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These 21 empowering phrases will help you survive anything.

These 21 empowering phrases will help you survive anything.

Admit it. At least once in your life, you’ve had self-doubts. We all do from time to time. It’s pretty normal. We’re all human after all. It’s a whole new year and many are afraid if 2016 would be the year for them. You’d be experiencing a lot of worrying, judgement from others, and such.

All you need to do is to empower yourself with mantras and affirmations in your daily routine. It sounds corny, but science backs up that they work. Also, research from Carnegie Mellon University shows self-affirmations can improve problem-solving abilities and protect against stress.

Here are 21 empowering phrases that can help you be the best that you can be:

1. “I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself.” — Mae West

2. “It’s okay to cut loose.”

This is your time to relax, unwind, and celebrate the season with friends and family. If that means dancing with your cousins in the kitchen to “Sorry,” or eating the last piece of pie all by yourself, so be it. Dance. Laugh. Go nuts! Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 1.05.48 AM

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3. “I see the perfection in all my flaws and all my genius.”

4. “Steer your own ship.”

It’s easy to be swayed by everyone else. Coming home to discover what friends and family are up to and seeing how everyone’s changed can be tough. It’s hard not to get bogged down in comparisons. That’s why it’s so important to remember that you have a say when it comes to your mood or actions.

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5. “I will let go of what is no longer serving me and make room for what inspires me.”

6. “I belong here.”

You belong wherever you want to be. Don’t mind people that fill your thoughts with negativity or those that don’t accept you. They must be insecure with you being part of their life. Believe that you belong here and find the happiness that you seek.

7. “You are strong.”

Whether you’re more suited to warm tones, cool shades, or neutrals, everyone looks good when they’re feeling strong. If the holidays are especially draining for you, physically or mentally, don’t hesitate to remind yourself just how capable you really are.

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8. “To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven.” — Allen Cohen

9. “Everything will be okay.”Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 1.06.09 AM

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10. “This is it, this is the only body I’ve got.” — Whitney Thompson

11. “I define my worth, and I am worthy.”

You get decide who you are and what makes you unique, no one else. So let negative people go on and on about why you should settle down already. You’re the only one you need to listen to.

12. “You know yourself better than anyone else.”

When stressful situations arise this season, you may not always be the picture of calm and poise you always envisioned. It’s important to grant yourself a little grace. You need to be kind and patient with yourself so that you can extend that same courtesy to everyone else.

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13. “Yeah, I’m fat — but I’m also all the good things that I am.” — Tess Holliday

None of us are defined by any one particular attribute. Plus-size model and all-around-badass Tess Holliday did not say this to imply that being fat is bad. Fat is just one more adjective without moral value, good or bad. No matter how you describe yourself, what’s important is appreciating and respecting yourself for the multitude of wonderful things that you are and expecting and appreciating the same in others.

14. “What other people think of me is none of my business.”

15. *nail polish emoji*

You’re really good looking, a nice person, and any other characteristic you believe you possess. A whiz in the kitchen and quick with a joke with a keen sense of direction. You’re definitely filled to the brim with talent and kindness. And that’s all you need to stand-up and declare your awesomeness.

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16. “I am beneath no one.” — Jim Kellner

Don’t let someone else’s success cloud the way you feel about yourself. There’s enough love, praise, and talent to go around. Don’t dim your light just so others can shine.

17. “Your brain is the most powerful muscle you’ve got.”

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18. “I choose to think thoughts that serve me well.”

As Mark Twain once said, “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” There’s plenty to worry and stress about during the holidays, but instead of giving in to negative thinking, try to stay present and think constructive, positive thoughts.

19. “Be your own BFF.”

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20. “My life is unfolding beautifully.”

Your life, with all of its twists, turns, and surprises, is one helluva story. And it’s a really good one. So when you bump into old friends who seem to have it all figured out, remember: (a) They don’t, and (b) don’t let comparison and self-doubt get in the way of celebrating your successes, big or small.

21. “You got this.”
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As my good-friend-if-we-only-met Emma Stone once said, “You’re a human being, you live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damn red velvet cupcake.”

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