2024 Self Love Affirmations (Blunt but Beautiful)

Annie Mae Edwards
5 min readFeb 7, 2024

*because sometimes, the truth isn’t always sugarcoated

I love the idea of positive affirmations, but I oftentimes find them to be a little too unrealistic and cliche.

I am not a pessimist, but rather a realist who is making the best with what I have. However, the truth isn’t always easy to hear, and there are often simple concepts that we forget to apply to ourselves.

Therefore, I composed a list of self love affirmations for me to look at frequently, but with my own personal spin on it.

They are more blunt (but loving), realistic, and relatable. A lot of them of are variations of the quotes I have written, as well. Hope someone finds this enjoyable! Feel free to leave me a comment if you enjoy this sort of content!

*I have included a link to a youtube video I made that has all of these affirmations listed in a slideshow format. For me, an artistic video format is something I find more convenient to quickly access, and more meditative and powerful.

Please feel free to check it out, save it, and reference it anytime you need the reminder!

“Blunt Positivity” Self Love Affirmations

I must acknowledge and accept that some things that are truly beautiful will not always be pretty.

I cannot fully love myself while also loathing parts of myself.

I am the best DIY project I will ever create.

The time I spend envying the talents of others is also time I waste not exploring and expressing my own.

It is a waste of my time to regret the time I feel that I have previously wasted.

All humans have flaws. That includes me.

I cannot GIVE UP on life because life won’t GIVE IN to me. I must…