Be prettier. Be more confident. Be more vocal. Be smarter. The list goes on and on.
We've all had moments when we beat ourselves up with these thoughts. We cut ourselves down and let our insecurities overwhelm us. And sometimes, we do it so often, we really start to believe it. Friends will pop in every once in a while to build us back up, but it's time we start to take ownership of our lives and really create that foundation of self-worth.
It's time to take a step back and remind ourselves: No, I am a badass, and I am confident, and I am freaking fabulous just the way I am.
Use the power of words to bring positivity into your life and body, and the results will surprise you. With the help of these 28 affirmations, your words can become true thoughts and actions, whether it be in love, business or self-acceptance.
A version of this article was originally published in November 2016.