  2. Every night just before you go to sleep, create a ritual where you read out your affirmations one by one, spending as much time as feels right to you. You can close your eyes to deepen the experience.
  3. Connect to an elevated emotion like peace, joy, love or gratitude whilst reading your affirmations to take advantage of the chemical boost.
  4. When you wake in the morning, or use the bathroom in the night, see if you can recall your affirmations and focus on them for a few moments.
  5. Continue this process every evening and use it throughout the day to pivot from unhelpful and conditioned ways of thinking.

By using positive affirmations for self-worth, you begin to pave pathways in your mind and through repeated daily use, these pathways become deeper and automatic. As the saying goes, you are what you speak!

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You are what you speak!

55 Affirmations for self-worth and self-esteem

Repeat these affirmations every day to experience the best results – feel into each one, and then choose the ones that resonate.

“I am…”

  1. I am enough
  2. I am cool calm and collected. I let go of things outside of my control
  3. I am confident in myself and my abilities
  4. I am worthy of happiness, joy and success
  5. I am worthy of love and a deep romantic partnership
  6. I can easily handle negative thoughts and feelings
  7. I am grateful for all that I have
  8. I am confident, and I feel in control
  9. I am grateful for my body and mind
  10. I am a unique and special person and I am worthy of respect from others
  11. I am proud of myself and all that I have achieved
  12. I am worthy and capable of a newfound level of success
  13. I am open to the new positive opportunities that the world presents me
  14. I am open to new ideas and experiences
  15. I am becoming stronger and happier every day


  1. It’s safe for me to give and receive love
  2. It’s safe for me to open my heart
  3. It’s easy for me to have a daily self-care practice
  4. It’s easy for me to have a daily meditation practice
  5. It’s safe for me to experience my dream life, now
  6. It’s safe/easy for me to uncover and transform my blocks, limiting programs and traumas
  7. It’s safe for me to see the root of my issues
  8. It’s easy for me to practice self-love, every day


  1. My life is in divine order
  2. My ideal partner is manifesting me, as I am manifesting them
  3. My inner sense of self is strong and unwavering
  4. My happiness and sense of self come from within
  5. My body and mind deserve my absolute care & attention
  6. My self-worth is unwavering
  7. My happiness is my birthright
  8. My relationships are healthy and bring me joy


  1. Have more than enough time
  2. Trust the divine nature of the universe
  3. Believe that big things are destined for me and I am a more than capable person
  4. Trust the synchronicity in all things
  5. Easily and effortlessly attract my dreams into fruition
  6. Can achieve anything I put my mind to
  7. Find learning new things easy
  8. Find following my dreams effortless
  9. Have strong energetic boundaries
  10. Deeply and completely love myself
  11. Forgive myself for past mistakes knowing I have embodied deep learnings
  12. Effortlessly attract the people and experiences I need to grow and evolve
  13. Deeply and completely respect my mind, body and soul
  14. Let go of any desire or need for validation from others
  15. Feel good about myself and accept who I am, flaws and all
  16. Treat myself with kindness every day
  17. Release the need for negative self-talk
  18. Forgive those who have wronged me, and wholeheartedly release any negative feelings towards them
  19. Accept the things that I cannot change and change the things I can
  20. Can achieve whatever I set my mind to
  21. Can create the life of my dreams
  22. Love the person I am becoming
  23. Am amazing and deserve all the very best that life has to offer
  24. Respect and accept myself, as I am

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