Positive Affirmations

These powerful positive affirmations can significantly assist you in your eating disorder recovery process. Just look at one that means something to you every day or whenever you need a bit of a lift. Here is a selection I’ve picked out but why not make your own list?

  • (This list has bright yellow smiley faces as bullet points.)
  • Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.
  • I do the very best I know how, the very best I can.
  • Where ever I am I will do my best, and that is all I will ever expect of myself.
  • I will surround myself with trustworthy people and put my trust in them.
  • When I am required to exhibit strength, it comes.
  • One step at a time. That is how I will get where I am going.
  • I am free to see life in a new way.
  • I can open myself to the hopes and dreams of today.
  • I am not afraid of making mistakes.
  • I can stop punishing myself with fear.
  • I will not allow the fear of ‘what if’ to ruin the joy of ‘what is’.
  • I can let go of the need to prove myself to others.
  • I will be gentle with myself when I get stuck.
  • I can let go of shame.
  • I am free to be all I can be.
  • I deserve to recover.
  • I will be gentle with myself.
  • I am not alone in my problem, my powerlessness, or my search for a solution.
  • I can learn to embrace change.
  • I will let myself receive the healing I need.
  • I will not allow my disease to control or manipulate me.
  • I will nurture myself through each stage of recovery.
  • I am the first person who needs to like me.
  • I can become the person I want to be.
  • I am okay.
  • I will give myself the care and attention I need.
  • I can choose to have a daily reprieve from self-destructive behaviour.
  • Today, I will concentrate on taking one step forward, however small.
  • Whatever my weight today, I am a worthwhile person with valuable contributions to make to those around me.
  • It is often easier to know what to do than to do it. Today I will do those things that strengthen my recovery.
  • I cannot see the outcome of the journey, but I can take the next step.
  • I have the will, the strength and the desire to continue working on recovery.